Gill Dental

Technology

At Gill Dental, before we invest in any new equipment, we want to be certain that it will do an effective job and leave you with healthier teeth than when we started. Then we ask, “How will this new technology benefit our patients?”

We’ve chosen the types of technology that streamline your office visits and maximize your oral health. Next time you visit, we’ll be happy to tell you more about the ways our updated technology will make your dental visits easier and more efficient. 

Digital X-Rays

At first, the steps we follow for digital radiography (x-rays) appear to be similar to those used for taking traditional x-rays. However, once we take the x-ray, the image is displayed on an overhead monitor so that we can expand it and look at it together.

Digital x-rays give us a highly detailed view of what’s happening inside your teeth. They expose you to about 90% less radiation than traditional film x-rays and are also better for the environment since we don’t have to dispose of any chemicals used for processing.

Diode Soft Tissue Laser

For our patients who are scared of needles or drilling, laser dentistry may be the right choice for you. Here at Gill Dental we use laser dentistry to provide you with treatments that are less invasive and more comfortable and precise.

The diode laser is the most commonly utilized laser in dentistry. Diode lasers have many advantages over traditional surgical and therapeutic techniques including less pain, minimized bleeding both during and after treatment and faster healing. 

At Gill Dental we use diode lasers for a number of treatments:

‚Äč- Diodes and Implants

Diode lasers are used to uncover the submerged implants, creating an appropriate emergence profile through the soft tissue. The traditional  methods like cutting instruments that were used to incise through the soft tissue to the underlying implant resulted in a lot of bleeding that interfered with the impressions if they were to be taken the same day. Today, the diodes have very efficiently solved this problem.They create a dry, coagulated tissue surface that is much easier to work with to achieve excellent impression and cementation results. Diodes can also be safely used to remove the soft tissue growth between the fixture and the abutment or implant cover screw. 

- Tissue Sculpting 

The soft tissue diode laser are used to shape the gums, remove excess gum tissue or to expose a tooth that needs to be brought into place such as during an orthodontic treatment or crown lengthening. With the laser, the contour of the gum architecture can be changed to create more even natural looking gum line. 

- Periodontal Disease 

Diodes are also of immense benefit when utilized in periodontal surgeries like initial incisions, decontaminating diseased pockets and stimulating tissue growth resulting in faster healing. Periodontal treatments completed using dental lasers are very comfortable and in fact you may not even require anesthetic for your laser gum treatment.

‚ÄčLaser dentistry also eliminates the need for stitches and decreases your risk of infection following treatment. 

 

Isolite Isolation Systems

At Gill Dental we use the latest technology to make your visit to our office as comfortable and enjoyable as possible. This is why Dr. Gill uses an advanced and leading dental isolation device known as the Isolite®. When this isolation mouthpiece is put in place, the patients cheek and tongue are automatically retracted and protected, resulting in an immediate decrease in the risk of patient injury. This system is extremely lightweight. It also provides LED lighting using which the patient's oral cavity is illuminated from within the mouth providing a unique, shadowless illumination that benefits both the patient and the doctor and eliminates the problems associated with the movement of the overhead lamp. This technology also provides continuous hands free vacuum suction allowing the doctor to control the moisture in patients' mouth.

The system come in different sizes, to accommodate every patient, from children to the elderly. All the mouthpieces are manufactured of extremely soft, comfortable hypoallergenic material. 

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