At our Saginaw, MI dentist office, we want to make sure that we’re up to date with the latest dental technology. Dr. Daryle J. Mahnke utilizes this technology to make sure treatment is as quick and convenient as possible for all patients. Learn more about the dental technology offered at our office and how it can help you with the treatment you need.
Digital x-rays are a safer and more convenient way to get dental x-rays. They require less radiation, making them safer for children, pregnant women, and other sensitive patients. Digital x-rays are also sent and displayed directly on a computer, making them simple to view and compare. This makes it easier, too, to send the x-rays to any other doctors or specialists that need them.
Dr. Mahnke is one of the few Saginaw, Michigan dentists that’s experienced in diagnosing and treating TMJ disorders. One of the tools he uses to do this is the T-Scan III. This device is used for a bite analysis. The patient bites down on a certain part of the device and it registers both the timing and force of your bite. Along with the visual analysis, this can help Dr. Mahnke see exactly what’s causing your TMJ disorder.
The bite analysis shows the dentist which parts of your mouth hit first when you bite. It also gives an idea as to the force of your bite. This gives him the information he needs to make the adjustments to your bite that are necessary to treat your issues. This device can be used after treatment as well, to make sure that your bite is now where it needs to be.
Spectra Intraoral Cavity Detection
Using a device similar to a wand, Dr. Mahnke can scan your teeth to get detailed analysis about tooth decay and cavities. The screen will show something similar to Doppler radar. Certain colors correspond to certain levels of health in your enamel. Green is healthy, while red is a cavity
This technology can detect cavities that may not even show up on an x-ray. It helps with detecting cavities earlier on. You can keep more of your natural teeth and you’ll be able to get more conservative treatment. Instead of needing a root canal or extraction, you’ll be able to get away with just a dental filling.
The Solea dental laser provides treatment for both hard and soft tissues. This includes things like tongue ties, gum contouring, and dental cavities. Laser dentistry helps you get treatment with fewer side effects, less pain and discomfort, and quicker healing time. You probably won’t need anesthesia for your treatment, and there’s less bleeding and swelling.
Dental Technology Provided By Your Saginaw, Michigan Dentist
At our office, we keep educated and up to date with the latest dental technology. We want you to have the best experience possible when you see Dr. Mahnke and our experienced team. Call us today or schedule an appointment online to get started!