Since opening her practice in 1986, Dr Rice has seen many changes in the field of Dentistry. However, it has been most important to her to choose only those technologies that will help her patients in their health and comfort. Here are the technological advances that set us apart in the areas of digital technology and laser dentistry.
Our staff is trained in all aspects of dentistry but are especially knowledgeable in the means to reduce radiation not only to our patients, but also reducing exposure to themselves. By utilizing Digital XRAY modalities, we are able to decrease radiation exposure to patients and staff. This occurs by the use of faster film speeds, lower exposure settings, and gives us greater clarity enhancements in adjusting the film brightness and contrast on the computer so that we can be more accurate in diagnosing dental disease.
Digital Impression Scans
No one likes the impression "goo" necessary for making a crown or getting an orthodontic retainer! Now, gag no more!! The Cadent Itero digital scanner is here. Since 2015, Cool Springs Laser Dentistry has been using the Itero to enhance not only patient comfort, but to increase accuracy in all areas of treatment. This hand held device goes gently into the mouth and takes digital pictures of the teeth and surrounding areas, with the capability of stopping at any time to rest. Then, we email the images to the lab to create your restorations with precision and the highest of accuracy.
Fotona LightWalker DT and Fotona LightWalker ATS
In the world of Lasers, there are hundreds of different types for different purposes. Here at Cool Springs Laser Dentistry, we have invested in only the best for our patients. The soft tissue NDYAGG 1064 nm laser is used by our doctors and hygienists to enhance the health of your mouth in many ways. Here is a list of only some of the treatments with our NDYAGG laser:
Laser Assisted Micro-Surgical Periodontal Therapy
Laser Frenectomy (Tongue Tied Release)
LBR (Laser Bacterial Reduction) during your regular cleanings and periodontal cleanings
Herpetic Cold Sore immediate pain relief and healing to decrease healing time by half!
Sensitivity relief for the root surfaces of your teeth
TMJ jaw pain relief using PBM (PhotoBioModulation) Biostim for healing
Here are uses for treatments with our Erbium 2940nm laser:
Nightlase Anti-Snoring Laser treatment
SmoothLase Facial Rejuvenation
Some Tooth Cavity Preps replacing the Drill