Drs. Phan and Babor have invested in the latest dental technology because they understand that it provides a more exceptional experience for our patients. Here is some of the equipment you can expect to see us using at Northpark Dental.
Digital x-rays allow us to offer the ultimate in safety and convenience for our patients when we need to take images of their teeth and mouth.
Safety because they only emit 10% of the radiation of traditional x-rays taken in the past. Convenience because the images are immediately available for diagnosis and discussion about treatment needs.
Digital x-rays also provide a more precise image for our dentists to use when diagnosing treatment, and less footprint on the environment since we don't need harsh chemicals to develop them.
3-D Cone Beam
This state-of-the-art x-ray system allows us to take a 3-D image of your teeth, mouth, jawbone, and jaw joints. This image is excellent for helping us diagnose TMD, or jaw joint disorder. Dr. Phan and Dr. Babor also use it to plan implant placement procedures to ensure the most accurate placement and efficient procedure.
Digital impressions have streamlined the way we are able to take images of your tooth. We use a wand to scan the tooth and computer software transfers the image directly to our screen. Digital impressions make the process more comfortable and efficient for our patients.
This tiny camera allows us to take full-color photos of the inside of your mouth and teeth. There is no better way to understand your treatment needs than seeing a color picture.
Drs. Phan and Babor utilize the intraoral camera most during an initial examination for a new patient; however, we can also use it to pinpoint any concerns that may be causing you discomfort.
A dental laser is an invaluable tool we use for treating periodontal disease, some dental fillings, and even cosmetic treatments such as gum contouring. The laser makes procedures more comfortable and accelerates healing by sterilizing the treated area with combined light and heat.
Our patients appreciate the fact that the laser offers an effective way to streamline procedures that were often uncomfortable in the past.
Also called laughing gas, nitrous oxide is an excellent option for patients who feel anxious or fearful about visiting the dentist. Nitrous helps patients feel comfortable and relaxed, and we can use it during most types of procedures. There are no side effects to worry about after using nitrous, it's also safe for children, and you can drive yourself home since it leaves your system right away.
If you feel that nitrous may be a good option for your dental visits, please discuss your concerns with Dr. Phan or Dr. Babor.
Rotary endodontics offers an innovative new way to make root canal therapy more efficient and comfortable. With electric tools made of nickel-titanium, the procedure moves faster. Unlike stainless steel, nickel-titanium is more flexible and more comfortable to guide through the inner canals of your tooth.
Drs. Phan and Babor are committed to your comfort, and rotary endodontics is just another way we can make your experience at Northpark Dental more pleasant.