Dr. Truong uses high-powered magnification lenses when evaluating your oral health or addressing a specific dental concern. This maximizes visualization and allows your dental care to be more precise and effective.
The Latest Dental Technology
At The Grove Family Dentistry, we believe in staying on top of the newest dental technologies that provide our patients with comfortable and efficient dental treatments. For your safety and convenience, we use technologies and devices that make for an improved dental experience.
The Wand® Computer Assisted Anesthesia System
The Wand can significantly improve your anesthetic injection experience. The Wand delivers the anesthetic through a non-threatening handpiece at a rate that is precisely controlled to greatly diminish the pain associated with anesthetic injections. It even allows for numbing an individual tooth so you don’t have to leave the office with a numb face.
This soft mouthpiece is uniquely designed to make it easier for you to keep your mouth open while protecting your tongue and cheeks as well as the surrounding teeth and gums. This not only reduces jaw strain during the procedure, but it can also ensure the surrounding soft tissues are not unnecessarily irritated or injured by dental instruments. Along with improving your comfort level, it also makes it easier for us to provide high quality dental care by allowing a clean and clearly visible field to work in.
This device comfortably keeps your mouth open wider as it evacuates the fluids in your mouth. The Jawdropper stretches and relaxes your jaw as you hold it in position once it is engaged over your lower teeth.
Acteon Sopro Care intraoral camera
In a single device, this high-tech diagnostic tool allows for the detection of caries, plaque/tarter, as well gingival inflammation. It also serves as a high quality intraoral camera, which allows Dr. Truong to view your teeth and gums in precise detail and show them to you on a chair side monitor. The SopraCare allows us to detect oral health problems at the earliest stages, and it also helps patients understand their diagnosis and treatment plan.
These high-resolution images of individual teeth provide details of what is happening below the visible surface of the teeth and soft tissues. Digital imaging allows for immediate viewing and quicker diagnostics. In addition, digital imaging is comfortable and safe for the patient. In fact, this advanced imaging technology reduces radiation exposure by 80-90% compared to traditional x-ray film.
This provides high-resolution digital images of the patient’s full upper and lower jaws. Digital images are available immediately with lower doses of radiation than traditional radiographic machines. A digital panoramic x-ray provides a significant amount of diagnostic information for Dr. Truong with much better efficiency than past imaging methods. In a quick imaging process, we can capture an image of the entire mouth, including the teeth, upper and lower jaws, surrounding structures and tissues.
Velscope VX Scope
This technology provides a quick and painless scanning process that can detect oral cancer at its earliest stages. The Velscope reveals oral tissue abnormalities including cancer and pre-cancer states. At The Grove Family Dentistry, we offer Velscope Oral Cancer detection during your routine dental exam.
For a dental practice in Clayton that uses the best in dental technology and techniques, contact The Grove Family Dentistry today to schedule an appointment for you and your entire family.