Digital Panoramic X-Ray


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A digital panoramic x-ray is an examination that captures the entire mouth in a single image, including the teeth, upper and lower jaws, surrounding structures and tissues.

A panoramic x-ray is a commonly performed exam by dentists and oral surgeons in everyday practice and is an important diagnostic tool. It covers a wider area than a conventional intraoral x-ray and, as a result, provides valuable information about the nasal area, maxillary sinuses, teeth positioning and bone irregularities. This exam is also used to plan treatment for full/partial dentures, braces, extractions and implants.

This particular x-ray can also reveal the presence of an existing issue or potential problem such as:

  • Advanced periodontal disease
  • Oral cysts
  • Tumors and oral cancer
  • Impacted teeth
  • Temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ)
  • Sinusitis

And as published by the ADA, a digital panoramic x-ray is 0.20 mSv of radiation.

Intra-Oral Camera


An Intra-Oral Camera makes going to the dentist easier for both the patient and the dental health provider. When using the IOC it allows patients to be more interactive in the exam process, which provides patients with a greater sense of understanding and responsibility about their personal dental health.

The IOC enlarges the size of teeth more than 40 times their actual size on a full color screen display.  By zooming in on problem areas in affected teeth, dentists are capable of seeing much more than they could with the human eye alone. Other dentists find the beginnings of periodontal disease or tooth decay that would have otherwise gone undetected if examined without the intra-oral-camera.

The camera is very small and approximately the size of a pen. Because of its small size, the camera can reveal images of the teeth from angles previously unseen. All exams using the intra-oral camera are completely sanitary, as it is sterilized before each use. Images from the IOC may be digitally stored, printed or disposed of following the exam.

Tap-Thornton Adjustable Positioner


Sleep apnea is a temporary cessation of breathing during sleep. Typically indicated by snoring, often times sufferers will awake gasping for breath.  Apnea related disturbances occur repeatedly, resulting in a restless sleep and daytime drowsiness. This disease can cause serious health issues including increased blood pressure and the restriction of oxygen to the brain and bloodstream.

How it works
TAP is made of two custom inter-occlusal parts that fit over the mandible and the madila. The upper portion of the device hooks into the lower portion, enabling the mandible to be pulled forward. Using a dial mechanism, the appliance is titratable allowing adjustment to determine the degree to which the jaw is held forward. By holding the mandible forward, the TAP maintains a clear airway to reduce snoring and improve breathing.tap

New TAP Elite allows more lateral movement, improving patient comfort and compliance.

Advantages:

  • Alleviate Sleep Apnea: Research shows it is the most successful obstructive sleep apnea treatment available
  • Reduce Snoring: More than 96% of patients using the appliance have stopped snoring
  • Improve patient’s sleep: The quality of your sleep has a huge impact on the overall quality of your life

Indications:

  • Anti-snoring device
  • Obstructive Sleep Apnea

Contraindications:

  • Loose teeth or dentures
  • Central Sleep Apnea