When you choose Dr. Chaudhry and our clinical team, you have a dental team that is utilizing the latest in technology to enhance the quality and comfort level of your care.
High power microscopes or “loupes” are used to enhance the precision of the care we provide. Dentistry is a micro-surgery. The microscopes or “loupes” Dr. Chaudhry and our clinical team use are similar to what an ophthalmologist uses. These microscopes enable us to create dental restorations with incredibly precise fit and finish; thus allowing us to provide a level of care you cannot achieve with the naked eye.
In addition to allowing precise, close-up work, these microscopes directs a beam of light directly onto your teeth, minimizing the amount of glare for you.
Many dentists still use air-driven handpieces or “drills”. While acceptable for many procedures, these air-powered handpieces all have a degree of non-concentricity; they do not rotate perfectly smoothly and have a whiney, high-pitched sound.
For the most precise restorative procedures, Dr. Chaudhry uses electric handpieces. This results in extraordinarily precise interfaces between your tooth and your new restoration (crown, veneer, or filling) and is more comfortable for you. With a more precise tool, there is less vibration and less noise.
Dr. Chaudhry chooses carefully which and when radiographs are taken. There are many guidelines that we follow. Radiographs allow us to see everything we cannot see with our own eyes; they enable detection of cavities in between your teeth, they enable the determination of bone level and analysis of the health of your bone. Dental radiographs also allow for the examination of the roots and nerves of teeth, diagnosis of lesions, cysts or tumors, and damage assessment when trauma/injury occurs.
Dental radiographs are invaluable aids in diagnosing, treating, and maintaining dental health. Exposure time for dental radiographs is extremely minimal. Dr. Chaudhry utilizes Digital Imaging Technologies within the office. With digital imaging, exposure time is about 50 percent less when compared to traditional radiographs. Digital imaging can also help us retrieve valuable diagnostic information. We may be able to see cavities better.
Digital imaging allows us to store patient images, and enables us to quickly and easily transfer them to specialists or insurance companies.
Digital X-rays offer more precision since we view the image on a computer monitor, instead of holding up a 35mm film up to the light. Digital X-rays results in 1/6th the radiation exposure to you.
For patients who do not look forward to needles, drilling, or numbness, Laser Dentistry may be the right choice.
Laser dentistry is one of dentistry’s latest advances. The laser delivers energy in the form of light. Depending on the intended result, this energy travels at different wavelengths and is absorbed by a “target.” In dentistry, these targets can be enamel, decay, gum tissue, or whitening enhancers. Each one absorbs a different wavelength of light while reflecting others. Laser dentistry can be used for both tooth and soft tissue related procedures. Oftentimes no local anesthesia is required. Unlike with the dental drill, with laser dentistry there is no heat or vibration, making the procedure quite comfortable for most patients. For soft tissue (surgical) procedures it eliminates the need for suturing and healing is much faster.
Lasers can be used to diagnose cavities. They can find hidden decay in teeth in early stages, and in some cases the decay can be reversed through hygiene and fluoride treatment and may never need filling.
Areas of dental care that benefit from laser technology:
- Cavity diagnosis and removal
- Curing, or hardening, bonding materials
- Whitening teeth
- Periodontal, or gum related, care
- Pediatric procedures
- Apthous Ulcer treatment (canker sore)
- Frenectomy (tongue-tie release) without anesthesia or sutures
- Root canals and apicoectomies
- Crown lengthening, gingivectomy and other gum corrections
Dental lasers have been shown to be safe and effective for treating both children and adults.
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.
Dr. Chaudhry utilizes intraoral camera technology that helps enhance your understanding of your diagnosis. An intraoral camera is a very small camera – in some cases, just a few millimeters long. An intraoral camera 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 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.