Advanced Sterilization System
The advanced heat sterilization process that we have incorporated into this practice meets and exceeds standards required by OSHA and the Center For Disease Control. To protect your health, dentists use “universal precautions.” That means we use the same protective measures with every patient to prevent transmission of the virus that causes AIDS or any other infectious disease. These infection procedures include:
- Wearing gloves, masks, and protective eyewear.
- Washing hands before and after each treatment, and changing gloves after each patient.
- Sterilizing or disinfecting dental instruments after each use.
- Cleaning and disinfecting the surfaces in the treatment room and equipment after each patient.
- Disposing of needles and other sharp items in special containers.
- Disposing of waste items and contaminated material properly.
We’re offering CEREC; same-day crowns. CEREC makes the multi-visit crown procedures a thing of the past. Within one 90-minute session, you will have a visually-appealing solution to a decaying or chipped tooth, no need to book another appointment.
Our office provides laser technology for any cosmetic need. Lasers are less invasive and reduce the amount of bleeding during a procedure. Making for a more pleasurable visit as little to no pain is involved. Since there is no cutting, patients will not need stitches and there is virtually no chance of infection. Laser technology also helps dentists treat cavities and conserve as much as your natural tooth as possible.
All Digital Radiography (Lower Radiation, No Chemicals):
Your overall well-being is important to us, and that’s why our practice has switched to using all digital radiography. Unlike conventional radiography, digital radiography keeps exposure to a minimum by reducing your exposure by at least 75%. These digital X-ray systems allow us to control the exposure of each image in real-time and make the process more efficient while maintaining high-quality results. This new technology enhances our ability to detect disease and affected areas with more precision and gives you an instant visual of the proposed treatment plan.
Intraoral Digital Cameras:
Intraoral digital cameras are an efficient and safe way to keep radiation to a minimum. Through the use of a charged coupled device (CCD), patients will be able to see the inside of their mouth from a dentist’s perspective. The images help to visualize what the dentist is referring to as they walk through your treatment plan. CCD identifies potential threats to your dental health and collaboratively works with dentists to figure out the best treatment plan for your needs.
Anesthetic Reversal (OraVerse):
The lingering effect of anesthesia can make it difficult to do simple things, such as smiling or drinking and may cause drooling. The beauty of OraVerse, is that it reverses the numbness following local anesthesia. It’s a simple, quick process administered by the dentist in the same manner that the local anesthetic was given.
Communication & Consultation
In addition to the extensive list of technology that Downtown Dental features, you will find our team is very communicative, whether explaining options for tooth replacement or what is taking place during a crown preparation procedure. You’ll also find the practice is structured to support this level of patient involvement through consultation rooms, so conversations with Dr. Wells can occur while you are comfortable in an armchair rather than a treatment chair. You can be more involved in treatment decisions by viewing images, such as digital radiography or close-up photos of back teeth, on chair-mounted monitors. Regardless of where you are in the office, you’ll feel the practice has been designed to accommodate YOU!