you've wondered why, after faithfully going to your dentist every six
months, you are told at one of your check-ups that you have a large
cavity. How did it get so large in such a short period of time? The
answer is that the cavity was there six months earlier, it just wasn't
detectable with X-rays or visual examination.
Sometimes very small cavities are not noticeable with conventional methods. However, with advancements in dental technology, the laser scanner can now pick up the start of decay in any tooth, even when other methods fail. The laser scanner allows us to repair a tooth when the cavity is still small, with an invisible, bonded filling.
The laser scanner also provides accuracy in determining the cause of pain or tooth sensitivity. It eliminates more involved measures for the cause of pain that may not be necessary, and instead identifies the exact area and extent of the problem. Patients welcome the use of the laser scanner to help them keep more of their natural tooth intact and give them all the more reason to smile.
probably had a dentist check your "bite" to see if your teeth come
together properly. Your "occlusion" was checked by having you bring your
teeth together on a piece of carbon paper.
When your teeth do not meet as they should, pain in your muscles and joints is often the result. An improper meshing of your bite can also lead to small fractures in teeth and bruxism (grinding of your teeth while you sleep).
Re-alignment of your bite can get very complicated, as even a small imbalance can cause problems. Dr. Ionescu is one of the first dentists in the country to relieve this type of pain and discomfort with Tekscan™. This state-of-the-art technology analyzes your malocclusion with computerized accuracy to ensure all the related problems can be addressed.
You will be pleased how Dr. Ionescu works together with each patient to make sure your decisions are fully informed. The technology that makes this possible is the intra-oral camera. This miniature video camera displays an accurate and close-up image of the interior of your mouth. It lets you see what problems need attention and what teeth are in good shape. Patients love how this works!
We never take any risks when it comes to your good health. You can be assured all the instruments we use during your treatment are either discarded after a single use or sterilized. Re-usable instruments are sterilized in an autoclave that is monitored by an outside lab. This ensures that the highest levels of cleanliness are maintained for your safety.
With digital X-rays, we can take images of your teeth with a digital sensor that downloads them into our computer, where they are immediately available. We can also take a complete panoramic image of your upper and lower dental arches in just one image. There is no waiting time with this technology, with much less radiation emitted – 75% less! And there are no polluting chemicals used in the process.
Laser technology is a safe and effective approach for many dental treatments. We feature the Picasso laser that is virtually painless and produces results that are nearly miraculous. Most treatments that needed scalpels and incisions are now completed with the laser with virtually no discomfort during or after the procedure. With this FDA-approved Picasso laser, we can re-contour inflamed tissue areas and treat uneven gum lines, and even provide relief from painful canker sores and mouth ulcers instantly.
Nothing beats an easier, more comfortable dental visit. If you have questions about the latest dental technology, give us a call today at (916) 685-4662.