At Janice K. Pliszczak, DDS, we use state-of-the-art technology to provide the safest and most effective services available today! Cleanings, x-rays, and restorative treatments have never been easier thanks to our advanced technology. Our cutting-edge treatments can save you time, money, and even discomfort.
X-rays have been used in dentistry for many years. Until fairly recently, the process of taking and developing x-rays was time-consuming, inefficient, and even harmful to the environment. Now, we use digital x-rays thanks to their many advantages over traditional film ones.
To perform a digital x-ray, Janice K. Pliszczak, DDS will insert a sensor into your mouth that helps capture images of your teeth. Once the x-ray is taken, the image is almost instantaneously displayed on our screen. Because the images are digital, we can enlarge the size to diagnose dental problems that would be otherwise invisible to the naked eye. We can also instantly retake any images that come out blurry, rather than having to wait for the development process.
Digital x-rays produce less radiation and allow for shorter appointments. Because they are digital, there are no chemicals used to develop the film. There is also no space needed to store physical files, make them environmentally friendly.
During your professional cleaning, our dental hygienist will use an ultrasonic scaler, rather than a traditional metal one. An ultrasonic scaler produces microscopic bubbles that implode on the surfaces of your teeth. In the process, these bubbles break up plaque and tartar deposits, while killing off the bacteria.
Ultrasonic scalers are more effective and safer to use than traditional metal scalers. The bubbles and water spray have no harmful effect on the enamel. With an ultrasonic scaler, we can help to reduce your risk of developing tooth decay or gum disease.
The ultrasonic scaler is also used to combat gum disease. For patients who have developed gingivitis or periodontitis, we use the scaler to perform a “deep cleaning.” A deep cleaning, or scaling and root planing, may be the only way to reverse gum disease and restore your oral health.
As camera technology has progressed over the years, so too have our diagnostic tools. Our office uses the intraoral scanner for some preventative and restorative procedures. The scanner enables us to take thousands of images at a time. These images can be combined with the use of Computed Aid Design (CAD) software to form a digital impression. This eliminates the need for uncomfortable impressions that involve a messy, goopy, putty-like material.
The intraoral scanner also allows us to give you a livestream of extactly what we are looking at in your mouth, which helps us to explain issues in your mouth in real-time. We have found that the intra-oral camera is a wonderful educational tool that helps us to give our patients a good idea of exactly what needs to happen inside their mouth, and why.
Schedule Your Appointment
Experience our cutting-edge dental technology for yourself. Call (315) 800-5020 to schedule your appointment today!