When you seek care at our office, you are assured that Dr. Farima Behnami and his staff utilize the latest in technology to enhance the quality and fit for your dental care.
Allowing precise, close-up work, and the microscope directs a beam of light directly on the teeth, minimizing glare for you.
Many dentists use air-driven “hand-pieces” (the dental term for “drills”). While acceptable for many procedures, these “whiney sounding” air-powered hand pieces all have a degree of non-concentricity; they do not rotate perfectly smoothly.
For the most precise aspects of restorative procedures, we use electric hand-pieces. This results in extraordinarily precise interfaces between your tooth and your new restoration (crown, veneer, or filling). This will bring more comfort to you as well. With a more precise tool, there is less vibration and less noise.
Dr. Behnami 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. Radiographs 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.
Dr. Farima Behnami utilizes Digital Imaging Technologies within the office. Dental radiographs are invaluable aids in diagnosing, treating, and maintaining dental health. Exposure time for dental radiographs is extremely minimal, about 50 percent less when compared to traditional radiographs. Digital imaging can also help us retrieve valuable diagnostic information.
Digital imaging allows us to store patient images, and enables us to quickly and easily transfer them to specialists or insurance companies.
Here are the principal advantages over film-based radiography:
- Image Quality
- Cost Savings
- Fewer Retakes
- Decreased Radiation Exposure
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. Behnami 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.
Picasso Diode Laser Treatment
Diode laser treatment provides several benefits. The best part of laser treatment? In most cases, there is no need for needles! We simply apply a topical anesthetic to the gum tissue being treated so all you feel is the slight movement of the laser tip.
Precise, Safe, & Pain-Free Treatments
Our office embraces advanced solutions to enhance your dental experience. Besides digital X-rays, we also use laser dentistry to provide a less invasive solution when needing periodontal treatments, like gum disease therapy. We use the pinpoint precision of the Picasso Lite soft tissue laser to target a specific treatment area, leaving healthy tissue untouched. You’ll enjoy less discomfort, fewer risks, and a quicker recovery process using laser dentistry. Lasers can also be used for a wide range of soft tissue surgical procedures, such as gum lengthening and canker sore treatments.
What is a Soft Tissue Laser?
The Picasso Lite soft tissue laser is designed to replace the need for a scalpel. A highly concentrated beam of light energy removes soft tissue with unmatched precision. The noninvasive procedure can even eliminate the need for an anesthetic because laser dentistry is virtually pain-free.
The small laser fiber also cauterizes while it cuts to minimize the risk of bleeding and inflammation. Research shows it also kills over 99% of bacteria thus significantly reducing the risk of postoperative infection. You’ll enjoy a less painful and shorter recovery process to restore a healthy smile quicker.
Overall, a soft tissue laser gives us better control during your treatment to minimize the risk of complications. This allows us to provide a higher standard of care by reducing any room for error.
What Are the Benefits of Soft Tissue Laser Dentistry?
Many traditional dental treatments require a scalpel to remove soft tissue. While it’s an effective method, there is room for error and healthy tissue can experience trauma. Not to mention, sutures may be needed to close areas that have been cut. When compared to a scalpel and sutures, soft tissue laser treatment offers exceptional benefits, including:
- Improves accuracy
- Decreases the need for sutures
- Reduces the need for anesthetic
- Less invasive
- Stimulates the growth of healthy tissue
- Less postoperative pain
- Less risk of bleeding
- Decreases risk of infection
- Kills harmful bacteria
What Issues Can Soft Tissue Laser Dentistry Treat?
The Food and Drug Administration has approved soft tissue lasers to be used for both children and adults. It is a safe and effective solution to aid many dental procedures, including:
- Inflamed and infected gum tissue
- Canker sores
- Cold Sores
- Minor esthetic gum contouring
- Uncovering dental implants
- Tissue biopsies
- Soft tissue crown lengthening
- Flap surgery
- Drain oral abscesses
- Expose impacted teeth
Schedule an Appointment Today
If you have gum disease or need other soft tissue treatments, choose a modern approach to dental care. A soft tissue laser provides a minimally invasive solution and superior results. If you’re ready to experience a better side to dentistry, contact our office today to see if you’re a candidate for soft tissue laser dentistry.