Our intraoral camera is a high-tech, handheld instrument that allows us to capture detailed, crystal clear video of every nook and cranny of your smile. It also allows us to utilize an enlarged monitor to show you real-time footage of what we’re looking at during your routine examination. With it, we’re able to easily explain why we’re suggesting specific treatments and answer any questions you may have about your oral health.
In the past, whenever dentists needed to treat advanced gum disease, they would have to use a scalpel. At Arizona Smile Design, we use a soft tissue laser, which is a virtually painless alternative. This handheld device creates a small, precise beam of light to help reduce the presence of harmful oral bacteria and remove excess gum tissue. Because it immediately cauterizes an area when it comes in contact, the soft tissue laser is able to drastically reduce healing times as well.
Cavities are among the top three most common oral health problems in the United States according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. We make sure the early signs of dental decay don’t slip by us by utilizing a handheld cavity detection system. This instrument is incredibly precise and can identify hard-to-spot cavities developing between the teeth even when the surface of the tooth appears completely normal.