Advanced Technology = Precision Dentistry
The Best Dentistry Has to Offer
Dentistry is always progressing, moving forward, adding new techniques and technologies that improve diagnosis, make dental treatments more conservative and comfortable, and make dental care safer, stronger and more attractive.
At Kaminsky Dental Associates, the doctors and staff are committed to staying on the leading edge of dentistry, incorporating state-of-the-art technology into their treatments so their patients benefit from the most advanced care available.
Many dentists use air-driven “hand-pieces” (the dental term for “drills”). While acceptable for many procedures, these “whiney sounding” air-powered hand pieces all have a degree of non-concentricity; they do not rotate perfectly smoothly.
For the most precise aspects of restorative procedures, we use electric hand-pieces. This results in extraordinarily precise interfaces between your tooth and your new restoration (dental crown, tooth veneer, or tooth filling). This will bring more comfort to you as well. With a more precise tool, there is less vibration and less noise.
Dr. Kaminsky, Dr. Wolf, Dr. Gerson or Dr. Titlebaum chooses carefully which and when radiographs are taken. There are many guidelines that we follow. Radiographs allow us to see everything we cannot see with our own eyes. Radiographs enable us to detect cavities in between your teeth, determine bone level, and analyze the health of your bone. We can also examine the roots and nerves of teeth, diagnose lesions such as cysts or tumors, as well as assess damage when trauma occurs.
Dental radiographs are invaluable aids in diagnosing, treating, and maintaining dental health. Exposure time for dental radiographs is extremely minimal. Drs. Kaminsky, Wolf, Gerson and Titlebaum utilize Digital Imaging Technologies within the office. With digital imaging, exposure time is about 80 % less when compared to traditional radiographs. Digital imaging can also help us retrieve valuable diagnostic information.
Digital imaging allows us to store patient images, and enables us to quickly and easily transfer them to specialists or insurance companies.
Digital X-rays offer more precision since we view the image on a computer monitor, allowing us to manipulate the image in order to be certain of our diagnosis.
Hand-held scalpels and drills are typically considered the go-to tools for many dental procedures, and while effective, they can lead to high levels of anxiety and discomfort in patients for understandable reasons. Kaminsky Dental Associates are happy to now offer state-of-the-art laser technology as an excellent alternative. Our soft tissue laser uses energy beams to treat damaged or decayed areas, resulting in a much smoother and successful experience overall.
Periodontal or gum disease develops when bacteria gets below the gum line and the attachment between the gum and tooth is lost. Three out of four Americans have some form of periodontal disease and only three out of 100 will ever get treated before it’s too late.
Gum disease is a silent, chronic, painless, and communicable bacterial infection that often goes undetected or ignored until severe gum and bone destruction is unbearable and no longer able to be ignored. Left untreated gum disease can cause tooth loss and traditional treatment can be painful.
The latest conservative gum therapy uses a laser. The laser gently disinfects and evaporates diseased tissues from around the tooth and inside the gum pocket. This treatment interrupts the bacterial destruction of the gingival tissues and bone, giving the gum pocket a chance to heal. Systematic repeated visits, generally two to eight, allow the gum pocket to be disease-free and sometimes allow tissues to reattach bringing the pocket back to a normal or near-normal depth. This new laser therapy is gentle, less painful and has a quicker recovery time. While surgery may still be indicated for severely advanced periodontal cases, laser therapy is a much more conservative, effective, and comfortable option for beginning to moderate periodontal cases.
Soft tissue lasers are extremely helpful in a variety of situations, including the treatment of periodontal disease and the removal of excess oral tissue to create a more balanced smile. Our team also relies on them to treat ulcers located within the mouth and destroy bacteria within gum pockets as effective protection against the threat of infection. With our soft tissue laser, we can produce such precise and comfortable results that many patients don’t even require stitches.
What Are The Benefits Of Laser Dentistry?
- Any pain or discomfort that patients may experience is significantly minimized when using our advanced lasers. In fact, studies show that over 90% of patients who undergo these procedures don’t even require anesthesia. Better yet, the Food and Drug Administration has approved dental lasers as being safe for children and adults alike.
- The conservative nature of laser treatment allows us to preserve as much healthy tooth and tissue structure as possible and better protect your natural smile.
- The chances of significant bleeding and swelling after a laser-assisted procedure are greatly reduced, and the healing time usually shrinks considerably as well.
- Your treatment with laser dentistry can be greatly simplified at our practice, allowing you to spend less time at appointments and more time doing the things you love with the people you love.
One of our most important tools has become our digital cameras. These images are used for diagnosis, patient and laboratory communication, shade matching, and treatment planning. We have specialized imaging software, which allows us to predict how a particular treatment or a cosmetic procedure will change the appearance of your teeth or smile. Digital photography will ensure the best aesthetic results as well as a comparison of before and after images for post-treatment evaluation.
We use ultrasonic scalers for most adult dental cleanings. These devices use ultrasonic vibrations to help break down the plaque and calculus on the teeth that cause gingivitis and periodontal disease. The ultrasonic cleaners create microscopic bubbles that implode on the surface of the tooth, killing microbes and removing plaque and tartar in the process. Our instruments use a thin tip to better navigate in the periodontal pockets to help maintain optimal gingival health. After your teeth have been cleaned with the ultrasonic cleaner, your teeth will be hand scaled to check for any residual deposits and then polished