Our Orland Park dentists know that state-of-the-art technology can greatly improve the treatment experience for the patient, as well as treatment outcomes. As we continually improve our office, we integrate innovative technologies and treatments in our practice. Today we’re going to be talking about a few of the specific technologies we utilize.
As you probably already know, the semi-annual professional cleaning is an essential preventive treatment for patients both young and old. In our office, we actually offer ultrasonic cleaning, which uses a water-cooled metal tip to disrupt plaque and tartar. This cleaning technology provides a gentle and effective alternative to traditional cleaning with metal instruments.
Speaking of gentle, the anesthetic wand allows patients to benefit from dental anesthesia without experiencing the painful pinch of the needle. The anesthetic wand delivers a numbing agent through a computer-controlled handheld device. The wand ensures that the anesthesia is delivered a at a rate that stays below the patient’s pain sensors.
We also utilize a dental laser to improve patient gum tissue quickly and efficiently. The laser has the additional benefit of actually sealing gum tissue as it alters it, which promotes healing and helps to prevent infection.
There are also a few technologies that help us spot emerging dental problems and pre-plan dental treatments. Using intra-oral cameras, we are able to take detailed images of the patient’s mouth; this allows us to see the patient’s mouth with greater clarity than a simple mirror enables. We also utilize digital radiography rather than traditional X-rays. Digital radiography exposes the patient to significantly less radiation than conventional X-rays. These digital images also allow our team to see more detail than standard X-rays, and we can use digital images to help us pre-plan surgeries and other dental treatments.
Our Orland Park dentists are here to answer any questions that you may have about your treatment options and state-of-the-art technology. Give us a call to get started and to schedule a consultation!