Why we test all of our patients for Oral Cancer and we use VELscope
The VELscope system helps dental professionals visualize abnormalities in the mucosal tissues of your lips, mouth and upper throat. In just two minutes, with no rinses, stains or discomfort, a VELscope examination lets healthcare professionals improve their assessment of your overall oral health.
Make sure that your mouth is as healthy as it can possibly be. The next time you visit your dentist or hygienist, ask for a VELscope exam.
If you find yourself waking up with a headache or a sore jaw after a night of restless sleep, you may be surprised to discover that it may be because you are grinding your teeth when you sleep, without even knowing it.
Teeth grinding, officially known as “bruxism”, is the clenching together of your jaw and grinding of the upper and lower teeth. Left untreated, it could lead to painful, sensitive, loose teeth or teeth that are worn down. It could result in a tight or sore jaw which could cause headaches, earaches or neck pain. Grinding can even fracture teeth and crack fillings.
We can analyze the cause of your teeth grinding and take steps to fix or diminish the problem, and help you get a good night’s sleep!
We have recently incorporated the Florida Probe System, a computerized periodontal probing and charting system, into our practice. The System’s constant-force, computerized probe allows measurements to be consistent between examiners. The probe’s precision is 0.2 mm., which also improves the accuracy of measurements and assists the doctors and hygienists in determining the correct diagnosis and follow-up for the patient. Our patients understand that we use it for detail and accuracy, and it is helping to educate them at the same time. The on-screen display and audio output is easy to relate to and easy to understand. It eliminates inaccuracies and it gives us detailed information from which to compare. This technology will be a tremendous aid in combating periodontal disease, the leading cause of adult tooth loss.
Learn more about our technology by visiting the Fort Lauderdale dentists
We have recently incorporated the latest technology in local anesthetic delivery into our practice, the Single Tooth Anesthesia (STA™) System from Milestone Scientific. It is the first computer-controlled local dental anesthetic system where just one injection at a single tooth is all that’s needed to scientifically, safely and predictably ensure single-session injection precision. The STA™ System was one of only two winners in the dental instruments category at the eleventh annual Medical Design Excellence Awards (MDEA) competition in 2008. Early reviews from our patients have all been very positive.
To find out more about our services and technology visit the Fort Lauderdale dentists