At Council Avenue Dental we only use current dental treatments performed with current technology. With these facilities at our finger tips we can continue to provide exceptional dental and personal care that really makes you smile. With your comfort and results in mind, our technology allows for a quicker, safer and less invasive completion of your dental treatment. Below is some information about a few of the technologies we use at Council Avenue Dental.
The VELscope system is an invaluable part of our practice as it allows us to detect Oral Cancer in its early stages so appropriate treatment options can be immediately implemented. This is a great advantage in increasing the survival and treatment success rates of oral cancer.
Intra Oral Camera
The intra oral camera takes up-close and personal photos of teeth and gums which project up onto the computer screen. This allows you to see what your dentist does so any problem areas can be explained while you watch, giving you a more comprehensive understanding of your current oral state.. Patients are able to take home the pictures to allow for discussion later.
Low Dose, Digital X-Rays
Dental radiographs (x-rays) are essential, preventative, diagnostic tools that provide valuable information not visible during a regular dental exam. Dentists and dental hygienists use this information to safely and accurately detect hidden dental abnormalities and complete an accurate treatment plan. Without x-rays, problem areas may go undetected.
Dental X-Rays May Reveal:
- Abscesses or cysts.
- Bone loss.
- Cancerous and non-cancerous tumors.
- Decay between the teeth.
- Developmental abnormalities.
- Poor tooth and root positions.
- Problems inside a tooth or below the gum line.
Detecting and treating dental problems at an early stage can save you time, money, unnecessary discomfort, and your teeth!
Low Dose, Digital X-Rays use up to 90% less radiation than their film counterparts. However, our dedicated Dentists take necessary precautions to limit the patient’s exposure to radiation when taking dental x-rays. These precautions include using modern, fast film that cuts down the exposure time of each x-ray.
Moreover, these x-rays are more detailed and efficient with the results being able to be viewed almost instantaneously on the computer screen.