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Many patients, especially younger patients, are very familiar with the latest technology and are more comfortable with the high tech practice. Computers and TV screens are their primary method of information processing.
Dr. Mirzayan utilizes intraoral camera technology that helps enhance your understanding of your diagnosis. An intraoral camera is a very small camera. In some cases, an intraoral camera is 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!
Dr. Mirzayan 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. Radiographs enable us to detect cavities in between your teeth, determine bone level, and health of 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.
Dental radiographs are invaluable aids in diagnosing, treating, and maintaining dental health. Exposure time for dental radiographs is extremely minimal. Dr. Mirzayan 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. 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. We may be able to see cavities better.
The advantages of digital imaging enables us to not only store patient images, but also enables us to quickly transfer them to appropriate specialists or insurance companies. Digital X-rays results in 1/6th the radiation exposure to you.
X-rays taken with the Panoramic X-ray machine differ from other digital X-rays in that they take a “panoramic” picture of the teeth. That is, the machine makes an entire half-circle motion to capture an image of the entire oral cavity.
Like digital X-rays, digital Panoramic X-rays reduce the amount of radiation patients are exposed to with standard X-rays up to 90 percent.
Piezosurgery is a new method of bone surgery, developed by Prof. Tomaso Vercellotti that opens promising perspectives for dental implantology. Delicate hard metal scalpels that utilize microvibrations at an ultrasonic frequency, allow bone to be cut in an extremely gentle and atraumatic way. But the biggest advantage of piezosurgery is its selective cut: That means, hard tissue (bone) is easily cut while soft tissue (nerves, blood vessels, oral mucosa) remains unharmed even if it gets in direct contact with the instrument tip. Another benefit of piezosurgery is it avoids intraoperative bleeding, it doesn't traumatize the bone, therefore wound healing is much better.
We utilize this innovative technique mainly for bone transplants, sinus lift procedures, and for all operations involving nerve tissue.