When you seek care at our office, you are assured that Dr. Parker utilizes the latest in technology to enhance the quality and fit for your dental care. Everything new technology is not necessarily great. As with every profession, we possess different philosophies and opinions on dental matters.
Our practice uses high power magnification to enhance the precision of patient care.
Dentistry is micro-surgery. Using magnification that is similar to the one an ophthalmologist uses enables us to create dental restorations with incredibly precise fit and finish. You just can’t fulfill that level of care with the naked eye. In addition to allowing precise, close-up work, the magnification directs a beam of light directly on the teeth, minimizing glare for you.
Digital Imaging Technologies
With digital imaging, exposure time is about 50 percent less when compared to traditional radiographs. Digital x-rays allow us to see everything we cannot see with our own eyes; we detect cavities in between your teeth, determine bone level, and analyze the health of your bone. We can also examine the roots and nerves of teeth, diagnose lesions such as cysts or tumors, as well as assess damage when trauma occurs. Exposure time for digital radiographs is extremely minimal.
Lastly, digital imaging allows us to store patient images, and enables us to quickly and easily transfer them to specialists or insurance companies.
The laser delivers energy in the form of light. Depending on the intended result, this energy travels at different wavelengths and is absorbed by a “target.” In dentistry, these targets can be enamel, decay, gum tissue, or whitening enhancers. Each one absorbs a different wavelength of light while reflecting others. In our office, we use a Diode Laser for soft tissue (surgical) procedures it eliminates the need for suturing and healing is much faster.
KaVo DIAGNOdent will be used to diagnose cavities. They can find hidden decay in teeth in early stages, and in some cases the decay can be reversed through hygiene and fluoride treatment and may never need filling.
Areas of dental care that benefit from laser technology:
- Whitening teeth
- Periodontal, or gum related, care
- Apthous Ulcer treatment (canker sore)
- Frenectomy (tongue-tie release) without anesthesia or sutures
- Crown lengthening, gingivectomy and other gum corrections
Dr. Parker utilizes intraoral camera technology that helps enhance your understanding of your diagnosis. An intraoral camera is a very small camera – in some cases, just a few millimeters long.
Intra oral cameras also enable our practice to save your images in our office computer to provide a permanent record of treatments. These images can be printed for you, other specialists, and your lab or insurance companies.