ADVANCED DENTAL TECHNOLOGY

 

Patients want the most convenient and effective dental treatment process possible, and state of the art technology helps to facilitate efficient care for our patients from the minute they first step foot in our office. You’ll see this technology in action when you check in at our front desk, as we have transitioned to a digital record-keeping system to eliminate burdensome paperwork. Don’t worry that we’ve sacrificed your privacy in the process, though. Our electronic record system has top-level security to protect your health information.

 

Office Procedures and Design

 

Galileos MachingOur commitment to advanced dental technology continues to be evident as you move from our waiting room to the treatment area, which features modern dental chairs that maximize comfort for the patient and provider alike.

 

We also have monitors mounted on our ceilings so that you can multi-task and catch up on your favorite TV shows while getting your dental care. This also can be a helpful distraction for our patients who may struggle with dental anxiety.

 

 

Treatment Technology

 

In addition to the features that emphasize patient comfort, we also incorporate the latest technology into patient treatments in order to achieve the best possible outcomes. Some of these tools make treating certain conditions safer and easier, such as cone beam x-rays that help Dr. Ku determine more precise dental implant placement location or Global dental microscopes that help to streamline root canal therapy by giving Dr. Ku a clearer view of the treatment site. We also use high-end handheld digital x-ray devices that reduce patient exposure to radiation and allow us to more carefully target the specific area desired for imaging, as well as intraoral cameras to get close views of targeted treatment areas inside the oral cavity.

 

To learn more about the technology featured in our office and how it improves patient care, speak to one of our knowledgeable staff members.

Advanced Dental Technology FAQ’s

Does dental technology make dental implants safer?

Both the technology involved in dental implant design and the cutting-edge instruments and tools in placing these devices have improved dramatically since this treatment first became commercially available in the 1980s. The design of the dental implants has evolved to make these devices behave in a more predictable way, which means that the implant is more likely to be osseointegrated successfully. Additionally, the technology used to guide dental implant placement – such as cone beam CT scanning – helps Dr. Ku to pinpoint the exact location desired for the implant on the first attempt. Because the surgery is more precise and the healing process more predictable, this generally improves patient safety and treatment outcomes.

How often should I brush and floss?

We recommend that patients brush twice each day for two minutes each session. You should brush your teeth before eating breakfast in the morning, as brushing after eating can expose your teeth to extra wear from any acids left behind in the mouth. You should also brush your teeth before going to bed. Additionally, you should floss daily to disrupt plaque and calculus (tartar) formation along the gumline. You should also be sure to use proper technique when brushing and flossing to get the maximum benefit from these activities. Check in with your dentist or hygienist if you need a refresher on correct brushing and flossing technique.

How often should I have a dental cleaning?

Patients should have their teeth cleaned at least every six months to clear away any tartar and plaque buildup that has developed despite brushing and flossing. If you tend to accumulate plaque and tartar more quickly, your dentist may recommend that you schedule cleanings at shorter intervals.

Will a tooth extraction hurt?

A tooth extraction doesn’t have to be a painful experience for a patient. A local anesthetic is applied to the area, and the patient may also opt for nitrous oxide or oral conscious sedation for increased comfort during the procedure if they wish. There may be some tenderness at the extraction site after the tooth is removed, but that can usually be managed with over-the-counter painkillers. Patients should also follow all post-extraction instructions closely in order to reduce their risk of discomfort.

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