We’re now able to achieve a 360 degree, 3-D view of your head and neck using I-CAT technology.
A safe and effective way to view your temporomandibular joints, cervical spine, airway, sinuses and facial structures.
Cold Laser Therapy
Cold Lasers, or “Bio-stimulation Lasers”, are a non-invasive, safe and highly effective way to help treat pain and other conditions. The goal of cold laser therapy is to deliver light energy units from infrared laser radiation, called photons, to damaged cells. It is the consensus of experts that photons absorbed by the cells through laser therapy stimulate the mitochondria to accelerate production of ATP. This biochemical increase in cell energy is used to transform live cells from a state of illness to a stable, healthy state.
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We are proud owners of the Lumix 3, the first FDA approved super-pulsed laser with a peak power of 250W
Cold laser benefits:
- Provides pain relief
- Resolves inflammation
- Increases the speed and quality of tissue repair
- Stimulates the immune system
iTero Digital Impression Scanner
This state-of-the-art scanner removes the hassle and discomfort of taking and re-taking traditional dental impressions. The scanner moves across the the teeth and captures a 3D image of the teeth. The scanner simply rests on the patient’s teeth and captures 3D imaging of the bite. The dentist can then make real-time adjustments and transmit the file digitally. This technology has been shown to create more accurate restorations, which has practically eliminated the need for remakes. It has also been shown to reduce the time of seating appointments by 22%. We’re also able to show our Invisalign patients a simulated outcome of what their teeth may look like at the end of treatment.
Joint Vibration Analysis
TM Joint Vibration Analysis is a quick, non-invasive method for your dentist to examine how your jaw joints function. The vibration from each patient is like your own personal signature – determined by loudness, duration and frequency.
Our office uses a device called Joint Vibration Analysis (JVA) to help determine if patients have a TM joint (jaw joint) problem. Joint Vibration Analysis has the acceptance of the American Dental Association. The dentist has the primary responsibility for diagnosing disorders of this particular joint. Utilizing the JVA aids the dentist in making an accurate diagnosis and demonstrates the severity level of the disorder.
Electrognathology is the evaluation of the patterns of jaw movement during normal opening and closing chewing, swallowing and speech. These measurements are taken through the application of a small magnet to the lower front teeth and detecting sensor arrays.
By combining the Jaw Tracker (JT) and the JVA we are able to record the lower jaw movements and TMJ functionally, which produces an enormous amounts of diagnostic information. Jaw Tracking is a completely non-invasive procedure. It only involves the placing of a headset on the patient and affixing a small magnet to the lower front teeth.
Proven to be 90% accurate, the Diagnodent helps us to accurately detect potential areas of decay and their severity before even drilling into the tooth.
The Velscope Oral Cancer Screening
With your consent, at each routine hygiene visit our hygienist uses the Velscope in conjunction with a physical exam to detect any signs of oral cancer before they are visible to the naked eye. Though it’s unfortunate, we’ve successfully diagnosed several of our patients since we’ve owned the Velscope and helped them to find the correct treatment necessary.
Tek-Scan Computerized Occlusal Analysis
Tek-Scan Computerized Occlusal Analysis is a computerized occlusal analysis system that helps in the diagnosis and correction of occlusal disease (bite problems). A sensor is placed in the patient’s mouth and a ‘movie’ is recorded of the biting process. Adjustments to the bite can be made to center and equalize the bite.