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Adjunct Therapies

 
Digital Radiotherapy (Digital X-Rays)
Digital radiography (digital x-ray) is the latest technology used to take dental x-rays. This technique uses an electronic sensor instead of x-ray film, that captures and stores the digital image on a computer. This image can be instantly viewed and enlarged, helping the dentist and dental hygienist detect problems easier. Digital x-rays reduce radiation 80-90% compared to the already low exposure of dental x-rays.  No chemicals are needed to develop digital x-rays, making them biologically and environmentally friendly.

Dental x-rays are essential, preventative diagnostic tools that provide valuable information not visible during a regular dental exam. Dentists and dental hygienists use this information to safely and accurately detect hidden dental abnormalities and complete an accurate treatment plan. Without dental x-rays problem areas may go undetected.

Dr. Bruno also uses an Intra-Oral Camera to record videos and take still snapshots of your mouth. Dr. Bruno can then visually communicate your oral condition to you. We know how much easier it is to understand what is happening with your health if you can see the problem for yourself, firsthand.

Nitrous Oxide
Nitrous Oxide is a safe and effective sedative agent that is mixed with oxygen and inhaled through a small mask that fits over your nose to help you relax.

Nitrous oxide, sometimes called “laughing gas,” is one option Dr. Bruno may offer to help make you more comfortable during certain procedures. It is not intended to put you to sleep. You will be able to hear and respond to any requests or directions Dr. Bruno may have. You will be asked to breathe normally through your nose, and within a few short minutes you should start to feel the effects of the nitrous oxide. You may feel light-headed or a tingling in your arms and legs. Some people say their arms and legs feel heavy. Ultimately, you should feel calm and comfortable. The effects of nitrous oxide wear off soon after the mask is removed.

Talk to Dr. Bruno about whether nitrous oxide would be a good option for you.