For some, going to the dentist is associated with fear, worry, or discomfort. Thankfully, the times have changed, which means dental offices have too. Advances in dental technology allow the Beyond Dentistry Clearwater team to catch oral health problems early on and correct them promptly as well as more comfortably and conservatively.
Before you even have an opportunity to sit in the dentist’s chair, our dental team employs enhanced technology and equipment to improve the overall patient experience, like electronic health records and modern amenities. Aside from that, we want to highlight how our modern diagnostic tools help our team catch onset oral health problems:
Intraoral Cameras and Scanners
Intraoral cameras are diagnostic tools that magnify a tooth up to 100 times under very bright light. Because of the precise intraoral scanners, Dr. Alqasemi and Dr. Adham can view tiny cracks, worn-down fillings, and other dental issues up close and personal without sacrificing patient comfort.
Diagnostic imaging is an essential component of dentistry. Our team uses digital x-rays to detect underlying issues in the bones and teeth, such as minor fractures, decay, or infections. Our Clearwater Dentistry team utilizes digital x-ray imaging because:
- We can capture high-resolution images that can be manipulated or enlarged (without needing multiple x-rays).
- Generally, digital x-rays are more environmentally friendly and emit far less radiation.
- Digital x-rays are faster than traditional x-rays, which allows Dr. Alqasemi and Dr. Adham to start treatment planning immediately.
If you’re interested in our extensive dental implant services, our team will likely request a CBCT scan. 3D cone beam computed tomography (CBCT) is an imaging technology that permits our dentists to assess the underlying bone structure, nerve pathways, and surrounding soft tissues.
During a CBCT scan, the imaging machine swivels around the patient’s head. Within 20 to 40 seconds, our machine can capture hundreds of images from various angles and compile them into one 3D image.
Have Questions about dental technology in Clearwater, FL?
Check out these frequently asked questions regarding dental technology in Indian Rocks Beach, FL, Clearwater, or nearby communities, or call us at (727) 304-3156 to speak with our team about how dental technology can improve your overall dental experience.
- New patient specials starting at $50
- Combining technology and human warmth
- Easy going, individualized attention from Dr. Alqasemi and Dr. Adham
In short, sure. Dr. Alqasemi and Dr. Adham can use their leading-edge diagnostic tools to examine your smile closely. They can fully explain potential treatment options to help patients make educated decisions.
With that being said, that doesn’t automatically deem your initial assessment incorrect. But you might benefit from an alternative approach. Ultimately, the decision is yours.
To start things off, we’ll perform a complete cleaning of your teeth and gums, using special tools to remove any plaque and tartar that may have built up along the gumline. Essential aspects of your cleaning will include thorough flossing between your teeth in all those hard-to-reach places, and scraping off plaque that has accumulated along the gum line. To finish the cleaning process, we’ll polish your teeth, leaving you feeling refreshed, revitalized, and ready to smile.
Any Necessary X-Rays
If you’re new to the office or haven’t had dental x-rays in a while, your Clearwater dentist may recommend that you take some during your preventive care appointment. Dental x-rays let us see what’s going on beneath the surface of your smile, giving us the ability to find issues that may not be visible otherwise. With x-rays, we’re able to make more accurate diagnoses and create more effective and efficient treatment plans.
Your dentist will review your x-rays and then take a thorough look at your teeth, gums, and the rest of your mouth. If we spot any issues, we’ll take the time to educate you on our findings, so you can keep your dental health on the right track. We make it our goal to keep you educated about your oral well-being, so you can make the right decisions for your smile.
Personalized Treatment Plan
Using the information we’ve gathered with your exam and x-rays, we’ll work together with you to craft a treatment plan customized for your unique oral health needs, budget, and lifestyle. If everything looks good, we’ll simply schedule your next routine cleaning and checkup.