When you seek care at our office, you can be assured that Drs. Sanford, Hausman, and Doran and their staff utilize the latest in technology and invest heavily in continuing education to enhance the quality of your dental care.
Drs. Sanford, Hausman, and Doran choose carefully which and when radiographs are taken and will only take the radiographs that are necessary for your dental treatment. Radiographs allow us to see everything we cannot see with our own eyes. Radiographs enable us to detect dental decay between your teeth and underneath and around existing restorations. In addition, it allows us to assess supporting bone level and health. With dental radiographs we can also evaluate the roots and nerves of teeth, diagnose pathological lesions such as cysts or tumors, as well as assess damage following dental trauma.
Dental radiographs are invaluable aids in diagnosing, treating, and maintaining dental health. Drs. Sanford, Hausman, and Doran utilize digital imaging technologies within their office. Exposure time for dental radiographs is extremely minimal to start with, however, when compared with traditional film radiography, digital imaging exposure time is about half, which results in 1/6th the radiation exposure. Digital imaging can also help us assess decay and pathology with greater accuracy since we view the image on a computer monitor, instead of holding a 35mm film up to a light.
Digital imaging enables us to quickly and easily transfer them to referrals, specialists or insurance companies as necessary.
Laser dentistry is one of dentistry’s latest advances. The laser delivers energy in the form of light. Depending on the intended result, this energy travels at different wavelengths and is absorbed by a “target.” In dentistry, these targets can be enamel, decay, gum tissue, or whitening enhancers. Each one absorbs a different wavelength of light while reflecting others. Laser dentistry can be used for both tooth and soft tissue related procedures. Oftentimes no local anesthesia is required. For soft tissue (surgical) procedures it eliminates the need for suturing and healing is much faster. Our office uses a laser for some select soft tissue procedures.
Areas of dental care that benefit from laser technology:
- Periodontal, or gum related, care
- Apthous Ulcer treatment (canker sore)
- Frenectomy (tongue-tie release) without anesthesia or sutures
- Crown lengthening, gingivectomy and other gum corrections
Dental lasers have been shown to be safe and effective for treating both children and adults.
Drs. Sanford, Hausman, and Doran utilize intraoral camera technology. We find that it helps enhance your understanding of your diagnosis. An intraoral camera is a very small camera that allows our practice to take and view clear, precise images of your mouth, teeth and gums. With clear, defined, enlarged images we can better explain and show you details relevant to your dental care diagnosis and treatment.
Intraoral cameras also enable our practice to save your images in our office computer to provide a permanent record of your dental diagnosis and treatment. These images canthen be e-mailed or printed for you,referrals, specialists, andour dentallab, or insurance companies if necessary.