Our office is dedicated to staying on the cutting edge of available medical technology. Having current and advanced systems allows us to provide you with the most comfortable and effective medical care.
The award winning i-CAT Cone-beam computed tomography (CBCT) systems provide two dimensional images and three-dimensional volume reconstructions of the head area which includes ENT and maxillofacial areas for use in planning and diagnostic support in adult and pediatric care. The time needed for a standard CBCT scan with an i-CAT™ is typically under 10 seconds with multiple low dose scan settings available. When interpreted by a trained clinician, these images provide useful diagnostic information.
Our office has chosen to invest in Waterlase to provide you with the highest standard of dental care. Here are some of the benefits you will experience with Waterlase.
- INCREASED COMFORT
- ACCURACY AND PRECISION
- REDUCED TRAUMA
- IMPROVED CAVITY FILLINGS
- LESS BLEEDING AND SWELLING
- FEWER DENTAL VISITS
Heat, vibration and pressure are the primary causes of pain associated with the use of the traditional dental drill. Since cutting teeth and gums with the Waterlase® does not generate heat, vibration or pressure, many dental procedures can be performed with fewer shots, less need for anesthesia, less use of the drill and fewer numb lips!
Waterlase® removes tooth enamel decay (the hardest substance in the body), bone and gum tissue precisely while leaving surrounding areas unaffected. This conserves and allows your dentist to preserve more of the healthy tooth structure.
High speed drills can cause hairline cracks and fractures in the teeth that eventually lead to future dental problems. Waterlase® reduces damage to healthy portions of the tooth and minimizes trauma.
Waterlase® cavity preparations can increase bond strength of tooth-colored restoration resulting in longer lasting fillings.
Due to its conservative, gentle cutting action and coagulating capabilities, the Waterlase® performs many procedures on the gums with little or no bleeding and less post-op swelling.
Since you often do not need shots or anesthesia, your Waterlase® dentist can perform cavity preps in all areas of the mouth in just one visit. This technology also gives trained Naterlase® dentists the ability to perform many procedures that were previously referred specialists, so your dentist may be able to treat you for certain conditions that would previously have required a referral to a specialist.
Is Waterlase safe?
Lasers have long been the standard of care in medicine for many surgical and cosmetic procedures such as LASIK, wrinkle removal, hair removal and many others. The Waterlaso® was approved by the US FDA for hard tissue procedures in 1998 and since has been cleared for numerous additional dental procedures. Thousands of dentists around the world have performed millions of procedures with less need for shots, anesthesia, drills and numb lips. You, the dentist, and the assistant will wear special laser safety glasses when the laser is being used.
How does it work?
Waterlase uses a patented technology combining laser energy and a spray of water, a process called HydroPhotonicsTM, to perform a wide range of dental procedures on teeth, gum and bone more comfortably.
What does it do?
Waterlase was first cleared by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to out tooth structure in 1998 and since that time has received numerous additional clearances from the FDA for a wide range of procedures on teeth, bone and gum tissue.
Cam-X Spectra Cavities Detection Aid
- CamX Spectra uses fluorescence to detect caries in fissures and smooth surfaces that may go unnoticed in X-ray images
- 4 Violet LEDs stimulate metabolic products found in cariogenic bacteria, causing them to glow red while healthy enamel glows green
- Detects decay hidden between the margins of existing composite and amalgam restorations
- Put down the explorer, which has very low sensitivity for caries detection and provides virtually no diagnostic feedback. Moreover, explorers can actually cause damage by breaking enamel rods and causing an iatrogenic cavitation when forced into an incipient carious lesion
- Repeatable and reliable documentation for monitoring progress of caries due to the 8mm spacer