Our State-of-the-Art Advanced Dentistry Practices
Providing Safe Solutions and Timely Results
Migraines and toothaches are not the only true telling signs of dental problems. Receding gums, bad breath, discoloration and jaw pain can also amount to dental issues if left unattended. With the use of technology in advanced dentistry practices, Dr. Kristina Palmer is able to more accurately identify dental issues before they become problematic and treat them in a timely manner. After all, the advanced technology in our practice is here to help us help you.
Digital x-rays give us a closer look at what is going on beyond the surface of your teeth. If you are concerned with your state of dental health, we may recommend you to come in for digital x-rays. These images, taken from a computer sensor rather than conventional film, emit less radiation and offer a closer look at your teeth and jaw bone.
Intraoral cameras are non-invasive instruments that use real-time video technology to assist us in seeing hard-to-reach places. The lightweight technology is used to help Dr. Palmer during procedures, and to make proper diagnoses.
This technological advancement allows for us to provide a powerful alternative to injections and drills. With the use of a powerful laser wavelength that is equipped with air and water spray, we are able to shape gum tissue without excessive pressure or painful contact.
CEREC technology allows for us to provide crowns and other restorations for your teeth during one visit. By using CEREC® 3-D technology, we are able to convert an image into a 3-D virtual model, and after about 10 to 20 minutes, your restoration is ready for immediate use!
DIAGNOdent is an advanced hand-held tool the size of a large pen. It detects cavities that may not be apparent upon first glance. The level of fluorescence that is discovered and measured by DIAGNOdent will determine the extent of decay.
This topical treatment is applied to protect your teeth, prevent future cavities and neutralize acid challenges from bacteria. The creamy paste is easy to apply, and comes in a variety of flavors.
If you have spots on your teeth, or any other form of discoloration, you may be a candidate for microabrasion. This method of advanced dentistry removes stains through a quick and harmless procedure while using hydrochloric acid. After the variable is applied, we gently use pumice to remove very thin layers of enamel, restoring an even appearance to the tooth structure.
At our practice, we offer needle-free anesthesia for certain procedures to ensure that a painless solution is administered. Oraqix® needle-free anesthetic is applied just below the gum line. Because this is a needle-free alternative, the numbing sensation will begin after about thirty seconds. The effects usually last for approximately twenty minutes, and by the end of your appointment, the sensation of your gum’s numbness should begin to wear off.
This preventative tool allows for us to treat teeth with possible cavities before they become greatly affected or compromised. This test determines the level of decay-causing bacteria in a low, moderate or high-risk ranking. From there, you will be administered one of two types of rinses to kill harmful bacteria. This will greatly reduce the risk of bacteria buildup and tooth decay thereafter.
If you suffer from migraines, you understand the seriousness in relieving them. The NTI appliance, custom fitted by Dr. Palmer, allows for an easy snap-on application. It is an acrylic guard worn on either the lower or upper front teeth while you sleep. When you clench down on your teeth, you will bite down on the guard, and it will activate a reflex that stops your clenching before it starts.
If you are interested in learning more about our advanced dentistry practices, please call our Lansing, MI office at 517.236.7032 for an appointment with Dr. Kristina Palmer today!