Digital x-rays are the newest technology used in dentistry to take and archive dental x-rays. Digital x-rays in Schaumburg, IL are fast, comfortable, and efficient in oral health assessment. This technique uses an electronic sensor that captures a digital image of the teeth with their supporting bone structures and stores the images on the computers in our dental office in Schaumburg, IL. You and Dr. Aristodemo will be able to instantly view your x-rays and enlarge the image to aid in the identification of dental problems and to guage your dental health. Your dentist in Schaumburg, IL will use this information to create an individualized treatment plan.
More importantly, they require no chemical processing and they emit up to 90% less radiation than the already-low exposure of traditional x-rays!
An intraoral camera is a highly advanced innovation in dentistry that allows our team at Happy Smiles Family Dentistry to get an up close view inside your mouth.
The intraoral handpiece is approximately the size and shape of a dental mirror. It has a build-in light source, so it gives us easy-to-see video and still-pictures. We are able to zoom closely on one tooth or give you a video tour of your entire mouth. The images or video is displayed on a large screen so you are able to view broken fillings, cracked teeth, plaque build-up, bleeding gums, or any condition that you may have.
At Happy Smiles Family Dentistry, our team utilizes the intraoral camera to make sure our patients are fully educated about their currently oral health situations and any treatment our office may be recommending.
The Wand is a computer-assisted system for local anesthesia. It carefully guides your dentist in Schaumburg, IL as she is performing dental injections. Patients who experience our technology will find it offers less pain and more contained numbness for the area that is being treated by using single tooth anesthesia (STA). The Wand uses patented technology to control the flow rate and pressure of the anesthesia during the injection. Three speeds are tailored for each injection type to ensure optimal comfort and effectiveness. The Wand also identifies intraligamentary tissue so Dr. Aristodemo can find the precise location for injections. As a result, patients receive successful, virtually painless single tooth anesthesia (STA) with no collateral numbness.
DIAGNOdent technology uses a laser diode to inspect teeth, comparing reflection wavelength against a healthy baseline wavelength to uncover decay. First, we take a benchmark reading by aiming the laser onto one of your healthy enamel tooth surfaces, shining the laser into all suspect areas. As it pulses into grooves, fissures and cracks, the laser reflects fluorescent light of a specific wavelength which is measured by receptors, converted to an acoustic signal, evaluated electronically to reveal a value between 1 and 100, and then displayed on a screen.
Any variation from the healthy baseline value stimulates emission of a different wavelength and alerts Dr. Aristodemo to a weakened area of decay. Not surprisingly, this technology quickly and precisely identifies even the tiniest bit of decay. This means shallower, simpler fillings, preserving more tooth structure, and providing a specific means of monitoring suspicious areas. No X-rays are required with DIAGNOdent, so patients do not have to worry about radiation exposure.
Logicon Caries Detector Software
Logicon Caries Detector Software helps your dentist in Schaumburg, IL visually analyze radiographs and diagnose caries on proximal surfaces. This cutting-edge diagnostic software assists Dr. Aristodemo in spotting cavities and decay earlier by helping her assess X-rays (radiographs). The Logicon Caries Detector Software also helps us verify areas that we noticed during the visual and manual dental exams to determine whether your oral health would benefit from a restoration. If we determine that treatment is necessary, we will provide you with a natural-looking, metal-free restoration that is suited to your oral and overall health.