Technology is propelling dentistry forward at an impressive pace. New methods are being developed to accomplish your visits
quicker, easier, and with more comfort, all while improving the world around us. These modern advances mean earlier, less-invasive
treatment, which promotes faster healing and greater precision during dental procedures. The outcomes are amazing!
Introducing Laser Dental Procedures
Our practice uses laser technology for gum disease treatment, and many patients are amazed at the results because of the less invasive
nature of the procedure. This means it's faster and far more comfortable in addressing periodontal (gum) disease than traditional gum
surgery can be. We use the SL3™ soft tissue laser, and for most patients, the treatment is virtually painless. This laser is safe and
effective, and is FDA approved. Would you believe this process even makes it possible to regenerate bone that has been lost due to gum
The dental laser can also reduce your discomfort during other dental procedures. Treatments that were previously achieved with scalpels
or incisions can now be done with the laser. Because it's less invasive, healing is improved. We are able to heal agonizing canker sores
and mouth ulcers with instant relief!
75% Reduction in Radiation
Digital X-rays operate with 75% less radiation than classic X-rays! Applying a digital sensor, a picture is taken of your mouth and
processed into our computer, where it is instantly available. No more waiting while images develop and no more chemical waste to taint
the environment. We also have panoramic digital X-rays, where one single image is taken of your teeth and jaw, giving us an overall
picture that allows for more precise care.
Intra-Oral Camera Makes You a Part of the Team
Dr. Ruiz treats dental care as a united effort. One of the ways he accomplishes this task is through the use of the high-tech intra-oral
camera. This small video camera delivers a close-up image of the interior of your mouth. You then become an active participant in the
planning, because you can see what work needs to be completed and which teeth are doing well. You’ll be delighted with the results!
Worried About Knocking Out a Tooth?
Five million teeth are knocked out every year in the United States! Many normal activities can be precarious without the correct protection.
And let’s face it – the one-size-fits-all mouthguards found in stores just don’t fit appropriately. A sloppy fit means proper breathing can
be restricted while running during sports. On the other hand, a custom-made sport mouthguard fits well, protects well, and can be worn for
any sport. The American Dental Association recommends utilizing custom mouthguards for the following sports: acrobatics, basketball, boxing,
football, gymnastics, handball, lacrosse, martial arts, racquetball, rugby, shot-putting, skateboarding, skiing, skydiving, soccer, squash,
surfing, volleyball, water polo, weight lifting, various forms of hockey, and wrestling.
State-of-the-Art Sterilization and Pure Water
In our office, Dr. Ruiz is passionate about sterilization. In addition to scouring and sterilizing all the instruments after every use,
single-use tools are used where possible. The autoclave we utilize for sterilization is inspected regularly by an independent lab to guarantee
the highest level of safety and cleanliness. We also use a water purifier for your peace of mind.
Isolite™ – An Advance in Patient Comfort
Isolite has revolutionized dental comfort! It’s one part suction device and one part intense light that illuminates the oral cavity and eliminates
shadows. What does this mean for you? You get to spend approximately a third less time in the dental chair, with no “drowning” or “gagging” feelings
caused by saliva build-up. Debris won’t be swallowed because the mouth is being continuously “vacuumed.” Your mouth doesn’t tire because it’s being
propped open and the advanced illumination helps the doctor be more accurate. For best results, modern dentistry requires a dry “field.” Isolite
keeps your teeth and gums dry and often eliminates the need for a bulky rubber dam.
Nothing beats an easier, more comfortable dental visit. If you have questions about the latest
dental technology, give us a call today at (210) 736-5161.