Advanced Dental Technology – Clifton, NJ
The Benefits of Modern Dentistry
We firmly believe that great dentistry requires a personal touch, but that doesn’t mean that keeping up with the latest technology isn’t important. Advancements such as intraoral cameras and digital X-rays have helped us make more accurate, detailed diagnoses while soft tissue lasers make it easier for us to keep our patients comfortable during certain procedures. This page covers some of the most important advancements in technology that we use on a regular basis here at Allwood Family Dentistry to serve our patients.
An intraoral camera is a small device that lets us take a picture of the inside of your mouth. If there’s a decayed tooth or some other kind of dental damage, we can show you exactly what it looks like. We find that intraoral cameras make it a lot easier to explain our recommendations to our patients so that they fully understand why we’re recommending specific treatments. Also, the images captured by our intraoral camera are highly detailed and often let us catch small dental issues that could have been overlooked.
Digital technology has changed the way dentists take X-rays. Now instead of having to develop the images in a darkroom, we can view them right away on a monitor. This process greatly reduces radiation exposure compared to traditional X-rays. In fact, it’s estimated that digital imaging can reduce radiation by as much as 80%; needless to say, we prefer this method for being much safer for our patients and our team members.
Soft Tissue Laser
We can use soft tissue lasers to treat gum disease and perform other procedures involving the gums. Lasers have several advantages over traditional dental tools. They’re much more precise, making it easier to focus on just the parts of the tissue that actually need to be treated. Also, they cause very little discomfort; we don’t even need to numb your mouth for the procedure. And finally, because they cauterize exposed blood vessels right away, they reduce bleeding and healing time at the end of the procedure.