Your child deserves the absolute best, which is why in addition to having a board-certified pediatric dentist and orthodontist at the same dental office, our pediatric dental office also features some of the latest technology available today. All of the instruments detailed below serve the same basic goal: to make your child’s care faster, more effective, and more comfortable. They’ll improve your child’s experience with us and also make their visits easier to understand, and you can learn a little more about our state-of-the-art instruments below.
Whenever we examine your child’s mouth, we’ll use a small intraoral camera to take highly-detailed images of their teeth and gums. We’ll display them on a nearby monitor, making it easy for us to spot any potential issues. This approach will also allow you and your child to see their smile up close and personal, ensuring their appointments are educational, transparent, and leave both of you with a deeper understanding of their dental health.
Our digital X-rays offer many advantages compared to traditional film X-rays. In addition to capturing higher-quality images and taking much less time to do so, they also emit 90% less radiation, which is great news for our patients, their parents, and our team! Because the images are digital, it’s easy for us to reference them so we can accurately monitor any long-term changes in a child’s teeth, helping us intervene with any problems long before they cause pain or dysfunction.
In the past, if we wanted to take an impression of a child’s teeth, they would have to bite into a mold filled with odd-tasting dental putty. This process was slow, messy, and caused many children to gag, which is why we don’t use it anymore! Now, we can simply scan the teeth with a small device, and in a matter of minutes, we have a perfect digital impression we can use to design a child’s treatment.
While performing dentistry with lasers might sound like something from one of your child’s cartoons, it’s actually an everyday reality here at Village Pediatric Dentistry! Small, handheld lasers give our team the ability to remove tongue and lip-ties painlessly in just a matter of minutes. This instrument reduces bleeding, discomfort, and post-treatment swelling to practically zero, making the entire process more comfortable both during and afterward.