Technology and Comfort in Evansville, WI
At Maple Grove Family Dental, we pride ourselves on being able to provide you and your loved ones with the important services you need including those you may not find at just any practice. Having to cart everyone around to see multiple doctors can be a frustrating experience, not to mention a costly and time-consuming one – with the help of Dr. Melanie White’s specialized treatment options, you can all stay right here in a cozy environment where your care is always comfortable and personalized. Contact our Evansville, WI practice today if you’d like to schedule an appointment, or if you have questions for our staff. We also welcome new patients from Brooklyn, Brodhead, Oregon, Orfordville, Albany, Janesville, and other surrounding areas.
X-rays are a crucial part of dental care, allowing our team to locate problems that are lingering under the surface of your smile. However, the traditional method for capturing them came with some significant downsides including tedious wait times for development and inconvenient storage. Thankfully, our digital system has transformed this process eliminating the need for darkrooms, hazardous chemicals, and more in favor of simplicity and accuracy. Now, the images we capture can be viewed instantly on a chairside monitor, and Dr. White and her staff can even alter the image with magnification or color-coding to help patients of all ages understand what they’re looking at. The amount of radiation we use is greatly reduced as well making them much safer.
For years, lasers were mainly heard about in science fiction novels and movies. At Maple Grove Dental, we use lasers on an almost daily basis to improve our patients’ smiles painlessly with minimal healing time and no need for traditional sutures. In most cases, laser dentistry renews damaged tissues as they remove, reshape, and repair oral structures. At Maple Grove Dental, laser dentistry can be used in a number of circumstances including periodontal disease treatment, cosmetic gum recontouring, diagnodent laser cavity detection, and more.
One of the most commonly used laser technologies in our office is the DIAGNOdent cavity detection system. Due to increased fluoride levels in toothpaste and other improvements in at-home hygiene, patients’ surface enamel is denser and cavities are increasingly likely to form below the surface. DIAGNOdent allows our team to find these developing areas of decay in their earliest stages, and create a plan to monitor the cavity and prevent spread. This is especially helpful for those patients who have cavities developing between teeth where they are more difficulty to detect.
What if you could see into the future, and stop a cavity before it starts? This may sound as much like science fiction as lasers, but with CariVU, dentists and hygienists are able to do just that. Using a safe, near-infrared light, the internal structures of teeth are lighted allowing our team to see through the enamel to the inner layers of teeth. CariVu is an ideal option for tracking developing cavities, recommending preventive at-home care, and offering the most conservative treatment options.
On average, oral cancer claims one life every hour in the US alone. Of the thousands who will be diagnosed this year, less than half will live more than five years following diagnosis. According to the Oral Cancer Foundation, early diagnosis is the best way to decrease the number of oral cancer-related deaths. At Maple Grove Dental, we use the state-of-the-art Indentafi 3000 system to diagnose oral cancer in the earliest stages of formation allowing patients to get the help they need when they need it.
While all of our dental technologies allow us to provide patients with more advanced care, the intraoral camera has, arguably, has the biggest impact on dental care. Cameras are used to photograph the interior portions of patients’ smiles allowing them to see what we see. There’s no better way to explain areas for concern and offer treatment recommendations than to show patients exactly what we’re talking about. We capture images, project them onto chairside monitors, and examine any decay or damage illuminating, color coding, high lighting, and using other methods to visually emphasize and explain treatments.