Modern Dentistry has so much to offer patients today. New advancements have streamlined treatments, enhanced results and deliver quicker, better ways to deal with nearly every kind of dental emergency, restorative treatment and/or cosmetic problem.
Digital Patient files :
Saves time for patients as well as office staff. Paperless technology allows us to pull up a patient’s dental charts quickly, giving our dentists and staff access to the patient’s records in real time. Also helps us to access patient files remotely if needed.
Digital intra-oral X-Rays :
The benefits of using digital radiography for dental x-rays are clear. The images it produces have better quality, enabling your dentist to see problems that might not appear on traditional x-rays. Plus the images can be viewed on a computer monitor, enabling patients to look at them and see exactly what is going on with their teeth and / or gums. The most important benefit that digital x-rays offer to patients is the fact that they use less / minimal radiation than traditional versions, keeping patients exposure level safer.
Digital OPG x-rays :
An OPG is a panoramic or wide view x-ray of the lower face, which displays all the teeth of the upper and lower jaw on a single view/shot. It demonstrates the number, position and growth of all the teeth including those that have not yet surfaced or erupted. Useful for : patients who have a gagging tendency / couldn’t handle x-rays in their mouth, to assess wisdom teeth , to check the joint connecting the jaw to the head (Temporo-mandibular joint) and also replaces the need to have multiple small x-rays to check the overall situation.
By using Digital solutions for x-rays we are minimizing environmental impact by avoiding the use and disposal of chemicals. Also reducing x-ray exposure to clients and staff.
Intra-oral Camera :
The intra-oral camera allows for both you and your dentist to go on a guided tour of your mouth. We can also take snapshots of certain areas which form a permanent part of your records, which can be very important to track your progress and also if you have cosmetic work done; it provides record of where you began. The images can be stored, enlarged and even printed.
As it is nearly impossible to see inside your own mouth, intra-oral cameras provide a previously unseen view. The pen-sized camera features a disposable cover to prevent contamination and is completely painless to use.
Soft tissue laser :
A Soft tissue laser is used to remove, adjust and / or cut off soft tissues for various reasons:
- Sculpting of the gums (cosmetic contouring / shaping of the gums) to increase length of tooth
- Tongue tie release
- Removing the excess gum flap (peri-coronal flap) on top of Wisdom teeth (Operculectomy)
- Relieving ulcers and cold sores
- Exposure of un-erupted teeth
- Incision & Drainage of abscess
- Gingival troughing during Crown preparation of tooth.
- Implant recovery
- Sulcular Debridement to help clear gum disease (Periodontitis)
- Remove soft tissue lesions / growth
Benefits of laser
- Minimal Bleeding
- Less / almost nil pain
- Reduced need for anesthesia
- Less swelling
- No need of drill or scalpel
- Minimize chair time
- Reduces the occurrence of bacterial infections because the high energy beam sterilizes the area being worked on.
- May not need stitches / sutures
Dr.Mabinse is the LASER SAFETY OFFICER at Maroondah Dental Care and is licensed to use a dental laser for treatment and have received necessary training / certification. The whole team at Maroondah Dental Care are aware of safe / ethical usage of the laser.
Rotary Endodontics :
Endodontic therapy is the proper name for what is commonly referred to as a Root canal treatment (RCT). Rotary Endodontics is a new method of Root Canal Treatment that utilizes an electric hand piece instead of hand / manual files. The procedure becomes quicker, more efficient and since it’s an electric instrument, there is no associated drilling noise.
Thermoforming machine :
SCHEU MINISTAR is a German manufactured machine for the construction / fabrication of Splints (for grinding patients), Bleaching trays, Suck down Temporary appliance (temporary solution for missing teeth), Temporary dentures & Mouthguards.