At Atlanta Dental Spa, ALL of our x-rays are digital, even the panaromic x-ray machine. Our x-ray system is a computerized imaging system that utilizes an electronic sensor instead of X-ray film. The sensors produce sharp and clear images that appear almost instantly on a computer screen. Digital x-rays use up to 90% less radiation than conventional film X-rays.
Working in partnership with the Anavo Group, a business consulting firm, we have created a dental office that is as environmentally friendly as possible. We utilize all-digital charting (no paper charts), digital X-rays (no processing chemicals & reduced radiation), bamboo flooring throughout the office (combating the effects of deforestation), and Energy Star lighting (reducing electricity consumption). We even offer luxurious cloth hand towels for the bathrooms.
Laser Cavity Detection
At Atlanta Dental Spa, we have the DIAGNOdent. This device aids in the detection of caries (or dental cavities). Even small lesions are detected at the earliest stage, enabling you to protect and preserve the tooth substance. Research has indicated that early cavities won’t show up on x-rays and are almost undetectable using conventional detection methods. Our cavity detection works by sending laser light in the tooth (no pain whatsoever!) and gives back a numerical number of the degree of decay associated with that tooth.
At Atlanta Dental Spa we offer nitrous oxide for those patients who request it. Nitrous oxide help ease the anxiety of the dental visit and is proven to aid in pain reduction as well as lessen the amount of local anesthetic you may need for a given procedure. Levels can be easily adjusted for the best possible effect for each individual patient.
Smile Imaging on our Computers
Computer imaging can be used to show you what Atlanta Dental Spa can do for your smile with their expertise in cosmetic dentistry. A patient will get a simple digital photograph of their face and this image is then downloaded to our computers. The cosmetic dentistry computer uses an imaging program to place the smile design of your choice onto the image of your face.
Then, a copy can be printed of the photograph so you can review and consider your options. This is a fun, educational and painless way to check out a “before” and “after” effect without anyone touching your mouth! Being able to see the beautiful “after” effect can help make a decision about the smile design program that is right for you.
Computerized Anesthetic Delivery System
At Atlanta Dental Spa, we use computerized anesthetic delivery devices. These are lightweight hand pieces that look like a pen. They virtually eliminate the pain you get from the injection and serve as a representation of the first major technological advance in anesthetic delivery since the syringe was first invented nearly one hundred fifty years ago. This computer controlled “Novocaine” delivery system conquers fear of pain and anxiety.