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An intraoral camera is a miniature video camera that the dentist places in the patient's mouth so that together they can view any dental problems that the patient is having. The image from the camera is enlarged and sent to a monitor for viewing. The purpose behind intraoral cameras is to allow the patient to see the specific area that needs treatment so that they are more likely to understand the procedure and the dentist’s recommendation. Intraoral cameras are also useful in building a patient’s dental history.
Digital radiographs offer a number of advantages over traditional radiographs. Probably the biggest advantage is less radiation exposure for the patient. The image is immediate and there is no need for processing film with chemicals, so it's more environmentally friendly. Digital radiographs can also be store on computer for easier transmittal, retrieval and archiving. At Pure Dental we use the Schick Technologies Computed Dental Radiograph system.
Laser dentistry refers to any dental procedures that involve the use of a laser. Recent advances in laser technology have allowed many dentists to offer laser treatment. During a dental laser treatment a laser device that transmits a highly concentrated beam of light is used to treat tooth decay, enamel, and gum tissue. Common laser dentistry procedures include oral surgery or periodontal treatment (gum disease, gingivitis) and are often referred to as laser periodontics, cavity treatment, and teeth whitening, or power bleaching.
At Pure Dental we use the Kavo DIAGNOdent system for detecting cavities.