X-rays are safe and are essential in identifying and diagnosing dental ailments that occur underneath the gums and bone. We utilize digital x-rays (coupled with a lead apron), which emit the lowest amount of radiation and are very safe for the patient.
The CariVu device is a zero-radiation option to detect cavities and fractures in teeth*. This is a wonderful option for children and people with small mouths and pregnant patients.
*Will not work with teeth that have metal fillings or crowns.
We utilize the iTero Scanner at our office for digital impressions for Invisalign and Crowns.
What is the iTero Scanner?
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Why does Dr. Abernathy use the iTero Scanner?
We recognize that a visit to the dentist may not be your favorite thing to do. But while you are visiting us, we want you to be as comfortable as possible. For your comfort, we offer chilled water, a neck pillow while in the dental chair, noise-canceling headphones and your choice of streaming movies or music. We also send text and e-mail reminders for your upcoming appointments.
Additionally, some treatment may require you to have anesthesia administered. Nobody likes that heavy, numb feeling-especially if you have to go back to work, eat or have a speaking engagement. We offer an anesthesia reversal agent called OraVerse* to speed up the wearing-off process of the anesthesia. Please let us know before we start your procedure if you are interested.