Dental Technology & Patient Comforts
What Dental Technology Do You Use?
At Devonshire Dental Associates, we believe in keeping up with the latest developments in the oral healthcare field, and our practice features plenty of state-of-the-art techniques and tools that improve the quality of our treatment to even higher levels. Patients can rest assured that we’ll prioritize their comfort every step of the way, improving accuracy and convenience wherever we can for an experience that exceeds your expectations. Our doctors and staff members look forward to helping you smile brighter! Contact our downtown Boston office today to schedule a visit.
Oral Conscious Sedation
Can You Help Me Feel Relaxed During My Appointment?
We do everything in our power to create a pleasant and comfortable environment for patients who regularly become anxious or scared regarding dental care, including providing oral conscious sedation. Once ingested, this medication helps you achieve a deeply relaxed state while still remaining awake enough to respond to any requests our team has throughout the procedure.
We do ask that patients who choose to use oral conscious sedation arrange for a trusted escort to bring them both to and from our office. Once you’ve recovered from the effects, you’ll have a healthier, happier smile – no fear required!
Can You Show Me What the Inside of My Mouth Looks Like?
Yes! With our high-tech intraoral camera, it’s easier than ever for the patient to become a full partner in their oral healthcare journey instead of being simply along for the ride. This camera-tipped wand fits comfortably in the mouth, and within seconds, a high-resolution image of your teeth and gums is transmitted to a conveniently placed monitor in the operatory. Our doctors can use this visual guide to point out specific problems and enhance your patient education so that you can leave feeling confident about your smile’s future at our practice!
Are Dental X-Rays Dangerous?
Truthfully, even traditional dental X-rays only exposed patients to a very small amount of radiation that could be considered harmful. With digital X-rays, though, this amount is reduced even further by up to 80%! Digital X-rays are also superior to film in many more ways, including no darkrooms and hazardous chemical development, easy computer storage, and a quick, painless transfer process.
Laser-Assisted Cavity Detection
How Do You Find Cavities?
Traditionally, cavities in the grooves of teeth were found with a simple visual exam. However, this method was imperfect as they could only be detected by human eyes after they’d already caused a moderate amount of damage to the patient’s tooth. Today, our doctors have chosen to invest in DIAGNOdent for its superior ability to detect areas of decay as soon as they arise with laser diode technology. This means smaller, shallower fillings and more preserved healthy tooth structure!