Digital X-rays offer more precision since we view the image on a computer monitor, instead of holding up a 35mm [...]
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.
Laser dentistry is one of the latest advances for which Dr. Bellisario has special training. The laser delivers energy in the form of light. Depending on the intended result, this energy travels at different wavelengths and is absorbed by a “target.” Laser dentistry can be used for soft tissue related procedures, which is the laser Dr. Bellisario uses most often to target gum concerns. Oftentimes no local anesthesia is required. Unlike with the dental drill, with laser dentistry there is no heat or vibration, making the procedure quite comfortable for most patients. For soft tissue (surgical) procedures it eliminates the need for suturing and healing is much faster.
Areas of dental care that benefit from soft tissue laser technology:
- Periodontal (gum related) care.
- Pediatric procedures.
- Apthous Ulcer (canker sore) treatment.
- Frenectomy (tongue-tie release) without anesthesia or sutures.
- Gingivectomy and other gum corrections.
Dental lasers have been shown to be safe and effective for treating both children and adults.
Dr. Bellisario utilizes intraoral camera technology that helps enhance your understanding of your diagnosis. An intraoral camera is a very small camera – in some cases, just a few millimeters long. An intraoral camera allows our practice to view clear, precise images of your mouth, teeth and gums, in order for us 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.
Many patients are very familiar with the latest technology and are comfortable with the high tech practice. Computers and TV screens are their primary method of information processing. Each of our four dental operatory rooms are outfitted with dual 20 inch monitors for our patient’s viewing comfort and for educational purposes when reviewing your treatment plan with Dr. Bellisario. Our office provides headphones to help you relax while watching one of your favorite shows during your dental procedure.