HOW DOES A DIGITAL X-RAY WORK?
A tiny sensor placed in your mouth emits a small amount of radiation, creating a digital image of your internal oral structures and giving Dr. Bass the opportunity to accurately diagnose your dental problems. Whats more, because the image is immediately viewable on a monitor in the operatory, you wont have to leave the chair as you and Dr. Bass study the digital X-ray together. As the most important member of your dental team, you need to understand the condition of your mouth, as well as our recommendations for treatment. Digital radiographs help us help you.
Digital X-rays offer unparalleled benefits over traditional radiographs: theyre convenient, safe for the environment, provide a great opportunity for patient education, can be transferred and copied accurately, and best of all, theyre safer for our patients.
WHAT TO EXPECT WITH SOFT TISSUE LASER THERAPY
After making your comfortable with a mild anesthetic, well clean and smooth out the tooth roots and irrigate pockets to wash away debris. Then well use the soft tissue laser to disinfect the pocket, seal blood vessels, and promote healthy tissue reattachment around your teeth. There are numerous benefits to soft tissue laser therapy including:
Precise- Removes damaged tissue leaving healthy tissue in tact
More Comfortable- No cutting means less anesthesia
Cauterizes- The laser seals as it removes damaged tissue, minimizing bleeding and eliminating the need for stitches.
Less Invasive- No scalpel, no incision, no stitches, no problem!
Faster Recovery- Reduced trauma means that most patients feel better post-procedure than with traditional deep cleanings.
Recent research shows a strong link between the mouth and body. Patients who have gum disease also have an increased risk of several serious health issues including heart attack, stroke, and memory loss. With gum disease as a factor in your overall health, its more important than ever to recognize the symptoms and seek treatment. Call our San Luis Obispo office and make your appointment today.