Gone are the days of wearing lead aprons to take X-rays, scalpels and sutures for basic procedures like gum recontouring, and needing to visit several medical professionals just to receive a proper diagnosis. At STAR Dental, we streamline your dental care by equipping our office with the latest dental technology available, making each of your appointments faster, more accurate, and comprehensive.
Our intraoral camera is a small handheld wand that we can maneuver around your mouth to gain an up-close and detailed view of troublesome areas. Not only does this gadget allow us to make accurate diagnoses, but it also provides an excellent resource for us to explain the issues you face. The video footage is connected to a large chairside monitor, allowing us to show you exactly what we’re looking at and better explain how our recommended treatment will fix the issue.
In the past, dentists would utilize film X-rays to view the area of your mouth that lies below the gums. Not only does this method take longer to process, but it also uses chemicals that are harmful to the environment. Instead, we utilize all-digital X-ray imaging systems that immediately allow us to view a clear image of the inside of your tooth structure and below your gums. This leads to accurate diagnoses, faster appointments, and a more comfortable experience overall.
Cone Beam CT Scanners allow our team to capture a complete, detailed panoramic X-ray of your entire facial structure, including both of your jaws and joints, your sinuses, nerves, and dentition. This allows us to precisely plan more complicated procedures, like dental implant treatments and TMJ evaluations. The entire panoramic image is taken in only about 30-seconds as well, so you don’t have to sit in discomfort during the process.
Dr. Davidson is an expert at handling our LightScalpel CO2 soft tissue laser. This gadget produces a small, highly-concentrated beam of light out of the tip of it that’s able to immediately get rid of bacteria and alter the shape of oral tissues. It makes treatments like frenectomies virtually pain-free, precise, and drastically reduces the recovery time by cauterizing the area on-contact. It also eliminates the need for a scalpel and sutures and reduces the time that you or your child will need to be in the treatment chair.