The innovative dental technologies used at Marshall Family Dentistry allow us to provide superior quality care for all of our Tulsa, OK patients. From improved diagnostic processes to more precise treatment planning and completion, technology has changed almost every aspect of dental care for patients in our office. If you have questions or would like to find out more about our advanced dentistry techniques and technologies, please contact us to schedule an appointment. We welcome patients from Broken Arrow, Bixby, and other nearby communities to visit our Tulsa, OK office.
Using small, high-quality digital cameras, our team is able to take pictures of specific areas of patients’ smiles. This allows us to more easily discuss problems we find, potential treatment methods, and other improvements necessary to ensure the health of their smile. We examine these images with patients on chairside computer monitors where we’re able to zoom in, color-code, or otherwise enhance the image to ensure patients fully understand all of their potential treatments.
X-rays are used to see areas of the smile below the gum line and inside of the tooth enamel. We use Shick sensor digital x-rays to quickly, comfortably, and safely collect high definition images of patients’ smiles. We can view the digital x-rays on the same chairside monitors we use to examine the intraoral photos. This is another great tool to help patients better understand and feel more confident about their treatment plans. These images are easily stored and transferred electronically to improve the entire treatment process.
For advanced oral health concerns and treatment planning, we may recommend the use of our CT/cone beam scanner. Like digital x-rays, the CT scanner collects images of the inner workings of patients’ smiles. However, these scans include the full smile, so we have a complete set. We may use our cone beam scanner as part of dental implant treatment planning, as part of MTM orthodontic treatments, and in the diagnosis and treatment planning of other advanced oral health concerns.
Soft tissue lasers allow us to perform numerous dental treatments more quickly and comfortably with reduced healing time. Lasers allow us to remove highly precise areas of soft tissue while simultaneously cauterizing the treatment area to reduce the amount of bleeding and discomfort during procedures like scaling, root planing, and gum recontouring. This also minimizes patients’ discomfort and the duration of time between the initial damage and patients’ complete recovery. We use a state-of-the-art diode laser to improve many treatments.