Experience Advanced Dental Technology & Techniques
Dentistry as a field is regularly evolving for the better, and staying up-to-date with new developments is important to our team here at Coombs & Ross Family Dentistry. After all, modern technology elevates our patients’ experiences in various ways, helping to make them faster, more comfortable, more efficient, and more astounding! All the while, you’ll still be able to enjoy a friendly, down-to-earth atmosphere whenever you’re visiting us. Contact us today in Rock Hill, SC to schedule an appointment with Dr. Coombs and Dr. Ross, or if you have any questions we can assist you with.
When visiting the dentist, do you often feel left in the dark as your dentist peers into your mouth and talks to the assistants? At our Rock Hill practice, we enjoy helping each patient feel like a fully informed partner in their oral healthcare journey. That’s why intraoral cameras are utilized often in order to give you a closer look at your own unique smile. The camera-tipped wand is comfortably positioned in the mouth so that it can start transmitting high-resolution images to a monitor in the room, which our team will use as a visual aid to more clearly explain damaged areas, possible treatment options, and even oral hygiene techniques.
Digital Dental X-Rays
X-rays have been an essential part of quality dental care for many years now, revealing problems or damage that may not be visible yet on the surface of smiles. At Coombs & Ross Family Dentistry, we’re now using digital radiography as a modern alternative to film. Instead of having to spend hours in a darkroom, these detailed images are available for viewing in only seconds, and the radiation they produce is up to 80% less than what our patients would be exposed to with the old method.
Digital Impression System
Many of our patients surely remember the days of having their mouth stuffed with “goopy” impression materials that tended to induce gagging. This traditional process, while necessary, was uncomfortable and often inaccurate as well, requiring time-consuming retakes. Thankfully, our practice now captures all-digital impressions with the help of CEREC! This process doesn’t require any unpleasant contact, and the finished product will be very accurate for the perfect eventual restoration.
Soft Tissue Laser
Lasers are becoming more and more prominent in dental treatment – and for good reason! Here in Rock Hill, our doctors are proud to use BIOLASE technology to great effect when treating gum tissue. Unlike scalpels, our soft tissue laser is precise and comfortable; in fact, its sterilizing quality greatly reduces post-operative symptoms like bleeding and swelling. Our patients can also look forward to an accelerated healing process following treatment.
Cavity Detection System
Tooth decay is a gradual process that often isn’t even noticeable to a patient until it’s created a full-blown cavity. As part of our emphasis on prevention, the Coombs & Ross team provides diagnostic care with DIAGNOdent in order to catch these areas as early as possible. This technology translates the health of your teeth to wavelengths, and a print-out will show us any significant variations in the baseline that need attention. In fact, DIAGNOdent can locate tiny cavities along the cracks of teeth that are completely invisible to the naked eye.