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. Bowers 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.
Digital X-Ray Imaging
A digital x-ray is taken with a sensor instead of film. This means the image is captured immediately and shown on a computer screen. There is no waiting on developing and the images are enhanced by computer software aiding in diagnosis. Digital x-rays also produce significantly less radiation than conventional x-rays using film.
Rotary Root Canal Therapy
When a tooth becomes infected causing pain, a procedure to remove the infected nerve tissue is commonly called a root canal. We use a specialized electric hand piece to aid in this removal. The procedure can be completed quicker and more comfortably with this instrument.
Digital Panoramic Imaging
We use this technology to take a x-ray that produces a panorama image of the upper and lower jaw. It shows all the teeth, jawbone and temporo-mandibular joints. This image is projected on the computer screen. The image can be enhanced by the computer software. The digital technology produces a sharper more detailed image than film and also uses less radiation. This machine can also take images of the teeth for cavity detection without having anything in the mouth. This feature helps small children and those patients with a sensitive gag reflex.