Modern Tools That Provide An Advanced Level Of Care
At Healthy Smiles Family Dentistry, Dr. Vlachakis and our staff rely upon the latest technology to improve the comfort and efficiency of your visit. By taking advantage of these tools, we lower patient recovery times and obtain a more precise picture of your oral health. This means identifying active smile threats early in their development, potentially leading to more conservative treatment options.
An intraoral camera allows our team to obtain precise digital images of your teeth and gums and project them to an in-office monitor in real-time. Attaching this device to a thin, handheld wand provides the ability to observe potential oral problems from almost any angle. Observing pictures of your oral health together facilitates an opportunity for patient education while offering your diagnosis.
Taking X-ray images of your teeth and gums offers clear insight into issues that cannot be observed with a visual inspection. Advancements in digital X-ray technology allow us to develop them immediately instead of waiting for film to process. Compared to traditional X-rays, digital images produce significantly less radiation. Additionally, their format makes record-keeping a breeze. We can send a copy of your X-rays to labs, specialists, or insurance providers with a click of a button when necessary.
When you think of a root canal, comfort may not be the first quality that comes to mind. Fortunately, rotary endodontics replaces the need for a traditional dental drill with a quieter, less invasive handheld device. By increasing our precision when accessing your tooth’s inner chamber, we minimize the amount of healthy structure that must be modified. If you wish, we can provide nitrous oxide or a calming pill to help you enter a more relaxed state during treatment.
An ultrasonic scaler helps fight gum disease by sending powerful vibrations along the teeth and gumline to clear infectious plaque and tartar deposits. While a traditional scaling procedure manually peels bacterial formations, ultrasonic waves can penetrate deeper into periodontal pockets with far less irritation. We then wash and flush the broken-up material with water to fully clean your smile.
Trudenta is a comprehensive system for diagnosing and treating chronic headaches, migraines, and jaw/face/neck pain. By assessing your bite force and the range of motion of your jaw, we can correct nerve and muscle function without invasive surgery or medication. Based on our findings, we combine in-office care and at-home continuing therapy to relieve your pain and increase your quality of life.
Pursuing state-of-the-art dental technology helps us provide a higher level of care. We prioritize accuracy, precision, and comfort to enhance your treatment experience. To learn more about these tools and services, talk to a member of our team at Healthy Smiles Family Dentistry in Houston, TX, at (281) 974-4494 and schedule a visit today.