Just as commercial technology continues to progress and make life easier for you, the innovative devices we use at Friedland Family Dentistry keep us up to date with advancements in the field. As a result, you’re able to feel more comfortable and confident as we diagnose issues, carefully treat your teeth and gums, and change your smile for the better. Below are explanations of the technology that you’ll find in our Pembroke Pines dental office.
Our intraoral cameras are small and durable enough to capture images of the inside of your mouth. Then we’ll display these images on a chairside TV for your easy viewing. Why is this helpful? If we find a problem, our dentists will be able to show you exactly what they see. That way, you are able to make decisions about your oral care with more certainty and know that you are an equal partner in keeping your smile healthy.
Regardless of experience and training, our dentists rely on your X-rays to catch problems that are beyond sight alone. Unlike traditional X-rays, our digital ones use a small sensor and emit less radiation, allowing you to sit back and relax as we take a peek at your oral structures beneath the gum surface. Plus, these images are available basically immediately for our doctor’s review, so we are able to diagnose any problems sooner than ever before!
Sometimes, the problem with a patient’s smile isn’t the teeth—it’s the gums. When treating this tissue for gum disease, we use our soft tissue laser to remove infection and bacteria without causing discomfort or bleeding. In fact, with this technology, you may not need local anesthetic and will not need sutures, as you would with traditional treatment. This makes for faster healing and a more pleasant experience in the chair.
As clear and fast as digital X-rays have become these days, they give a limited view of the oral cavity. A cone beam CT scanner, on the other hand, provides as 3D image of the entire oral cavity. The Carestream 8200 CBCT machine takes hundreds of scans that reveal not only your teeth and jawbone but also your blood vessels, nerve endings, and other important structures. Then, using this imaging technology, we are able to more meticulously plan out complex procedures like dental implant placement or root canal therapy. In other words, this technology ensures that treatment is as precise and effective as possible.