Computerized Dental Anesthetic Delivery: The Comfort Control Syringe
Some patients are more nervous than others at the thought of a needle and syringe. That’s why we use a specialized technology to reduce patient discomfort and fear. The Comfort Control Syringe™ was created to greatly reduce any intramuscular pressure created by the delivery of fluids into tissue. It is a great alternative to the traditional hand held syringe. You will hardly notice any discomfort. We are sure that once you have experienced this type of injection, you will be more relaxed for your future dental visits. This system also allows us to use less anesthetic and the onset of the anesthesia is often faster; the needle is not what causes the discomfort of an injection, it’s the flow of the anesthesia into the tissue. The microprocessor in our Comfort Control Syringe™ consistently ensures a steady, slow flow rate making the injection virtually pain-free. The computer also provides a flow of anesthetic directly ahead of the needle, which numbs the site of insertion so you hardly feel the needle at all. We want all aspects of your treatment to be as comfortable as possible that’s why we stay on the cutting edge, especially with our method of injection.
Digital x-rays are quickly becoming adopted by a large percentage of the dental industry. A digital x-ray allows the dentist to take an image of the tooth or teeth and put it into an imaging program. Within this imaging program, there are a number of tools that will allow the dentist to take a very close look at the teeth and surrounding structures with amazing accuracy. As a benefit to the patient, the digital x-ray also provides nearly 50% less radiation than a standard x-ray. This is due to the fact that the digital version of the x-ray is much more sensitive to this radiation and has been specifically designed with the patient in mind.
Intraoral Camera Images
The intraoral camera is an amazing diagnostic tool for viewing different angles in the mouth that we would not have been able to just a few years ago. The camera gives us the ability to view the entire mouth on a monitor so that we can get a closer look at any potential issues or problems that may arise. In addition, the patient will have the ability to see for themselves first hand the same images we are seeing. These digital images are also excellent for gaining procedure acceptance from insurance companies.
Endodontics, more commonly known as root canal, is a procedure where the roots or nerves of the tooth are removed. This is often due to the fact that they are infected and the tooth is causing pain. Rotary Endodontics is a way of performing the root canal utilizing a specific electrical handpiece. This tool often makes the process faster and allows the dentist to perform the process with greater ease.
There are basically two types of handpieces, air-driven and electric. Electric handpieces are much stronger than air-driven due to the fact that a motor is spinning the bur as opposed to air. This allows the doctor to remove decay at a faster pace. This will cut down on the time it takes to complete a procedure. The handpieces are quieter than conventional air driven ones and vibrate much less.
Our crowns are still made in the most accurate and aesthetic way possible: by hand. As soon as we believe that a computer fabricated crown is superior to the true and tested method, we will be using digital scanning and “crown chiseling/3D printing” technology. Just because it is digital does not mean it is always better.