Drs. Campbell and Schmidt have a strong focus on providing patients state-of-the-art equipment and technology in order to offer the most efficient and effective treatment available. One of our additions to the office has been the Dexis Digital X-ray System. Dexis utilizes today’s technological capabilities in the digital field and applies it to dental diagnostics. Some of the advantages of digital x-rays are:
- Improved x-ray quality
- Interactive viewing of the images on the computer screen
- Most importantly, up to 90% reduction of radiation
Digital X-rays are a technology of the future. With this software, we can easily and thoroughly involve our patients with the treatment planning discussions. Call Drs. Campbell and Schmidt today to find out more about this technology.
With DEXIS CariVu™, Dr. Campbell and Dr. Schmidt can essentially look through your tooth. The system uses patented transillumination technology to reveal cavities and cracks that would otherwise be invisible in your teeth. The safe, near-infrared light makes healthy enamel appear transparent while cavities, cracks and other lesions trap the light and appear darker. The result is visually similar to an x-ray image.
OraVerse is the first and only local anesthetic reversal agent that accelerates the return to normal sensation and function for patients who want to avoid the unwanted and unnecessary lingering soft tissue numbness after routine dental procedures. 87% of our patients surveyed expressed interest in a product that reduces the unwanted after-effects of local anesthesia (novocaine). With OraVerse, we’re able to do just that, allowing patients to return to their daily routines right away.
Digital Impression System
Traditional bite impressions required patients to physically bite into a putty-like material. These captured impressions are then sent on to a dental lab where a restoration can be crafted. Digital impressions are not only easier and more comfortable to capture, they also reduce treatment time dramatically as they are instantly available via computer to dental labs or our in-office E4D milling unit. We use the iTero™ digital impression system to offer patients the most precise and effective dental restorations.
Soft Tissue Laser
Laser dentistry allows our team to complete a number of treatments with improved comfort, reduced bleeding, and decreased time to heal. Using a state-of-the-art diode laser, our Lake Forest dentist offers a number of treatments including scaling and root planing following gum disease and cosmetic gum recontouring to improve the appearance of patients’ smiles. By using soft tissue lasers rather than a traditional scalpel and suture techniques to complete these procedures, patients’ risk for infection is significantly reduced.
Dentists have relied on drills to remove decay, reshape damaged dental structure, and perform a number of daily tasks, but the whine of the dental drill is one of the many things patients report dreading about visiting the dentist. At our office, we use Air Abrasion to remove decay and damage. This method offers patients increased comfort, improved precision in the removal of the damaged structure, and reduces anxiety for many patients.
T-Scan Bite Analysis
The way teeth fit together has a huge impact on patients’ overall oral health. When rows of teeth come together in their ideal alignment, they do not wear evenly, cause undo strain on jaw joints, or block the airway. Whether we’re planning occlusal adjustment as part of TMJ dysfunction treatment or orthodontic care or simply adjusting the positioning of a new restoration within the bite, the T-Scan bite analysis system allows our team to complete these treatments in the most precise manner for ideal patient comfort and optimal oral health.
Light Scalpel CO2
The LightScalpel CO2 laser delivers a concentrated light beam to the treatment area, quickly removing gum tissue. Because of its precision, the laser cleanly vaporizes tissue while sealing blood vessels to minimize bleeding and recovery. The laser results in less trauma to the tissue, which means minimal discomfort. We use the LightScalpel laser to “erase” thick gum tissue and recontour the gum line, remove gum tissue for dental implant procedures, and release lip or tongue ties. Patients of all ages can benefit from the LightScalpel CO2 laser, and it is even safe for babies needing a frenectomy.
We use this sophisticated technology to record jaw and chewing muscle activity. The data that we collect helps us diagnose and treat TMJ disorder, craniofacial pain, and sleep disorders. We can detect muscle asymmetry, precise muscle movements, and the effectiveness of muscle usage. It’s painless to use and takes only a few minutes to collect necessary feedback and assess the data that is used for a proposed treatment plan.
MLS Laser Technology
This is not a “cutting” laser. Instead, it’s a top-of-the-line laser used to treat TMJ disorder. Our patients are raving about their results from the MLS Laser Technology. This advanced and safe device is equipped with dual-wavelength lasers that facilitate healing in the TMJ joint by reducing inflammation on a cellular level. It’s fast and easy to use and is a remarkable way to manage and reduce TMJ pain. As a result, you’ll experience relief in record time from your TMJ disorder and without the need for medication.
Planmeca Milling Unit Same-Day Crowns
Our in-office milling unit allows us to fabricate custom dental crowns during your appointment. Using a small handheld wand, we capture digital images of your tooth after it is prepared, and then those images are sent to the milling unit in our on-site lab. The machine mills the crown while you wait, reducing additional trips to our office. Plus, it eliminates the need for goopy impressions and waiting weeks for a permanent crown. Instead, your tooth is prepared, and the crown is made and placed in a single visit.
Synapse Dental Pain Eraser
This FDA-cleared device is available for use in our office. We also offer an at-home version that is available by prescription only. Using a safe and effective Advanced Pulsewave Technology™, the device delivers a mild electrical current about 1 cm deep. As a result, histamine is reduced, which helps relieve inflammation and pain associated with various dental conditions like tooth sensitivity, mouth ulcers, post-op pain, and orthodontic discomfort. The device is also helpful as an in-office treatment right before a dental cleaning or periodontal treatment. It is safe to use on most individuals, even children. However, those that are pregnant, experience seizures, or have a pacemaker should not use this device.