Dental Office in Park Ridge IL
Our advanced digital x-rays magnify and enhance your teeth for better diagnosis of dental diseases or problems. This digital x-ray allows us to take an image of your teeth and put it into an imaging program.
With this program, we are able to use a number of tools that will allow us to take a closer look at your teeth and surrounding structures with remarkable accuracy. Our dentist can examine small areas of decay between teeth and under existing fillings. Also, our digital x-ray can help detect bone loss due to periodontal disease, dental infections and abscesses.
Dr. Oliva with his detection and explanation of conditions that are occurring with in the patient’s mouth.
Cavitron – Ultrasonic Cleaning of Teeth
The Cavitron is used to make cleaning procedures more comfortable and effective. This device utilizes high frequency sound waves to vibrate the dirt, tartar and plaque off teeth. This machine has updated ‘blue zone’ mode which is very helpful in tartar removal on hypersensitive teeth. No anesthesia is necessary.
For people with extra sensitive teeth the hygienist will apply a special desensitizing cream prior to the cleaning. For sensitive gums the hygienist can apply Oraqix which is an anesthetic gel that quickly numbs the gums without a needle!
Using the Prophy Jet is an alternative to traditional tooth polishing. It utilizes a pressurized spray of water combined with a specially processed sodium bicarbonate or glycine powders (baking soda). The Prophy Jet cleans plaque, stains and deposits from teeth and polishes them. The high-pressured water removes dental plaque, while the baking soda acts as an acid neutralizer to polish off extrinsic stains caused by foods, drinks or smoking.