Dentistry has come a long way over the years. Patient comfort levels are increasing exponentially, right along with the technology that helps us get the job done. If you haven’t been to the dentist in a few years, you might be surprised how different the experience is today. At Smiles of Orange, we invest in advanced digital technology that improves safety, enhances diagnostics, and puts our patients at ease.
We think digital x-rays are one of the greatest things since sliced bread! Not only does going digital reduce your exposure to radiation by up to 90%, digital x-rays are easily taken in a matter of seconds right from the dental chair. Then, they can be pulled up on the screen almost instantly, so we can discuss any potential problems or treatment needs—or, let you know everything is looking great! Digital x-rays are also more accurate for earlier diagnosis of disease and decay.
We used to rely on x-rays and eyesight alone to detect and diagnose dental problems, with the help of a dental mirror to peer around corners. Today, we’re thankful for intraoral cameras that give us high-definition, real-time video images that can be significantly magnified. This allows us to detect disease and decay sooner, catching small problems before they progress. And you can have peace of mind knowing we won’t miss a thing.
Lasers are one of the most exciting recent advancements in medical and dental technology, and we’re thrilled to be on the cutting edge of this technology to provide the best possible care for our patients. To go a step further than intraoral cameras can, we use lasers to detect and diagnose the severity of cavities. We also use our laser to perform gingivectomies for patients with gum disease or patients who need crown lengthening for restorative purposes or gum contouring for aesthetics.
As much as you would like to leave your oral health up to fate, or in the hands of Dr. Jackson and our team, the truth is, it’s largely up to you. But never fear, we’re on your side to help you defend disease and decay every step of the way. If you’re interested in some professionally-recommended products from your Orange dentist, we would be happy to let you know what we think will work best for your individual needs. We carry some of your favorite brands including Oral-B®, Sensodyne®, Colgate®, and GUM® Proxabrushes.