At our office, we are firm believers in staying up to date with all the current technology to provide the best in quality patient care. Our office is equipped with the following technology:
After years of use in other medical fields, lasers are starting to be used in routine and specialized dental procedures. Lasers are tremendously precise tool that allow dentists to focus on the exact area of treatment. They also minimize the need for anesthetics and shorten recovery times.
What should I expect during a laser dental treatment?
Your experience will be similar to those you may have had before, only without the pressure, vibrations and sound of a dental drill. Just as with traditional dental treatments, you will be anesthetized before having laser treatment. However, because dental lasers may help minimize pain, you may not require as much anesthesia as you would with a non-laser treatment.
Your post-treatment care will not differ from the instructions you would have from a dentist using a drill or other dental tool. However, you may find that your recovery time is shorter and that bleeding is minimal immediately following your treatment.
Intra- Oral Camera
Dental imaging is a foundation of oral health diagnostics. Intra-oral cameras play a key role in office imaging. At Kay Dental Care, we use intra-oral cameras to detect the tiniest grooves, pits, cracks, and carries. Using a chairside unit and hand-held photographic wand, we can acquire images of the teeth from angles not previously available. These images can be used in treatment planning and allow you to see what we see to better understand the suggested treatment plan.
The VELscope VX is a groundbreaking technology that is changing the way dentists screen for oral cancer. This cordless device is used to painlessly and quickly examine the soft tissues of the mouth for signs of abnormal, pre-cancerous or cancerous cells. Dentists wear special eyewear and shine the VELscope VX blue light onto the tongue, lips, tonsils, the lining of the cheeks, and the roof and floor of the mouth. Healthy tissues appear green, whereas abnormal tissues appear dark. Often, the VELscope VX is capable of identifying cancerous and pre-cancerous lesions long before they are visible to the naked eye.
Digital x-rays are a more streamlined way of taking dental radiographs. The digital x-rays provide an in-depth view of the structures of the mouth, helping us detect complications and develop effective modes of treatment. They are capable of revealing hidden caries, bone erosion, and even tooth decay hiding beneath restorations.
Requiring less radiation and no film to process, digital x-rays have become the standard for oral imaging.