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Digital X-rays

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Digital X-rays, or radiographs, are used in our office to provide us with invaluable information about your oral and dental health. By placing a wireless sensor in your mouth and using high-tech computer software, we are able to generate digital images of your mouth significantly faster than traditional X-rays. Not only are they friendly to the environment, they are much safer than traditional X-rays, reducing your radiation exposure by 90 percent!

X-rays work on a simple principle: the X-rays are stimulated and sent through the mouth. When these rays pass through, they are absorbed more by the bones in your mouth than the gums and other soft tissues, creating a picture of how the teeth inside your mouth are positioned, as well as any potential areas of weakness or decay in your teeth.

Digital X-rays are great preventive tools in dental health. You periodontist and hygienists cannot see every problem with the naked eye, and digital X-rays allow us a closer look at your teeth and gums. We can obtain crisp, clear images of your mouth which allow for more effective treatment planning to prevent future problems and the detection of current ones.

Dental X-rays provide us with invaluable information about your oral and dental health, including the presence of:

  • Cysts or abscesses
  • Bone deterioration
  • Cancerous or non-cancerous tumors
  • Tooth decay between the teeth
  • Dental developmental irregularities
  • Incorrect tooth and tooth root positions
  • Problems inside the tooth (called the 'pulp')
  • Problems below the gum line

Laser Therapy

For the comfort of our patients, we use LANAP laser treatments for a variety of procedures. One benefit of using a laser for infected gum tissue removal is that the laser is very precise, only removing infected tissue and leaving the healthy portion intact. After the procedure, patients will experience less bleeding, swelling and inflammation, and the gums will heal quicker.

Patients undergoing LANAP, in comparison to more traditional treatments for periodontitis, can typically expect:

  • less post-procedure discomfort
  • less inflammation and bleeding during and after the procedure
  • less chance of dental decay following the procedure
  • a more aesthetic appearance of the gums after the procedure
  • a faster rate of healing and gum regrowth