X-rays are a primary tool for early identification of dental problems. Detecting issues with x-rays before they become problematic can save you money in the long run. Early detection can help prevent the need for more extensive, expensive procedures or surgeries. X-rays are primarily used to detect:
At Wanserski Dental Center for Complex Dentistry, we use digital x-rays, which have several advantages over traditional film based x-rays. Digital x-rays allow us to take x-rays with 1/5 of the radiation that you would receive from traditional dental x-rays. The worry of exposure to excess radiation is eliminated.
Large on-screen x-rays make patient communication more effective. The immediate observation of the images on the screen allows us to discuss your dental health quickly and accurately.
Digital radiography has greatly enhanced the practice of dentistry. It allows the patient and the doctor to see images of the teeth in higher resolution on a large format for easier detection of problems, all while decreasing the radiation exposure to the patient. The process we use further defines the radiograph, resulting in clinically meaningful images that are sharp, detailed and rich in contrast.
Images are available instantly after exposure, eliminating the wait and effort spent developing and mounting x-rays. If an image needs to be retaken, it can be done immediately. Digital format also allows us to send and receive your images electronically, allowing for a faster consultation with your dentist. Learn more about Digital X-rays.
We use ultrasonic scalers for most adult dental cleanings. These devices use ultrasonic vibrations to help break down the plaque and calculus on the teeth that cause gingivitis and periodontal disease. The ultrasonic cleaners create microscopic bubbles that implode on the surface of the tooth, killing microbes and removing plaque and tartar in the process. Our instruments use a thin tip to better navigate in the periodontal pockets to help maintain optimal gingival health.
The procedure uses water and/or an antimicrobial liquid called chlorhexidine. It can remove tartar buildup in hard-to-reach areas, with no damage to the tooth enamel. Manual scaling often uses pressure for cleaning, while the vibration produced by the scaling tip of an ultrasonic scaler is barely perceptible. This makes ultrasonic cleaning suitable to those with sensitive teeth. The cleaning process is faster than manual scaling, making your visit more comfortable.
After your teeth have been cleaned with the ultrasonic cleaner, your teeth will be hand scaled to check for any residual deposits and then polished. Learn more about Ultrasonic Scaler.
Cone Beam 3D X-Rays
Dental exams are essential for determining the condition of your mouth. They enable us to spot a variety of different issues and pinpoint the cause of specific symptoms. During your exam, we closely inspect everything inside your mouth. While we can view your teeth, gums, and soft tissues, there are many important components in your mouth that we cannot see. Examining these hidden structures is important for accurately diagnosing different issues and providing you with the best possible treatment plans. At Wanserski Dental Center for Complex Dentistry, we can see these hidden components with cone beam 3D X-rays. Learn more about Cone Beam 3D X-Rays.
3D Imaging and Digital impressions
Our surgical center features the latest state-of-the art technology, including 3D imaging and digital impressions. Our 3D cone beam imaging system allows us to support a high level of patient care, as this system offers 3D computer-generated scans in order to provide a detailed and advanced look at the teeth, nerves, bone and tissues, with cross-sectional and 3D views. This provides critical information that won't be available with a traditional "flat" dental x-ray.
Our 3D imaging technology will allow us to provide you with a much more comprehensive evaluation and consultation, at which time Dr. Wanserski will:
Learn more about Digital Impressions.
If you have questions about the technology used in our practice, or if you are ready to schedule you consultation, contact us today.