When you seek care at our Leawood, Kansas and Louisburg, Kansas dental office, you are assured that Dr. Bowden, Dr. Bowden, Dr. Gehling, Dr. Hale, Dr. Hussein, and their staff utilize the latest in technology to enhance the quality and fit for your dental care.
Drs. Bowden, Bowden, Gehling, Hale or Hussein chooses carefully which and when radiographs are taken. There are many guidelines that we follow. Radiographs allow us to see everything we cannot see with our own eyes. Radiographs enable us to detect cavities in between your teeth, determine bone level, and analyze the health of your bone. We can also examine the roots and nerves of teeth, diagnose lesions such as cysts or tumors, as well as assess damage when trauma occurs.
Dental radiographs are invaluable aids in diagnosing, treating, and maintaining dental health. Exposure time for dental radiographs is extremely minimal. Drs. Bowden, Bowden, Gehling, Hale and Hussein utilize Digital Imaging Technologies within the office. With digital imaging, exposure time is about 50 percent less when compared to traditional radiographs. Digital imaging can also help us retrieve valuable diagnostic information. We may be able to see cavities better.
Digital imaging allows us to store patient images and enables us to quickly and easily transfer them to specialists or insurance companies.
Digital X-rays offer more precision since we view the image on a computer monitor, instead of holding up a 35mm film up to the light. Digital X-rays produce a fraction of the radiation exposure of traditional radiographs.
Laser Dentistry – No needles, drilling, or numbness!
Laser Dentistry may be the right choice for you or your child. If you are interested in a new, fresh approach to dental care, consider laser dentistry. At IronHorse Family & Cosmetic Dentistry, we can use laser dentistry to treat our patients’ oral health concerns in a way that is comfortable and effective. If you live in Leawood or surrounding area and are looking for modern dental care, give us a call. Lasers are revolutionizing dentistry, but a family dentist still typically uses traditional metal dental tools, making it necessary to visit a laser dentist. As a laser dentist in Leawood, we can use lasers in the majority of our procedures to correct damage without causing irritation. We invite you to call Leawood Office Phone Number 913-851-9969 for our Leawood location or (913) 214-8242 and experience the difference that laser dentistry can make.
Laser dentistry is one of dentistry’s latest advances. The laser delivers energy in the form of light. Depending on the intended result, this energy travels at different wavelengths and is absorbed by a “target.” In dentistry, these targets can be enamel, decay, gum tissue, or whitening enhancers. Each one absorbs a different wavelength of light while reflecting others. Laser dentistry can be used for both tooth and soft tissue related procedures. Oftentimes no local anesthesia is required. There are procedures that laser cannot be used for, example: removing silver fillings. Unlike with the dental drill, with laser dentistry there is no heat or vibration, making the procedure quite comfortable for most patients. For soft tissue (surgical) procedures it sometimes eliminates the need for suturing and healing tends to occur much faster.
Lasers can be used to diagnose cavities. They can find hidden decay in teeth in early stages, and in some cases the early staged decay can be re-mineralized through proper hygiene and additional fluoride treatments and may never need filling.
Areas of dental care that benefit from laser technology:
- Cavity diagnosis and removal
- Curing, or hardening, bonding materials
- Whitening teeth
- Periodontal, or gum related, care
- Pediatric procedures
- Apthous Ulcer treatment (canker sore)
- Frenectomy (tongue-tie release) without anesthesia or sutures
- Root canals and apicoectomies
- Crown lengthening, gingivectomy and other gum corrections
Dental lasers have been shown to be safe and effective for treating both children and adults.
Many patients, especially younger patients, are very familiar with the latest technology and are comfortable with the high tech practice. Computers and TV screens are their primary method of information processing.
Drs. Bowden, Bowden, Gehling, Hale and Hussein utilize Intraoral Camera technology that helps enhance your understanding of your diagnosis. An Intraoral Camera is a very small camera – in some cases, just a few millimeters long. An Intraoral Camera allows our practice to view clear, precise images of your mouth, teeth and gums, in order for us to accurately make a diagnosis. With clear, defined, enlarged images, you see details that may be missed by standard mirror examinations. This can mean faster diagnosis with less chair-time for you!
Intraoral cameras also enable our practice to save your images in our office computer to provide a permanent record of treatments. These images can be printed for you, other specialists, and your lab or insurance companies.