Dr. Kravitz chooses carefully which and when radio-graphs are taken. There are many guidelines that we follow. Radio-graphs allow us to see everything we cannot see with our own eyes. Radio-graphs 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, and assess damage when trauma occurs. Dental radio-graphs are invaluable aids in diagnosing, treating, and maintaining dental health. Exposure time for dental radio-graphs is extremely minimal. Dr. Kravitz utilizes Digital Imaging Technologies within the office. Digital imaging can also help us retrieve valuable diagnostic information; for example, 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.
Dr. Kravitz uses laser dentistry for select soft tissue procedures. For these soft tissue (surgical) procedures it eliminates the need for suturing and healing is much faster. Lasers can also 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.
Many patients, especially those of younger generations, are very familiar with the latest technology and are comfortable with high tech practices. Computers and TV screens are their primary method of information processing. Dr. Kravitz utilizes intraoral camera technology that helps enhance your understanding of the 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! Intraoral 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.
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