Modern dentistry is always evolving to make your visits faster, easier, more comfortable, and better for the environment. The latest advances allow for earlier, less-invasive treatment, which means faster healing and greater precision for dental procedures. And you’ll love the results!
Introducing digital X-rays, available at our practice. Using this technology, an image is taken of your mouth with a digital sensor and downloaded into our computer, where it is immediately accessible. This method results in 75% less radiation than older film X-rays. No more waiting for images to develop and no more chemical waste to pollute our environment.
Dr. Cherian works closely with patients to create a bond of teamwork. One of the ways she brings this about is through the use of a high-tech tool, the intra-oral camera. This amazing device is a small video camera that displays a closeup picture of the inside of your mouth. You are able to see for yourself what work needs to be done and which teeth are doing well. You then become a participant in dental decisions. You’ll love how this works!
Have you had a dentist find a cavity and place a large filling, and wondered why the filling is so large if the cavity wasn’t there at your previous appointment? The cavity was there six months before – it just wasn’t large enough to show on X-rays, and it wasn’t yet visible to the dentist. The laser scanner can locate cavities years earlier, when the small cavity can be more easily removed and repaired with a small invisible bonded filling. Sometimes patients complain of tooth sensitivity or pain, yet X-rays and examination cannot pinpoint the cause. Patients are often given sensitivity toothpaste to deal with the problem. Sometimes, dentists need to perform root canals to get the pain or sensitivity to stop, when the source turned out to be undetectable decay. The laser scanner can detect previously unseen decay and, once identified, allow us to remove the discomfort and leave you with a healthy smile.
Dr. Cherian utilizes a revolutionary early detection system for oral cancer. She is able to shine a special light in your mouth called the ViziLite Plus™ to see if there is a problem. With an estimated 29,000 cases of oral cancer diagnosed yearly, a quick and painless oral cancer screening can be a great idea. When oral cancer is discovered early, treatment is faster, simpler, less invasive, and 90% successful. Not only is ViziLite painless, it might just be a lifesaver.
Nothing beats an easier, more comfortable dental visit. If you have questions about the latest dental technology, give us a call today at (609) 448-7100.