Advanced Technology & Services in Columbia Elevate Your Oral Health
Thanks to modern technology, dentistry is capable of doing much more than simply giving you a clean smile. Now, we’re able to catch, diagnose, and treat an even wider array of problems much faster while always keeping you completely comfortable. If you haven’t been to the dentist in a while, you’ll be amazed at what we’re able to accomplish now. Below, you can learn more about some of the great tools and advanced treatments we offer our patients every day.
Sleep Apnea Therapy
Sleep apnea is a very serious condition characterized by loud, chronic snoring and brief lapses in breathing during the night, and this can leave a person feeling constantly exhausted and even endanger their overall health. Fortunately, we can offer a simple solution to this problem using a custom-made oral appliance. Just by wearing it at night, it can help a patient breathe normally and get the deep, restful sleep they need to wake up in the morning feeling focused and energized for the day ahead.
Does going to the dentist make you feel a bit nervous? If so, you’re far from alone! Thankfully, we’re able to successfully treat nervous patients every day thanks to dental sedation. Using either oral conscious sedation (a pill) or IV sedation, we can help allay any fears or stress you might feel in the dental chair as well as protect you from pain. With it, we can finally help you get the healthy smile you deserve without anything to worry about.
This small, camera-tipped wand allows us to finally show you your smile from your dentist’s point of view. We can use it to capture high-resolution images of your teeth and gums and display them on a chairside monitor in real time. This will make it much easier for us to spot dental issues, plus it’ll help us explain exactly what we’re seeing in your smile and why we might be recommending certain treatments.
X-rays have been an essential dental tool for decades, and thanks to digital X-rays, we’re now able to find potentially hidden dental problems quicker while exposing you to much less radiation. With digital x-rays, we can create images significantly faster than with traditional, film-based X-rays, and they emit up to 90% LESS radiation as well. Plus, because everything is entirely digital, the images can be easily stored, sent, and displayed on a nearby monitor for your dentist to go over.
3D Cone Beam Scanner
When we need a little more information than a standard X-ray can give us, we’ll use our 3D cone beam scanner. It enables us to create a fully three-dimensional X-ray image of your teeth, jaw, and other surrounding structures so we can gain an even deeper understanding of your dental health. This kind of image allows us to form highly-accurate treatment plans for more complicated procedures such as dental implant placement so we can ensure both a successful treatment as well as an easy recovery.