Dental Tools help us to better detect and restore damage. At University Dental Group, we offer many tools for your benefit, helping us give you superior service. Our dental team, including Dr. Morales, Dr. Garcia, and Dr. Triana, believe in continued education along with incorporating the newest tools to make your experience exceed your expectations.
Some of our unique tools include:
Different than an x-ray, an intra-oral camera allows us to show patients what we can see using real time video imaging. About the size of a toothbrush, the intra-oral camera projects on a screen right next to their chair. With this tool we can show cracks, fractures, cavities, decay and other problems. We love this tool because it allows our dentists to have a conversation of the work that needs to be done and to discuss the patient's options. Educating our patients is a vital part of the oral healthcare process.
Digital x-rays have been a great addition to dental technology. Fast, easy, and convenient are all terms that apply with the switch to digital. We can also add the most important term, and this, safe. x-rays have always been the dentist's primary tool when identifying dental problems. Digital x-rays perform the same function as non-digital with many wonderful added bonuses.
Traditional x-rays allow us to see:
Digital x-rays does all of the above with these added benefits:
The advancement of Digital radiography has been a great enhancement in dentistry. This tool allows us to better interact with the patient making communication between the patient and doctor more clear.
Ultrasonic refers to a high frequency vibration. At University Dental Group, we use this vibrating tool, along with water and an antimicrobial liquid called chlorhexidine, to create oxygenated bubbles, giving you a safe tool to remove bacteria and eliminate infection. Ultrasonic scalers are used for most adult dental cleanings.
Ultrasonic Scalers help break down plaque and hardened calculus on the surface of your teeth and in hard to reach areas without damaging the enamel. If not removed, plaque and calculus lead to an infection of the gums known as gingivitis or periodontal disease. Once most of the bacteria is cleared away, our hygienist will then use a thin tip to better navigate in the periodontal pockets helping you maintain optimal gingival health. The cleaning process involving an ultrasonic scaler is faster, less painful, and more through than manual scaling, making your visit more comfortable.
For more information on the dental tools we use, or if you are searching for a specific tool or technique, contact one of our dentists:
at our Coral Gables, FL 33146 - 786-724-0577