X-rays are one of the most impressive tools we have to help us detect and prevent cavities. Digital X-rays take the X-ray concept and transform it into a tremendously powerful tool that allows us an even deeper look into your mouth and the ability to educate you on your oral health.
Whereas traditional X-rays are clunky and slow with fuzzy picture quality, digital X-rays are able to show us what is going on with your mouth in seconds and with crisp high definition. We are even able to share these issues with you only second after taking the X-ray, on a computer monitor.
At Dougherty Dental, we have taken every aspect of our practice to the next generation. Our electronic charting system allows us to collect, store, and analyze your records with ease. This system also cuts down on the wait time when you request that we transfer your records to a specialist.
We take every security measure we can to ensure the safety and privacy of your personal dental records. We keep automatic backups of all documents to ensure record redundancy.
Dental lasers allow us a unique opportunity to treat you without the use of certain cutting tools. Recovery from procedures that are performed with dental lasers result in much faster recovery times and a much more comfortable experience. Read more about Laser Dentistry.
Minimally invasive dentistry is a method of restoring teeth to brilliance without taking extreme steps and while still providing great results. When we need to remove a part of your tooth due to decay, our goal is to remove as little as possible so that you can keep most of your tooth in-tact. Air abrasion allows us to do just that by using tiny particles of sand that we shoot at your tooth in a very tight stream. The end result? You get to keep the healthy parts of your tooth! Read more about Air Abrasion.
The intraoral camera is an impressive educational tool that we use to show you what is going on in your mouth in real time. It is roughly the size and shape of a toothbrush and has a tiny video camera on the end. With the help of a light on the end, we can show you exactly what it happening in your mouth.
VELscope Cancer Screening
We always scan for oral cancer in our examinations. Regular checkups of critical to early detection of these critical issues. The VELscope offers us a non-invasive oral cancer screening option that is fast and effective.
The ultrasonic scaler is one of the tools we use the most. We use this tool to break apart plaque and tartar that builds up on your teeth over time. Using the ultrasonic scaler we can give your smile a clean bill of health! Read more about Ultrasonic Scalers.