Dr. Adams and his team utilize the latest technological advances in dental equipment and techniques to ensure your satisfaction with your visit and continued excellent health. The Adams Dental Arts team is committed to staying up-to-date with the latest technologies and materials to provide the best service possible.
Your oral health is important, and the FDA approved VELscope® oral cancer screening system provides you with a quick, safe, and comfortable way to detect oral cancer when it is the most treatable. Each year, more than 31,000 people are diagnosed with oral or pharyngeal cancer, and half of them do not survive because the cancer is not diagnosed early enough. Early detection raises the survival rate to as much as 90%.
VELscope® uses a safe blue light, without the aid of stains or rinses, to detect tissue abnormalities in the earliest stages, before they reach the surface and become visible. It takes only 5 minutes to protect your health and prevent you from becoming a statistic. Ask Dr. Adams today about this powerful tool.
Digital Imaging (x-rays)
Digital Imaging is a technological advancement that results in less exposure to radiation for our patients and an almost instantaneous picture for Dr. Adams. Unlike traditional, film-based x-rays, digital images often show more detail and can be archived in our system for future reference and comparison. You will appreciate a more comfortable visit with less waiting and quicker treatment.
An intraoral camera lets you see inside your mouth during both treatment planning and dental procedures. Our intraoral camera displays your teeth on a video screen, allowing Dr. Adams to walk you through your proposed treatment. The use of this camera allows us to work with you as a team to meet your dental care goals. We are happy to answer any questions you may have and discuss your treatment options with you. We want you to picture how your appearance will improve with dental care, giving you all the more reason to smile.
Digital photography gives Dr. Adams instant images to use to track your progress. Digital images can be saved electronically and are more efficient than traditional photographs that show less detail and must be taken off-site for development.
Dr. Adams has the expertise to perform all kinds of procedures to help your smile. Maybe the most important service your dentist provides is the knowledge of what care you need. The CariVu – Caries Detection Device allows Dr. Adams to see through the tooth, exposing its structure and any decay or cracks with very high accuracy.
Just as a cardiologist might measure your blood pressure and cholesterol to determine your risk for a heart attack, Dr. Adams uses the CariVu device to identify issues in their beginning stages and help decide on a course of preventive care. When used together, a digital image, an intraoral photo, and a CariVu image provide a comprehensive picture of the health of a patient’s tooth.
Dental Diode Laser
For soft tissue (surgical) procedures, laser dentistry eliminates the need for suturing, giving you a much quicker, more comfortable healing time.
Areas of dental care that benefit from laser technology:
- Curing, or hardening of bonding materials
- Periodontal, or gum related care
- Mouth ulcers
- Crown lengthening
- Cosmetic/Aesthetic gum recontouring
- TMJ and muscle pain reduction
Dental lasers have been shown to be safe and effective for treating both children and adults.