Dentist in Plantation Offers Dental Technology For Your Comfort And Convenience

As a dentist in Plantation, at the office of Craig H. Etts, DDS, we refuse to compromise on the level of quality care we offer. Part of that commitment is the use of diagnostic technologies because they provide many advantages for you – our valued patient.

In this blog … I’ll talk about the technology that helps us better determine the state of your oral health while offering you a better experience in the dental chair. You may be surprised to learn how beneficial this equipment really is.

Diagnostics Technologies

Digital x-rays allow your dentist in Plantation to get a clear picture of the inside of your teeth and gums, so that diagnosis is more accurate and treatment specific to your unique situation. In addition, there’s…

  • up to 90% less radiation than with traditional x-rays
  • less time in the dental chair because they are faster and more efficient
  • no exposure to film chemicals – safer for you, our team, and the environment
  • faster insurance processing because claims are illustrated, and electronic communication is instantaneous.

The intraoral camera is a small pen-sized camera that is linked to a chairside monitor to display what we see when we examine your teeth, gums, and mouth. Because it displays images on a screen, it helps you understand what we mean when we’re discussing our findings with you during your dental cleaning, exam, or consultation.

Early cavity detection lets us see cracks or tooth decay hidden between your teeth using transillumination technology. While what it shows is looks like x-rays, this technology uses non-ionizing radiation, which makes it ideal for children, pregnant women, and those who are worried about dental x-rays – and it saves you money because we find issues sooner when they are less expensive to treat.

Treatment Technologies

Soft tissue lasers are most often used in dentistry to correct gum issues. This can include gum disease treatment or changing the shape of your gums. Our patients love it because it feels less invasive than a scalpel and often reduces swelling and bleeding after treatment. They’re not ideal in all situations, so depending on your individual history and needs, we may recommend a different choice.

Ultrasonic scalers make your professional cleaning more comfortable and convenient than ever. Using air and water to shave off calculus (hardened plaque) and rinse away debris, this technology decreases treatment time. We can also add an antiseptic solution instead of water to assist our patients with more advanced gum care needs. It’s also more effective at stain removal than hand-held instruments.

We are committed to making your experience as relaxing and comfortable as possible. Technology is a big part of that – and we make good use of it.

Please call today to book your consultation or to ask any questions about our practice. We welcome new patients and our friendly team will be happy to talk to you.

Yours in excellent dental health,
Craig H. Etts, DDS – your general family dentist in Plantation