One of the most important treatments that patients receive at a dentist’s office is prophylaxis, the preventive teeth cleaning provided by a dental hygienist. If a patient has minimal calculus (tartar), it may be possible to clean the teeth in a short period of time using traditional scaling instruments. However, other patients may benefit from an ultrasonic scaling system, such as Cavitron. This system cleans the teeth far more quickly, especially when a patient has significant tartar accumulation. Cavitron also has less of an impact on the patient’s teeth, and less pressure is applied to the teeth and jaws when this instrument is used. Patients have a more comfortable experience, and they are able to get in and out of our office in a quicker appointment.
Lasers are another way in which technology can enhance dental treatment. Lasers are used to activate bleaching gels in teeth whitening treatments so that they can achieve the desired effects much more quickly than the gel alone can. With laser-accelerated teeth whitening, the treatment can be completed in as little as an hour. You can get a whiter, brighter smile on your lunch break!
These are only a few of the ways in which technology is integrated into our practice. To learn more about the technology we use and how it might benefit your treatment, call our office and speak to one of our friendly staff members.