Advanced Dental Care in Dix Hills
Dix Hills Family Dentistry is committed to offering comprehensive care. You can see that in the wide range of services we offer, but also with the technology we’ve chosen to implement. When you come to our practice, you’ll be treated with some of the most advanced instruments available. We can also offer advice on at-home care including the best toothbrush and toothpaste to use. Our advanced tools and services include:
According to some estimates, more than half of all U.S. adults have some form of periodontal (gum) disease. Left untreated, gum disease leads to a range of severe symptoms, including tooth loss, and can make patients more vulnerable to problems like heart disease, stroke, Alzheimer’s, diabetes, and certain pregnancy complications. With periodontal therapy, we can help you reclaim optimal health and wellbeing. In some cases, we may even be able to reverse your condition.
When Dr. Gaur performs a full oral exam, he’s closely inspecting your smile for any signs of gum disease, tooth decay, and a range of other very common issues. A traditional exam can only reveal so much. That’s why we also rely on state of the art digital x-rays. With the clear, detailed images we can capture, Dr. Gaur is able to more accurately diagnose patient needs.
While traditional radiography reveals a lot about your smile, the images produced with digital radiography are clearer. What’s more, patients are exposed to 90% less radiation. The process is also safer for our team because we don’t have to rely on harmful chemicals to develop the results. Instead, they can be viewed immediately on a nearby monitor for you to review with Dr. Gaur. Last but not least, we can easily save your x-rays to our computer instead of needing a physical storage space.
With the advent of dental lasers, certain therapies have become more comfortable and less invasive. The first of these is periodontal therapy. Using a dental laser, we’re able to provide non-invasive care for periodontal disease. In the past, it would have been necessary to use a scalpel to remove tissue and stitches to repair remaining gum tissue, but that’s no longer the case. In a similar way, laser dentistry has made cosmetic gum recontouring a more pleasant experience. With gum recontouring, we can help you reveal a fuller, more attractive smile.
Digital Panoramic X-Ray Machine
There are a number of procedures that Dr. Gaur performs in the office that necessitate seeing more than what’s visible to the naked or even on a standard digital x-ray. For these instances, we have a digital panoramic x-ray machine from Ray America, or digital pan for short. A digital pan generates a 360-degree view of a patient’s mouth, jaw, head and neck. You stand in one spot and the arm of the x-ray machine circles around your head. The image created provides detailed information that is critical when Dr. Gaur is planning certain dental procedures including dental implants and wisdom teeth extraction. He is also able to see the development of permanent teeth in children’s mouths. Finally, our digital panoramic x-ray machine necessitates minimal exposure to radiation.
DEXIS OP 3D Scanner
Rather than just taking a single X-ray from one angle, the Dexis OP 3D is able to capture several images in 360 degrees around a patient’s head. These are then pieced together to create a highly-detailed model of someone’s teeth, jaws, and adjacent oral structures. This kind of image helps us see both the big picture and small picture when it comes to someone’s oral health. We can use it to plan more complicated procedures like dental implants, plus it allows us to establish a clear baseline when we first examine a patient so we can better monitor how their mouth changes over time.