Advances in dental care are being made every day, and new technologies are being developed to improve and enhance the experience and success of various procedures. At Remmers Dental, our dental office philosophy is based on a foundation of continuing education and regular updates to our dental technology, making ours one of the most up-to-date dentistry practices in the Louisville, KY area. Thanks to the latest tools and techniques, we’re able to find dental problems sooner, treat them faster, and keep patients more comfortable while we do it. We’re constantly updating and investing in our dental office so our patients only receive the highest quality care at every visit.
Our intraoral camera is a great way for both our team and our patients to get a better look at their smiles. This small, camera-tipped wand fits easily into the mouth and can capture high-resolution images we can display on a screen right in the treatment room. We can use these images to make more accurate diagnoses and show a patient exactly what we are seeing so they always stay well-informed about their dental needs.
Compared to traditional film X-rays, digital X-rays are a vast improvement in almost every way you can imagine. They’re able to capture and display high-quality images in much less time, they don’t require toxic dark room chemicals to be developed, and best of all, the emit up to 80% radiation as well. Plus, the images can be easily stored, copies, and sent to make conferring with local specialists and filing for insurance nice and easy.
While 2D X-rays are helpful when diagnosing and treating dental conditions, they’re often not enough for more in-depth procedures like implant placement The Cone beam technologies at our Louisville, KY dental office sets us apart from many other practices. With the 3D imaging performed by the cone beam machinery, we can create precise treatment plans for the surgical placement of dental implants, using these plans for computer-guided procedures. We cannot emphasize enough the difference that cone beam 3D imaging has made in the world of dental implant placement, and this technology has greatly improved our ability to successfully recreate smiles.
If you’ve ever had to get an impression taken by biting down onto to dental putty, then you know it’s not exactly a pleasant experience. To save our patients the discomfort and potential for gagging, we now use a completely digital impression system. A small scanner is moved effortlessly around the mouth to capture and create a fully 3D image of the dental structures—no physical contact necessary! This approach is not only faster and more comfort, but it also creates a much more accurate impression!
Back in the day, if a patient needed to be treated for advanced gum disease or wanted a cosmetic gum lift, dentists would need to use a scalpel and sutures to do so, leading to a not so pleasant experience. Thanks to our new diode laser, soft tissue procedures can now be performed both quickly and painlessly. Soft tissue lasers aid us in performing several different procedures, from periodontics for healthier gums to dental implant placement and gum contouring. Laser dentistry has changed oral surgery by providing a minimally-invasive option that’s predictable, precise, and powerful. Because soft tissue lasers offer great control, they minimize bleeding and maximize comfort.
Find and treating tooth decay as quickly as possible is one of the most important things we do every day, and thanks to our cavity detection system, we’ve gotten exponentially better at this. It uses a beam of light to scan the enamel to find even the slightest hint of decay, much smaller than what would be found during a traditional exam. With this information, we can intervene even sooner and stop many cavities before they even develop.
Velscope oral cancer detection can be used during your twice-yearly dental exams to improve our chances of diagnosing any oral cancer as early as possible. The entire process only takes a couple of minutes and is completely painless and non-invasive, but it can help save your life.
If just the thought of going to the dentist is enough to make the hair on the back of your neck stand up, then you can probably benefit from sedation dentistry. Using either gentle nitrous oxide or a pill we give you before your appointment, we can help dental nerves seemingly drift away and protect you from physical discomfort at the same time. In fact, we even offer FREE nitrous oxide so our anxious patients are always able to enjoy stress-free visits.
Have you recently been diagnosed with sleep apnea? Are both you and your bed partner sick of dealing with your loud CPAP machine? Many apnea patients don’t know that their dentist can provide a comfortable and effective treatment for sleep apnea called oral appliance therapy. Simply by having you wear a small, custom-made mouthguard to bed, our dentists can ensure your airway stays open during the night so you wake up every morning feeling completely refreshed and renewed.
Does the simple act of chewing usually lead to persistent jaw pain? Do you suffer from chronic headaches and can’t figure out why? The underlying problem could be a strained or injured TMJ, which is the joint in the jaw that enables it to move in all directions. Our team is able to identify and treat this array of issues in-house, ensuring our patients can get what they need to lead full, pain-free lives.