Can you imagine going back to the days before we had smartphones, iPods, or even Facebook? You would survive, of course, but these are just a few examples of how technology benefits our daily life. At the office of Dr. Angela Ganjoor, we’re no strangers to the joys of technology. Our adoption of innovative and effective dental technology, such as digital dental x-rays in Celina, TX, reflects our commitment to modern dentistry for our patients. Here are a few of the latest dental technologies you benefit from when you visit our dentist office near Prosper.
Digital Dental X-Rays
Dr. Ganjoor uses dental x-rays to evaluate and diagnose problems with the health of your teeth and jaw. In the past, we have treated patients who had concerns about the safety of traditional radiography. We now offer digital dental x-rays, which reduce the already low radiation levels of their film-based predecessors by as much as 90 percent. Not only are they safer; they also save time and the need for retakes. Each x-ray displays almost immediately on your dentist’s monitor and can be sharpened, brightened, or adjusted for a clear, crisp image.
Oral Cancer Screening With VELscope
Symptoms of oral cancer are not easily detected by the naked eye. Fortunately, VELscope technology makes it much easier for your dentist to spot abnormal patches of cells within your mouth. Using a small, handheld device, we shine a special type of light into the oral cavity. Lesions and precancerous areas fluoresce under this light, allowing for timely treatment or even avoidance of a disease that kills more people than testicular, cervical, and brain cancer.
When plaque and tartar accumulate on teeth and in periodontal pockets, your toothbrush can no longer remove them as easily. We use the term scaling to describe the removal of these hardened deposits. Handheld metal dental instruments were once the go-to tool for scaling, but we now use ultrasonic scaling instead. How does this benefit you? For one thing, ultrasonic scaling requires less time and removes more calculus; it also requires your hygienist to apply less pressure to your teeth, which makes for a more comfortable experience for you.
About Your Celina Dentist
For more information about our Celina, TX family dentist office, or to schedule an appointment with Dr. Angela Ganjoor, contact us at (214) 851-0130. We welcome patients living in Celina, Anna, Pilot Point, Frisco, McKinney, and the neighboring communities.