Advanced Dental Technologies
We live in the greatest age of dentistry. Advancements and understanding are increasing at a staggering pace and staying up to date with these changes is critical to the care of our patients. Evidence continues to mount linking the state of the mouth to the overall condition of the body. Providing patients with knowledge and dental care that can change and improve their quality of life is our ultimate goal.
We constantly strive to give our patients the finest dental care possible, and we understand that our investment in advanced technology leads to better dental outcomes. We use the following innovative technologies described below.
It is a minimally-invasive procedure that works using laser light to kill bacteria in the pockets of the gums, leaving only healthy tissue intact. LANAP® has been approved by the FDA and has been researched thoroughly. We are very pleased with the results that this provides our patients and hold it in high regard for the treatment of gum disease.
Read more about LANAP periodontal therapy.
X-rays are a primary tool for early identification of dental problems. Detecting issues with x-rays before they become problematic can save you money in the long run. At Martin Periodontics, we use digital x-rays, which have several advantages over traditional film based x-rays. Digital x-rays allow us to take x-rays with 1/5th the radiation that you would receive from traditional dental x-rays. The worry of exposure to excess radiation is eliminated.
Large on-screen x-rays make patient communication more effective. The immediate observation of the images on the screen allows us to discuss your dental health quickly and accurately.
Learn more about our digital x-ray technology.
3D Imaging/Cone Beam CT Scan
Our 3D imaging system, or cone beam computed tomography (CT) unit, is essentially a digital x-ray tool that is mounted to a rotating arm. Dental cone beam computed tomography (CT) is a special type of x-ray equipment used when regular dental or facial x-rays are not sufficient. Dr. Martin and Dr. Prabhu use this technology to produce three dimensional (3-D) images of your teeth, soft tissues, nerve pathways and bone in a single scan.
Learn more about our 3D Imaging/Cone Beam CT technology.
Platelet Rich Fibrin/Platelet Rich Plasma
Platelet-rich fibrin (PRF) and platelet-rich plasma (PRP) are processes where a portion of the patient's own blood is optimized with specific techniques to promote faster healing of areas of the body.
Read more about Platelet Rich Fibrin/Platelet Rich Plasma.
If you have questions about the technology used in our practice, or if you are ready to schedule your consultation, contact us today.