Laser Dentistry

Laser Dentistry-Elwood Family Dentist.The laser removes cavities and treats soft tissue problems with the energy of light. The laser emits a special frequency of light that absorbs the decayed tooth, leaving healthy tooth intact.

Dental drills can cause discomfort from vibration and large amounts of water, making some kind of anaesthetic almost always necessary. The laser works by removing decay with no vibration, helping to minimise discomfort. Laser also reduces the size of the hole produced, saving on tooth structure and helping us to practice the minimally invasive dentistry we are so passionate about.

Studies have shown that 96% of patients require no form of anaesthetic when having decay removed with the laser, resulting in no need for a dreaded needle, and no inconvenient waiting times waiting for the anaesthetic to take effect and to wear off. Because of the need for no anaesthetic, multiple areas of the mouth can be worked on in one appointment, helping to reduce the amount of trips to the dentist!

When used on soft tissue such as the gums and tongue, the laser helps to reduce pain and results in faster healing times, making even the most uncomfortable of procedures a breeze!

The laser is suitable for both adults and children, Dr Steinberg is more than happy to discuss whether you would be a suitable candidate for Laser Dentistry.

Digital Radiography

Digital radiography-Elwood Family Dentist

Digital Radiography is a far more superior option compared to traditional radiography.Providing an instant image, digital radiography helps us to minimise your time in the dental chair, and to provide you with an immediate diagnosis with no need to wait around for the film to development.

The digital image helps to minimise any exposure issues, reducing the need for image retakes, and our advanced software enables us to provide special imaging processes to enhance the image quality and provide a more extensive diagnosis, on things that may otherwise be overlooked.

Computerized storage on images allows for secure, easy access and comparisons if needed. As well as increasing patient communication, these images can also easily be sent between dental offices and even to yourself, allowing for smoother referrals, and reducing the need for ‘doubling up’ on x-rays.

By far, the most beneficial aspect of this great technology is the reduction in the amount of radiation exposure per film. The digital radiography procedure provides up to an 80% reduction, minimizing any risks or concerns that you may have in relation to x-rays. This reduction results in only a small amount of radiation exposur