At Heritage Dental, we believe in providing our patients with advanced dental care. In order to provide this kind of high quality care, we use leading-edge technologies and techniques that focus on early detection and conservative treatment options.
We use digital X-rays and digital panoramic X-rays to take images of your teeth and jawbone. These images allow us to detect potential problems earlier and more easily than with a regular exam. Digital X-rays don’t require sharp or uncomfortable X-ray film, and their images are available on our computer screens within seconds, so we can get started on your treatment fast. They also emit up to 90 percent less radiation than traditional X-rays, making them safe for all of our patients, including children and pregnant women.
Our intraoral camera lets us show you what we see inside your mouth. We’re able to take pictures of your teeth, gums, and other areas inside your mouth to walk you through any diagnosis and treatment plans. It is also a vital part of patient education because we’re able to show you exactly which areas need the most attention from us and from you.
LANAP Laser Gum Surgery
Laser dentistry is a safe and modern way to take care of and restore your oral health. Some of the amazing uses of laser dentistry include:
- Disinfect periodontal (gum) pockets of bacteria after cleanings
- Treat aphthous ulcers/canker sores and cold sores
- Provide biostimulation to relieve muscle and jaw pain
- Replace traditional gum surgery techniques with a safer procedure that promotes a quicker recovery time
Pain-Free Injections with DentalVibe®
DentalVibe is a unique tool that can help alleviate dental fear and anxiety, allowing you to get the dental treatment you need to stay healthy. DentalVibe provides gentle vibrations to the site of the dental injection. This vibration overloads the nerves that send pain signals to the brain so that you don’t register the pain or discomfort from the injection. The sound of the vibration creates an added distraction, and the vibration also helps disperse the anesthesia once it’s injected so that it can work even faster.
Patients who experience an injection with DentalVibe are often unaware when the injection actually occurs. DentalVibe is especially helpful in reducing dental fear among children. In fact, many patients have said that if such a tool had been available when they were younger, their dental fears would never have begun.
OralID™ Cancer Screening
According to the Oral Cancer Foundation, oral cancer kills one American every hour, and its incidence has increased over the past five years. The best way to fight back against these cancers and to give treatment the best chance at success if to catch them early.
Dr. Nguyen uses OralID for all oral cancer screenings. OralID uses a proven fluorescence technology that allows detection of oral cancer, pre-cancer, and other abnormal lesions at an earlier stage, which is crucial. The screening only takes five minutes and could save your life!