Digital radiographs are safer, faster and diagnostically more useful in endodontics than conventional film x-rays. There is up to 80% reduction in radiation, compared to film technology. Patient comfort is greatly increased by utilizing sleek and small, rounded and beveled sensors. The resulting images are digital, allowing computer enhancement, enlargement and immediate evaluation, which greatly improve diagnostic and communication capabilities.
Our office uses J. Morita’s 3D imaging technology, the Veraviewepocs® 3D F40. When we use this type of CT scan, we can give you improved diagnoses and better treatment planning. With this technology, we can visualize any tooth from multiple angles with extreme accuracy. This machine features one of the highest 3D image resolutions available. Cone Beam CT (CBCT) scans are only taken when necessary, and they provide a multitude of benefits, including superior quality and maximum patient safety.
SEDATION DENTISTRY / DENTAL ANXIETY
Sedation can be used when a patient has a high level of anxiety or dental phobia. We are happy to offer several options for our patients to make their dental visit as comfortable as possible. Sedation dentistry techniques enable the patients who might otherwise avoid the dentist to receive dental treatment necessary for a healthy smile. Depending on the extent of the anxiety varying degrees of dental sedation can be utilized.
Nitrous Oxide Sedation:
Nitrous Oxide sedation, also known as "laughing gas" is commonly used to make treatment more comfortable. This sedation is inhaled through your nose, and induces a nice state of relaxation. When we are finished the patient breathes 100% oxygen and the feeling goes away, typically allowing the patient to drive home.
Oral "pill" medication can be given to a patient approximately 60 minutes prior to the dental appointment. Our intent with the oral sedative is to make you very relaxed. Many patients fall asleep, but the medication does not put you to sleep, like an I.V. sedation might do. You must have someone drive you to and from your dental appointment when oral sedatives are used.
We use TDO Software and consider it the best endodontic software available. It is used to manage all patient records and information and has comprehensive modules that make our office paperless, a great convenience for our patients and referring dentists. The website integration allows our patients to securely access the site to complete the medical history and consent forms online before their appointment. The software allows our referring dentists to make referrals and receive their patients’ reports and imaging through a secure, HIPAA compliant portal right after the patient is seen. This technology enables us to diagnose and treat our patients more efficiently, to communicate more effectively with both the patient and referring doctor, and is secured and HIPAA compliant.