In order to provide you with the highest level of care possible, Dr. Blasingame actively seeks new technology and spends extensive time researching what will benefit you the most.
We use digital x-rays to reduce the amount of radiation you get every time we take an x-ray. We only take x-rays of locations that are indicated and attempt to keep the number of x-rays to a minimum, while still allowing for proper diagnosis.
To keep your radiation dose to a minimum, Dr. Blasingame use a Cone Beam Computerized Tomography (CBCT) machine that has one of the lowest radiation doses in the industry. Although not every person needs a CT scan, when it is necessary to take one, you can rest assured you are receiving the lowest dose possible. At the same time the images have extremely high resolution and allow Dr. Blasingame to properly diagnose your oral condition.
Have you ever had an impression that felt like a bunch of cake batter in your mouth? Many people have a high gag reflex that makes it challenging and uncomfortable to have a dental impression made. Even if you don’t have a high gag reflex, most people do not like having impressions done. Not in our office! In most cases, we are able to use a digital scanner that scans your teeth and places a “virtual model” on our computer. This 3-Dimensional image can be printed on a 3-D printer, or the image file sent to your restorative dentist. This eliminates the need for “cake batter” type impressions.
Several techniques exist to harvest bone from your jaw bone or to access the sinus for a lateral window sinus lift. Piezo surgery technology is used in several types of dental and medical applications. The technology emerged as a way for spine surgeons to cut bone without damaging nerves. The Piezo surgery technology allows hard tissues to be cut without damaging tissue or nerves. Studies have shown that bone cut with traditional burs can cause burning of the bone. With the Piezo surgery technology studies show less damage to the bone. This technology allows us to provide you with a safe, predictable, and gentle surgery.