At Healthy Smiles Family Dentistry, we stay on the cutting edge of dental technology. From digital imaging to highly precise ultrasonic devices, we proudly use the most advanced tools to make your treatment more convenient and comfortable. Most importantly, our state-of-the-art technology enables Dr. Vlachakis to make early diagnoses and create treatment plans specifically tailored to your symptoms and dental health needs.
Our tiny intraoral camera is attached to a handheld wand, allowing Dr. Vlachakis to obtain highly detailed images of your teeth. It only takes a few minutes to gather the necessary images, and the process is comfortable and non-invasive. Dr. Vlachakis can then send the data to a chairside computer, where she can magnify the images up to 100 times. Thanks to this technology, she can easily detect the early signs of decay and other dental conditions. She can also use the images to keep you informed about your dental health, allowing you to make informed decisions about your care.
Intraoral x-rays give Dr. Vlachakis detailed views of your individual teeth, while extraoral x-rays allow her to see the full arrangement of your bite and jaw. Digital x-rays are clearer and easier to read than traditional film x-rays. Like the images from our intraoral camera, these images allow Dr. Vlachakis to make earlier diagnoses and determine the optimal treatment plan for your needs. This advanced system is very safe; unlike the traditional x-ray process, digital imaging does not involve any radiation exposure.
Traditionally, root canal therapy was performed using manual dental tools. However, Dr. Vlachakis uses a handheld electrical rotary device to perform all root canal procedures. Rotary endontics allows her to more accurately eliminate all bacteria from inside your tooth and dental roots, and it also makes treatment faster and more comfortable. Additionally, the tool is extremely quiet, eliminating the unpleasant noises that could make you feel anxious and uncomfortable during treatment. With the combination of rotary endontics and sedation dentistry, root canal therapy has never been this hassle-free.
If you suffer from periodontal disease, ultrasonic scaling may be the best way to treat the condition and alleviate the inflammation in your gums. Dr. Vlachakis will remove plaque and tartar from your teeth, eliminate pockets of bacteria, and smooth rough patches on your dental roots. In the past, dentists performed this procedure by hand. Today, however, Dr. Vlachakis uses an ultrasonic tool, which emits high-power sound waves to break down plaque and eradicate bacteria. Ultrasonic waves target only infected tissue, leaving your healthy gums unaffected. Thanks to this advanced technology, your treatment will involve minimal discomfort and a short recovery time.
Solea® Hard Tissue Laser
Using advanced laser technology, we can reshape and address soft and hard dental tissues with accuracy and precision. The laser allows us to perform dental bondings, fillings, and other restorative and cosmetic procedures without relying on a scalpel or drill. The procedure is safe, non-invasive, and comfortable.
Experience Better Care with Advanced Technology
Our advanced technology helps us provide a higher quality of personalized dental care to all of our patients. To learn more, schedule an appointment by calling Healthy Smiles Family Dentistry today at (281) 974-4494. Located in Memorial City Plaza, we proudly serve the residents of Houston, Memorial City, Bunker Hill, West Beltway, City Center, Hedwig Village, and all surrounding communities.