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Our practice has seen an increased number of patients looking for a more comfortable, less stressful alternative to the traditional needle and drill. In a continuing effort to provide you with the best oral health care and advanced treatment options, our office is now performing many traditional dental procedures with the best dental laser system available – the revolutionary Waterlase iPlus™.
Unlike needle and drill dentistry, in most cases the Waterlase iPlus™ can perform many traditional dental procedures with no shots, no drill, and no pain. Waterlase uses a unique combination of laser energy and water to provide gentler, more precise treatment that conserves healthy tooth, and minimizes pain and discomfort. In addition, procedures that once took several appointments to complete, such as multiple fillings, can now be finished in just one visit.
- Gendex CB-500 is one of the most amazing pieces of technology we have here or have used in dentistry today.
- The human body is a 3D space and for the first time in dentistry we can view 3D images of our patients dental anatomy. Up until now dentistry has been limited to viewing x-rays of our patients in a 2 dimensional view.
- Gendex CB-500 is a low dose x-ray machine that converts a series of x-rays into a high resolution 3D view of your dental anatomy. It then puts them all together so we can see your teeth, bone and soft tissue in 3D and in any dimension we would want to look at.
- Due to this technology we are able to see jaw joints, sinuses, infections, cracked teeth, bone loss and periodontal disease. We can plan surgeries better by recognizing vital nerves and vessels and gives us precise measurements. This gives us unparallel images that lead to better, more accurate diagnosis and treatment planning for our patients.
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- Using the The Lava COS Digital Impression Machine, when taking impressions for our crowns, bridges or veneers, .we use a special camera to scan your teeth into a computer.The scan is then sent to a special lab that will make your dental models using a 3D printer.
- The Lava COS Digital Impression Machine not only eliminates errors that can contribute to a poor fitting restoration but enables a more comfortable visit for the patient.
- The digital scan is extremely accurate and eliminates the material and human errors that can be associated with traditional impression techniques.
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- McCarthy Dentistry now uses the new SoproLife imaging fluorescence device, an extremely useful tool in detecting dental cavities early and effectively.
- Soprolife Intraoral Camera enables us pictures of your teeth and mouth with 50 times magnification allowing for a more thorough diagnosis.
- The Intraoral camera also allows patients to see what is going on in their mouths and is beneficial in educating our patients on oral health.
- The intraoral camera allows us to determine if a dark area on your tooth is just stain or if it has developed into a cavity. We are able to detect cavities when they are very small which means less tooth has to be drilled out to fix the cavity and the tooth remains stronger.
- The Soprolife Intraoral camera system goes hand-in-hand with the next piece of technology we use at McCarthy Dentistry.
- The Diagnodent aids in the early detection of decay.
- Diagnodent uses a laser light that passes into the tooth and then measures how long it takes for the light to come back. Due to this procedure, we no longer need to check for cavities by poking your teeth with a sharp instrument and see if it sticks.
- The way most people get cavities has fundamentally changed. We see more decay on the chewing surfaced of the teeth. Cavities can develop here often because the grooves are smaller than the width of a single tooth brush bristle and patients just simply aren't able to clean the grooves. These cavities don't show up on our X-rays until they are very large.
- With the Diagnodent we are able to find the cavities when they are much smaller which means less tooth has to be removed to fix the cavity and the tooth remains stronger.
- Digital X-Rays is the latest technology used to take dental x-rays.
- Radiation is reduced by up to 80% compared to the old film based x-rays.
- By using Digital X-Rays we no longer have to wait for our x-rays to run through the developer, they are done through an electronic sensor and sent directly to a computer.
- We can look at your pictures on a large computer screen instead of trying to look at the small pictures that are only about 1˝ inches long.
Our office also provides ceiling mounted lcd monitors/televisions. These are used for both patient education and entertainment. Patients can clearly see the x-rays and digital camera pictures of their teeth while the doctors and hygienists are reviewing their information. When not being used for dentistry, patients can feel free to watch their favorite television show while getting their dental treatment completed.