The latest dental technology helps us provide you with earlier diagnoses, more accurate dental treatment, and a more relaxing environment during treatment. We use some of the best technology to protect your oral health. Some of the technology we offer, like our music selection and noise-canceling headphones, are to give you a better experience and a more relaxing environment during treatment.
Oral cancer screenings are an essential part of our preventive dental care. Early detection can save your life! We use VELscope to detect any abnormal lesions or cells that are not yet visible with the naked eye alone. When oral cancer is caught early, it dramatically increases your chances of survival.
VELscope uses ultraviolet light to detect abnormal cells. Early intervention of detected pathology provides improved treatment outcomes.
At Phinney Ridge Dental, we believe that knowledge is power! With today’s technology, we don’t have to tell our patients about their dental conditions – we can show them! An intraoral camera is a small handheld digital camera that can take high-resolution images of individual teeth or a certain area of your mouth. Some of the conditions that we can show you using digital imaging include:
- Cracked teeth
- Gum disease
- Gum recession
- Bite marks
- Broken fillings or crowns
We can also show you before-and-after photos of your treatment and restorations so you can see the difference!
Digital Dental X-Rays
We believe in providing our patients with the best that technology has to offer. Digital dental x-rays are extremely safe with very low levels of radiation and provide high-resolution images that allow for the earliest possible detection of disease. Digital dental x-rays also give us instant images that are helpful in the timely diagnosis of many dental conditions.
Benefits Of Digital Dental X-Rays
In addition to being safe and effective, digital x-rays are also better for the environment. Since no darkroom or chemicals are necessary to develop them, they are completely green! We can transfer records to specialists via email and communicate with them easily regarding your treatment. Your digital images are stored securely and encrypted for your privacy.