Advanced Dental Technology in Vienna
Accurate dental imaging is one way the dentist can guarantee your teeth are in the best shape possible so you can you feel confident about your overall oral health. Here at Dr. Ellenbogen’s office, we aim to provide our clients with the most sophisticated dental technology possible. For this reason, we offer intra-oral camera diagnostics and digital X-rays. These technologies can reduce treatment times and improve the efficiency of our office. With them, we can take detailed and accurate images and radiographs of your teeth, gums, and supporting structures. With the information we gather, we provide much more diligent and effective care. If you want to see how these technologies work first hand, schedule an appointment with Dr. Ellenbogen today.
What Do IntraOral Cameras Do?
Dr. Ellenbogen has a keen eye for oral issues, and an intra-oral camera can magnify your teeth by 25-times giving him a much better idea of what’s going on with your oral health at a microscopic level. He uses the intraoral camera on all of his patients. With an intra-oral camera, he can identify issues much earlier and faster, so you can start treatment, prevent future damage, and save yourself the cost and headache of more invasive treatments down the road. Some of the leading problems our dentist will look for include:
- Microscopic fractures or cracks on the surface of a tooth
- Lingering bacteria between the teeth and the gums
- Ingrown molars or extra teeth coming in
- Gingivitis or bacterial buildup that could lead to periodontal disease
- Early signs of decay
- Abnormalities of the soft tissue
- Mouth sores or lesions that might be cancerous
What Do Digital X-rays Do?
If you don’t have all day to wait around at the dentist’s office, you aren’t alone. In fact, one of the biggest reasons that people put off visiting the dentist is because of the time requirement that is needed for an appointment. The good news is that your appointment will be shorter with digital X-rays. Unlike traditional X-rays, the process for digital radiographs is quick, cutting the time for a dental visit.
Learn More With Your Digital X-Ray Results
We rely on digital X-rays because they provide detailed results. With a digital X-ray, Dr. Ellenbogen can look deeper into your teeth and gums. This can help to find smaller issues before they become bigger problems, which may have been difficult or not found at all in the past. With digital X-rays, Dr. Ellenbogen can help prevent problems associated with:
- Growth of the wisdom teeth
- Unnatural positioning or malalignment of teeth
- Tooth decay in the root
- Symptoms linked to gingivitis, periodontal disease, or oral cancer
Stay Safe With Digital X-Rays
For those who are concerned about radiation exposure when it comes to traditional X-rays, the good news is that new digital X-rays are much safer than traditional methods. This means that you won’t have to worry about exposure to radiation.
Soft Tissue Laser Dentistry
Lasers may still sound like a thing of the future, but many professions use different types of lasers on a daily basis. Lasers are used in construction to create stable, level foundations and straight lines. They’re used by eye doctors to perform eye sight correction surgery, and much more. At our dental practice, we use dental lasers to improve the safety and effectiveness of a number of treatments. Most frequently, we use soft tissue lasers to treat gums that have been damaged by periodontal disease. Unlike traditional treatment options that require the use of scalpels and sutures, soft tissue laser therapy allows our team to gently complete the same treatments with less bleeding and discomfort. Additionally, the time it takes patients to recover following treatment is frequently reduced.
How Long Does the Examination Take?
Using these technologies, in about two minutes, the dentist can evaluate your upper and lower jaws to get a better idea of your oral health. This is one of the quickest and most effective oral care options available and you’ll have detailed results in no time at all. The patients get to see what the dentist sees. This fosters better patient education so you not only understand what is going on in your mouth, but also see firsthand why some treatment options are necessary to keep your mouth and teeth looking and feeling their best.
Why Do I Need Exams Every Six Months?
If you fail to visit our office for routine maintenance, you could be looking at a variety of different problems with your teeth. If a small crack goes untreated it could lead to an even larger fracture of the tooth. If a case of periodontal infection goes unnoticed, you could suffer from swelling, bleeding, and tenderness. Beyond that, the infection could lead to a receding gum line, an abscess tooth, teeth shifting out of place, and eventually tooth loss. As you can see, the health of your mouth is not something you can undervalue. Routine checkups are the best preventative treatment measure. With examinations and cleanings every six months you can work with Dr. Ellenbogen to achieve the best oral health possible.
Call Us Today
With the use of intra-oral cameras and digital X-rays, we provide you with a pain-free analysis of your oral health. This process is unobtrusive and will provide us with results we need to ensure the lasting quality of your teeth and gums.
To learn more, give Dr. Ellenbogen’s office a call today at (703) 734-1095. We will be more than happy to answer any additional questions that you have as well as provide you with the most detailed check-up you ever received thanks to intra-oral cameras.