If you’re looking for top-tier dental services, you need to find a dental office that uses top-tier equipment and techniques. We do just that right here at Gentle Dentistry Sparta. Dr. Cannon and our team utilize the most innovative technology to make every appointment go more smoothly and feel more comfortable and efficient for our patients. To learn more about the specific technology and services we offer, keep reading the information below.
Advanced Dental Technology & Services – Sparta, NJ
Dentistry’s Most Innovative Technology & Techniques
Committed to State-of-the-Art & Comfortable Dental Experiences
- Digital X-Rays That Make Diagnosis Faster and Safer
- Nitrous Oxide Available To Help Patients Relax
- Comfortable Treatment with Our Tissue Laser
iTero Digital Scanner
If you’ve ever had a crown placed or an oral appliance made in the past, then you’ve likely experienced traditional impressions. They can be messy and uncomfortable, and sometimes you find out that you have to redo them because of a mistake that only showed up at the lab. Fortunately, we use the iTero digital scanner, a device that easily fits inside your mouth. It scans your mouth and creates a digital impression, which we can see within minutes. Not only is this system more accurate and efficient, but it also gives you as the patient a more pleasant experience!
As technology continues to improve, high-quality cameras are getting smaller and paving the way toward making dental patients equal partners with our dentists. We use an intraoral camera to capture images inside your mouth. That way, we can show you exactly what we see, so you are fully aware of the issue. As a result, you can make more informed decisions and feel confident about moving forward with your treatment.
Gentle Dentistry Sparta has the technology to perform procedures involving the tissues in your mouth, such as gum disease therapy, gum recontouring, small cavities and much more, utilizing the Versa Wave laser to execute less invasive treatment. This device allows us to keep discomfort and bleeding to a minimum. Because it sanitizes and cauterizes the tissue at the same time, heal time is greatly reduced.
X-rays have come a long way in recent years. In the past, X-rays required time to be developed using harsh chemicals and exposed patients to excessive radiation. At Gentle Dentistry Sparta, we use digital X-rays, which are immediately available for Dr. Cannon’s review on our chairside screens. They also emit up to 90 percent less radiation than traditional X-rays. As an added bonus, the sensors used to take the X-rays are much smaller than their traditional counterparts, making the process more comfortable for our patients.
Cavity Detection System
As skilled as our dentists are at spotting the signs of tooth decay, when it’s just beginning, it can be easier to pass over. That’s why we use the Logicon cavity detection system in our routine dental checkups. This technology identifies the earliest development of tooth decay, so our dentists can address the problem before it becomes more serious and potentially painful in the future, preserving your natural teeth for as long as possible.
Sleep Apnea Therapy
Did you know that snoring could be more than just an annoying sleeping habit? If you struggle with feeling tired throughout the day, you could have sleep apnea, a condition where your breathing is interrupted while you sleep. Without treatment, sleep apnea can contribute to high blood pressure and heart disease. Luckily, Dr. Cannon offers therapy that can address the problem and finally get you the peaceful rest you desperately need and want.
Do you have pain in your jaw joint or muscles? You don’t have to suffer! We can evaluate your temporomandibular joint (TMJ) and your bite alignment to discover the cause of your discomfort. Depending on our findings, we can provide treatment—including a splint or oral appliance, orthodontic care with Invisalign, and much more—that will alleviate your symptoms and help you keep your smile functional and healthy for many years to come.
Nitrous Oxide Sedation
Dental fear and anxiety are very real and can keep patients from getting the care they need. At Gentle Dentistry Sparta, we make dental visits as relaxing and stress free as possible. When you inhale nitrous oxide, otherwise called laughing gas, through a nasal mask, we can take the edge off your nervous feelings and help you feel at ease while we perform dental work and improve your smile. We will closely monitor you so that we can make any adjustments for optimal comfort.
Oraspa™ Dental Cleaning
Oraspa™ is a therapeutic dental treatment that relaxes patients during dental cleanings. Oraspa™ incorporates a variety of relaxation techniques to promote a peaceful experience. All the elements of Oraspa™ were developed using scientific principles that promote natural relaxation, and your therapy is customized to your needs. We offer this treatment as a complimentary service to our valued patients.