Periodic radiographs (X-rays): In order to perform a complete diagnostic evaluation, xrays of your teeth and supporting structures are necessary. We utilize digital Kodak sensors to capture images with significantly less radiation exposure than with traditional xrays.
Panographic radiographs (X-rays): This extraoral xray (film remains outside your mouth) enables our doctors to assess your tooth structure as well as the health of the bone and surrounding structures of the jaw.
Intraoral Cameras: Our enhanced cameras allow us to see an enlarged color image of your tooth on a computer monitor which greatly enhances our ability to diagnose problems with your tooth. It is also a great patient educational tool in that it allows you to see what we are seeing in your mouth.
Logicon Caries Detection System
Logicon Caries Detection System in conjunction with Kodak 6100 xray sensors combine to offer state-of-the-art diagnostic services. The radiation from the digital sensors is far less than with conventional xray films. The logicon system allows our doctors to diagnose decay more accurately and therefore to restore it before it becomes larger and damages more of the healthy tooth structure. This computer software measures the density of a suspected cavity and accurately tells us whether it is deep enough into tooth structure to require restoration. This assessment is more accurate than a visual assessment only.
Diagnodent Laser Decay detection system
Diagnodent Laser Decay detection system by Kavo USA accurately measures the depth of decay in the grooves on the chewing surfaces of teeth. This enables us to determine whether or not a defect extends beyond the enamel into the dentin of the tooth. A shallow area can be monitored or sealed instead of drilling into the tooth to place a more invasive restoration.
Intraoral examination: Dr. Farley and Dr. Russell perform thorough visual examinations of your teeth, gums, and other tissues inside your mouth, utilizing their clinical judgment along with the diagnostic tools listed above.