Over the years, dental technology has changed by leaps and bounds, and he’s worked diligently year after year to stay on top of the latest techniques and instruments. Aesthetic & Family Dentistry Specialists is truly a state-of-the-art practice where patients always receive fast, effective, and comfortable care no matter their needs. Below, you can learn more about some of the advanced tools we use every day to help Washington, DC enjoy better smiles and stronger health.
Our CBCT scanner allows us to create a highly detailed 3D X-ray model of a patient’s teeth, jaws, and surrounding oral structures. This gives our team much more information than a standard 2D X-ray, enabling our team to better personalize a patient’s procedure while helping him avoid sensitive facial nerves for a more comfortable experience. From bone grafting to dental implant placement, this machine ensures our patients get a positive result every single time.
In the past, treating infected gums used to involve a lot of poking and prodding, which as you can imagine, wasn’t very comfortable for patients! Our team at Aesthetic & Family Dentistry Specialists are very experienced in the field of laser dentistry. Using small, handheld lasers, we are able to remove, disinfect, and recontour the gum tissue while keeping a patient completely comfortable. These effectively eliminate harmful bacteria while cauterizing and sanitizing the treatment area as they work, minimizing any bleeding, swelling, or discomfort to practically non-existent levels.
We use local anesthetic with a wide variety of procedures in order to prevent any physical discomfort. We always apply a topical anesthetic before administering the anesthetic with a painless injection. We take a conservative approach so that a patient remains comfortable while in the chair and doesn’t experience hours of annoying numbness afterward. And, for patients who don’t typically benefit from common anesthetics, we are able to offer other alternatives as well.
The idea of undergoing oral surgery is enough to make any patient nervous, but thanks to nitrous oxide sedation, we can quickly help anyone relax while in the chair. The colorless, odorless gas is inhaled through a small mask placed over the nose, and within a few minutes, a patient will feel warmer, calmer, and even like they’re slightly floating. The mask will remain on for the entire procedure, and once it’s removed, the gas’ effects wear off very fast, meaning a patient will be able to resume their normal day.