When you seek care at Nolensville Dentistry, you are assured that Drs. Harr and Baxter, along with our staff, utilize the latest in technology to enhance the quality and fit for your dental care.
Drs. Harr and Baxter choose carefully which and when radiographs are taken. There are many guidelines that we follow when we take radiographs, which allow us to see everything we cannot see with our own eyes. Radiographs enable us to detect cavities in between your teeth, determine bone level, and analyze the health of your bone. We can also examine the roots and nerves of teeth, diagnose lesions such as cysts or tumors, as well as assess damage when trauma occurs.
Dental radiographs are invaluable aides in diagnosing, treating, and maintaining optimal dental health. Exposure time for dental radiographs is extremely minimal. Drs. Harr and Baxter utilize digital imaging technologies within the office. With digital imaging, exposure time is about 50 percent less when compared to traditional radiographs. Digital imaging can also help us retrieve valuable diagnostic information, as we may be able to see cavities better.
Digital imaging also allows us to store patient images, and enables us to quickly and easily transfer them to specialists or insurance companies.
Digital X-rays offer more precision since we view the image on a computer monitor, instead of holding up a 35 millimeter film up to the light. Digital X-rays results in 1/6th the radiation exposure to you.
Patients looking for an alternative to classic periodontal surgery will appreciate our PerioLase® MVP-7.
Laser dentistry is one of dentistry's latest advances. The laser delivers energy in the form of light. Depending on the intended result, this energy travels at different wavelengths and is absorbed by a target. In dentistry, these targets can be enamel, decay, gum tissue, or whitening enhancers. Each one absorbs a different wavelength of light while reflecting others. Laser dentistry can be used for both tooth and soft tissue-related procedures. The PerioLase MVP-7 can be used to perform LANAP (Laser Assisted New Attachment Procedure), a procedure used to treat moderate to severe periodontal disease without reflecting the gums off of the bone. A patient can generally expect less pain, less gum recession, and no sutures from LANAP.
Areas of dental care that benefit from laser technology:
- Cavity diagnosis and removal
- Curing, or hardening, bonding materials
- Periodontal, or gum related, care
- Pediatric procedures
- Apthous ulcer treatment (canker sore)
- Frenectomy (tongue-tie release) without anesthesia or sutures
- Root canals and apicoectomies
- Crown lengthening, gingivectomy and other gum corrections
Dental lasers have been shown to be safe and effective for treating both children and adults.
Many patients, especially younger patients, are very familiar with the latest technology and are comfortable with our high-tech practice. Computers and TV screens are their primary method of information processing.
Drs. Harr and Baxter utilize intraoral camera technology that helps enhance your understanding of your diagnosis. An intraoral camera is a very small camera, in some cases, just a few millimeters long. An intraoral camera allows our practice to view clear, precise images of your mouth, teeth, and gums in order for us to accurately make a diagnosis. With clear, defined, enlarged images, you see details that may be missed by standard mirror examinations. This can mean faster diagnosis with less chair time for you!
Intraoral cameras also enable our practice to save your images in our office computer to provide a permanent record of treatments. These images can be printed for you, other specialists, and your insurance company.