It is a shocking statistic that one American dies each hour because of oral cancer. This mortality rate has not changed in 40 years! But the upside is that when oral cancer is detected in its early stages, 90% of these patients can be cured.
We have the VELscope™ available for our patients for screening and early detection of this life-threatening problem. It is an FDA-approved specially designed light. Immediately, any unusual tissue can be identified. This is a quick, easy, and painless exam that could save your life!
After treatment has been completed, the effect of anesthesia still remains for another 3 - 5 hours. This becomes annoying for some patients and interferes with speaking and eating. We can now reverse this numbness with OraVerse™ in just 15 minutes! This product lets you return to normal without having to wait for the numbing effect to wear off. If you would like us to quickly reverse that feeling after treatment, we can easily do so for you.
Through technology, our patients can work together with our dentists to have healthy gums and beautiful teeth. With the intra-oral camera, you can see for yourself what work needs to be done on what teeth. This amazing miniature video camera produces clear and accurate pictures of all your teeth. You will enjoy making informed decisions together with our doctors, creating a bond of teamwork.
You probably have never heard of this revolutionary technology, but how about air abrasion to remove decay? Most likely, you will not need a shot of anesthesia and no longer have to feel the vibration of the drill. Tiny particles and air are projected and aimed at the problem area, and it works by misting all the decay away. More tooth structure remains intact, and for many patients there is no pain. You will be very impressed how this works!
Computerized imaging allows us to show you what your cosmetic changes will look like after treatment is completed. It gives an accurate picture of gums that are reshaped and teeth that are replaced, straightened, or whitened. It is very exciting to see how your new smile will look when you achieve your goals.
Perhaps you go to a dentist regularly for check ups. At your last appointment you had no cavities. Now at this visit, only six months later, you have a large cavity in your back teeth. Do you wonder how it got so large in such a short amount of time?
The cavity was there, it just wasn't detected with X-rays or examination. We use the Laser Scanner to zero in on cavities when they are very small and can be removed and packed with a very unnoticeable filling. This also allows for proper diagnosis of patient complaints of sensitivity or pain. The corresponding treatment will be accurate in stopping the symptoms and fixing the problem. With the Laser Scanner, you won't have any surprises at your next appointment.
We have also gone digital with our X-rays, making it less time consuming as images are available immediately. Digital technology reduces radiation exposure by 75 percent, and in addition to the lack of waiting time to develop X-rays, there are also no chemicals to pollute the environment.
Xylitol is now the preferred sweetener approved by dentists and endorsed by
dental associations in seven European countries. It is a naturally occurring
substance produced by our own bodies and found in fruits and vegetables. Not
only is it effective in preventing tooth decay, it is also effective in
combating tooth decay from consuming foods high in sugar and starch. Xylitol
is often used in chewing gum, candy, and dental products such as toothpaste
and mouthwash. It has also been proven to help those suffering from
allergies and is used in a nasal spray.
We encourage our patients to use xylitol products if you want fewer cavities and improved respiratory health. Please feel free to ask us for information on xylitol.
Goodbye goopy impressions! The iTero Element™ digital impression system is dentistry gone 3-D. With iTero, Dr. Fairweather is able to take a highly accurate digital impression for your crown or bridge area, eliminating the uncomfortable tray and putty impression in most cases. He uses the instrument for preparing Invisalign™ cases, too. This technology means a better fit for your new crown or bridge and greater accuracy for your Invisalign treatment plan, so you spend less time at the dentist's office and more time enjoying your new smile.
Nothing beats an easier, more comfortable dental visit. If you
have questions about the latest dental technology,
give us a call today at (908) 214-7686.