As a periodontal specialist practice, it is crucial for us to stay current with the latest advancements in technology and introduce them to our practice when we know they will benefit our patients in some way. Whether it improves your comfort or ensures optimal treatment outcomes, dental technology plays a significant role in helping you achieve your healthiest smile.
Please take a moment to browse through some of the leading-edge technology we currently offer, then call us at (202) 524-4863 to schedule an appointment.
3-D Cone Beam Imaging (CBCT)
Dental x-rays are invaluable aids for accurately diagnosing problems and determining the safest, most appropriate treatment. When Dr. Levy plans dental implant placement, however, he needs an image that includes more detail than a two-dimensional digital x-ray can provide. Cone Beam Computerized Tomography, also referred to as CBCT, is leading-edge technology that gives Dr. Levy a 3-D view of all the structures of your mouth.
When planning dental implant placement, CBCT helps our periodontist determine the quality and quantity of bone and the position of teeth, nerves, sinuses, tissues, and airways. This is invaluable information because accurate planning ensures that we place your implant in the optimal depth and position. Planning your procedure with cone beam technology shortens treatment times, helps minimize invasive procedures, and improves long-term outcomes.
State-of-the-art digital impressions eliminate the need for messy paste impressions that can be uncomfortable and are not always as accurate as we need them to be. Using a small handheld device, Dr. Levy digitally scans your teeth and views the results in specialized software. Digital impressions allow us to create a highly-detailed virtual 3-D model of your teeth that is more accurate than paste impressions and does away with any uncomfortable sensations.
At Advanced Periodontics of Washington, we use digital-record keeping to maintain an up-to-date overview of your oral and general health. Digital records ensure that all your private information is safely stored on our secure in-house network but are readily available as needed for reference and to monitor ongoing conditions.
Having easy access to your patient history helps streamline your appointment and allows us to easily share your records with your general dentist.
Enhanced Sterilization Protocols
In addition to patient screenings, temperature checks, and hourly wipe-down of public surfaces, we have established enhanced protocols at our office during the COVID-19 pandemic, including:
- Improved PPE – Masks, face shields
- HEPA Air Filter Machines
- IQAir Dental Pro Unit – Air filter protects against airborne pollutants
- High evacuation suction for aerosol producing procedures
- Room fogger to disinfect room after each patient
- ECOLOX Tech – Electrolyzed Water System
- Hypochlorous Acid (HOCI) – One of the only agents that is both nontoxic to the delicate cells that can heal our wounds while being lethal to almost all known dangerous bacteria and viruses that threaten our health.
Dental x-rays have always been one of the most valuable diagnostic tools that dentists and specialists use. Today, we use digital x-rays that provide even more detailed information than traditional film x-rays and also expose you to about 80 percent less radiation.
Diagnosing conditions is more efficient because the images that digital x-rays produce are highly detailed and provide invaluable information. With faster, more accurate diagnoses, we can streamline your treatment and ensure optimal outcomes.
Because the images are digital, Dr. Levy can share them with you on your chairside monitor. While you can’t see gum disease on an x-ray, you can see the bone loss that occurs as a result. When you can visualize the problem, you can understand why you need treatments like bone grafting or pocket reduction surgery.