WHAT? YOU JUST GAVE ME A SHOT? I BARELY FELT ANYTHING DOC! We use a new buffering pen that buffers the acid in anesthetic carpules which is added as a preservative. It takes the sting out of the injection by changing the acidic anesthetic to the neutral pH of the body. Shown on the left – The Onset Buffering Pen™. [...]
Did you know that a hormone, called leptin, is made during the deep stages of sleep which controls your appetite? Sleep apnea can deprive your body of this, causing weight gain. Alzheimer’s disease and strokes may be linked to this sleeping disorder also. I have mild sleep apnea, so I wear an oral appliance at night that holds my jaw forward and keeps my [...]
Oral cancer is on the rise, due to increase in the Human papillomavirus. This instrument compares the natural UV florescence of healthy tissue with non-fluorescing pre-cancerous tissue. It's included with the initial examination.
Spectral cavity detection looks at the wavelength that bacteria reflect under a special light. It gives a more accurate indication of dental caries than the old way of using a dental explorer. It's included in the initial examination.
New device uses very sensitive microphones to listen to the TMJ & determine if path-ology is present. It is called Joint Vibration Analysis. It costs $30 for this test in our office.
Beautiful natural-looking fillings are now possible with 3M’s Filtec Supreme™. This composite exhibits remarkable wear resistance and very natural appearance. They cost $120 - $225 using our in-office dental plan.