When we consider what dental technologies to invest in, the one thing we always consider is how you’ll benefit. Sure, bright, shiny toys are fun to learn about and use, but if you or our team doesn’t benefit, as an Oakville Family Dentist, I’d rather invest in something that helps you enjoy more comfortable and convenient visits.
Here are some of the technologies we use daily to help you enjoy your visits and to help you save time and money…
Digital X-Rays & Diagnostics
Better for you, our team, and the environment, digital x-rays capture pictures of your teeth and hard tissues while also using up to 90% less radiation than traditional x-rays. We can adjust the settings to accommodate your personal needs – whether you’re worried about radiation because of cancer or previous radiation treatment, you don’t want your kids exposed to radiation so early in their lives, or if you’re concerned about how chemicals and old films will affect our environment.
Using a very small amount of radiation, panoramic x-rays take a picture your entire mouth in just one image while you’re sitting comfortably, and the imaging equipment moves around you. Used for diagnostics and treatment planning, we can see all of your teeth, upper and lower jaws, and the surrounding structures and tissues.
We use this small, handheld camera, which is about the same size as a large pen, to show you what we see when we examine your mouth – without radiation. It’s an amazing tool that helps you understand your dental treatment recommendations so you can make confident choices for your dental care.
Soft Tissue Laser
Most often used in dentistry to correct gum issues, whiten teeth, or for cold sore laser treatment, lasers are often preferred by patients because they are less invasive, and often cause less swelling or bleeding after treatment. They’re not ideal in all situations, so depending on your individual history and needs, we may recommend a different treatment option.
This instrument works like an extremely precise miniature sandblaster. It sprays a stream of tiny particles too small to be seen with the naked eye gently and precisely onto the tooth to wear away decay. The action is so gentle, air abrasion allows us to treat decay without removing as much healthy tooth material. That means fewer crowns and smaller fillings.
When you invest in your oral health, you want to know that you are visiting an Oakville family dentist who takes that investment as seriously as you do – and invests in the technologies that make your experiences more enjoyable.
Yours in excellent dental health,
Dr. Vineet Bhandari, Oakville General Family Dentist