Advanced Dental Technology
Dr. Barry Mercer and his team have invested in much of the latest dental technology in order to ensure our patients are comfortable and always receive dentistry services that exceed their highest expectations. Innovations in dental techniques and technologies allow us to create more precise treatment plans, preserve greater amounts of healthy natural tooth structure, and make almost any dental procedure faster and more comfortable. If you’d like to find out more or schedule an appointment, contact our Loomis dental office today.
Traditional film x-rays allowed medical professionals to see below the surface into patients’ bones. Unfortunately, these x-rays required large quantities of radiation to capture, took time to develop, could only be viewed on a specialized light board, and had to be physically stored and transported. Digital x-rays reduce radiation exposure by as much as 90%, making them much safer for patients. Additionally, they produce clearer images of the inner workings of teeth and those parts of the tooth not visible below the gums. These digital x-rays are immediately viewable on chairside computer monitors, and the electronic files can be quickly stored and compared between appointments.
Soft Tissue Laser
Soft tissue lasers allow us to more comfortably complete a number of procedures that were previously performed using scalpels and sutures. The high intensity laser waves remove the damaged or unnecessary soft tissue while simultaneously cauterizing the treatment site. This means less bleeding during treatment and reduced inflammation and healing time after. We offer numerous soft tissue laser dentistry services including:
- Scaling and root planing for gum disease sufferers
- Crown lengthening in preparation for restorations
- Cosmetically reshaping the smile line
Most of our patients have heard the clichéd phrase, “A picture is worth a thousand words.” Dr. Mercer truly believes in this idea, especially when it comes to providing better education and explanations to his patients. We use a high tech, intraoral camera to capture photos of patients’ smiles. Rather than describing an area for concern or trying to point to it in a mirror, we show the patient exactly what we’re talking about from the dentist’s eye view. There is no greater dental treatment tool than intraoral photography to increase patient knowledge and confidence in their oral health care plan.