Our state-of-the-art technologies ensure accuracy, efficiency, and comfort. Our dental equipment is safe, effective, and well-maintained. Some of our dental technologies include those listed below:
At Advanced Dentistry of Long Island, your complete oral health is our number one priority. That’s why we use the most cutting-edge and safest technology for the x-ray system in our office. Our choice for dental x-ray imaging is digital radiography.
Digital radiography is the quickest and most reliable system available when it comes to dental x-ray procedures. It enables us to bypass the old-fashioned slow film developing process. Now, we instantly transfer digital images of your mouth to our computer system, where we analyze them in super-fine detail in just a matter of minutes.
In addition, digital x-rays are much safer than traditional dental x-ray procedures. Patients are exposed to almost 90% less radiation than with film-based radiography, according to research.
With our digital dental x-ray procedure, Dr. Herman can now detect problems in your mouth at their earliest stages, helping you avoid costly and complicated dental work in the future.
If you’re ready to make the switch to a modern dental practice, schedule an appointment for your next teeth cleaning and check-up, complete with a dental x-ray procedure.
Digital Panorex X-Ray / Dental Cone Beam CT
The Digital Panorex X-Ray is a single picture of all your teeth and surrounding bones. Sometimes referred to as a single full mouth series, the Panorex provides a two or three-dimensional panoramic view of your mouth. The Panorex x-ray also exposes parts of your jaw that can’t be seen with traditional dental x-rays, allowing the view of your entire upper and lower jawbones, your temporomandibular joints, the nasal sinuses and their surrounding bones, and the mandibular nerve, which provides sensation to the teeth and gums of the lower jaw. These views help detect:
Early detection of oral cancer: A panoramic x-ray makes it easier to see cysts and tumors, whether benign or malignant.
TMJ: A better view of TMJ makes it easier to diagnose temporomandibular joint disorders.
Jaw bone problems: We can locate fractures or trauma to the jaw bones. Diseases of the jaw bone are also more evident on a Panorex x-ray.
Gum disease: Receding bones, a sign of gum disease, can also be seen. This will help us recommend the correct gum disease treatment.
Tooth and jaw development: We can check whether your child’s permanent teeth are developing correctly beneath his or her baby teeth. It is also used to check for a malocclusion in adults.
Impacted wisdom teeth: We can see the location and angle of which wisdom teeth are impacted, which may help determine a treatment plan.
Dental restorations: We can determine the need for dentures or dental braces and determine the placement of dental implants.
Sinus problems: Sometimes sinus problems can trigger tooth pain. Diagnosing a sinus condition as the source of your toothache can help prevent the need for unnecessary dental treatment of toothache remedies.
Although the Panorex is an excellent way for us to check for problems with the jaw, it is not as precise at detecting dental cavities, which is why we take bitewing or other types of x-rays to help diagnose dental problems pertaining strictly to your teeth.
Our office’s machine is also capable of taking dental cone beam CT. This produces three dimensional images of your teeth, soft tissues, nerve pathways and bone in a single scan. These detailed images will help evaluate diseases of the jaw, dentition, bone structures of the face, nasal cavity and sinuses.
We use our Panorex x-ray as part of a routine checkup and dental cleaning. Like a full set of bitewing x-rays, the Panorex single full mouth series is used during your initial dental visit and every 3-5 years to check for signs of dental problems. There is no need to be concerned about radiation – our digital machine has the advantage of lower radiation exposure compared to a full set of traditional dental x-rays.
The intra-oral camera is about the size and shape of a pen. It is used to record images of your teeth, gums, mouth, and tongue from inside your mouth. Due to its small size and sleek design, it is comfortable, easy to use, and able to view a wide range of angles. The intra-oral camera is a safe and effective tool that can be used with patients of every age.
The intra-oral camera is a highly valuable resource for both diagnosis and treatment planning. Each time we use the intra-oral camera, a new disposable cover is employed. This ensures your health and safety at all times. After your exam, images captured by the intra-oral camera may be digitally stored, printed out, or deleted.
In many teeth, Dr. Herman uses fiber-optic technology to evaluate decay. A super bright light illuminates the tooth and shows incipient decay.
The Cavitron is a handheld device used in periodontal deep cleaning. While scaling can be completed by hand, the Cavitron uses ultrasonic technology to remove calculus from teeth and gums quickly, gently and effectively.
With the Cavitron, patients enjoy a more comfortable experience and time spent scaling and polishing is decreased.