Dental technology has the potential to not only improve the overall dental care experience but improve treatment outcomes as well. While it can depend on the specific treatment you’re receiving, it’s always better to have the confidence that your dentist is utilizing the best technology available to get the job done. At Fromuth & Langlois Dental, we want to make sure all of our patients maintain that confidence in our team. To learn more about our dental office’s many technologies, keep reading! If you’re ready to schedule an appointment, give us a call!
During our in-depth exam of your mouth and other oral structures, we want our patients to be as informed about the current state of their oral health as possible. With the help of our handheld intraoral cameras, we can show patients the condition of their teeth, gums, throat and other areas with significantly greater ease. The device houses a camera on the tip, making it easy to capture highly-detailed images of your mouth and display them onto a nearby monitor. If you were ever unsure if you needed a dental crown or filling, an intraoral camera is sure to clear things up!
Traditional X-rays were incredibly time-consuming and exposed patients to unnecessary amounts of radiation. But thanks to advancements in technology, we can not only reduce your radiation exposure as much as 80 percent but capture detailed images in a matter of minutes! Our dental office captures comprehensive X-rays in order to understand exactly what’s happening underneath your gum tissue. We can confirm the presence of erupting teeth, oral infections and other abnormalities with greater ease and efficiency.
If you ever needed a dental crown placed, you likely had to bite into clay-impression material so that a permanent restoration could be created. This process is often uncomfortable for patients, but our iTero digital impression helps you avoid it entirely! This handheld device captures hundreds of images of your mouth in a matter of minutes, creating a 3D model of your teeth and gums. If you intend on pursuing Invisalign® treatment, the iTero scanner can also aid in the design of your series of clear aligners!
Prevention is a very high priority at Fromuth & Langlois Dental. The sooner we can catch dental issues before they turn into significant problems, such as cavities, the sooner we can prevent them from developing in the first place. Both the DIAGNOdent and transilluminator help us catch the early signs of cavity development, including craze lines and cracks. We’ll go over all the steps to improve your oral care habits at home as well as offer treatments we believe will best reduce the risk of future cavity development.
If you wake up with chronic jaw pain or headaches, it could be a sign of either bruxism or temporomandibular joint disorder or TMD. Bruxism, or chronic teeth grinding, can act as a precursor for TMD, which is a condition revolved around disproportionate amounts of stress on the jaw joints. To combat TMD, our dental office provides custom-made oral appliances designed to reposition your jaw, therefore reducing unconscious teeth grinding and clenching. In most cases, patients experience results in the first several days of use!
Sleep apnea remains largely undiagnosed in most individuals, mainly because the symptoms are difficult to recognize at first. If you find yourself snoring loudly, tired even after getting to bed at a decent hour, or waking up frequently in the middle of the night, it could mean that you have untreated sleep apnea. Our dental office will take note of all of your known symptoms and work with you to develop a treatment plan that addresses your potential sleep apnea. This could be through the use of sleep apnea oral appliances, the use of a continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) machine, or a combination of the two.