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Technology

Oral Cancer Screenings

Risk Factors The primary risk factor for developing oral cancer is tobacco use. Smoking cigarettes, cigars, and pipes all increase your risk of oral cancer. Smokeless tobacco, often called “dip” or “chew,” also heighten the risk. Alcohol consumption is another habit that is strongly associated with the development of oral cancer. Research strongly suggests that

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Digital X-Ray

Dental radiographs, or X-rays, are an important part of a thorough dental examination. A full set of X-rays (18) is usually required for patients who are new to a dental practice, or who need extensive treatment. Two to four follow-up or check-up X-rays called “bite-wings” are necessary every 6-18 months, depending on each individual patient’s

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Laser Cavity Detection

Identifying and preventing problems or treating them in their earliest stages is one of the most important things we can do for our patients. We have significantly improved our ability to diagnose cavities in their early stages with the incorporation of the DIAGNOdent laser caries detection aid. Reliable, Accurate Caries Detection Aid More and more

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Intraoral Camera

In a nutshell, an intraoral camera is a small video camera that takes an X-ray of the outside of the gum or tooth. The intraoral camera resembles an oversized pen and although usage varies depending on the model-type, this image-taking device is typically outfitted with a disposable protective sheath for each new patient. While simultaneously viewing a monitor, the

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Computerized Novacaine System

The Wand (CompuDent or STA system) What is it? The Wand is essentially a computer-controlled dental injection. The flow rate of the local anaesthetic is controlled by a computer. This means that the injection is guaranteed to be slow and steady and therefore comfortable. Even though Milestone Scientific – the manufacturers of the Wand –

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