Staying up to date with the latest advancements in dentistry is extremely important for providing the best dental care possible. As such, Dr. Parry has made sure to integrate the newest, proven instruments into the services provided by Magnolia Shores Family Dental. With them at our disposal, we’ve enhanced the care we provide by making it easier to locate dental health issues and treat them as efficiently as possible. Get in touch with us today to experience true 21st-century dental care.
Simply describing what’s happening in your mouth doesn’t always give you a clear idea of what the situation is and why specific treatments are necessary. Intraoral cameras are useful for helping our guests fully understand their unique situations. These wand-like devices can connect to a computer so that we can show you images of your teeth and other oral structures. Since the images are of such high quality, it also becomes easier for us to spot fractures, cavities, and other oral health issues.
Instead of using traditional film, dentists nowadays prefer taking digital X-rays of the oral cavity in order to check for dental issues that would otherwise be difficult or impossible to see. Digital images tend to be much more detailed, and they can be developed in just a few seconds without the use of a dark room or any chemicals that could damage the environment. There’s also safety to consider, as digital X-rays expose the guest to much less radiation compared to traditional X-rays.
For a procedure that involves removing or otherwise cutting into the soft tissues inside your mouth, a dental laser can be used in place of traditional metal instruments. Lasers are extremely focused and can make very precise cuts. They virtually eliminate bleeding by cauterizing blood vessels, and they tend to reduce healing time significantly. And thanks to the heat they emit, they’re useful for sterilizing the treatment area and protecting someone from infection.
DryShield is a special isolation device that performs multiple tasks at once, including removing oral debris, saliva ejection, and protecting the oral pathways. It makes it easier for us to provide routine cleanings and perform various procedures while you stay relaxed and comfortable. The device is recyclable and environmentally friendly, plus it significantly reduces the amount of aerosols that are produced during treatment.
What needs to be done to restore the harmony of your overall smile? And what will the results look like once we’re done? A digital smile evaluation process involves the use of the Kois dental-facial analyzer, which lets us examine not just your teeth, but also the overall structure of your face. Not only do these images help us make extremely accurate diagnoses and develop high-quality treatment plans, but we can also give you an idea of what your smile will look like afterward.
While standard digital X-rays and thorough checkups can tell us a lot about your teeth, some complex treatments (like dental implants) require more detailed information. That's where CBCT scanners come into play! By capturing 3D X-rays of your mouth, they’re able to provide us with a detailed picture of your oral cavity from different angles. Not only do they highlight your teeth and gums, but also critical parts like blood vessels and nerves. This detailed view is incredibly helpful when planning treatments, especially for advanced cases like dental implants. It allows us to better tailor the procedure based on your unique oral health needs.