Providing Care Using Advanced Digital Imagery

santa rosa digital x-rayWhen you need to undergo oral surgery, we want to provide your care with precision and accuracy, so we can plan treatment in detail and ensure lifelike results. This could mean extracting wisdom teeth, placing dental implants, treating facial trauma, and even rebuilding the jaw with grafting or a sinus lift. To ensure planning with precision, your Santa Rosa , CA, oral surgeons can employ advanced digital imagery, such as digital x-rays and CBCT systems.

When to See Our Team

As we touched on above, we offer oral surgery for people in the Santa Rosa communities. We treat smiles of all ages, from pediatric patients to seniors, and can handle complex and extensive concerns too. We can remove wisdom teeth, bracket impacted teeth into place, and also repair facial trauma. We can insert dental implants to address minor or advanced tooth loss, and rebuild weakened jaws with bone grafting and sinus lift procedure. We also offer jaw surgery to improve bite balance and health, which in turn improves overall facial esthetics too. Each of these procedures require meticulous planning to ensure optimal results. To make this possible, we will implement advanced digital technologies to examine the smile and gather images and measurements.

Digital X-Ray Systems

Instead of traditional x-ray systems, our team will employ a digital alternative that gathers panoramic images. You simply place your chin on a special rest, and a machine encircles your head to gather these images quickly and comfortably. No need for bitewings or extended time in the chair! In addition, these systems use 90% less radiation, and don’t need to be developed in harmful chemicals, which saves you time and is better for the environment. The x-rays allow us to see your roots, sinuses, and jawbone. We can then identify the position of the teeth, assess the strength of your jawbone, and to help plan a variety of treatments, such as dental implant placement.

CBCT Systems

We also employ cone-beam computed technology, or CBCT imagery, to not only make a diagnosis, but to plan treatment and aid in the design of custom prosthetics and treatments. The cone-beam system uses less radiation than a traditional CT medical scan, and is used to examine the jaw, teeth, face, and oral structure with detail. We obtain high-definition 3D images of your smile, so we can examine it from multiple angles and positions. The images can be used before the surgery to plan the placement of dental implants, so we can find the best angle and position to insert these new teeth. We can also plan grafting and sinus lift procedures to help rebuild the jaw and prepare it to receive dental implants too. We can identify the position of impacted teeth to see if they need extraction or if they can be bracketed into place. The images also allow us to plan treatment while avoiding sinus cavities, nerve tissues, blood vessels, and other sensitive areas, protecting the health and comfort of your smile.

What Happens Next?

When we obtain these images, we will analyze them and use them to create a personalized treatment plan, so we can improve the health, function, and beauty of your smile with precision and accuracy. Since these images are digital, they can be stored easily and we can share them with your general dentist or orthodontist, should your treatment need to continue following your surgery. We will carefully explain what to expect from these procedures, and with dental sedation to help you enter a calm and relaxed state, so you have a positive experience in the office even if you suffer from dental anxiety. If you have any questions about how we implement digital imagery to plan and conduct treatment, or if you have serious concerns that require oral surgery to address, then please reach out to our team. We have the skills and experience to rebuild your smile and we can take on complex cases. Your smile is never too far gone, and it’s never too late to enjoy optimal oral health and a smile that makes you feel confident. Please reach out to our team today, so we can tackle these concerns before the holiday season is in full swing.

Schedule a Visit With Our Team

We’re ready to help you enjoy optimal oral health and a beautiful smile, even if you’ve lost teeth or sustain serious facial trauma. If you would like to learn more about the technology we use as part of your treatment process, then contact your Santa Rosa, CA, oral surgeons by calling (707)545-4625. We want to help patients of all ages in our community with their oral health concerns.