With the rise of digital technology, taking an X-ray is easier and safer than ever. We can develop a highly detailed image of your mouth in just a few minutes – no need to use a developing room filled with harmful chemicals. Digital X-rays also produce significantly less radiation, reducing patient exposure by over 80 percent. The images themselves are also of generally higher quality, so there’s less of a chance that we’ll need to retake the X-ray.
You’ve probably heard about lasers being used at dental offices before. The technology is extremely versatile. It can be used to treat gum disease, but it also allows us to remove excessive gum tissue without the use of traditional metal instruments. Laser dentistry tends to be far more comfortable and conservative, as it keeps bleeding to a minimum and accelerates healing time. In fact, because dental lasers are so precise and gentle, we can often use them to perform procedures without the use of a local anesthetic.