Just like any professional field, dentistry is constantly evolving. For Dr. G, it means that staying informed is incredibly important, whether it’s on new research or advancements in diagnostic technology. Additionally, he takes the time to incorporate new technology into the office that he believes will make your visits less time-consuming, more comfortable, and of course, modern. If you’d like to learn more about how he utilizes new technology and makes your treatments better, keep reading. However, you can always see these advancements yourself when you call and schedule an appointment.
While many dental offices offer digital X-rays, it’s worth mentioning why they are safer. For one, they do not rely on hazardous chemicals to develop film, nor do they require a large dark room. They also produce up to 85% less radiation compared to traditional methods. With them, our office is able to develop highly detailed images of your oral structures faster and with improved clarity. At this time, we make use of the Schick 33 X-ray device, which produces images that stand out from other machines thanks to the built-in digital sensors.
There are few things more important than communication at our practice. If you aren’t able to stay informed, you aren’t as engaged in the process as you could be. Our Mouthwatch intraoral camera can capture high-quality images that help us showcase your mouth’s current condition, better explain diagnoses, and recommend treatments. By the time your exam is complete, you’ll know exactly what needs to be done to prevent or treat dental problems.
X-rays are one of the most important aspects of dental diagnostics, but they aren’t the only way we gather information about your oral health. In cases like these, we use the KaVo OP 3D cone beam scanner. In just 10 seconds, we can capture a 3D panoramic image of your entire mouth, teeth and other underlying structures, and confirm the location of nerve pathways and blood vessels underneath the gums. Dental implant placement provides little room for error, and our 3D scanner ensures that the treatment gets done right the first time.
Dental impressions are not exactly the most comfortable experience. However, your comfort matters, which is why instead of asking you to bite into gray, putty-like impression material, we opt for a technology that introduces less human error to the equation. Our digital impression technology removes the need for having to perform impression treatment over and over again just so you can receive a proper mold. With our scanner’s reliable 3D images, we can simplify the process and ensure patients have a more pleasant dental experience.
Knowing your risk for cavities is half the battle when it comes down to prevention. With the CariScreen Susceptibility Test, Dr. G can easily confirm your risk ahead of time. Scanning your mouth only takes about a minute and once complete, we can highlight which areas that bacteria has begun to accumulate (and therefore know which areas are at highest risk for cavities.) The more bacteria you have in your mouth, the highest your risk tends to be. The CariScreen utilizes bioluminescence to catch cavities, despite being in the earliest stages of development.
Finding the early stages of oral cancer is crucial to receiving a positive 5-year prognosis, rather than one that could cut your life short. Unfortunately, oral cancer can cause abnormalities invisible to the naked eye, which is where the VELscope comes into play. During your routine exams, we use the VELscope oral assessment system. This process involves shining a special light directly onto your oral tissue, which causes potentially harmful areas of your mouth to light up.
If you’ve only heard of dentists and other medical professionals making use of soft tissue laser to perform treatments, visiting NU Dental Eatontown gives you a chance to experience it in person. Dr. G makes use of the Gemini 810 + 980 diode laser, which is a dual-wavelength soft tissue variety that can be used to remove diseased or excessive gum tissue with improved precision and efficiency compared to traditional solutions. We can also conserve more of your healthy gum tissue in the process. When you first experience it, you may be surprised by how much easier it makes dental treatments as well as its ability to minimize short- and long-term bleeding, expedite healing time, and sterilize the area, which dramatically reduces infection risks.