Digital X-Rays/ Panoramic Radiographs
Digital radiographs benefit both the dentist and the patient. Most importantly, digital imaging significantly decreases your exposure to radiation by approximately 75%, compared to that of standard x-rays used in many offices. With digital radiographs, we take a picture of your teeth, then almost immediately see it on a computer monitor. This large, color-enhanced image lets us get a better picture of your oral health, allowing for earlier treatment. This process is also better for the environment as it doesn’t use photo chemicals and traditional film, thus eliminating environmental waste.
Intra-oral cameras have greatly improved the way we examine our patients’ teeth. Using a pen-sized camera, we take video of your teeth and project the live image onto a television screen in the treatment room. This image is magnified, allowing us to better see and detect any decay, cracked or leaking fillings, or other problems. This technology helps us to diagnose and treat problems earlier than was ever before possible.
STA – Single Tooth Anesthesia
The Single Tooth Anesthesia (STA) system controls and delivers a precise amount of anesthesia with just one injection at a single tooth, so that you remain comfortable and at ease throughout your entire dental procedure. Using computer-controlled injection technology, the STA system provides improved drug delivery quickly, painlessly, and accurately.
Some of the additional benefits include:
- Quick onset of anesthesia
- Defined numbing, so only the area being worked on is affected
- Rapid return of sensation once the procedure is completed
- A significantly smaller, less invasive needle
- Virtually painless injection
- Enhanced comfort, meaning less anxiety
The state-of-the-art Single Tooth Anesthesia system is used for a wide array of dental procedures. Contact us today for more information.
Diagnodent Laser Cavity Detection
Locating hidden decay before it destroys tooth structure (from the inside out) is a major goal for modern dentistry. The widespread use of fluoride supplements in dental materials, toothpastes and drinking water has made tooth surfaces harder and more resistant to decay.
However, diagnosing cavities beneath the hard surfaces is more challenging because the disease process can start through microscopic defects in the hard surface.
X-rays and probing with an explorer are limited in detecting sub surface decay, particularly when the cavity is in its early stages.
Fortunately, the DIAGNOdent is a major breakthrough that allows the dentist to monitor the areas below the hard sufaces. The DIAGNOdent allows the dentist to locate hidden decay, and with treatment stop the spread of disease before it destroys the tooth from within.
Patient friendly, especially for children.
This unique instrument provides instant feedback on the health of the tooth. A pen like probe simply glides over tooth surfaces constantly checking the health of the tooth.
A number scale and an alarm signals the operator when there are signs of hidden decay. This new technology is completely safe and painfree.
Removing the buildup of dental plaque, calculus, and stain from your teeth is necessary to your long-term oral and overall health. The Piezo Scaler is a state-of-the-art ultrasonic scaler that not only removes this buildup, but does so in a gentle, effective, and efficient manner.
The Piezo Scaler delivers on this promise by offering the following benefits:
- Decreased treatment time
- More efficient removal of dental plaque and calculus
- Less tissue trauma
- Excellent stain removal
- Disinfection below gum line
- Fluoride application to reduce sensitivity
In addition, the Piezo Scaler causes less irritation to patients than other types of scaling methods. This means that along with your healthier smile, you will be at ease throughout the procedure—from beginning to end.
Yes, your good oral health is important to everyone at Norwalk Dental Care®. However, we also want you to feel relaxed and anxiety free. By utilizing the advanced technology that the Piezo Scaler offers, we’re able to accomplish both.
Soft Tissue Laser
Our office puts patient comfort at the forefront of all procedures. With that in mind, we are now using our soft tissue laser to perform many procedures that previously required scalpels, sutures and had long healing times. Now with this state-of-the-art technology, in many cases we are able to perform the same procedure with little or no anesthesia, no scalpels or sutures and greatly enhanced healing times. Some of the more popular procedures we are now using this tool for are:
- Correcting gingival (gum) contours to create that perfect smile
- Removing various oral lesions and pathology (biopsy)
- Releasing tongue ties (ankyloglossia) and muscle attachments that cause gum recession
- Treatment of apthous ulcers, herpetic lesions (cold sores) and root sensitivity
Velscope- Oral Cancer Screening
Did you know that one American dies every hour from oral cancer? And the mortality rate has remained virtually unchanged for 40 years? The good news is that there’s a 90% cure rate if it’s detected early. We are very pleased to provide one of the most effective oral cancer screenings available today. Velscope™ is the newest FDA-approved oral cancer screening system. We perform the exam using the specially designed light. Any suspicious tissue is immediately and easily visible. This screening could literally save your life!
NTI Headache Treatment
Are you suffering from migraine and/or tension headaches on a consistent basis? If so, you’re not alone. There are millions of people fighting the same debilitating battle every day, trying to live their lives to the best of their abilities while dealing with reoccurring headaches.
Some people are frustrated with traditional treatment options. Others haven’t found success. Still others are searching for a way to prevent their headaches from returning. Regardless of which group you fall into, Dr. Gregory D. Prieston has a solution that has already helped many of his patients find relief from headache pain: the NTI-tss Dental Device.
NTI-tss stands for Nociceptive Trigeminal Inhibition – tension suppression system, which is a huge phrase for a device that is actually fairly simple. The NTI-tss Dental Device is a small, custom-made night-guard that fits securely and comfortably over your front teeth. The patented design of the NTI-tss allows a gentle separation of your canine and back teeth, helping to minimize the force of your clench and relaxing the muscles in your head.
This safe and effective treatment is FDA cleared, reduces pain, and is indicated for migraine prevention. If you’re tired of fighting the endless battle of migraine and/or tension headaches, the NTI-tss Dental Device may be the solution you’ve been searching for.
Caesy Chairside Education System
We have more than 280 multimedia presentations in English and Spanish covering 21 different topics in every treatment room. For your edification and convenience, our staff will be happy to discuss any concerns or answer any questions you may have about any of the presentations.
Television and Netflix Movies in Treatment Rooms
Make the time fly by in a relaxing and engaging manner. Choose from television or Netflix movies and sitcoms.
Dental Magnification Loupes
These high magnification eyewear allows Dr.Prieston to work more precisesly.
We use this instrument to accurately locate the end of a tooth during root canal therapy.
Digital Office Records and Chairside Computers
We’ve eliminated the need for paper charts. Patient records are quickly retrieved and information is accurately stored.
Digital Camera and Computerized Smile
After we take a picture of your current smile, we do several calculations on the computer concerning the balance and symmetry of your face to design the best smile possible. Then we let the computer do its magic, and in minutes, we have an excellent simulation of what your new smile will look like.
Our fully automated autoclave insures optimum sterility of instruments. Each completed cycle has a printed report documenting the process.