You may not necessarily think of technology when you think of oral care, but technological advancements are constantly improving dentistry. They allow your dental clinic to treat you more efficiently and with less discomfort.
At Dentistry on 7th, we’re proud to be recognized for our commitment to stay on the technological edge. You can read about our feature with Three Best Rated – where they sat down with our award-winning dentist Dr. Raju Sarna to talk about how Dentistry on 7th uses the dental technology of the future to treat its patients.
The publication recognized Dr. Sarna as one of the top 3 dentists in Milton for good reason. Dr. Sarna holds multiple Fellowships, including a Fellowship from the Academy of General Dentistry. He graduated with an AEGD (Advanced Education in General Dentistry) from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) and University of California San Francisco (UCSF).
Dr. Sarna is well-known for his ability to connect with his patients. He specializes in boosting your smile confidence by treating the whole you and not just your teeth. With subtle corrections to the shape, height, or spacing of your teeth, he can help you achieve your optimal smile.
His ability to achieve satisfactory results has given him a reputation as something of an artist of dentistry. His clients include everyone from well-known personalities to working professionals. Dr. Sarna’s success comes from his ability to combine his skill with his eye for aesthetic detail.
Here are a few examples of the technologically advanced tools we use at Dentistry on 7th:
#1 Laser Dentistry
Our Fotona Lightwalker is a versatile and advanced piece of technology that uses laser-powered water droplets instead of conventional options such as heat to perform a variety of dental procedures. Because of the precise accuracy of laser dentistry, the chances of contracting a disease a lowered among patients.
Procedures involving laser dentistry are also painless because laser dentistry removes the need for anesthetics. As Dr. Sarna confirms, this makes the technology especially useful when treating children: “It is one of the least invasive, most effective tools that dentists have at their disposal.”
The Fotona Lightwalker can perform procedures such as soft tissue procedures, caries removal, cavity preparation, dentin and enamel procedures, and gum lifts.
Our advanced soft tissue laser also comes in handy with delicate procedures such as crown lengthening. It also helps us treat children with tongue-tie (ankyloglossia) when surgery is necessary. Due to the accuracy of our advanced soft tissue laser, we can perform this procedure quickly and painlessly.
#2 3D Cone Beam CT Scan
This advanced technology allows us to perform 360-degree 3-dimensional scans with a wealth of detailed information. The Cone Beam CT scans the patient’s teeth to create a 3D model. It’s safer and more detailed than a two-dimensional X-ray and allows us to catch problems earlier than before.
#3 Clear Aligners
If your child has orthodontic problems, then we recommend that you visit us soon because treatment is more effective early when a jaw is still growing. Some symptoms of orthodontic issues may include thumb-sucking, teeth grinding, teeth clenching, mouth breathing, late teeth shedding, protruding teeth, or a misaligned bite. Left untreated, orthodontic problems can result in chewing difficulty, earaches, headaches and more.
However, orthodontic issues such as a misaligned bite can also be treated in adulthood. The Canadian Dental Association states that more Canadian adults are receiving treatment for orthodontic problems such as overjet, deep bite, underbite, open bite, and crowded teeth.
Many people hesitate to seek orthodontic treatment because they’re wary of braces. They feel that metal brackets look unsightly. Fortunately, they have better options.
At Dentistry on 7th we’re proud to offer Invisalign®. These clear aligners are easier and more comfortable to use. And as Dr. Sarna confirms, they’re barely visible.
#4 The Wand
One of the best things about using advanced technology is that it allows us to reduce your discomfort. The Single Tooth Anesthesia System® (STA® System), popularly known as The Wand, is a controlled anesthesia system that reduces the pain you feel during a procedure because of its pinpoint delivery system.
#5 Early Laser Cavity Detection
At Dentistry on 7th we recommend that you eat healthier foods, drink water instead of soda, and reduce your sugar intake to help your fight against cavities. However, we do realize that this is easier said than done. Fortunately, we have the DIAGNOdent laser cavity detection system. This allows us to detect cavities at the earliest possible stage. This way, you have a second line of defense.
#6 Seiler Microscope
Before advancements in dentistry, there was a chance that your tooth decay or fracture could have been missed by a dentist’s naked eye. Today, the Seiler Microscope allows us to view any problem in microscopic detail, allowing us to catch the finest of issues.
#7 VELscope Oral Cancer Screening System
While oral cancer is uncommon, it can be deadly if treated too late. That’s why Dr. Sarna strongly advises his patients to have an oral cancer screening. The VELscope Oral Cancer Screening System is a top-of-the-line hand-held device that’s effective in detecting the disease.
#8 Purification Systems
There are several reasons why we have the best air and water purification systems. First, they are great for our dental equipment. More importantly, they allow our beloved clients to breathe germ-free air and consume high-quality water. At Dentistry on 7th we endeavor to treat our clients like family.
We’re thankful for the love and loyalty from our satisfied customers. That’s why we try to give back to the community. Recently, we were proud to be a part of the black-tie fundraising event called the Gift of Health Gala.
The evening included a cocktail reception, gourmet dinner, live music, auctions, and was attended by dignitaries such as the mayor of Milton, Gordon Krantz. Last year alone, the event helped raise over $255,000 in net proceeds. Overall, the event has raised over $2 million since its inception for the purchase of new equipment for the Milton District Hospital.
When you stop by Dentistry on 7th, you’ll meet a team of dedicated, experienced, and skilled professionals who love taking care of your dental health and improving your smile. Visit us today to see how our state-of-the-art technology can help you.