Dentistry only continues to grow, evolve and develop over the years, and that is no exception at BridgeMill Dental Care. Whether you’re completing a basic dental exam and cleaning, you need gum disease treated, or you need a deeply detailed diagnostic exam performed, Dr. Candon has the tools and expertise to get it done. Below, you’ll learn more about the technologies we use and how they can make your next dental visit even more enjoyable.
This small handheld device is equipped with a tiny camera so that it can view the deepest and darkest areas of your mouth with relative ease. Since dental exams can feel quite alienating as a patient, being able to see the condition with your own eyes can make the visit far more accommodating and interactive. Once enough photos have been captured, you can view the images on a nearby screen for closer examination.
Digital X-rays are essential for learning more about the condition of your gums, teeth and many other oral structures. The X-rays of today are much easier and (more importantly) safer than those of the past. Typically, X-rays would take several hours to complete and expose patients to unnecessary amounts of radiation. By going digital, we reduce this exposure by up to 80 percent and collect your detailed X-rays in a matter of minutes.
Do you need to have gum therapy performed but you’re not looking forward to scaling and root planing treatment? Wish your gums were a bit more even with your smile? With the soft tissue laser at our dental office, your next treatment will be far more enjoyable, comfortable and easier to complete. This dental laser cauterizes cuts immediately following contact, so you rarely need anesthetic to have treatments performed and your aftercare symptoms are greatly reduced.
Rather than just giving us a closer look at a small number of teeth like a typical X-ray, our CBCT scanner allows us to create a highly-detailed 3D model that includes both rows of teeth, your jaws, and several adjacent oral structures. It even allows us to see the tiny nerves in the area so we know to avoid them! With this image, we can establish a baseline for your oral health and see the big picture, and we can also use it to plan more complicated procedures like dental implant placement.