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A technology that is developed around the needs of dental care is a powerful tool for dental professionals. The technology can greatly influence the effectiveness of treatment. Dental examinations play a crucial role in dental care. The time and effort spent in dental evaluation are very valuable to both the patient and the dentist. This is why, we as dental care providers, give pivotal importance to innovative technologies in all areas of dental care. We believe that the quality of treatment offered at our dental practice can be greatly enhanced with the use of advanced techniques. Therefore it becomes necessary for us to stay updated about the latest developments in dental technologies and implement the best ones at our office.
I CAT FLX – An overview
I CAT FLX is known to be a breakthrough technological equipment in 3D imaging. The cone beam 3D imaging system is known for its sophistication, functionality and its wonderful interface. The quality of 3D images produced is truly amazing and whats more interesting is that the system does this with a dose lower than that of 2D Panoramic X-ray with QuickScan+. Following are some of the key features of I CAT FLX.
I CAT FLX Application
I CAT FLX 3D imaging system helps our team and general dentists in the city of Salida, Colorado in a number of applications.
Patients who use tobacco and alcohol heavily are prone to oral cancer. Cancer screening is done in order to detect the signs of cancerous cells at early stage and take necessary steps to cure the same. This can be done during routine dental visit. Dentists make a note of the medical history of patients and check out for abnormal cells using special equipment. The process may involve removal of some of the cells from the mouth and performing biopsy to find out if they are cancerous. The tests performed can help in taking early steps to cure oral cancer.
Electromyography is the technology which measures the performance of muscles. This technology is useful in dentistry to examine fatigue in jaw muscles which may lead to headache, neck pain and other problems. Tooth grinding and TMJ problems may result in straining of jaw muscles. Through electromyography our dentist studies the functionality of the muscles to identify dysfunction and set a treatment plan to cure the same.
Computerized mandibular scanning is a complex technology which is used to measure the smallest movement of the jaw and identify neuromuscular dysfunction. The technology makes use of high-end sensors to document jaw movement which helps our dentist examine mandibular motion and analyze problems.
Sonography is the measurement of sound and a graphical output derived from the data. In dentistry, sonography is used to identify sounds from TMJ dysfunction. The technology helps in identification of the exact location of the sound, the duration and other vital factors which can help our dentist set an accurate treatment plan to cure the problem. The technology can sense vibrations to identify the location and all other factors of sound.
TENS is a technology used to relieve patients from pain in the facial muscles. A mild electric pulse is transmitted through nerves and facial muscles to achieve relaxation and relieve pain. The equipment creates electric signals similar to the natural pulses thereby providing an effect of a massage.
Dr. Greg Bixby, DDS1222 C StreetSalida, Colorado 81201
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