At Buxton Family Dental, we value the role that technology plays in your oral health care. Dr. Buxton makes it a point to stay current with new trends in dental treatment that allow us to deliver the highest standard of care possible.
New dental technology is continually emerging, designed with the goal of making your treatment more efficient, comfortable, and productive. As we continue to learn about new advances, we will pass the benefits along to you.
Please take a moment to check out some of the technology we currently offer and how it improves your experience with us.
We know from experience that informed patients tend to enjoy better oral health than those who are not actively involved in their care. That is why we offer technology like intraoral cameras, which allow you to take part in planning your treatment.
An intraoral camera is a small handheld instrument, about the size of a pen. As Dr. Buxton guides it over your teeth, the real-time images are displayed for you on your chairside monitor. This allows you to see what we see and gives you have a clear understanding of why a particular procedure is necessary and how it will benefit your oral health.
TVs in Treatment Rooms
Dental care can be perceived as a challenge for many people. We recognize your concerns and do everything we can to make your visits with us comfortable and stress-free.
We are pleased to offer TVs in all our treatment rooms because we know how valuable distraction is and how it can take your mind off what's happening around you!
We start by making sure you are comfortable with a pillow and blanket, then we'll give you headphones and help you choose your favorite program to watch on your overhead TV. With our attentive treatment and comforting amenities, we hope to convince you that dentistry does not need to be a chore!
Digital x-rays allow us to see deep inside your tooth to identify problems that we can’t see during a visual exam. In many cases, dental conditions start under the gums or deep inside teeth. Digital x-ray images help us find these problems when they are still small and easy to treat.
Digital x-rays are different from the traditional x-rays you may remember. Digital sensors with rounded corners fit comfortably in your mouth, making the process fast and easy. In a few moments, we can project the image onto a chairside monitor so you can see exactly what we see. Seeing the problem for yourself helps you understand why treatment is necessary and how it will benefit your long-term oral health.
One important reason we choose digital x-rays is that they produce about 95% less radiation than films. We can also refer to the images quickly and send them electronically to your insurance provider or specialists when necessary.