Sequoia Family Dental

Technology

Dental technology continues to make strides every year, and we are happy to incorporate into our daily routine to provide our patients with dental care that is better than ever.

High-tech tools such as digital x-rays, digital sensors, and intraoral cameras mean we can find problems before they can be seen with the naked eye. With earlier and more accurate diagnoses, treatment is less invasive and more affordable. It’s also quicker, so our patients spend less time in the dental chair.

We firmly believe that going to the dentist does not need to be unpleasant. With cutting-edge technology and a warm, welcoming staff, your time with us can be enjoyable. Call Sequoia Family Dental to find out more!

Digital Records

We are pleased to keep our use of paper to a minimum by keeping digital versions of all patient records.

What this means for our patients: Digital records are more accurate because there is no chance of misreading someone’s handwriting. They are also easily accessible, so if you call our office with questions or if a specialist needs access, we can locate your records in seconds.

The digital format also provides more safety because your records are not vulnerable to theft, fire, or natural disasters. 

Digital X-Rays

Dental x-rays are usually taken at your initial appointment with us, and then periodically as needed to monitor lesions or during exams to check for cavities developing at contact points of the teeth. In many cases, we are able to detect lesions well before they become visible inside of the mouth.

Digital x-rays taken in our office allow us to use significantly less radiation as compared to traditional x-rays, we are able to view the images immediately, and we are also able to manipulate and enhance radiographs, allowing us to detect cavities in areas that may have otherwise been missed.

Please inform the office if you are pregnant or think you might be pregnant. Although pregnant patients can safely have dental x-rays taken with proper precautions, we will usually choose to delay taking any x-rays until after the pregnancy.

Intraoral Camera

Digital radiographs mean we can see better than ever in your mouth, but with an intraoral camera, we can see even more because it gives us access to the hidden recesses of your mouth. An intraoral camera, no larger than a dental mirror, offers us a view into the tiniest nooks and crannies of your mouth. These handheld cameras enable your dentist to detect even small fractures in teeth and decay that is just getting started. 

Digital Sensors

As invaluable as digital x-ray technology is for giving us a high-resolution view of your mouth, digital sensors enable the entire process to go even more quickly. Not only does this mean you are exposed to even less radiation, but you also spend less time in the dental chair.