Our Technology & Comforts for Painesville, jefferson, & Chardon
Our goal is to provide care that is always high-quality, precise, and comfortable, and one easy way to guarantee that is by only using the most state-of-the-art technology available today. With the tools detailed below, we can find, diagnose, and treat problems in less time while ensuring you enjoy a nice, relaxing dental experience. Our technology is just another way we distinguish ourselves from your average practice. Read on to learn more about how we can bring the 21st-century to your smile.
Our intraoral camera enables us to take some of the mystery out of your dental care, because it allows you to finally see your smile from your dentist’s point of view! This small, pen-sized camera can be easily guided through the mouth to capture high-resolution images of the teeth and gums we can then display on a nearby monitor. You’ll be able to see what your dentist is talking about with your own eyes, which will make it much easier for us to explain why you might need a certain treatment.
X-rays play a vital part in our practices because they allow us to catch problems before they are even visible to the naked eye. To make this tool even better, we’ve gone completely digital. With digital X-rays, we can create crystal clear images in mere moments while exposing our patients to 80% LESS radiation compared to traditional dental X-rays. Plus, the images can also be easily displayed on a chairside monitor for you to go over with your dentist.
CT / Cone Beam Scanner
If we need a little more information about your smile than what a 2D X-ray can tell us, then it’s time to use our CT/Cone Beam scanner. This device can create a fully 3D X-ray image of your teeth, jaw, skull, as well as any surrounding soft tissues. This will help us gain a much more global understanding of your dental health as well as enable us to formulate precise treatment plans for more complicated procedures (such as dental implant placement).
Soft Tissue Laser
Lasers were first introduced to dentistry back in the mid 90’s, and now, they are one of the most useful instruments in our practices. With our soft tissue laser, we can now perform even the most sensitive periodontal (gum) procedures with relative ease. It can eliminate bacteria and remove infected tissue all while avoiding the bleeding and swelling a patient would experience with a more traditional procedure. With the laser, treatment is quick, easy, and comfortable every time.
Cavity Detection System
Finding and addressing tooth decay as quickly as possible is one of the most important things our practices do, and now thanks to our cavity detection system, this task is easier than ever. It can find even the smallest indications of decay, ones that would normally not be detected by a typical exam. With this information, we can intervene and apply treatment to stop a cavity before it even starts, saving you from needing a more involved restorative procedure in the future.
Nitrous Oxide Sedation
If you or your child need a little help feeling comfortable in the dental chair, we completely understand, and we’re always happy to help! With nitrous oxide sedation, all a patient has to do is inhale a colorless, odorless gas through a small nasal mask to achieve a feeling of lightness, happiness, and even euphoria while in the chair. The mask stays on for the entire appointment, and once it is removed, the gas’ effects wear off almost instantly.