Technology & Patient SafetyYour Safety & Comfort are Our Top Priority
To ensure that each patient receives the very best in every dental procedure, modern advancements in technology are continually being added to our dental practice. Our dentists are regularly receiving additional training, helping them to stay current with the swift progression provided by modern technology.
Continual improvements are being made to our practice, providing patients with confidence in knowing that they are receiving the best possible care for their conditions.
Rest assured that you will be treated with the very best current dental techniques and modern safety procedures, ensuring that you receive the highest quality care at every visit and with every dental procedure.
Dr. Granovsky and Dr. Urban have received extensive training in non-surgical and surgical dental procedures using the most cutting-edge technologies available for your safety and your comfort. Please click on the topics below to learn more about each one.
For years our office has utilized digital x-rays to image our patients. This cutting-edge technology saves time and reduces your exposure to dental radiation by nearly 90% over traditional x-rays. Here at Smile Design Dental Team, your safety is our greatest concern. Learn more about the digital x-rays we offer…
Many patients are frightened by needles, drilling, and/or numbness. For those patients, Laser Dentistry may be the perfect solution.
Laser technology is one of dentistry’s latest and most intriguing advances. Dental lasers deliver energy in the form of light. Depending on the preferred end result, this light energy travels at varying wavelengths and is absorbed by a “target.” In dentistry, these specific “targets” may be tooth decay, tooth enamel, gum tissue or whitening enhancers.
Laser dentistry can be used for both tooth-related and soft tissue-related dental procedures. The best part is that, often times, no local anesthetic is required, which is a big relief for patients with a fear of needles. As opposed to dentistry done with a typical dental drill, laser dentistry produces no heat or unsettling vibration, which makes the procedure that much more comfortable for a majority of patients. What’s more, with soft tissue procedures (surgical procedures) laser dentistry eliminates the need for suturing (stitches), and the healing process typically happens much more quickly.
Want to learn more about laser dentistry and the comfort it provides? Contact us today and we’ll be happy to discuss it with you!
Laser Periodontal Therapy
The Laser Assisted New Attachment Procedure™ (LANAP™) is an innovative, bio compatible periodontal therapy designed for the effective treatment of gum disease through regeneration, rather than resection, making it well aligned with the goal of bio-compatible periodontal therapy to eliminate infection without eliminating tooth structure.
With Laser Periodontal Therapy, a tiny laser fiber is inserted between the tooth and the gum, and the infection is cleared away without any cutting or stitching of the gums. The tooth roots are then thoroughly cleaned of tartar and plaque, and the laser is used again with a different setting to create a stable, firm blood clot to seal the pocket. LANAP targets and eliminates only diseased tissue and conserves healthy root structures and gum tissue, reflecting bio compatible periodontal therapeutic principles. Furthermore, because LANAP assists with the formation of a fibrin clot between the tooth and gum to initiate attachment, the procedure allows the patient’s own immune system to assist in the healing process.
The LANAP Laser Periodontal Therapy Advantage
LANAP provides a number of benefits over traditional surgery, including reduced post-operative pain, fewer sessions, and a quicker, easier recovery time. Unlike conventional scalpel/suture flap surgery, LANAP is fast, usually requiring just one to two sessions each lasting two to three hours, and patients can often return to their regular daily activities immediately following the procedure.
If you are in need of gum disease treatment and would like to learn more about LANAP Laser Periodontal Therapy, contact us today. One of our friendly dental team members will be happy to discuss the procedure and the options that best fit your personal needs.
iTero Element Intraoral Scanner
The iTero Element Intraoral Scanner represents the next generation of iTero intraoral scanning design capabilities. Using this wonderful, cutting-edge technology we are able to provide a better patient experience and show actual simulated treatment outcomes. Exciting, right? We think so, too! In addition to this amazing technology, we also offer digital x-rays, which offer a better view of your mouth with a whopping 90% less radiation. It’s all part of providing our patients with the safest, most thorough dental care available.
The Intraoral Camera is a revolutionary diagnostic dental tool allowing us to more identify potential problems within the mouth early on. The tiny intraoral camera can be inserted into a patient’s mouth, taking pictures of the teeth and displaying the images on a computer screen. Using the intraoral camera saves time and makes problems easily visible to both the patient and the doctor. Patients can view the areas we will be working on, making procedures more understandable. The accompanying software also provides clear and accurate data so that the best treatment options can be selected. To learn more about the intraoral camera, please contact our office today.
Equipment & Instrument Sterilization
Everyone benefits from rigorous infection control: you, your dentist, and the dental team. The cornerstone of a good, safe dental practice is trust. You should feel confident in the care you receive at your dentist’s office. That’s why we want you to know everything about our daily procedures and policies. Dr. Granovsky, Dr. Urban, and our entire dental team follow procedures recommended by several federal agencies, including: the Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA), the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). These measures include:
- Use of disinfectant hand soap
- Use of gloves and face masks
- Chemical disinfection of counter tops and surfaces
- Sterilization of all equipment before every use
- Use of disposable materials
Our office heat sterilizes all reusable equipment, including dental hand-pieces. We use an autoclave, a device which kills bacteria and viruses by steam, heat, and pressure. Additionally, we help our patients with their effectiveness in their at-home cleaning.
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