Diagnostic Services

Digital X-ray

Our practice is dedicated to providing our patients with the safest and most advanced dental technology, this is why we utilize digital x-ray technology in our office. The x-ray is captured by placing a small electronic sensor in your mouth and the image is immediately available for viewing on the computer screen. The amount of radiation exposure to you is cut by as much as 80%. The images can be magnified and the contrast can be increased or decreased to better diagnose areas of concern.

Comprehensive Examination and Treatment Planning

A complete exam where the surfaces of each tooth, bone, and gums are examined to detect cavities, periodontal disease, and gingivitis. If you have fillings, crowns, bridges, or other restorations, those will be examined to make sure they are sound and without decay. Your head, neck, and temporomandibular joint (jaw), lymph nodes, and the soft tissues of the inside of the mouth will also be checked for any abnormalities. Your bite (or occlusion) will also be examined. The findings will be discussed with the patient and written in your chart. A treatment plan is determined and discussed with the patient. Any necessary work is then scheduled.

Digital Impressions

Our office now offers digital impressions when doing restorative dentistry. We use the Straumann Trios scanner that is compatible with our laboratory technician when doing crown, bridge and implant dentistry. Digital impressions are more accurate and comfortable for the patient. It also allows for better communication and design of our restorative dentistry. Our office provides state of the art techniques and practices that are research based and proven in our industry to provide better results.

Emergency Dental Examination

An exam that is needed if you are having a dental emergency or pain. We do our best to respond to your needs promptly. If an emergency arises when our office is closed and you are already a patient with us, please call the office and follow the instructions on the answering machine.