Lasers dentistry represents an innovative and more precise technology for specific hard and soft tissue applications (teeth and gums). When using a dentist specializing in laser technology, experts have found dental patients experience more comfort and less anxiety during their treatments. Recent statistics show that only about 6% of all dentists use laser dentistry, and are still relying upon the older turbine drill technology.
When you become a patient of Sunset Oak Dental, you can leave behind the days of being an “anxious dental patient.” So what makes Dr. Felahy different that most dentists? As mentioned earlier, only about 6% of all dentists have invested in the today’s finest dental technology—laser dentistry—and Dr. Felahy and Sunset Oak Dental is one of them. In addition to receiving advanced training in laser dentistry, Dr. Felahy is an expert and regular guest lecturer amongst California’s dentists and hygienists as part of his commitment to the dental industry’s continuing education programs.
With a primary drive to enhance patient experiences, use less anesthesia and allow for quicker recovery times, Dr. Felahy prides himself on being on the leading edge of today’s dental technology. This ongoing commitment translates into Sunset Oak Dental’s clients receiving the finest, safest care available, and an added measure of comfort seldom associated with the usual dental experience.
Laser dentistry is widely considered the preferred method for performing many precise and effective dental procedures. The use of this advanced technology allows for the non-invasive treatment of hard and soft tissues (teeth and gums) without damaging the surrounding tissues. In many cases, a local anesthetic injection is no longer required.
The application and use of lasers in dentistry opens the door for dentists to perform a wide variety of dental procedures they otherwise may not be capable of performing. Dentists using lasers in dentistry have become adept at incorporating state-of-the-art precision technology into most common (and many not-so-common) treatments and procedures.
Digital x-rays are quickly becoming the standard in dental imaging today.
Digital x-rays allow the doctor to obtain a better view of your teeth and potential dental conditions. The digital imaging software allows the doctor to see a number of different views of the tooth to gain a better understanding of the proper course of treatment. Digital x-rays provide a great benefit to the patient because not only are they an excellent diagnostic tool, but they decrease radiation to the patient by over 80%.
Intraoral cameras are an excellent method to allow patient to view potential dental conditions in their own mouth. It is much easier to understand what is happening in your mouth if you can see the problem on a computer screen. This digital image can be utilized to provide information to insurances and other doctors if necessary.
Rotary Endodontics, or root canal, is a method in which the doctor utilizes an electric handpiece to perform the procedure. The electric handpiece allows the doctor to clean and shape the canals faster than using hand files and because it s electric, there is no drill noise which is a much more pleasant experience.