At our Austin Dentist’s Office
One of the secrets behind highly successful dentistry, especially cosmetic and neuromuscular dentistry, is the use of high quality dental technology. We keep our dentist’s office stocked with the newest technologies available in the dental world, especially those that have proven to be successful for use for all sorts of procedures. Dr. Matthews aims to satisfy all of his patients and knows that by using the best dental technology in Austin available to him, he can do just that.
Below are some of the most commonly used dental technologies by Dr. Matthews:
TENS – Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS) is a very commonly used unit in not only the dental world but throughout the health care field. TENS is used to treat pain as it relaxes the nerves and muscles. Dr. Matthews often uses the TENS for those patients who are seeking relief from TMD symptoms. The TENS is also used during the diagnostic process to determine a patient’s proper bite.
K7 – The K7 is another dental technology that is used for those with TMJ disorder. Its main purpose is to be able to measure, display, and store data when Dr. Matthews will need to study the pattern of your jaw opening and closing as well as the muscular activity that occurs when you open and close your mouth. The K7 is a very precise device and will allow Dr. Matthews to properly treat your TMJ problem.
Digital cameras – Digital cameras are helpful when it comes time to take descriptive anterior and lateral pictures of the mouth. Digital cameras are often important for high-resolution and high quality pictures that can be taken to show before and after progress. This way patients and prospective patients are able to see true changes that are attainable through cosmetic dentistry.
Intraoral cameras – Intraoral cameras are needed for diagnosis as well as treatment purposes like dental crowns or dental implants. With intraoral cameras, Dr. Matthews is able to look at your mouth through top-quality intraoral images. The cameras are generally very small but the images they produce are bar none. These cameras often pick up problems that cannot be seen with the naked eye. Intraoral cameras will also allow patients to see what you see so that understanding their condition becomes a bit easier.
BioPhotonic Scanner – This cutting-edge piece of technology is able to measure the level of antioxidants in your tissues using an LED light. This gives you painless and immediate insight into your overall health and can help you and your dentist keep track of your nutritional well-being between appointments. Low levels of antioxidants make you more susceptible to periodontal disease (the leading cause of tooth-loss), and can mean slower healing in the case of implants. If the scan shows that you are deficient in necessary antioxidants, we can recommend nutriceuticals (pharmaceutical-grade supplements) to restore healthy levels within your body.
Digital Radiography – As part of our commitment to using the best available technology, our office offers digital x-ray technology instead of traditional x-rays that use higher amounts of radiation. Digital radiography offers improved diagnostic capability as well.
The Technology Says It All
Our state of the art dental technology is part of what makes our work so dependable, trusted, and high-quality. If you have questions regarding any of the technologies we use in our Austin dentist office, we are just a phone call away. Contact us at (512) 452-2273.