At Parkview Dentistry, Dr. Laskis is always researching new advancements in dental technology and techniques to ensure you have the most comfortable treatment and the your best smile. However, not every new “hot” technology actually provides a better result for our patients. Accordingly, our team only uses well-proven techniques and equipment. In addition, Dr. Laskis and our team undergo not only annual training on new techniques but also have consultants come in to provide additional training with the goal to make your treatment as effective and comfortable as possible.
Below is an explanation of some of the technology we use to make your smile great!
In addition, digital x-rays can be stored in our computer system and can be transferred to specialists quickly and easily if needed.Currently, we use phosphor plate technology. Phosphor plates are superior to solid state sensors because the plates are more flexible and thus are more comfortable to patients, the plates have a larger imaging area, and our cost is lower but the system still provides all of the benefits of a digital system: we store the images in your client file and can easily send them to you or specialists.
Intraoral Digital Cameras
Our operatories are equipped with digital intraoral cameras. These cameras allow our patients to view what our team sees during examinations. This tiny camera fits into the patient’s mouth and takes digital photographs and video of the teeth and gums. The intraoral camera helps our team explain dental problems, such as decay and gum disease, so that our patients can make informed decisions about their dental care. The photographs are also submitted to insurance companies to further support your insurance claims, and specialists to make sure you get the best care.
Dental Magnification Loupes
Nitrous Oxide Gas
For reduction of mild to moderate anxiety, Dr. Laskis commonly utilizes nitrous oxide gas. When administered, nitrous oxide is blended with oxygen and inhaled, producing a relaxing effect that can make necessary anesthetic injections and treatment much more tolerable. During the procedure, you will remain awake, yet you should be more comfortable, and you will be able to respond to commands and communication from Dr. Laskis. Once treatment is complete, the effects of nitrous oxide fade quickly and you should be able to drive yourself home if you choose.
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Digital Curing Lights
What is ARESTIN®?
ARESTIN® is an effective antibiotic treatment that comes in powder form. This powder is placed inside infected periodontal pockets just after our hygienist finishes a scaling and root planing (SRP) procedure.
How does ARESTIN® work?
ARESTIN® powder contains “Microspheres,” which are tiny, bead-like particles that are smaller than grains of sand and are not visible to the eye. The Microspheres are filled with the antibiotic minocycline, and they release the drug over time into the infected periodontal pocket, killing bacteria that live there.
ARESTIN® Microspheres continue to fight the infection for up to 21 days after SRP. In clinical studies, ARESTIN® has been proven to be more effective than using SRP alone. ARESTIN® also significantly reduced the size of periodontal pockets compared to SRP alone.