When you seek care at Higson Dental Group, you are assured that our clinical staff utilize the latest in advanced technology to enhance the quality of your dental care.
Many members of our practice use small microscopes on our glasses, called loupes, to enhance the precision of our patient care. Dentistry is micro-surgery. Using microscopy to magnify the surgical site enables us to create dental restorations with incredibly precise fit and finish. You just can’t fulfill that level of care with the naked eye.
At Higson Dental Group, we choose carefully when and which radiographs are taken. There are many guidelines that we follow. Radiographs allow us to see everything we cannot see with our eyes during a clinical exam. Radiographs enable us to detect cavities in between your teeth, determine bone level, and analyze the health of your bone. We can also examine the roots and nerves of teeth, diagnose lesions such as cysts or tumors, as well as assess damage when trauma occurs.
When our current office was built in 2004, we invested in the most technologically-advanced digital radiography systems from Siemens. Through continuous updating over the past decade, our radiography equipment remains the most advanced to this day. With digital imaging, exposure time is about 90 percent less when compared to traditional radiographs. Digital imaging can also help us retrieve valuable diagnostic information since we view the image on a computer monitor, instead of holding up a 35mm film up to the light. Also, we are able to manipulate digital images for increased clarity and diagnostic value. This helps us to diagnose cavities and other dental diseases better.
Digital imaging allows us to store patient images, and enables us to quickly and easily transfer them to specialists or insurance companies.
Many patients, especially younger patients, are very familiar with the latest technology and are comfortable with the high tech practice. Computers and TV screens are their primary method of information processing.
Higson Dental Group utilizes intraoral camera technology that helps enhance your understanding of your diagnosis. An intraoral camera is a very small camera which allows our practice to view clear, precise images of your mouth, teeth and gums, in order for us to accurately make a diagnosis. With clear, defined, enlarged images, you see details that may be missed by standard mirror examinations. This can mean faster, more accurate diagnosis with less chair-time for you!
Intra oral cameras also enable our practice to save your images in our office computer to provide a permanent record of treatments. These images can be printed for you, other specialists, and your lab or insurance companies.
Rotary endodontic files use an engine to rotate the endodontic file during root canal therapy. The advantages of rotary endodontics are reduced instrumentation times and fewer files used during the procedure. What this means for our patients is a shorter visit for what is typically one of the longer appointments in a dental practice.