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TECHNOLOGY IN OUR OFFICE

     We have combined technology with a personal touch.

Digital X-Rays

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Dexis Digital x-rays...benefits to you:

bulletReduced exposure to radiation
bulletLess waiting time
bulletShorter appointments
bulletInvolved in co-diagnosis
bulletBetter understanding of treatment
bulletEnvironmentally friendly

                      

Digital radiography, or computerized X-rays, is part of the high-tech services that we provide to our patients by utilizing the DEXIS® Digital X-ray system. Digital X-rays use less radiation than traditional film. Instead of a piece of film, the system’s sensor is placed in the mouth to capture an X-ray. The DEXIS® system uses a sensor with rounded corners and a smooth casing that makes the process of taking X-rays more comfortable for patients and more efficient for our staff. Another benefit is time savings. There’s no waiting—as soon as the X-ray is taken, it appears immediately on the computer monitor. And because of the enhancements in the digital X-ray software program, we are better able to diagnose and treat conditions. Since the images can be enlarged, patients are able to clearly visualize and understand the diagnosis and proposed treatment plan. We are pleased to offer digital X-rays and other technologies so that our patients gain a positive dental experience.

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ViziLite

ViziLite

Oral cancer is one of the most curable diseases when it's caught early. That's why the ViziLite Plus exam has been developed.  ViziLite Plus uses technology that has proven successful in identifying soft tissue abnormalities in other areas of the body.  A ViziLite Plus exam is particularly important if you are at increased risk for developing oral cancer

An annual ViziLite Plus exam, in combination with a regular visual examination, provides a comprehensive oral screening procedure for patients at increased risk for oral cancer. The ViziLite Plus exam is painless and fast, and could help save your life.

For more information about ViziLite Plus and the ViziLite Plus examination, click here to view an informative ViziLite Plus video segment.  (A high speed internet connection and Windows Media Player 10 is recommended to view the video.  Download Windows Media Player 10)

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  Diagnodent       Diagnodent       New Laser Diagnosis

Prevention instead of Treatment:

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Accurate-The dentist explores was found to be accurate 57% of the Time....Diagnodent was found to be accurate 92% of the time.

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Decay measurements can be read over time in order to compare reading from last visit

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Harmless laser shine into the tooth and a digital readout measures decay...any reading over 30 indicates decay

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Air abrasion can be used when decay is small and an invisible restoration, conservatively done to make the procedure minimally invasive

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Helps you become more aware of healthy tooth structure

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Provides better and earlier diagnosis so better less costly treatment can be planned.

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If interventions is necessary, then as far as possible only minimally invasive intervention with tooth colored fillings are required.

bulletNo damage to enamel by sharp-edged probes.
bulletNatural teeth are preserved for a longer time and healthy tooth substances are protected in association with minimally invasive instruments.
bulletParticularly advantageous for children and if you are anxious about your dental health.
bulletBest preventive care.
bulletVisual and acoustic representation of measured values make them easily understandable.
bulletReproducible and quantifiable results permit checking, stabilization and documentation of caries development.
bulletHigher efficiency in your dental health exam as a quantifiable decay measurement tool
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Lightspeed Root Canals in One Visit

LightSpeed~ combined science, engineering and research in developing this endodontic instrument that is now being used at our office. LightSpeed instrumentation is conservative.  It removes sufficient decayed dentin to clean and shape without removing health tooth structure which weakens the root.  This approach reduces the risk of future root fracture.

 

Computer Technology  At Chair side   

     Dr. Peterson uses proven technology to help protect and enhance your dental health.

     We have computers in each treatment room we are able to give you the very best care along with accurate information without leaving our patients.  Our philosophy is to give one on one care to each and every patient on a personal basis.  

Visit our Dentrix Day!

     We also use this technology to make your appointments more comfortable, better able to detect and treat decay and perform procedures with maximum safety.

Entering patient data

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Air Abrasion

    Air abrasion is used to remove small areas of decay or to prepare a tooth for the placement of restorations or sealants.  This procedure works with an air compression device that delivers, under pressure, tiny particles of aluminum oxide to the surface of a tooth structure to blast away decay.  It is similar to sandblasting a building to clean it.

     Air abrasion is good with early decay and helps to preserve tooth structure.  Discomfort is minimized and many patients do not need to any anesthesia.  Children and adults who are fearful of needles, noise or the vibration of a regular dental handpiece may prefer this option.  It cannot be used as an alternative for every procedure.

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Intraoral Camera                                        

     Is a wand-like device that is a miniature video camera that has a tiny magnifying lens that projects a picture from your mouth onto a computer screen.  The image can be magnified up to 40 times its original size to allow us to see fractured enamel, gum recession, fracture lines in teeth and breakdowns of restorations, and lets you see what we see.  This helps us to diagnose and recommend better treatment plans for you.  

See the inside of your mouth like we see it!

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