The field of dentistry has made many amazing technological leaps forward in the past few years. At Alvarez Dental, it is incredibly important for us to incorporate these technologies to help us do our jobs better and offer the best care imaginable to our patients.
Before the advent of intraoral cameras, your dentist would have to describe exactly what they were looking at to their patients, often with a comment of “I wish you could see what I can see!” But, that is now a reality with these small pen-sized cameras that allow your dentist to send live images to a screen or take stills to share with their patients.
X-rays are crucial to the dental field. Dentists need to know what is going on under a tooth’s surface or below the gum line. Digital x-rays expose our patients to 90% less radiation than traditional x-rays. The images are also instantaneous and do not require expensive film and chemicals to develop. The digital images are also HD, allowing us to zoom into certain areas if needed, and we are able to save the digital file without fear of film starting to break down.
Oral Cancer Screening Technology
With early detection of oral cancer, the survivability rate shoots up to 90%! Oral cancer can be extremely hard to detect in its earliest stages, so we use the top-of-the-line OralID Cancer Screening technology. Its fluorescent technology lets your dentist see abnormalities that are impossible to see with the naked eye.