Technology seems to keep surpassing everything we thought it was capable of, and it continues to evolve as time passes. Technological advancements have revolutionized medicine across the board, and its contributions to dentistry are immeasurable.
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CBCT emits a cone-shaped x-ray that moves around the patient to produce a large number of high-quality images. CBCT provides detailed 3D images of the bone and can evaluate the jaw, bony structures of the face, and dentition. It is especially helpful for orthodontic procedures, TMJ diagnosis, and accurate placement of dental implants.
CT scanning is painless, noninvasive, and detailed. It has the ability to image bone and soft tissue at the same time, which is extremely advantageous for dentists and dental specialists. No radiation remains in a patient’s body after CT scanning, and although a CT x-ray produces less radiation than a traditional one, the images contain more information for spot-on diagnoses.
The transition from film photography to digital imaging included traditional x-rays. Digital x-rays are far more accurate than film x-rays used to be—they capture more details and allow detection of minor issues so treatment can be more proactive. They are also safe, convenient, and allow for less human error.
Intraoral cameras are at the end of a wand that is placed in the mouth for views of the teeth and mouth structures from every conceivable angle. If all this technology seems like imaging overkill to you, just know that Dr. Nisenboym does his best work when he has the best foundation to perform treatment.
Lasers deliver energy in the form of light. For dental procedures, a laser can act as a cutting instrument or a heat source to enhance the effect of teeth whitening agents. Lasers can also eliminate the need for a dental drill, lowering patient anxiety and need for anesthesia by leaps and bounds.
Lasers can assist in preservation of healthy tooth material, minimize bleeding and swelling during soft-tissue procedures, and ultimately lead to reduced pain and healing time. Dr. Nisenboym likes the AMD® Picasso system for use in laser-assisted treatments.
When we say, “You might feel a little stick,” this is what we mean; no injection can be 100% devoid of sensation, but you’ll barely feel the ones you get at Blue Wave Dental. Most of the pain from an injection comes from the anesthetic entering the tissue rather than the actual needle stick, so our injections balance out the pH to make the process gentler chemically.
Technology hasn’t just affected the machines we use in the dental office—it’s about the products that have been developed to help you keep your teeth looking and feeling their best in your everyday life. From electric toothbrushes to toothpastes and rinses that balance out the pH in your mouth for optimal cavity prevention, Blue Wave Dental has the products to keep your teeth at their healthiest.