Technology

Pascoe Vale Dental Group is equipped with the latest, most advanced dental technologies to ensure our patient experience is safe and superior in many ways.

Using state-of-the-art equipment we can better detect and treat tooth decay and other potential problems to the highest standards. We also use modern procedures, techniques and materials to guarantee the dental service you receive is as comfortable, fast and efficient as possible.

Read below to discover how advanced technologies at Pascoe Vale Dental can improve your patient experience and long term oral health:

Laser dentistry

Incorporating laser technology into dentistry allows our dental practitioners to perform traditional procedures in a pain-free fashion. With greater control, indirect contact and pinpoint accuracy, the chances of damaging surrounding oral tissue during your procedure is significantly reduced. Your healing and recovery time is also reduced, as laser techniques often rule out the need for anaesthetic and sutures.

Lose dose digital X-rays

Dental X-rays are commonly taken to detect problems with a patient’s teeth, gums and/or jaw bone,such as tooth decay, broken tooth roots, cysts, tumours, impacted teeth or dental injuries; in most cases before any symptoms are present. Low dose digital X-rays are extremely beneficial to our patients, as they emit 90 per cent less radiation when capturing an image, compared with traditional X-rays. This latest improvement allows our team to capture detailed pictures of your entire mouth on the spot and detect potential problems immediately, thus saving you time and money. You won’t have to have multiple X-rays taken or wait around to receive results, and it’s unlikely that you’ll need to return to our dental centre for a second appointment.

Cone beam computed tomography (CBCT)

Cone beam computed tomography (CBCT) represents an exciting advance in cone beam imaging, enabling our team to capture detailed, 3D views of a patient’s head and neck anatomy, specially your teeth, supporting bones, jaw and other relevant structures such as jaw joints for precise diagnosis at reduced costs. Of particular benefit is the ability of CBCT to identify potential problems that don’t show up in conventional 2D images, thanks to software tools used to enhance the captured images. For instance, colour can be added to increase the contrast in different areas, and magnifying and zooming capabilities allow for better measurement and analysis. This promotes more accurate diagnosis and means we can provide you with an effective treatment plan tailored to your needs.

X-Ray OPM (Orthopantomogram)

An X-Ray OPG (Orthopantomogram) provides a panoramic view of your mouth, teeth and bones of the upper and lower jaws, helping us diagnose your oral health concerns such as temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJD) more accurately. An OPM shows the position and number of all teeth, providing an overall view. An OPG is also used for orthodontic planning, assessments and wisdom teeth removal.