Like many fields, dentistry is constantly evolving. Not only does Dr. G stay informed through new research, but he also makes an effort to incorporate new technology that’s been recently adopted by dental offices. If he brings this technology to the dental office, it’s because he believes it will make your visits more efficient, comfortable, and modern. To learn more about how we utilize this technology and improve your treatments, keep reading. If you like what you see, feel free to give us a call and schedule an appointment!
It’s not uncommon for a dental office to offer digital X-rays over traditional methods that require hazardous chemicals and a dark room. Not only can we develop detailed images of your bone structure much faster and with better clarity thanks to digital technology, but they also produce far less radiation along the way. Our dental office is happy to use the Schick 33 X-ray device to produce images high in detail and stands out from other machines thanks to its advanced digital sensors.
Clear and consistent communication is essential at our dental office; helping you stay informed means you can stay engaged in the treatment process. With our Mouthwatch intraoral camera, we can capture high-quality images that help us when developing diagnoses. From there, we display them on a nearby monitor and explain to you any potential problem areas before recommending care. That way, you know exactly what needs to be done to prevent or treat dental damage.
While X-rays are important for diagnostics, they don’t always provide us with the information we need. That’s where the KaVo OP 3D cone beam scanner comes into play. In less than 10 seconds, we can create a panoramic image of your whole mouth, capturing your teeth and other underlying dental structures, including the nerve pathways and blood vessels underneath your gums. When you need to have dental implants placed with the least amount of error possible, this is the technology we utilize to get the job done right.
We understand that dental impressions are far from the most pleasant experience. When you need to bite into gray putty material, it can be uncomfortable to hold in your mouth. Furthermore, the chance for human error is generally higher, especially compared to our digital alternative! Instead of having to repeat the process over and over again just to get a proper mold, digital impressions allow for much easier and more reliable 3D images. Most importantly, they also make the process simpler and more comfortable for patients.
With the help of the CariScreen Caries Susceptibility Test, it’s easy for Dr. G to know exactly how high your risk is for cavities. In just one minute, we can complete the test using advanced bioluminescence, which highlights areas where bacteria has begun to accumulate. If you have large amounts of bacteria present in your mouth, your risk for decay goes up significantly. With CariScreen, we can locate cavities, even in their earliest stages, then recommend treatments to address them sooner, rather than later.
When you find the early signs of oral cancer, it can make a big difference between a good 5-year prognosis and a deadly one. However, there are some oral abnormalities that even the naked eye can’t see, which is why we do everything possible to catch them during routine exams. To do this, we utilize the VELscope oral assessment system, which involves shining a special light onto your oral tissue to better identify potentially harmful areas of your mouth.
At NU Dental Staten Island, Dr. G uses the Gemini 810 + 980 diode laser, a dual-wavelength soft tissue laser available to dentists and other medical professionals alike in the United States. Not only does he use laser dentistry to remove diseased or unwanted gum tissue with better precision and quickness, but he can conserve more of your healthy tissue along the way! Many people are surprised to hear that dental lasers actually make treatments easier to complete in both the short- and long-term by minimizing bleeding, speeding up healing time, and sterilizing the area to lower the risk of infection as you recover.