We are thrilled to introduce Biolase technology to our patients. This soft tissue laser provides safe and effective treatment that makes treatment easier and far more comfortable, with faster recovery times. Many conditions such as periodontal (gum) disease, herpetic/aphthous ulcers, root desensitizing, and TMJ inflammation can now be addressed with laser treatment. In keeping with our green dentistry approach, this treatment also reduces medical waste.
We are proud to be one of the country's first dental practices to use this revolutionary new technology. Oxygen-ozone therapy can be applied in a variety of ways to treat and prevent gum disease. It is also known to boost the immune system and the body's natural defenses and has antimicrobial properties. Ozone (O3) is a gas that kills bacteria, viruses, and fungi in less than a minute. It has been used for many years as a common water and air purifier. Studies have found that 10 seconds of ozone killed 99% of bacteria, viruses, and fungi that were present in the tooth and gingiva. It's also known to almost eliminate tooth sensitivity. Find out if ozone treatment is for you!
Early cavities can be extremely difficult to detect by examination or even with X-rays. Today, we use a laser scanner that lets us catch cavities in the beginning stages so we can repair the decay while leaving more of your natural tooth structure intact. The laser scanner's ability to provide a very accurate diagnosis for a patient's new symptoms of sensitivity allows for simpler, more conservative treatment options.
It is always our goal to work together with our patients. Dr. Crider and Dr. MacArthur always listen to your concerns and need to create a partnership for the decision-making process. State-of-the-art technology such as the intra-oral camera makes this partnership even easier. This incredible miniature video camera brings you right into your mouth to give a clear, close-up picture of your teeth and gums. The image is visible right on the computer screen, and you can see what work is needed and where things look good. This means you can be comfortable with fully informed decisions every step of the way.
Drug-free solutions are an important aspect of our holistic dental practice, and we're very happy to be able to provide a conservative treatment for severe headaches that really works! Many of these headaches are caused by tension related to the muscles connected to the jaw. The small, acrylic NTI™ device, approved by the FDA, positions your jaw to relieve this tension. It's painless when in place and very affordable. It has been successful with so many patients that it has received much media attention. Statistics have shown that 82% of migraine sufferers had a 77% reduction in pain occurrence. Don't hesitate to ask us about this today!
We love the new digital technology that allows us to take X-rays of your teeth with over 75% less radiation than the old X-rays. They are faster and require no chemicals or films for developing, so the impact on the environment is also far less. When we take your individual X-rays, the images show up on our computer right away, so we can see how everything looks and discuss it with you without delay. We can also do a panoramic digital X-ray of your entire jaw in one shot. This allows us to see the entire structure of your jaw and teeth, showing us potential problems before they occur and giving us a broader picture for more accurate care.
Nothing beats an easier, more comfortable dental visit. If you have questions about the latest dental technology, give us a call today at (734) 572-4428.
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