How Dental Technology Helps Patients

What makes a person confident that their dentist is keeping their teeth and gums safe from problems? Regular appointments certainly help with this, as you can enjoy consistent updates about the state of your smile. You should also feel confident that when there is a problem, the right treatment will be available. Our Katy, TX dentist’s office relies on different forms of technology to meet our patients’ varying needs. Through advanced imaging equipment, we are able to closely study your teeth, gums, and oral structures for any signs of trouble that we may need to address. We even have the means to do a detailed bite analysis when we suspect their are problems with your jaw movement and alignment. Lasers help us provide services that prioritize patient comfort while resolving active threats.

Using Imaging Technology To Evaluate Your Oral Health

With the right x-ray and camera technology, we can perform thorough reviews of your oral health. With digital x-rays, we can capture valuable images while significantly reducing radiation that a traditional x-ray camera would emit. Once captured, we can project the images on a monitor by your chair so that we can review them and look out for any problems that require service.

Intraoral cameras let us closely inspect areas that are difficult to see. This means we can investigate areas in the back of your mouth to make sure there are no issues that might be overlooked otherwise. Catching problems before they start to make you uncomfortable can make your ensuring restorative dental work more comfortable.

Using Pressure Mapping Technology To Evaluate Bite Movement

If a patient struggles with chronic jaw pain, problems with limited or stiff dental movements, or they have problems with teeth grinding, headaches, or neck and should pain that may be linked to bite problems, we can help. We use Tekscan pressure mapping technology to closely evaluate dental movements. Using this technology helps us identify problems with movement and oral health that need to be addressed to reduce pain. This can call for restorative work, and in some cases can even suggest a need for orthodontic treatment.

How Laser Technology Improves The Treatment Experience

Laser technology lets us tend to different dental problems without the need to use anesthetic, which means patients have less difficulty returning to their daily schedules. For example, we can provide “no-shot” fillings thanks to these lasers. Because no anesthetic is needed for treatment, you will not have to contend with lingering numbness that can affect you after your care.

Find Out More About Dental Technology And Patient Care At Our Katy, TX Dentist’s Office

Lathrop Dental Center provides many important services for patients, which is how we are able to both identify and address a variety of oral health concerns. The right technology helps us provide both evaluations and care. If you want to know more, or if you have questions about any of our treatments, please reach out to Lathrop Dental Center in Katy, TX at 832-437-3849.