X-rays are an important tool to help your dentist evaluate various conditions and diagnose problems. Traditional films involve using chemicals to develop the images, which generally requires more time. Unlike older technology, digital x-ray can be projected on to a computer monitor for patient education. Digital radiography saves time and helps improve communication with our patients.
Our intraoral camera is a compact, handheld device that allows you to see your mouth the way your dentist sees it. This facilitates better communication between you and your dentist, and allows you to get involved and be more informed about your dental care.
Calculus (also known as tartar) is calcified plaque. Plaque is the sticky biofilm that forms on the surfaces of the teeth. Over time, plaque reacts with the minerals in the saliva to become hard. In some cases, it has to be loosened before it can be removed with the least amount of trauma to the surrounding tissues. Ultrasonic technology introduces vibratory action to breakup tenacious calculus both above and below the gums. It can then be more effortlessly removed with manual instruments. This helps reduce the time you spend at the dental office and minimize discomfort during the cleaning process.