Providing the best possible patient experience is important to us here at Dworkin Dental. To do that, we employ some of the latest dental technology available. Here is a quick look at some of the tools we use to improve your patient experience.
One of the most important parts of dental work is accurately diagnosing patients. Traditional x-rays were the standard for looking at a patient’s mouth. However, with modern technology, digital x-rays are a far more effective way of diagnosing and treating dental health issues.
Unlike traditional x-rays, digital x-rays are connected to a computer, where they can be enhanced and manipulated to detect issues that the naked eye cannot see. Dentists can look for signs of decay, gum disease, and other issues much more easily with the help of computer software.
Soft Tissue Laser
The soft tissue laser has revolutionized the way that dentists can treat patients. Using a laser means dentists no longer have to rely on dental tools to do the job. Dental lasers are more accurate and precise because dentists can manipulate them much more easily than dental tools inside a patient’s mouth.
Not only that, the soft tissue laser is virtually pain-free and requires less recovery time, even for complex procedures, as it naturally sanitizes the patient’s mouth while it is being used. This makes the entire patient experience that much more comfortable.
Before some modern technological advances, dentists used to have to take manual impressions of a patient’s mouth to fit them for dental appliances or to get a proper look at the structure of their mouth.
Thanks to digital scanners, it is now possible to get a complete 3D image of a patient’s mouth without the need for those invasive impressions that use that sticky goop that not only sticks to your teeth but tastes awful.
The Wand STA
Anesthesia is used in several different dental procedures, and now, with The Wand STA (single-tooth anesthesia), it is easier than ever to provide pain-free dentistry. The Wand allows the dentist to provide anesthesia more precisely than traditional chairside injections. This means more control over the affected area, fewer side effects, or less need for heavier forms of anesthesia.
For patients concerned about pain or the effects of anesthesia, The Wand offers a safer and more effective way to get the dental care you need without feeling pain or worrying about what the dentist is using for treatment.
Cone Beam Computed Tomography (CBCT) is an imaging technique that provides high-resolution 3D images. It uses a cone-shaped X-ray beam that rotates around the patient, capturing multiple images from different angles, which are then reconstructed by a computer to produce a detailed 3D image. CBCT is particularly useful in dentistry, oral and maxillofacial surgery, and orthopedics, as it can provide detailed information about the teeth, jaw, and surrounding bone structure. CBCT is a valuable tool in diagnosis, treatment planning, and evaluating treatment outcomes because it provides detailed and accurate 3D images with low radiation exposure compared to traditional CT scans.
Intraoral cameras are small, handheld devices that capture high-resolution images of the inside of a patient’s mouth. These cameras are typically used in dentistry and are designed to be inserted into the patient’s mouth, allowing our dentists to get a close-up view of the teeth and gums. The images captured by the intraoral camera can be viewed in real-time on a computer monitor, allowing the patient and our dentists to see the same image simultaneously. Intraoral cameras are useful in diagnosis, treatment planning, and patient education, as they provide a visual aid to help patients understand their dental conditions and the treatments recommended. They also allow our dental professionals to identify problems that may not be visible to the naked eye, such as cracks or decay between teeth. Overall, intraoral cameras are a valuable tool in dentistry for improving patient care and communication between dental professionals and their patients.
Rotary endodontics is a technique used in dentistry to perform root canal procedures using a specialized electric handpiece that rotates a tiny file to clean out the inside of the tooth. This technique is much faster and more efficient than traditional hand files, requiring a manual twisting motion to clean the tooth. The electric handpiece can constantly rotate with rotary endodontics, providing a more consistent and thorough tooth cleaning. This technique also reduces the stress on the patient’s jaw and is less likely to cause micro-fractures in the tooth.