Modern dentistry is continually developing ways to make your visits fast, easy, comfortable, and better for our environment.
These new advances allow for earlier, less-invasive treatment, which leads to fast healing and better precision for dental
procedures. And we think you’ll find the results are outstanding.
75% Reduction in Radiation from Older Film X-rays
Our practice is proud to offer digital X-rays. With this technology, a digital image is taken of your smile with a sensor and
uploaded to our computer, where it is immediately accessible. We can also take a snapshot of your entire mouth in one image
capture, including both the upper and lower jaws, using panoramic digital X-rays. These techniques result in 75% less radiation
than the older traditional X-rays. Images develop immediately without wait, and there are no chemicals to pollute the environment.
The Intra-Oral Camera so We Can See a Closeup of Your Smile
Dr. Kimball works closely with patients to build a bond of teamwork. One way we bring this about is by using a high-tech machine,
our intra-oral camera. This incredible device is a tiny video camera that displays a closeup image of your mouth. You can see if
treatment needs to be done and which teeth are healthy. You then are included as a participant in the dental decisions. We think
you’ll love how this technology works!
Isolite™ — Making Your Visit More Comfortable
We are excited to offer a new technology that makes dental care a lot more comfortable. This device is called Isolite. It’s a suction
device with a bright light that illuminates the mouth and eliminates any shadows. Here’s what this means to you.
- Patients find they spend about a third less time at their dental visits.
- Patients don’t get a “drowning” or “gagging” impulse because there is no saliva buildup.
- Debris won’t be accidentally swallowed since your mouth is continuously being “vacuumed.”
- Your mouth doesn’t get tired since you aren’t holding it open yourself during extended treatment.
- The strong illumination helps the team with accuracy.
Effective dentistry requires a dry “field” for best possible results. The Isolite device keeps teeth and gums dry and usually
eliminates the necessity for a cumbersome rubber dam.
Are You Concerned about Having a Tooth Knocked Out?
Roughly 5 million teeth are knocked out yearly in the U.S. Many sports are dangerous without proper mouth protection. The generic
mouthguards found in stores often don’t fit well. Wearing these, it’s difficult to breathe properly while engaging in physical activity
during sports. However, custom sports mouthguards fit well, protect very well, and can be worn as protection for any sport. The American
Dental Association recommends the use of custom mouthguards for these sports: basketball, boxing, field hockey, football, gymnastics,
hockey, martial arts, racquetball, rugby, skateboarding, skiing, skydiving, soccer, surfing, volleyball, water polo, lifting weights,
Getting Your Smile the Cleanest It can be
We utilize the Piezo Scaler™ to help with removing plaque deposits and tartar from your teeth, especially beneath the gums and even
deep pockets with gum disease treatment. This tool uses vibrations that allow us to remove deposits on your teeth faster than the usual
scaling instruments. You won’t believe how clean your teeth feel! As an added bonus, patients generally find they experience less discomfort
with a Piezo Scaler.
We are excited as one of the first dental practices in the area to employ 3-D cone beam CT digital imaging technology. You might think of
this as a three-dimensional X-ray that is much more accurate than older film X-rays, less time consuming, and doing everything with much
One big advantage of using cone beam images when evaluating patients and creating treatment options is a dentist’s ability to see the patient’s
oral anatomy in 3-D, instead of the flat, two-dimensional images you’re used to seeing. The result of this is much greater precision for all
dental treatment, especially implant placement or any oral surgery.
Instrument Sterilization for a Safe Dental Visit
Sterilization is a high priority in our office. We clean and sterilize all instruments after each use, or single-use tools are used as necessary.
Instruments are sterilized with a special machine called an autoclave, which is monitored by an outside independent lab to make sure of the highest
level of safety. We take your health very seriously.
Nothing beats an easier, more comfortable dental visit. If you have questions about the latest dental technology, give us a call today at (915) 581-1511.