Have you ever wondered what exactly your dentist is seeing as they peer inside your mouth during a routine examination? Here in Hurst, our modern intraoral camera can give patients a one-of-a-kind tour of their own oral health, helping them feel a fully informed partner in the treatment process at last. Highly detailed images will be transmitted to a monitor in the operatory, which we can refer to again and again when discussing any concerning findings, possible service recommendations, and more.
The human eye can’t see through tooth enamel and gum tissue to the potential problems hiding underneath – that’s why X-rays are such a vital part of ongoing dentistry. At Cimarron Family Dentistry, we utilize digital radiography for a faster, safer, and more comprehensive diagnostic experience. Darkrooms and hazardous chemicals are no longer necessary – instead, the high-resolution images we capture are immediately available for viewing and can even be magnified and color-coded for added clarity. Any radiation exposure is also reduced by up to 80% when compared with traditional X-rays.
When chronic jaw pain and headaches leave you struggling to make it through the day, it may be time to explore the possibility of untreated TMJ disorder. The TMJ (temporomandibular joint) is what connects your jaw to the skull, and dysfunction in the surrounding muscles can throw the entire oral system off-balance. Thankfully, your dentists in Hurst can provide dedicated therapy in the form of custom oral appliances and bite adjustment, resulting in long-term relief.
When treating the gums, our dentists want to prioritize comfort and conservatism – that’s why we use a modern soft tissue laser whenever possible. This focused beam can eliminate infectious bacteria, safely remove unwanted sections of tissue, and provide more valuable benefits to your oral health while keeping any unpleasant post-operative symptoms (such as bleeding or swelling) to an absolute minimum. The recovery process is also greatly accelerated when compared to more traditional treatment with scalpels.