Traditional periodontal surgery required dentists use a scalpel and sutures to remove and repair diseased gum tissue. Unfortunately, this left patients with an inordinate amount of pain and swelling, and a relatively long recovery period.
LANAP®, or Laser Assisted New Attachment Procedure, uses a specially designed medical laser to remove diseased tissue and stimulate new tissue and bone growth. The special frequencies of the LANAP® laser are able to remove diseased tissue without affecting the healthy tissue around it. As a result, patients experience less gum loss and very little pain or swelling, and are usually back on their feet with a couple of aspirin and a day’s rest.
The Biolase™ water laser and the Biolase™ gum laser are two examples of advanced technology that ensures effective, fast treatment for patients like you. Lasers are extremely gentle devices that allow for faster healing and little to no post treatment discomfort. You may experience the benefits of Biolase™ technology during treatments for gum disease, cavities and biopsies as well as during delicate procedures like cosmetic gum lifts. You’ll smile – not just because your smile will look fantastic, but also because of the amazing comfort you experienced during your time with your dentist and the Madison Dental Care team.
Digital radiographs are a technological advancement that result in less exposure to radiation for our patients and an almost instantaneous picture for your dentist. Unlike traditional, film-based X-rays, digital X-rays often show more detail and can be archived in our system for future reference and comparison. With digital X-rays, you’ll appreciate a more comfortable visit with less waiting and quicker treatment.
Understanding the unique composition of your smile is vital to a proper diagnosis and treatment plan. Enjoy the latest digital x-ray technology at Madison Dental Care – Cone Beam 3D Imaging. Unlike flat, two-dimensional x-rays, Cone Beam images provide a 3D digital replica of the bones and tissue of your face, teeth, jaw and head. Your computerized image is easily manipulated, allowing your dental team to zoom on specific areas, view your scan from various angles and ultimately understand the complete makeup of your smile.
This understanding is extremely useful when your Madison Dental Care team is planning dental implant treatments, as well as many other restorative and cosmetic dental treatments. Best of all, your Cone Beam scan is painless, takes only 10 seconds and safely operates with a lower dose of radiation than a traditional CT scan. The imaging system’s scanner rotates around your head one complete circle. Enjoy a truly customized treatment plan based on your exact dental needs!
The DIAGNOdent® is a high tech tool that allows us to find cavities on the chewing surfaces of back teeth, even when they are just beginning and would have been missed by previous detection methods. The DIAGNOdent® is a small, portable laser unit that detects the cavity and alerts us with an audible signal and a numerical readout, so we have an idea of the cavity’s size. The value is that we can stop cavities in their infancy, whereas in the past they would have to be significantly bigger before we could find and treat them. Just like other areas of medicine and dentistry, early detection and treatment is of immeasurable value in preserving your health.
An intraoral camera lets you see inside your mouth during both treatment planning and dental procedures. Our intraoral camera displays your teeth on a video screen, allowing your dentist to walk you through your proposed treatment. The use of this camera allows us to work with you as a team to meet your dental care goals. We are happy to answer any questions you may have and discuss your treatment options with you. We want you to picture how your appearance will improve with dental care, giving you all the more reason to smile.
Digital photography gives your dentist instant images to use for cosmetic imaging or to keep on file to track your progress. Digital images can be saved electronically and are more efficient than traditional photographs that show less detail and must be taken off-site for development.
Building and maintaining a beautiful smile for life requires a specific plan and ongoing care. The best defense against the perils that can damage your smile is prevention. With general dentistry and other treatments, your team at Madison Dental Care will help you keep your beautiful, complete smile year after year.
You can look good and have a healthy smile. Most people who are unhappy with the appearance of their teeth do not realize the numerous ways cosmetic dentistry can heal a smile. Cosmetic dentistry can correct crooked teeth, spaces between your teeth, stained or discolored teeth, chipped teeth, broken or missing teeth and having a “gummy” smile.
After years of wear and tear, injuries, or less-than-optimal care, you may not have the same smile you used to enjoy. Luckily, the Madison Dental Care team offers several restorative procedures to repair and renew your smile to its best form and function. Don’t wait for the damage to worsen. Rejuvenate your smile today with restorative treatments!