At Texas Dentistry, our team is dedicated to providing outstanding service and helping our patients smile with more confidence. To accomplish these goals, we use the industry’s most innovative technology and techniques, which lead to faster, more effective, and more comfortable diagnosis and treatment. Our Terrell dental office is equipped with technology that improves our patients’ experience and enhances the quality of our dental work beyond the norm. Below are descriptions of the fascinating, cutting-edge technology we use in our dental office.
Years ago, when a dentist identified a problem, the patient obviously couldn’t see into their own mouth, meaning they would simply have to trust whatever the dentist said. Nowadays, we at Texas Dentistry use the DEXIS™ intraoral camera, a tool that allows us to show you exactly what we see. That way, you can make more informed, more confident decisions about your treatment and become an equal partner in maintaining your oral health.
Our dentists are experts, but even then, there are things they can’t catch with the naked eye. That’s where digital X-rays, also called radiographs, come in. These radiographs capture valuable information and reveal things below the surface, enabling us to detect cavities in your teeth and analyze the health of your bone. Also, they allow us to evaluate the roots and nerves of your teeth to assess any trauma or damage. Dental X-rays are an essential tool for diagnosis and treatment to keep your smile healthy. In addition, digital technology reduces your exposure to radiation by up to 90 percent, and it provides a clearer, more accurate picture of the inside of your mouth. If needed, we can easily send these digital images to you, other specialists, or your insurance company as required.
You can’t talk about advanced technology without mentioning fancy lasers! At Texas Dentistry, we use laser dentistry to perform many procedures that would otherwise require more invasive measures. In fact, through the use of lasers, we are able to eliminate common post-operative symptoms like bleeding or swelling so that you heal much faster and have a more positive dental experience. We take advantage of laser dentistry in order to offer better treatment for our patients.
To be more precise in our patient care, we need to get an up-close view of your mouth through the use of high-powered microscopes. Basically, all dentistry entails micro-surgery. By utilizing the same kind of microscope that an ophthalmologist uses, for example, we are able to fit dental restorations more exactly—much better than those created using only the naked eye. In addition to making our work more precise, this microscope directs light only on your teeth, removing the possibility of glare in your eyes.
In their dental offices, many dentists have air-driven drills. Although these function well enough for many procedures, these loud air-powered drills don’t rotate perfectly smoothly. As a result, they shouldn’t be used for more complicated procedures that require more meticulous attention.
Instead, we use an electric drill, enabling us to give highly precise results and clean interfaces between your natural tooth and your new restoration. Also, with less vibration and noise, this tool helps us to create a calmer environment in our dental office.