Dr. Goldstein chooses carefully which and when radiographs are taken. There are many guidelines that we follow. Radiographs allow us to see everything we cannot see with our own eyes. They allow us to detect cavities in-between your teeth, determine bone level, and analyze the health of your bone. We can also examine the roots and nerves of teeth, diagnose lesions such as cysts or tumors, as well as assess damage when trauma occurs.
Dental radiographs are important aids in diagnosing, treating, and maintaining dental health. Exposure time for dental radiographs is extremely minimal. Dr. Goldstein utilizes digital imaging in the office. With digital imaging, exposure time is about 50 percent less when compared to traditional paper radiographs. Digital imaging can also help us retrieve valuable diagnostic information. We may be able to see cavities better.
Digital imaging allows us to store patient images, and enables us to quickly and easily transfer them to specialists or insurance companies.
Digital X-rays offer more precision since we view the image on a computer monitor, instead of holding up a 35mm film up to the light. Digital X-rays results in 1/6th the radiation exposure to you.
CARIVU Transillumination technology
The CariVu system is an exciting patented dental tool that is shaped like a wand and feels like a toothbrush. The wand is moved around the teeth and video imaging and photos are taken. The CariVu system uses transillumination technology that makes enamel appear transparent. Cavities, cracks, and tooth abnormalities trap and absorb light and are easier to spot. The CariVu system uses infra-red light which is ideal for children, pregnant women and patients who can not have x-rays taken.
The dental wand anasthesia system
Dr. Goldstein uses the ‘Dental Wand’ anasthesia system for routine local anasthesia. The Dental Wand anasthesia system allows for a more comfortable anasthesia delivered by a computer using a small pen-like wand. The system reduces the pressure and pain associated with dental freezing resulting in a more comfortable appointment. No more fearing going to the dentist!
Dr. Goldstein utilizes intra-oral camera technology to help enhance your understanding of your diagnosis. An intra-oral camera is a very small camera – in some cases, just a few millimeters long. An Intra-oral camera allows us to view clear, precise images of your mouth, teeth and gums, in order to accurately make a diagnosis. With clear, defined, enlarged images, you see details that may be missed by standard mirror examinations. This can mean faster diagnosis with less chair-time for you!
Intra-oral cameras also enable our practice to save your images in our office computer to provide a permanent record of treatments. These images can be printed for you, other specialists, and your lab or insurance companies.