We are used to appreciating dental technology for its capacity to help keep our teeth healthy. For example, the DIAGNOdent laser can see weaknessess in tooth enamel far earlier than the human eye. The earlier enamel erosion is addressed, the less restorative treatment is needed. For example, a small tooth-colored filling may put an end to an emerging cavity. Untreated cavities can progress to the point where more intense root canal treatment is called for. Dental technology adds to the safety and comfort of dental visits in Lafayette, LA.
Digital X-rays Are Safer Than Ever
The radiation from digital X-rays is a small fraction of the exposure that old style X-rays used to require. In addition to their safety factor, digital X-rays are visible immediately to your dentist, and can be electronically shared with other dental professionals and insurance providers, as needed. Digital X-rays can be combined with Panorex technology, to give a comprehensive view of the teeth, jaw and oral structures.
Ultrasonic Scaling Adds Comfort
Tartar is the name for hardened plaque that requires scraping to remove from each tooth. Regular checkups and good home care help prevent the formation of tartar, but it is almost impossible to eliminate it completely. Scraping tartar off the visible portion of the tooth is done at preventive checkups. Removing bacteria and possible infection underneath the gums is done without manually scraping, during the process of root scaling. Technology can reach the roots with high powered ultrasonic waves, allowing the treatment of early stages of gum disease, before it progresses. For any procedure that might cause discomfort or anxiety, we also offer sedation options.
What Else Can Technology Do?
We have office technology not developed specifically for oral health. Technology means you can read news on our blog, and keep up with the activities of our team with postings on Facebook. We welcome your input if you are inclined to leave a review.
Dental Technology Improves The Health of Your Smile
Could your smile benefit from some of the advances in technology? To schedule a consultation, contact us at our Lafayette, LA, dentist’s office at 337-237-6453. We proudly serve patients from Breaux Bridge, Broussard, Scott, Youngsville, and surrounding communities.