"A brilliant new approach to caries detection.
DEXIS CariVu™ is a compact, portable caries detection device that uses patented transillumination technology to support the identification of occlusal, interproximal and recurrent carious lesions and cracks.
CariVu continues in the long DEXIS tradition of providing intuitive, easy-to-use diagnostic tools for the dental community." -Source: http://www.dexis.com/carivu
Single Tooth Anesthesia - "The Wand"
"A proven practice-builder, The Wand® Single Tooth Anesthesia (STA) provides a painless, stress-free alternative to dental anesthesia via syringe. It delivers a computer-regulated flow of anesthetic and is comfortable to hold, meaning that your injections will be consistent, accurate, and painless for the patient and clinician, every time!" - Source: http://www.aseptico.com/the-wand
X-rays give us a clear view of what we can't see such as decay between the teeth. An intra-oral camera gives the patient a view of what Dr. Mark Wojciechowski sees. An intra-oral camera is a device that is about the size of a toothbrush. Broken fillings, fractured teeth, decay, or any other dental problem can be viewed so that we can discuss with you any treatment needed. With a clear understanding of your dental needs we can decide together what the best treatment is for you.
We use ultrasonic scalers for most adult dental cleanings. These devices use ultrasonic vibrations to help break down the plaque and calculus on the teeth that cause gingivitis and periodontal disease. The ultrasonic cleaners create microscopic bubbles that implode on the surface of the tooth, killing microbes and removing plaque and tartar in the process. Our instruments use a thin tip to better navigate in the periodontal pockets to help maintain optimal gingival health.
The procedure uses water and/or an antimicrobial liquid called chlorhexadine. It can remove tartar buildup in hard-to-reach areas, with no damage to the tooth enamel. Manual scaling often uses pressure for cleaning, while the vibration produced by the scaling tip of an ultrasonic scaler is barely perceptible. This makes ultrasonic cleaning suitable to those with sensitive teeth. The cleaning process is faster than manual scaling making your visit more comfortable.
After your teeth have been cleaned with the ultrasonic cleaner, your teeth will be hand scaled to check for any residual deposits and then polished.