Advanced Dental Technology – Pasadena, TX
How Modern Dental Instruments Improve Your Care
At Huy P. Nguyen, DDS of Pasadena, we enjoy staying up-to-date with the latest developments in the oral healthcare field for the sake of our patients. This includes using top-tier restorative materials, effective comfort aids like oral sedation, and advanced technology whenever possible to elevate the care experience! Contact us today in Pasadena, TX to schedule a first appointment with Dr. Nguyen, or keep reading below to learn more.
Have you ever wondered what exactly your dentist is seeing when they peer into your mouth? Far too often, dental patients can feel left in the dark about their own oral health; thankfully, intraoral cameras help to shed some light on the situation. This camera-tipped wand is maneuvered through the mouth by our team, capturing high-resolution images of the teeth, gums, and other dental structures. Then, we transfer them to a TV monitor so that Dr. Nguyen has a clear visual aid when discussing any concerning findings and the effects of possible treatment recommendations. You deserve to feel like a fully informed partner during this important process, after all!
Traditionally, X-rays were captured on physical film, developed slowly in a dark room, and stored in a bulky filing cabinet. At Huy P. Nguyen, DDS of Pasadena, we’re happy to use all-digital radiography for a superior diagnostic process that helps us care for teeth far more quickly and effectively. Not only are tedious darkrooms and hours-long waiting periods eliminated altogether, but patients are exposed to dramatically less radiation throughout the process, making this technology very safe for all ages.
Solea Dental Laser
Traditionally, many types of dental treatment require the administration of local anesthesia via a needle. A drill is frequently used to remove decayed tissue from within a tooth. Understandably, these factors may make patients a little uncomfortable. Dr. Nguyen understands such concerns, which is why he uses the Solea dental laser for most procedures. It creates a precise, efficient, and pain-free experience — in the majority of cases, it eliminates the need for both local anesthesia and dental drills.
Cavity Detection System
Dentistry is all about prevention, especially when it comes to tooth decay. The sooner we can catch the early signs of cavities, the better. That’s where CariVu comes into play. This cavity detection system makes use of patented transillumination technology to identify the earliest stages of cavity development in teeth. By making use of this painless diagnostic tool, we can stay proactive and begin preventive measures to avoid caries, helping you save money on future restorative dental care and reduce the risk of dental emergencies.
Part of making your dentistry more comfortable is by avoiding the use of any hypodermic needles to administer local anesthetic. By using The Wand, we can do precisely that! This computer-assisted system allows us to deliver local anesthesia without having to deal with the “pinch” that often accompanies dental injections. It also administers anesthesia more precisely, meaning you don’t have to deal with your entire mouth feeling numb just to receive treatment on a single tooth!