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Dental Technology

 A dentist reviewing a digital x-ray with a patient. Technological advancements in recent years have seen a wide array of incredible machinery and procedures added to the practice of dentistry. Comfort Dental Excellence is no exception to this change, and makes ample use of cutting-edge technology.

Panoramic X-Ray

Panoramic dental X-rays are valuable diagnostic tools. Unlike traditional intraoral X-rays that capture limited views, panoramic X-rays provide a comprehensive, two-dimensional image of the entire oral and maxillofacial area in one shot. They are particularly useful for assessing the overall health of the teeth, jaws, sinuses, and temporomandibular joints.

These X-rays are versatile, aiding in the identification of various dental issues such as impacted teeth, bone abnormalities, infections, and tumors. They are also incredibly helpful in planning treatment for procedures like orthodontic work, extractions, and dental implant placement. It's also worth noting that the amount of radiation exposure from panoramic X-rays is very low, making them safe for routine use.

Digital X-Rays

Digital X-rays likewise have numerous advantages over traditional film-based X-rays by using digital sensors to capture high-tech images. They also produce instant results and have a much lower level of radiation exposure.

Moreover, digital X-rays allow for enhanced image manipulation and sharing. Dentists can zoom in, adjust contrast, and colorize images to visualize issues more clearly, which aids in more accurate diagnoses and treatment planning. They are easily stored electronically, reducing paperwork and streamlining patient records.

Intra-Oral Camera

Intra-oral cameras are small, high-resolution cameras designed for capturing detailed images of the inside of the mouth, allowing dentists to provide better care and patients to gain a deeper understanding of their oral health.

These cameras offer real-time visual feedback, enabling dentists to detect issues such as cavities, gum disease, or damaged restorations with greater precision. They also aid in treatment planning and monitoring, as we can save the images in patient records for future reference. Patients can see exactly what the dental professional sees on the screen, which fosters transparency.

Oral Cancer Screening

Oral cancer screenings are a vital component of routine dental check-ups, aimed at the early detection of cancers of the lips, tongue, cheeks, and throat. We can't overstate the importance of these screenings, as early detection significantly improves the chances of successful treatment and survival.

During an oral cancer screening, dentists examine the mouth, lips, and throat for unusual changes, such as red or white patches, lumps, or sores. Some screenings may incorporate cutting-edge technologies, like VELscope, which uses fluorescent light to highlight abnormal tissue. Regular screenings are especially important for individuals at higher risk, such as smokers, heavy drinkers, and those with a history of oral cancer.

Soft Tissue Laser

A soft tissue laser simultaneously cauterizes and cuts an incision in the tissue. For this reason, laser treatment may reduce bleeding, discomfort, and swelling both during and after your procedure. We may use a soft tissue laser to treat periodontal disease by removing the infected lining of the gum tissue. This allows for the regeneration of healthy tissue around the teeth. Soft tissue lasers are also effective for gum contouring and crown lengthening if you want to improve the aesthetics of your smile.

For more information, please contact Comfort Dental Excellence at 610-681-6262.


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