High-Tech Dentistry

Our doctors use the latest and most advanced technology to bring you the best dental treatment available. You can read about some of the equipment we use to care for your teeth and gums below.

  • Computerized Anesthetic

    High-Tech DentistryThe Wand is a computerized anesthetic delivery system that allows our doctors to deliver a painless injection of local anesthetic. The Wand provides a more comfortable experience for the patient by accurately delivering the anesthetic at a steady, slow rate so there is no discomfort.

  • LANAP Laser Gum Treatment Procedure

    High-Tech DentistryLANAP is considered to be one of the most important innovations of periodontal therapy in decades. Using a Millenium diode laser, our doctors treat gum disease in a minimally invasive procedure that requires no sutures or cutting. Dr. Henriod is certified to use this special FDA-approved protocol, and can speed up the treatment and recovery times for most patients with severe gum disease.

  • Millenium Lasers

    High-Tech DentistryThese lasers are mostly used for the LANAP procedure, but can also be used for routine procedures such as laser disinfection of the deep gum pockets during cleaning. Each laser has a specialized wavelength and many wavelength settings for different applications.

  • Platelets Rich in Growth Factors

    High-Tech DentistryFor speeding up recovery time, our doctors can harness the growth factors from the patient’s own blood by using an in-house centrifuge and lab. This greatly reduces the time needed for the gums to heal.

  • Emdogain® Tissue Regeneration

    High-Tech DentistryOur doctors will often use Emdogain® growth proteins when treating tissue loss due to gum disease. This advanced regeneration formula promotes both soft tissue and hard tissue regrowth, and has been scientifically proven to help rejuvenate difficult or problematic areas affected by periodontal disease.

  • Intraoral Camera

    High-Tech DentistryIntraoral cameras are small digital cameras that are used to examine the interior of the mouth, while transmitting a real-time video to a computer monitor. This allows our doctors to show each patient the state of their teeth and gums, making it easier to educate the patient and to show them any problem areas.

  • Digital X-Rays

    High-Tech DentistryDigital X-rays emit significantly less radiation than conventional X-rays. Digital X-rays are also processed almost instantaneously, and the image quality is very high and often much clearer than conventional film X-rays. Our doctors can more easily educate patients about any problems by zooming in on small areas.

  • Arestin® Therapy

    High-Tech DentistryAfter a deep cleaning, our doctors will often apply Arestin antibiotic therapy to your gum pockets. Arestin is a time-released topical antibiotic that targets gum disease-causing bacteria. This treatment can greatly reduce the chances of gum disease returning or worsening in the future.

  • Ultrasonic Scaler

    High-Tech DentistryUltrasonic scalers use high-frequency waves to remove deep stains, plaque and tartar without hurting your teeth or causing any discomfort. Unlike conventional hand tools, ultrasonic scalers make deep cleanings faster, more efficient and more comfortable for the patient.

  • Piezotome

    High-Tech DentistryThis hard tissue cutting tool can be set to use a wavelength that ignores soft-tissues, such as membranes and blood vessels, and instead only cuts the hard-tissues of the tooth. Our doctors use the Piezotome for procedures such as bone grafting and sinus lifts, extractions and occasionally during implant procedures.

  • CBCT Kodak CT Stream 9300

    High-Tech DentistryOur office uses the Carestream 9000, a 3D cone beam CT scanner that has a built in panoramic feature to view all the most important areas of your mouth in great detail. This machine adds safety and precision when planning the placement of implants, bone grafts and tooth extractions. Our doctors are experts in 3D technology, and Dr. Henriod is a national lecturer on the subject.

  • Radio Surgery

    High-Tech DentistryRadio surgery uses a tiny wavelength to cut tissue and works very similarly to a laser. Our doctors will often use this device for making incisions during surgery, or for sculpting gums by removing tissue. The fine radio wavelengths are more accurate than most lasers and promote fast healing rates. With this advanced tool our doctors can precisely sculpt the gum tissue for many procedures, such as crown lengthening.

  • Diode Laser

    High-Tech DentistryOur doctors also use the Kavo diode laser for pocket disinfection. This laser effectively kills harmful, gum disease-causing bacteria. The laseer can also be used to treat inflamed or bleeding gums.

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