TECHNOLOGY

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Technology

 

1. Digitalradiography

 

Taking an x-ray in the past, meant exposure of a film packet, which took between five and 10 minutes to develop. Advancements in technology have brought us

to a new and much improved method for taking dental x-rays, it called dental radiography.

 

Advantages of digital radiography

Compared to traditional x-rays, digital radiography has the following advantages:

 

• Its faster

• View images instantly

• Up to 90% less radiation

• Ability to enhance images to improve viewing.

• Electronically storing images for instant retrieval and ability to easily share information
with other doctors as needed.

• Avoidance of chemicals used in traditional developing of x-rays.

 

How digital radiography works

A small sensor is connected directly to a computer in place of a film packet. The process of taking x-rays is much faster because the sensor is simply moved

from tooth to tooth; we don’t need to remove and develop each film packet. The sensor requires a small amount of radiation in order to develop. In fact, the

amount of radiation is reduced by up to 90%!

Digital x-rays allows the dentist to make adjustments to the film which is a tremendous aid in diagnosing dental disease. Additionally, since the x-rays are

stored on our computers, we can easily access them in the future and for other doctors.

Digital radiography is a great advancement in the dental field that speeds up the amount of time you’re in the dental chair and helps us make an accurate and

efficient diagnosis of your dental condition.

(Pictures of schick sensors)

2. Intaoralcameras

 

X-rays provide incredibly valuable information, but they don’t show us everything. Seasons Dental has invested in a highly advanced piece of diagnostic

equipment called an intraoral camera. These cameras aid the patient in seeing what we see.

Intraoral cameras are the about the size of a marker. Built in the camera is a light and the ability to zoom up to 115 times magnification or give you a video tour

of your mouth. The images captured are displayed on the TV’s in the office so we can see problems such as plaque deposits, cracked teeth, broken fillings, and

excessive wear.

Images we capture can be printed out or emailed to you.

The camera also possesses imaging fluorescence which aids in the diagnosis and treatment of caries.

This imaging fluorescence technology allows Dr. Bodily to detect decay, even in its earliest stages, which can often be missed by the eyes or by x-rays. The

camera detects cavities on the teeth by shining a specific wavelength of harmless blue light onto the tooth surfaces and then processing the resulting

fluorescent signal. Cavities are shown as red areas in the live video signal while healthy areas are displayed as bright green. The camera functions as a versatile

working tool to optimize your dental treatment.

Seasons Dental believes the greatest benefit of the intraoral camera is it allows you, the patient, to be an active partner in your dental treatment. With a clear

understanding of your dental conditions, you’ll be able to make treatment decisions with confidence.

(Pictures of SoproLife camera)

3. Paperless

 

Patients have electronic charts which enable immediate information access and integration. Treatment is coordinated more readily and insurance forms are

filed through E-claims more efficiently. This charting method also dramatically reduces paper usage and is an excellent way to be conservation wise.

4. DentalVibe

 

DentalVibe® is a patented, award winning multipurpose instrument designed to alleviate intra-oral injection pain. It is a cordless, rechargeable, hand held

device that delivers soothing, pulsed, percussive micro-oscillations to the site where an injection is being administered. Its proprietary VibraPulse®

technology gently stimulates the sensory receptors at the injection site, effectively closing the neural pain gate, blocking the pain of injections.

Benefits of the Dental Vibe

 

1. Little to No Pain
You will truly experience “Pain-Less” Injections when you have to receive a dental shot for a procedure!

2. Safe and Gentle
DentalVibe is gentle, fast, and safe. There are no pills to take, no gas to inhale, and no drowsy after-effects to worry about.

3. Less Anesthetic
Studies and Research show DentalVibe causes a dissipation of the solution providing a faster, more profound anesthetic effect with less.

4. Less Time
DentalVibe enables the clinician to deliver a standard injection in any area of the mouth, in 30 – 60 seconds on adults as well as children.

5. DentalVibe is Great for Kids!
Nothing is more scary for kids then going to the dentist. Ideal for children, DentalVibe has child size tips and offers animal finger puppets, allowing children to enjoy their time more while having a procedure performed.
(Pictures of DentalVibe)

5. Laser

Lasers are used frequently in dentistry today and are becoming more and more important in a dental setting.

The benefits of using lasers in dentistry include:

1. Faster Healing

2. Less Bleeding

3. Reduced Swelling

We gently sweep the laser beam over the area to be treated. The narrow beam only removes a specific number of cell layers on each pass, so we have precise control over the procedure.

Lasers can be used in a wide range of procedures, including:

• canker sore removal

• cosmetic gum recontouring

• lesion removal

• treatment of gum disease

• removal of excess gum tissue

gum surgery

Dental lasers are an effective new technology that allows us to work faster and exercise more precise control over procedures. The result is faster healing and less pain for our patients.
(Pic of NV Microlaser)