At SouthWest Dental, the technology we use helps us provide our patients with efficient dental care, including dental lasers, digital x-rays and an oral cancer screening device.
Technologies at Our Dental Clinic
At SouthWest Dental, the technology we use helps to inform treatment planning and make your dental appointments more efficient.
We are able to display digital x-rays and scans on the monitors in our treatment rooms, so that we can clearly show you any issues with your oral health and walk you through your recommended treatment plan.
Our goal is to provide patients with efficient dental care, and make sure that each and every patient is fully informed about their oral health. Dental technology helps us to achieve that goal.
Digital x-rays use digital sensors to produce highly detailed computer images of you teeth and gums, as well as other oral structures and conditions. This technology allows your dentist and hygienist to examine parts of your mouth that are not visible to the naked eye, making it easier for our team to identify issues in those areas sooner.
Panoramic x-rays allow your dentist to create a single image of your entire mouth. This image is a flat representation of the teeth, upper and lower jaws, temporomandibular joints (TMJ), and the nasal and sinus structures. Panoramic x-rays are particularly useful in planning treatments for dentures, braces, implants and extractions.
Soft Tissue Lasers
Lasers can be used in a number of soft tissue procedures in dentistry. This technology allows our dentists to perform procedures with less pain and fewer medical interventions. At SouthWest Dental, our dentists typically use lasers for healing and repair purposes, from reshaping gums to treating periodontal disease, while reducing pain.
Oral Cancer Screening Device
The VELscope® is an oral cancer screening device which can be used to help your dentist identify abnormalities and diseases in the mouth, such as cancerous and pre-cancerous lesions. Using fluorescence visualisation technology, cancer screening can be performed in your dentist’s office during routine exams and under normal lighting conditions in about two minutes.
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