Using proven technology and equipment, we are able to provide our patients with the highest level of safety and efficacy in dental treatments.
Some of the technologies we incorporate into patient care include:
Digital Computer X-Rays
Compared to traditional x-ray imaging, digital computer imaging provides us with a clear view of the oral cavity while keeping our patients protected. Digital x-ray equipment emits less than 25% of the radiation put out by standard x-rays.
Using the Nomad handheld x-ray device, Dr. Cole increases portability and decreases scatter radiation.
Full-lead aprons with thyroid covers are used during patient x-rays, a practice we have always followed.
Galileos Cone Beam Imaging System
The Galileos cone beam imaging system uses CAT scan technology to collect volumetric data, which gives us the intricate details we need to adequately treat infected root canals, and plan for dental implant surgery. The Galileos guides the implant process, further improving the potential outcome of care.
Data gathering is an important step that requires the right tools. We use digital photography to collect the highest quality images of patients’ dentition. The resulting images are free of pixelation and distortion, which makes them easy to read and share with our patients.
Treatment technologies include:
- High-speed hand-piece with four water ports to keep teeth cool throughout treatment.
- Electrosurge (laser-like) cauterizing tool is used for gum recontouring and other cosmetic and restorative procedures.
Fotona LightWalker is leading-edge laser dentistry
Dr. Cole is deeply committed to providing patients with the advantages and advances in dental technologies and techniques. His investment in instrumentation and training with the Fotona LightWalker dual dental laser system is an excellent example.
This device contains the two types of lasers (Er:YAG and Nd:YAG) most useful in dentistry, in one convenient, portable workstation. Either wavelength may be used alone, or they can be combined with the proprietary TwinLight treatment concept for maximum efficiency in cases that involve hard and soft tissue treatment.
Laser dentistry greatly reduces trauma, and the procedure is quick and precise. There is less noise than a dental drill, with very little heat, vibration, or discomfort. Since laser treatment automatically disinfects and cauterizes, there is reduced risk of bleeding or complications, and the site heals faster. In fact, when surgically treating cavitations, a dentist can not properly disinfect the bone when using drills alone…a laser must be used to properly clean out all infection.
Dr. Cole uses the Fotona system for a wide variety of preventive, restorative, and aesthetic procedures. You can learn more about them on the Laser Dentistry page of this website (under the Services tab). Or call 512-472-3565 to schedule an appointment at E. Griffin Cole, DDS, NMD to find out how the Fotona laser brings dentistry into the 21st century.