To improve your care we've invested in a new way of looking into your mouth-a procedure that's fast, and incredibly precise - digital x-rays. Even more amazing is that we get an image immediately that is large, clear, and accurate, right next to your chair…ready for discussion. Digital x-ray technology speeds and simplifies the diagnostic part of your treatment, and most importantly allows us to provide a much higher level of care.
Clear Picture, Clear Understanding, & Clearly Improved Care
Digital radiography makes for fast and easy evaluation of even the most complex dental conditions. The instantaneous, clear computer screen image allows us to immediately discuss the findings with you. Together, we can examine the outer and inner structures and tissues of each tooth, the surrounding roots, root canals, and gums.
Fewer Rays, Fantastic Results
Previous dental treatment required long series of x-rays to determine what was going on in someone's mouth. Then there was time in the darkroom, developing the x-rays in chemicals, followed by even more time spent examining films on a special light board. But this cumbersome process is entirely outmoded by digital radiography. Now, you simply relax in the dental chair while we briefly position a tiny 'sensor' inside your mouth. The sensor acts like a miniature VCR camera, having a chip that is sensitive to x-rays, rather than light. As a result, you're exposed to 90% less radiation than with traditional x-ray techniques.
We receive a highly detailed image almost instantaneously on our computer screen. These images have all the conveniences of other digitized images: we can rotate it, magnify it, adjust it for contrast, and even color-code it for educational purposes. For insurance purposes, referrals, or patient education, it can be easily, inexpensively and faithfully reproduced any number of times.
It used to be that when your dentist wanted to let you know what was going on inside your mouth, he or she took a look around and then verbally described what they saw. Perhaps you'd even get to look in a mirror, squinting and searching around, trying to understand what he was talking about. But now, thanks to a wonderful new technology called an intra-oral camera, you can relax in your chair while simultaneously observing a real-time movie of the inside of your mouth in a digital format, magnified 35 times its normal size, on an adjacent TV monitor! Our intra-oral camera & digital imaging allow us to observe, diagnose and communicate clearly what's going on inside your mouth, while reducing your exposure to radiation. Not only does this make it simple to see and understand what Dr. Lunn is diagnosing, but it makes it simple for us to keep incredibly accurate records from one visit to the next.
The benefits of Lasers in dentistry can help to reshape and/or eliminate excess gum tissue for both health and aesthetic purposes, improve healing in the mouth and eliminate bacteria in periodontal (gum) pockets around teeth. There are many other uses of dental lasers for soft tissue treatments, including reduction in discomfort for fever blisters and cold sores, reposition of muscle attachment (frenula), Laser band-aids, and exposing partially erupted wisdom teeth..
When Dr. Lunn works on your teeth, he'll most likely be wearing a funny-looking pair of glasses. These 'glasses' are actually surgical telescopes that allow him to see and evaluate intricate details as he works, making tiny but important adjustments to the procedure that would go unnoticed with the naked eye.