Thanks to improvements in technology, dentistry has come a long way. At Healthy Smiles Family Dentistry in Houston, TX, we have innovative tools such as intraoral cameras, ultrasonic scalers, and more that make your checkups and dental treatments more efficient. In today’s blog, we will be discussing the benefits of using some of these tools.Read more: Enjoy Advanced Care With Our Dental Technology
Efficient Periodontal Cleanings
If you have gum disease, you may need to have several deep cleanings a year to manage your condition. In the past, this would be achieved with scaling and root planing which can take up to two hours per session. While effective, this can be an uncomfortable and lengthy process. At our office, we use an ultrasonic scaler. This tool uses vibrations that help remove plaque and tartar buildup below the gumline. As a result, you can experience a deeper clean more comfortably.
Diagnosing Headaches And Jaw Pain
For patients who frequently have headaches, earaches, jaw pain, and other chronic discomfort, we can use our Trudenta System to diagnose the problem. These aches and pains may be due to bruxism and TMJ, which may be hard to recognize by yourself. Using Trudenta, we will examine the force of your bite and your jaw’s range of motion. This will allow us to assess what the cause of your troubles may be, and we can even correct it without invasive surgeries.
If you suffer from TMJ or bruxism, we can also design a custom mouthguard to relieve your pain. This can protect your teeth from grinding against each other as you sleep and help you even the pressure you place on your jaw joints.
Precise Imaging During Checkups
During your biannual appointment, your dentist may take X-rays to keep a record of your smile’s health and any changes that may occur. Digital X-rays can be used to obtain these images faster and send them to labs and specialists when needed. They can help examine your alignment, cavities, and other problems. This allows for a faster diagnosis and expedites the treatment process when needed.
Intraoral cameras can be used during your appointment as well. This makes it easier for the dentist to display pictures of your teeth, gums, and entire oral cavity when needed. Whether you have a damaged tooth, cavity, gingivitis, or more, these images can be used to show to the patient. This helps the patient have a closer look at their condition to have a better understanding. The dentist can also use these images to create an appropriate treatment plan.
Schedule Your Appointment Today
To book a checkup, cleaning, or other appointment, call Healthy Smiles Family Dentistry in Houston, TX, today at (281) 974-4494. We offer care for all ages in the surrounding areas of Houston.