In order to provide truly world-class care, Dr. Rana has invested in some of the newest dental technologies available today. The tools detailed below not only help us find and diagnose problems in less time, but they also keep our patients more comfortable during their treatments, ensuring an efficient and pleasant appointment every time. Here, state-of-the-art instruments combine with premier clinical care to deliver a dental experience unlike any other.
X-rays are an essential tool in our office, helping our team catch dental issues before they are even visible to the naked eye. We only use digital X-rays because, compared to traditional film-based X-rays, they’re able to generate images in much less time, they don’t require toxic chemicals to be developed, and they also emit up to 80% LESS radiation. This gives many of our patients (especially parents) peace of mind!
Ever have trouble understanding what your dentist was talking about? Now, with our intraoral camera, we can actually show you your smile exactly how we see it, making it much easier for our team to explain what’s going on with your dental health. It is a small device no larger than a pen that is tipped with a powerful camera. It can capture high-resolution images of the teeth and gums, and we can show them to you on a large monitor right in the treatment room.
Lasers were first introduced to dentistry back in the mid-90s, and now, they help our team perform a number of sensitive periodontal (gum) procedures every day while keeping our patients much more comfortable. With its focused beam of light, we can literally vaporize harmful bacteria along the gum line as well as remove infected tissue, all the while leaving the surrounding healthy gums completely untouched. This helps reduce pain, swelling, and bleeding both during and after a procedure. In fact, the laser is so gentle that most patients don’t even need local anesthetic.
Does going to the dentist make you or your child feel nervous? If so, you’re far from alone, and nitrous oxide may be exactly what you need to take the stress out of your dental appointments. A patient simply has to wear a small nasal mask and breathe in the colorless, odorless gas for a few minutes, and this will create a warm, calming sensation throughout their entire body. The mask stays on for the entire appointment, and when it’s removed, the gas’ effects quickly go away, enabling a patient to quickly resume their normal routine.