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Three-Dimensional Dentistry!

The Sirona™ ORTHOPHOS XG 3-D cone beam CT takes a panoramic image of your entire jaw in a single span, providing the best resolution for a three-dimensional scan from a digital imaging system. This offers unmatched imaging with much lower radiation than conventional scans. Dr. Smith also gets a much better view of the teeth and jaw than he would with “stitched together” individual X-rays.

The three-dimensional image allows Dr. Smith to have a virtual model of your entire jaw, which enables him to precisely diagnose, plan, and place dental implants with the aid of a computer-generated surgical guide. This technology makes the surgery very predictable and greatly reduces the time and stress associated with treatment. You’ll love the results.

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Digital X-rays for Clear, Accurate Images

Traditional dental X-rays have been “good enough,” but digital X-rays provide clearer and much more accurate pictures of what’s going on inside a patient’s mouth. This makes it easier for Dr. Smith to diagnose issues. Leaks or breaks in fillings that used to go unnoticed, often leading to root canals, can now be found and treated before major damage is done.

Digital X-ray technology also produces up to 75% less radiation than earlier methods. Traditional X-rays are and always have been perfectly safe, but some people were nervous about the amount of radiation they were receiving in the dental office. This new technology greatly reduces this concern. And what’s more, there’s no waiting for the X-ray to develop. Extremely accurate pictures are available instantly and can be stored on the computer, where they will always be available.

Intra-Oral Camera Makes You a Part of the Team

Dr. Smith works hand-in-hand with patients to create a bond of teamwork. One of the ways he brings this about is through the use of a high-tech tool, the intra-oral camera. This amazing device is a miniature video camera that displays a closeup picture of the inside of your mouth. You can see for yourself what work needs to be done and which teeth are doing fine. You then become a participant in each dental decision. You’ll love how this works!

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Isolite™ – An Advance in Patient Comfort

We are very pleased to offer an incredible technology that makes your dental care much more comfortable. It’s called Isolite. This suction device has a brilliant light that illuminates the oral cavity and eliminates shadows while it supports your open mouth. This means patients spend about a third less time in the chair and don’t get that “drowning” or “gagging” feeling because saliva doesn’t build up. Debris won’t be swallowed because the mouth is continuously being “vacuumed,” and the mouth doesn’t get tired because it’s being held open. The advanced illumination helps the doctor be more accurate.

Headache and Migraine Sufferers – We May Have Your Miracle Treatment!

The NTI™ device has often been called a little miracle. It is an FDA-approved, drug-free treatment for the prevention of migraine and tension headaches, and it’s now available in our practice. It works by relaxing the muscles under the scalp and preventing the majority of headaches. In clinical trials, 82% of migraine sufferers had relief of their headaches, with a 77% reduction in migraine events. It’s painless, fast, and NOT expensive. If you experience migraines or know someone who does, be sure to ask us about this exciting treatment.

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Nothing beats an easier, more comfortable dental visit. If you have questions about the latest dental technology, give us a call today at 1-540-338-0110.