When you seek care at our office, you are assured that Dr. Carpenter and his staff utilize the latest in technology to enhance the quality and fit for your dental care.
Digital Dental X-Rays
Digital X-rays . . .
Less is More
- Less Radiation
- No film
- No chemicals
- No time
Digital Panoramic X -Ray
This machine rotates around the head showing the entire mouth, including all the teeth in the upper and lower arch in one image. This can be used to plan treatment for dental implants and help recognize pathology.
The radiation dosage has been decreased yet the computerized image is of the highest accuracy and quality.
For patients who do not look forward to needles, drilling, or numbness, Laser Dentistry may be the right choice.
Laser dentistry is one of dentistry’s latest advances. The laser delivers energy in the form of light. Depending on the intended result, this energy travels at different wavelengths and is absorbed by a “target.” In dentistry, these targets can be enamel, decay, gum tissue, or whitening enhancers. Each one absorbs a different wavelength of light while reflecting others. Laser dentistry can be used for both tooth and soft tissue related procedures. Oftentimes no local anesthesia is required. For soft tissue (surgical) procedures, it eliminates the need for suturing and healing is much faster.
Areas of dental care that benefit from laser technology:
- Cavity diagnosis
- Curing, or hardening, bonding materials
- Whitening teeth
- Periodontal, or gum related, care
- Apthous Ulcer (canker sore) and cold sore treatment
- Frenectomy (tongue-tie release) without anesthesia or sutures
- Crown lengthening, gingivectomy and other gum corrections
The DIAGNOdent pen is a new device that uses a laser to determine if a tooth is decayed. A numerical and audio signal is displayed when the laser is shined on a decayed area of the tooth.
Piezoelectric surgery is the most advanced and gentle way to extract a tooth or to do dental bone surgery. It utilizes ultrasonic vibrations to help with extractions, ridge splitting and sinus lifting.
It is very precise, does not overheat the bone and is safer than drills. It will not damage bone or blood vessels, since the piezo cannot cut soft tissue.
Intraoral cameras are practical tools that provide valuable assistance during dental exams and procedures. The tiny devices allow both patients and doctors to view an enlarged image of the mouth on a television or computer screen.
Intraoral cameras also enable our practice to save your images in our office computer to provide a permanent record of treatments. These images can be printed for you, other specialists, and your lab or insurance companies.