Our Technology at Great Smiles Family Dentistry in Toledo, OH
Our Digital X-ray can check for cavities without the pain or pinch of biting on bitewings. This tool captures images of your teeth and the surrounding structures. This allows for us to take a close look and determine if further procedures need to be taken to strengthen your smile. With the images being digital, your teeth can be viewed closer than ever before.
This piece of equipment allows for photos to be taken of the entire mouth from different angles that years ago would have been impossible. With the images being spread out on a monitor to view, you can see first hand what Dr. Khan is explaining and understand what is happening in your mouth. This camera is also helpful to gain acceptance from insurance companies for procedures.
Laser Dentistry is a very effective way to perform a number of dental procedures in a safe and effective way. Causing less pain and issues than normal procedures, lasers are a step in the right direction for patients who have anxiety when thinking about dental visits. Dr. Khan controls the intensity and exposure of the lasers on tissue to perform procedures without causing any damage to the surrounding tissue. This form of procedure removes a lot of other tools normally needed such as drills and anesthesia. With less damage being done, healing times are much faster and causes less problems. Laser Dentistry is safe and effective, and you get to wear cool sunglasses during the procedure.
Examples of what Laser Dentistry can do:
- Detect cavities early on
- Soothe sensitive teeth
- Tooth whitening
- Reduce pain caused by cold sores
- Eliminate speech problems such as tongue tied or speech impediments
- Remove Cavities and prep for fillings
Unlike a normal x-ray, a panorex creates a full 360 degree view of your entire skull. Due to this, it is able to help identify issues that would otherwise go unnoticed with a regular x-ray. This helps tremendously and gives a lot of information to Dr. Khan that can help him see any potential issues by showing structural problems, infections, and asymmetry.
Rotary Endodontics is a more comfortable way to perform the typical root canal procedure, which is when the roots and nerves are removed from the tooth due to infection and pain. With Rotary Endodontics, an electric hand piece is used to speed up the removal process with ease and less discomfort to the patient.