Evolving techniques in modern dentistry make your visits faster, easier, more comfortable, and better for the world around us. The latest advances provide for earlier, less-invasive treatment, which means faster healing and greater precision for dental procedures. The results can be outstanding!
75% Reduction in Radiation
Our practice uses digital X-rays! With this technology, an image is taken of your mouth with a digital sensor and downloaded into our computer, where it is immediately available. No more waiting for images to develop. This method results in 75% less radiation than conventional X-rays, with no more chemical waste to pollute the environment.
Intra-Oral Camera Makes You a Part of the Team
Dr. Lindsten works hand-in-hand with patients to forge a bond of teamwork. One of the ways he does this is through the use of a high-tech tool, the intra-oral camera. This amazing device is a miniature video camera, displaying a close-up picture of the inside of your mouth. You can see what work needs to be done and which teeth are doing fine. You then become an active participant in each dental decision. You’ll love how this works!
The Cleanest Your Teeth Can Be
We utilize a Piezo Scaler™ to eliminate deposits of plaque and calculus (tartar) from your teeth, even under the gum line and in the deep pockets caused by gum disease. This hand tool uses high-frequency vibrations to allow us to strip deposits from your teeth faster than with traditional scaling instruments. Your teeth will have never felt so clean! As a bonus, most patients report less discomfort with the Piezo Scaler.
Sterilization is taken very seriously in our office. In addition to cleaning and sterilizing all instruments after every use, single-use tools are used where possible. Instruments are sterilized after each use with a special unit called an autoclave, which is regularly monitored by an independent lab to ensure the maximum level of safety and cleanliness. Your health is too vital for us to take even the slightest risk.
Tooth Decay: A Different Approach – The ICON™ Method
Dr. Lindsten is a firm believer that “the best dentistry is the least dentistry.” This is manifested in a philosophy called “micro invasive dentistry.” Drilling and filling is a perfectly valid way to treat decay and restore teeth. However, one drawback to these procedures is that healthy tooth structure can be lost during treatment. With the Icon method tooth decay can be treated in the very beginning stages before it becomes a big issue. And the best part? NO DRILLING. In fact, you won’t even need a shot. It’s completely painless. This treatment ARRESTS the development of dental caries without removing any healthy tooth structure. Ask us if the Icon method is right for you or your family.
No More ‘Fat Lips’ or Numbness After Treatment!
When a patient exits the dental chair after routine care, they are often “numb” for 3 to 5 hours. It’s hard to talk or eat and the face and lips feel “fat.” What if that didn’t have to happen anymore? We are delighted to offer our patients OraVerse™. This amazing product reverses the anesthetic after your treatment is finished. It takes about 15 minutes to get a patient back to normal. So if the thought of being numb for hours after your treatment makes you uncomfortable – we can take care of that for you!
Nothing beats an easier, more comfortable dental visit. If you have questions about the latest dental technology, give us a call today at (815) 398-3900.