When you seek care at our office, you are assured that Dr. Jenny He and her staff utilize the latest in technology to enhance the quality and fit for your dental care.
Dr. He chooses carefully which and when radiographs are taken. There are many guidelines that we follow. Radiographs allow us to see everything we cannot see with our own eyes. Radiographs enable us to detect cavities in between your teeth, determine bone level, and analyze the health of your bone. We can also examine the roots and nerves of teeth, diagnose lesions such as cysts or tumors, as well as assess damage when trauma occurs.
Dental radiographs are invaluable aids in diagnosing, treating, and maintaining dental health. Exposure time for dental radiographs is extremely minimal. Dr. He utilizes Di
Digital Imaging Technologies within the office. With digital imaging, exposure time is about 50 percent less when compared to traditional radiographs. Digital imaging can also help us retrieve valuable diagnostic information. We may be able to see cavities better.
Digital imaging allows us to store patient images, and enables us to quickly and easily transfer them to specialists or insurance companies.
A panoramic x-ray is a commonly performed examination by dentists and oral surgeons in everyday practice and is an important diagnostic tool. It covers a wider area than a conventional intraoral x-ray and, as a result, provides valuable information about the nasal area, maxillary sinuses, tooth positioning and gum and bone irregularities. This examination is also used to plan treatment for full and partial dentures, braces, extractions and implants.
A panoramic x-ray can also reveal the presence of an existing issue or potential problem such as:
- advanced periodontal disease
- oral cysts
- tumors and oral cancer
- impacted teeth
- temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ)
A panoramic x-ray, allows your dentist to see your whole mouth, including your upper and lower teeth and parts of your jaw, in a single image. This gives her a clear image of any issues that may be harder to see up close. It can help predict children’s tooth development and may show complications with a teenager’s wisdom teeth before they erupt.
am-Spectra is a lightweight hand piece used as an aid for detecting caries, especially early stage enamel, caries and hard to detect fissure caries after professional oral cleaning.
Many patients, especially younger patients, are very familiar with the latest technology and are comfortable with the high tech practice. Computers and TV screens are their primary method of information processing.
Dr.He utilizes Intraoral Camera technology that helps enhance your understanding of your diagnosis. An Intraoral Camera is a very small camera – in some cases, just a few millimeters long. An Intraoral Camera allows our practice to view clear, precise images of your mouth, teeth and gums, in order for us to accurately make a diagnosis. With clear, defined, enlarged images, you see details that may be missed by standard mirror examinations. This can mean faster diagnosis with less chair-time for you!
Intra oral cameras also enable our practice to save your images in our office computer to provide a permanent record of treatments. These images can be printed for you, other specialists, and your lab or insurance companies.
SOFT TISSUE DIODE laser
- Periodontal, or gum related, care
- Pediatric procedures
- Apthous Ulcer treatment (canker sore), cold sore
- Frenectomy (tongue-tie release) without anesthesia or sutures
- Crown lengthening, gingivectomy and other gum corrections
- Gingival troughing for impression
Dental lasers have been shown to be safe and effective for treating both children and adults.
Many times dentistry is viewed as a macro/micro profession where most of what we treat is really small where special magnifying glasses are needed to see in detail.
Though magnification and a macro view is very important and is used at our practice, we like to start thinking with a wide view of your dental health. From this perspective, we can see how your dental health is tied in with your overall health. From our dental training, it’s key to not just treat the tooth, but the patient. We can see how your teeth fit together and how they function. This vantage allows for better planning of long term solutions. Long term for one patient may mean not having dental pain, while others may mean keeping their teeth as long as possible.