Here at Havasu Dentistry, we’re very mindful of the impact that technology has on the care we provide. If we find that there’s an advancement that will make your visits more comfortable or our treatments more efficient, we’ll introduce it to our dental office. We want your experience at our dental office to be truly modern. On this page, you’ll learn more about the different ways that technology improves the care we provide; to learn more about our services, call our dental office today.
It can sometimes be hard to wrap your head around a problem you can’t see. If you don’t fully grasp what’s going on in your mouth, you might not understand why a specific treatment is needed. Thanks to our intraoral cameras, we can show you a high-resolution image of your teeth, gums, and other oral structures. Since the camera is built onto an easy-to-handle wand, we can examine your mouth from various angles and give you a close look at concerning areas.
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.
Looking at the teeth isn’t always enough; for some procedures, it’s important for us to learn more about specific oral structures. A CT/cone beam scanner circles your head and takes multiple images of your mouth from various angles in order to create a comprehensive 3D model, which captures details such as nerves, blood vessels, and underlying bone tissue. This is an invaluable tool in placing implants, as it improves accuracy and reduces the risk of causing unnecessary nerve damage or other complications during the surgery.
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.
Have you been told that you snore or periodically gasp for air in your sleep? Have you been feeling exhausted during the day even though you thought you got plenty of rest the previous night? These symptoms might mean you have sleep apnea – a condition that interrupts your breathing while you’re asleep, preventing you from getting quality rest. If you want to sleep soundly again (and stop disturbing your loved ones with your snoring), get in touch with us to ask about treatment options for sleep-related breathing disorders.