Dental Technology Naperville IL
Many of the surgical treatments we provide are safer and more effective thanks to advanced dental technology and new cutting edge tools.
From treatment planning tools to designing dental restorations, new dental technology has enriched almost every aspect of modern oral surgery. New technology is constantly changing the way we treat, diagnose, and even prevent oral health problems.
At Wheaton Oral Surgery, we stay up-to-date on the latest in advanced dental technology for the benefit of our patients. We place your well-being above all else and spare no expense when it comes to your personalized care.
If you are looking for a state-of-the-art oral surgery facility offering advanced dental services, our Naperville, IL office is the right place!
Digital X-rays: Prioritizing Your Safety and Comfort
X-rays are an essential diagnostic tool for any oral surgeon, including Dr. Scherer. In the past, dental x-rays required film slides to be inserted into a patient's mouth, complete with a long and tedious development process. This older equipment exposed patients to higher levels of radiation as well.
These days, we use digital x-rays due to their numerous advantages and benefits over traditional methods:
Cone Beam CT Scan and 3D Imaging: Revolutionary Accuracy
When a digital x-ray fails to provide enough information in one visit, Dr. Scherer may order a cone beam CT scan.
A CBCT, or Cone Beam Computed Tomography (CBCT) scan, is another form of digital radiography that gives us an even more detailed look at your oral and maxillofacial structures. With CBCT scans, we get a 3D representation of your teeth, bone, gums, and other soft tissues.
Operating on similar principles as conventional CT equipment, a CBCT scanner, tailored for dental applications, uses a cone-shaped x-ray beam that revolves around a patient's head, collecting a series of images from diverse angles.
These images are then processed by our robust computer system to meticulously reconstruct a comprehensive 3D portrayal of your oral structures.
CBCT scans allow dentists and oral surgeons to better determine the root cause of a symptom or problem. This advanced technology helps us to develop more precise surgical plans for different types of dental implant procedures, tooth extractions, bone grafting, gum grafting, and many other restorative procedures.
In other words, CBCT and the advanced technology of 3D imaging have revolutionized the way we perform oral surgery.
Intraoral Camera: Enhancing Your Dental Visit
When you visit our Naperville, IL office for your dental checkup, we will use this this wand-like handheld device during exams and to help with any diagnoses.
Working swiftly, the intraoral camera captures hundreds of pictures per second, providing an in-depth exploration of your teeth and gums. This camera allows us to go beyond the surface, uncovering even the minutest details that might impact your oral health.
Notably, the intraoral camera isn't just about clinical insights; it's about enhancing your comfort. By creating digital dental impressions of your mouth, we bid farewell to messy and uncomfortable impression materials, making your visit to our dentistry practice a more pleasant and streamlined experience.
Diagnodent Laser: Early Detection is Protection
The diagnodent laser allows a dentist to more effectively identify the presence of decay in the occlusal (bite) surface of a tooth. The diagnodent laser measures laser fluorescence within the mineral structure of a tooth.
This technology allows for the detection of healthy tooth structure, as well as smooth surface dental caries (tooth decay) at their earliest stage.
Early detection of tooth decay helps us effectively treat the problem before it requires a costly and invasive restoration.
Soft Tissue Laser Dentistry: Less Discomfort & Faster Healing
A soft tissue laser simultaneously cauterizes and cuts an incision in the tissue. For this reason, a soft tissue laser dentistry treatment may reduce bleeding, discomfort, and swelling both during and after your procedure.
A dentist or an oral suregon may use a soft tissue laser to treat periodontal disease by removing the infected lining of the gum tissue.
This allows for the regeneration of healthy tissue. Soft tissue lasers are also effective for gum contouring and crown lengthening if you want to improve the aesthetics of your smile.
Schedule with Your Oral Surgeon in Naperville, Il Today!
If you would like to visit us to learn more about the benefits of our cutting-edge dental technology, our team is happy to help. Call (331) 204-0314 to schedule your appointment today!