Dr. Johnson, your local Albuquerque, NM dentist and his team recognize that your dental experience is most affected by your level of comfort and safety. That’s why we make use of the latest technological advances in dental equipment and techniques, ensuring you are satisfied with your visit. These modern instruments and procedures help keep you comfortable as well as improve your oral health!
Digital X-rays (Radiographs)
Digital radiographs (X-rays) are a technological advancement that results in less exposure to radiation for you and an almost instantaneous picture for Dr. Johnson. Unlike film-based X-rays, digital radiographs often show more detail and can be archived in our computerized system for quick future reference and comparison.
If you have anxiety about going to the dentist, you may have a common fear: the drill. As a patient of Dr. Johnson, you’ll find a variety of dental procedures can be accomplished with Air Abrasion. Drills have been the traditional choice to remove tooth decay, but with Air Abrasion, decay can be removed with a powerful burst of air – no drills necessary!
Air Abrasion generates no heat, sound, pressure, or vibration, and leaves more of your tooth intact. Don’t let a fear of drills keep you from a necessary dental procedure. Ask Dr. Johnson about Air Abrasion.
Intra Oral Camera
You see what the dentist sees! By using an intraoral camera, you will have a greater understanding of your oral health and of the treatments that Dr. Johnson is prescribing for you. The doctor’s use of this technology goes a long way in educating you about your oral health, while lessening any feelings of anxiety that some patients may feel while visiting the dentist. You are even able to watch while procedures are performed on your teeth.
Digital photography gives Dr. Johnson instant images to use for cosmetic imaging or to keep on file to track your progress. Digital images can be saved electronically and are more efficient than traditional photographs that show less detail and must be taken off-site for development.
Nobody likes getting a shot at the doctor or dentist, especially not younger patients. That’s why you’ll love the Wand®. While undergoing certain dental procedures, anesthesia is necessary to keep you comfortable, relaxed, and pain free. With the Wand®, you won’t experience the stinging pain often associated with syringes. Believe it or not, that uncomfortable sensation has less to do with the prick of a needle. In fact, it’s the quick burst of anesthetic that causes the most pain when you’re receiving a shot from a syringe.
Dr. Johnson uses this pen-shaped tool equipped with a tiny, ultra-sharp needle to administer the anesthetic slowly and freely into your body. You won’t experience the stinging pain of a syringe, and you’ll feel stress-free and pain-free for your dental procedure. Ask Dr. Johnson about the Wand® today!
iTero 3D Scanner
You’re always on the go, and your time is precious. Thanks to great technological advances like the iTero intraoral digital scanner, you can spend less time in the dentist’s chair and more time doing what you love! Utilizing stunning 3D technology, the iTero makes a sophisticated digital model of your bite, far exceeding the accuracy of traditional impressions. With this highly-detailed digital impression, Dr. Johnson can create perfectly-fitting crowns and bridges, so your treatment is completed faster and more efficiently.