Computerized Jaw Tracking:
This produces 3D imaging of the jaw, neck and joints to better diagnose, when at rest and when in motion. (opening and closing)
Measures the muscle activity when in motion and at rest.
Allows the dentist to hear any joint noises when the jaw is in motion. Joint noises are a symptom of malocclusion and joint damage.
The Diode Laser is used more for a cosmetic purpose. If a patient has a "gummy smile" or an uneven gum line, the diode laser can contour the gum tissue, greatly enhancing the appearance of the smile.
The Intraoral and Digital Camera:
The inra-oral camera is a tiny device the dentist uses to project an image of your teeth onto a large TV screen. The digital cameras also enable the dentist to take detailed photos and project them onto a screen. It can then reveal cracks, decay and other problems that may not be visible to the naked eye. Thus, the proper treatment may be prescribed and the result will be better oral health.
For patients who dread the shot of novocaine, The Wand is welcome technology. The Wand is a computer controlled local anesthetic injection system that provides remarkably comfortable and effective anesthetic delivery.
The newest Cavitron is a state-of-the-art dental scaler that removes deposits and bacteria from the tooth. The tool detects the amount of build-up on the tooth and adjusts its pressure accordingly. The result is a more comfortable, more effective treatment for periodontal disease.
The DIAGOdent Laser is used as a detecting device. This advanced laser can detect decay earlier then the more conventional methods. In fact, it can find 50% of the decay that goes undetected by present diagnostic methods. It is valuable in the prevention of dental problems, and the promotion of good oral health.
If you have questions about laser dentistry, or if you would like to schedule an appointment to see Dr. Esler, please contact us by calling (806) 576-3076 today. Esler Dental Group serves patients from Amarillo, Borger, Dalhart, and nearby communities in Texas.