When you seek care at our office, you are assured that Dr. Salzberg and his staff utilize the latest in technology to enhance the quality and fit for your dental care.
Dr. Salzberg uses Surgitel brand magnifying loupes and LED lighting to enhance the precision of patient care.
Dentistry is micro-surgery. It requires the proper magnification and lighting. You just can’t fulfill that level of care with the naked eye.
Digital Radiographs (X-rays)
Dr. Salzberg chooses carefully which and when radiographs are taken. There are many guidelines that we follow. Radiographs allow us to see everything we cannot see with our own eyes. They enable us to detect cavities in between your teeth, determine bone level, and analyze the health of your bone. We can also examine the roots and nerves of teeth, diagnose lesions such as cysts or tumors, as well as assess damage when trauma occurs.
Dental radiographs are invaluable aids in diagnosing, treating, and maintaining dental health. Exposure time for dental radiographs is extremely minimal.Dr. Salzberg utilizes Digital Imaging Technologies within the office. They are a safe technology, and compared to traditional (film) radiographs, digital radiographs use only 1/6th the amount of traditional dental x-rays. Digital x-rays allow us to view and share your , and the am With digital imaging, exposure time is about 50 percent less when compared to traditional radiographs. Digital imaging can also help us retrieve valuable diagnostic information. We may be able to see cavities better. Digital imaging allows us to store patient images, and enables us to quickly and easily transfer them to specialists or insurance companies.
We are proud to offer laser dentistry on select dental procedures to patients without needles or numbness, using our Waterlase MD by Biolase. Laser dentistry is one of the most amazing technical advances in recent decades. It allows The laser delivers energy in the form of water and light. Depending on the intended result, this energy travels at different wavelengths and is absorbed by a “target.” In dentistry, these targets can be enamel, decay, old fillings, or tissue. Each one absorbs a different wavelength of light while reflecting others. Laser dentistry can be used for both tooth and soft tissue related procedures. Oftentimes no local anesthesia is required, and it reduces our need to use dental drills. With cavity removal, there is the possibility of slight cold or general sensitivity while using the laser, so we often offer nitrous oxide (due to its analgesic properties) for this procedure. For soft tissue (surgical) procedures it eliminates the need for suturing and healing is much faster.
Lasers can be used to diagnose cavities. They can find hidden decay in teeth in early stages, and in some cases the decay can be reversed through hygiene and fluoride treatment and may never need filling.
Areas of dental care that benefit from laser technology:
- Cavity diagnosis and removal
- Curing, or hardening, bonding materials
- Whitening teeth
- Periodontal, or gum related, care
- Pediatric procedures
- Apthous Ulcer treatment (canker sore)
- Frenectomy (tongue-tie release) without anesthesia or sutures
- Root canals and apicoectomies
- Crown lengthening, gingivectomy and other gum corrections
Dental lasers have been shown to be safe and effective for treating both children and adults.
Many patients, especially younger patients, are very familiar with the latest technology and are comfortable with the high tech practice. Computers and TV screens are their primary method of information processing.
Dr. Salzberg utilizes intraoral camera technology that helps enhance your understanding of your diagnosis. An intraoral camera is a very small camera – in some cases, just a few millimeters long. An intraoral camera allows our practice to view clear, precise images of your mouth, teeth and gums, in order for us to accurately make a diagnosis. With clear, defined, enlarged images, you see details that may be missed by standard mirror examinations. This can mean faster diagnosis with less chair-time for you!
Intra oral cameras also enable our practice to save your images in our office computer to provide a permanent record of treatments. These images can be printed for you, other specialists, and your lab or insurance companies.