Our intra-oral camera allows us to view specific areas of your teeth and mouth with direct light and magnification. We can also display and record details to assist with our diagnosis and treatment planning.
This tool is a valuable addition to our practice as still images can be recalled to compare changes at each of your examinations; images can also be printed and emailed if necessary.
Digital radiography can greatly facilitate the diagnostic and planning process necessary for your optimal treatment. Digital radiographic images can be taken and viewed within seconds, thereby reducing waiting times. Digital radiographs can be enhanced for detailed viewing, and enlarged by a mouse-click to aid in evaluating potential concerns more easily. There is also the added benefit of greatly reduced radiation doses when compared with conventional x-rays.
Various types of dental radiographs are available within our practice. Most notably is our OPG (panoramic) x-ray machine, which offers full mouth diagnosis. The produced image gives a complete view of both upper and lower jaws in one single representation. It is also ideal for checking wisdom tooth position, development of teeth in mixed dentition (up to 12 years), sinus conditions, TMJ (temporomandibular joint – jaw) conditions and for assessing orthodontic or implant cases.
DIAGNOdent – Laser decay detector
Early detection and prompt treatment of tooth decay is essential for long-term oral health. This knowledge and intervention can help minimise the need for extensive restorative or costly treatment.
Using our Laser Decay Detector, known as the DIAGNOdent, we can measure the density of your tooth structure, ensuring decay in the grooves of your teeth can be detected with 90% accuracy.
This technology incorporates a pen-like device that emits a completely safe laser beam to individually test each tooth.
HOYA – Soft Tissue Laser
To provide you with a more comfortable and relaxing appointment Dr Lin utilises the latest advancement in laser dentistry. Dental lasers aid in the treatment of periodontal (gum) pockets, which develop between the tooth root and gum due to gum disease. The laser is used to kill the bacteria that accumulate in these pockets and cause an infection. In some cases, a dental laser can potentially regenerate lost supportive bone, which can occur as a result of gum disease. Lasers are also used to treat a dental abscess, aphthous (mouth) ulcers and herpetic lesions by destroying the virus or bacteria responsible and reduce inflammation and discomfort caused by the condition. A dental laser can also be used when gum reshaping and lengthening is required and to make root canal therapy more comfortable. In cases where the frenum – small string-like pieces of skin that hold your tongue, lips and cheeks to your mouth – restrict movement, a dental laser is used to perform a minor procedure called a frenectomy. This is where the frenum is cut to enable free movement, especially of the tongue. Using a dental laser for these procedures makes them more comfortable and helps minimise bleeding and aid in a faster recovery than if a scalpel were used.