Advanced Technology for Better Dentistry
At Crystal River Dental, we’re dedicated to continuing education to learn the latest techniques and treatments, and to our investment in the most advanced dental technology. For our patients, better technology means:
- Fewer appointments with less time spent in the dental chair
- Less invasive procedures with less pain & faster recovery
- Better diagnosis & treatment planning
- Earlier detection of disease & decay
- Better outcomes & longer-lasting restorations
- An overall better dental experience & better oral health
In the past, the only way we could get an up-close-and-personal look at the surfaces of your mouth was through the magic of sight with the help of a tiny dental mirror. Thankfully, today, with the help of intraoral cameras, we can take live, 360°, high-resolution images that can be viewed right from the dental chair – giving doctors a better view, and patients the chance to take a more active role in understanding their oral health.
When examining your teeth, our dentists may use intraoral cameras to check the areas of your mouth that are more difficult to reach. Intraoral cameras capture high-quality images of your teeth, projecting them onto a nearby screen to make viewing your mouth much easier. To learn more about the benefits of intraoral cameras in Waupaca, Wisconsin, and to make your appointment with our dentist, call us today at 715-258-8200.
An intraoral camera is a tool we use to get a closer look at different parts of your smile. The intraoral camera is a small, pen-shaped tool that we can use to take color, high-quality photos of your teeth and gums, as well as other structures in your mouth as needed. Because the intraoral camera is so small and easily maneuverable, we can use it to see angles in your mouth that we cannot easily view with the unaided eye.
We may utilize the intraoral camera to better evaluate your oral health and to diagnose dental problems like tooth decay and periodontal disease, as well as tooth damage like a cracked or chipped tooth. The intraoral camera is also useful in following up after a treatment has been completed.
In addition to helping our team get a better view of your smile, the images taken with the intraoral camera are also helpful for allowing you, our patient, to gain a better understanding of your oral health and dental treatments. We can also send these photos to other dentists and specialists, and submit them to dental insurance companies as needed. To learn more about the uses and benefits of intraoral cameras, we invite you to call or visit our dentist and dental team soon.
Our team uses electric handpieces when performing your treatments. Electric handpieces are stronger than air-driven handpieces, allowing us to remove decay and complete your treatment more quickly. Give us a call today to learn more about electric handpieces in Waupaca, Wisconsin, and to set up your appointment with our dentist at Crystal River Dental.
Your health and comfort are our top priorities. We are dedicated to providing you with a positive and enjoyable dental experience each time you visit our office. Our dental technology, including electric handpieces, assists us in providing you with the best possible dental care. Our dentist is proud to utilize electric handpieces to ensure that your dental visit is as comfortable and efficient as possible.
Handpieces are used to remove the decayed and damaged portion of a tooth in preparation for a dental restoration, such as a dental crown or filling. There are two commonly used types of dental handpieces: electric handpieces and air-driven handpieces. Electric handpieces are driven by a motor, rather than compressed air, making them stronger than air-driven handpieces. Because electric handpieces are stronger, they allow our dentist to remove the decayed portion of the tooth at a faster rate, providing you with a shorter visit. Another benefit of electric handpieces is that they are quieter and smoother, so your treatment will be more comfortable and pleasant. We welcome you to contact our dental office today to learn more about electric handpieces and how they can enhance your dental experience. We look forward to speaking with you soon!
Digital x-rays have truly revolutionized the dental and healthcare industries for the better. Digital x-rays less radiation so they are safer than traditional x-rays, and more convenient as they can be taken in a matter of seconds right from the dental chair.
Digital X-rays allow our dentists to capture high-quality images of your teeth and supporting structures. Digital X-rays permit closer examination and increased accuracy in your diagnoses, and they produce significantly less radiation than film radiography. To make your appointment with our dental team and to learn more about digital X-rays in Waupaca, Wisconsin, please call us today.
Digital X-rays are one of the advanced diagnostic tools we use to provide you with the best possible care. Digital radiography has changed the way we take dental X-rays by making the process faster, more comfortable, and more convenient than ever before. Digital X-rays use a digital sensor to take images of your teeth, unlike traditional X-rays that use film.
Digital X-rays use significantly less radiation than conventional film X-rays, and they require the use of no chemicals for developing the images. Our dentist can then instantly view the high-quality images on monitors right in the treatment room to provide you with efficient, accurate diagnoses and care. Our team is able to use digital radiography to identify and diagnose several types of dental problems, such as:
- Decay in between teeth
- Developmental abnormalities
- Improper tooth root positioning
- Cysts and abscesses
- Fractures in existing fillings
- Infection in the tooth nerves
- Bone loss
We may also use digital dental X-rays to plan certain kinds of dental treatment, such as oral surgery procedures, root canal treatment, dental implants, and more. To learn more about digital radiography and how we use X-rays at our office, we welcome you to call or visit us soon.
Oral Cancer Screenings
Oral cancer screenings are a key part of your regular dental visits. When diagnosed early, oral cancer is one of the easiest forms of cancer to treat. Crystal River Dental uses state-of-the-art technology to accurately detect and diagnose abnormal tissues in your mouth so that you can begin receiving treatment as quickly as possible. We invite you to call us today to learn more about the benefits of oral cancer screening in Waupaca, Wisconsin, and to make your appointment with our team.
Oral cancer includes cancers of the lips, tongue, floor of the mouth, cheeks, throat (pharynx), sinuses, and hard and soft palate. While oral cancer can usually be successfully treated when detected early, most cases of oral cancer are not detected until they have progressed into a more serious, advanced stage that is much more difficult to treat. In fact, oral cancer may be life threatening.
At our office, we are dedicated to doing all we can to detect and treat oral cancers and other abnormalities at the earliest possible stage. During your routine dental cleanings and exams at our office, our dentist and team will perform an oral cancer screening to check for the signs of oral cancer.
The following are common symptoms of oral cancer:
- A persistent sore throat or feeling that something is caught at the back of the throat
- Unexplained bleeding in the mouth
- A persistent or lasting sore on the face, neck, or mouth that bleeds easily and does not heal within two weeks
- Unexplained loss of feeling, pain, or numbness in the face, neck, or mouth
- Ear pain
- Lumps, bumps, or rough spots on the gums, lips, or other parts of the mouth
- Red, white, or speckled red and white patches in the mouth
- Difficulty chewing, speaking, or swallowing
- A change in the way your teeth or dentures fit together
While our team will perform a screening for oral cancer to check for these and other symptoms, we encourage you to contact us if you notice any of these problems or if you experience any other type of dental pain. We are committed to helping you stay in good health.
If you have any questions about our dental technology at Crystal River Dental or would like to schedule an appointment with our dentist, give us a call today or request an appointment online!