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Soft Tissue Lasers

Soft tissue lasers are used for periodontal (gum) surgeries. These lasers are more efficient, cause less discomfort, promote a faster healing time, and decrease the risk of infection, providing a better outcome.

Digital X-ray

Digital x-rays reduce the amount of radiation needed as compared to film x-rays. The improved diagnostic capability of digital x-rays and the ability to view the x-rays on a computer screen allow the patient to better understand and follow treatment. Digital x-rays are instant, so there is no longer a need to develop the film. Digital x-rays save time and increase patient care. It’s also a very green technology. By eliminating film, developer and chemical waste, digital x-rays are better for both the patient and the environment!

Cone Beam CT Scan

Always trying to give our patients the best treatment possible, Drs. Deragon and Reyes Viruet are proud to say that we are one of the few dental practices to provide you with cone beam CT scans during your visit, as opposed to going to an off-site location.

Described as one of the most state-of-the-art developments to the dental industry, the cone beam CT scan provides 3D images with superb accuracy and detail, making it an extraordinary advancement in implant dentistry. Not only can we perform delicate surgeries with extreme accuracy, giving our patients a safer surgical experience, but these 3D scans can also help us detect any potential issues that may arise in the head and neck, making them ideal for a complete dental visit.

Top-notch technology to provide top-notch care

Drs. Deragon and Reyes Viruet, and the rest of the staff, insist on providing our patients with the best service possible. By investing in state-of-the-art technology, Drs. Deragon and Reyes Viruet are able to review high-quality images and quickly give our patients the accurate treatment for their particular case. Our new system also offers patients a much lower x-ray dose by reducing radiation by up to 60 percent of traditional x-rays, ensuring your safety every step of the way.

By treating you with the finest equipment available, you can be sure that we will not only provide you with the best treatment options, but will give you a safe and comfortable experience.

Panoramic Imaging

As with traditional digital dental x-rays, panoramic imaging is an important diagnostic tool used to capture images of your mouth. But rather than focusing on a singular area, panoramic x-rays can capture a view of your entire jaw structure, including your sinuses and jaw joints. Not only will it show typical dental issues occurring inside the mouth, but can also look for bone abnormalities, tumors linked to oral cancer, advanced periodontal disease, impacted teeth, infections and fractures.

Having this type of advanced technology so accessible is just one of the many Drs. Deragon and Reyes Viruet can give you the best dental experience possible. Not only will we take you through your treatment options, but we will make sure we do everything possible to achieve your oral health goals.

Electronic Medical Records (EMR)

Using Electronic Medical Records, our practice is able to quickly and accurately access patient information in order to provide the utmost in patient care. This helps to ensure patient confidentiality as well as reduce the need for paper. Using a digital format allows for quick access to patient information when needed for insurance records while providing a secure filing system.

Oral Cancer Screening

Oral cancer affects thousands of Americans yearly. We use the latest technology to detect changes in oral tissue consistencies and/or lesions. The doctor shines a UV light into the mouth to detect unhealthy tissue. Healthy tissue looks lighter under the light while spots of bad tissue appear dark. With early detection, cancer may be caught before it has time to spread, potentially saving lives.

Ultra Quiet Electric Handpieces

These handpieces provide less vibration and noise than traditional dental drills. They are quieter and more efficient in tooth preparation, making dental procedures shorter and more manageable.

Oraqix® Needle-Free Anesthesia

We offer needle-free pain relief for many dental procedures! Oraqix® is a needle-free anesthetic that is administered topically and below the gum line. Oraqix® is effective and efficient for many dental procedures and offers our patients a needle-free alternative to traditional anesthetics.

We may recommend this alternative anesthesia for several reasons, including:

  • A needle-free option has been found to be overwhelmingly preferred over traditional anesthetics. In clinical studies, 70% of patients preferred Oraqix® to a needle injection.
  • Numbing occurs quickly, usually within 30 seconds.
  • The sensation of numbness usually lasts about 20 minutes. So, normal sensation is typically returned by the time your appointment is completed!
  • Oraqix® is site specific which allows the doctor to selectively numb specific areas of the mouth.

How it Works:
Oraqix® is first applied to the gums around the area receiving treatment. The gel is applied using a blunt-tipped applicator. After waiting 30 seconds, the pockets around the teeth are filled with Oraqix®. After waiting an additional 30 seconds, treatment can begin. Delaying treatment does not enhance the anesthetic effect. The scaling and root planing procedure, or alternative procedure, can then be completed.