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Dr. Philip Sherman, DMD – Blog


Dental Technology to Get Excited About

advanced machinery in use

Who doesn’t love new technology? From the latest iPhone to apps that allow us to turn on our lights remotely, there is something so cool about actually using gadgets and technology that used to be featured in Star Trek and other science fiction stories. At Breezy Bay Dental, it’s particularly easy for us to get excited about dental technology. We love staying on top of new tech, trends, and treatments in dentistry, especially if it allows us to make your life easier. One of our favorite pieces of technology is our 3D CT Scan Machine. Why should you be excited about it? Here are just a few ways that you can benefit when it’s part of your treatment.

  • It exposes patients to less radiation than typical x-rays, making it safer.
  • It produces crisp, clean images in less time, allowing us to diagnose and devise treatment plans faster than ever.
  • It shows both soft and hard tissue, which means we can use it to diagnose a number of oral ailments.
  • It is more comfortable than traditional imaging machines.

Here are just a few of the conditions and procedures that allow us to use our 3D CT Scan Machine:

  • Diagnosis of temporomandibular joint disorders
  • Treatment planning for sleep apnea and bruxism (teeth grinding and clenching)
  • Planning for extractions and reconstructive treatments
  • Placing dental implants

All this is done right here in our Palm Harbor office, so there’s no need for us to refer you to a specialist! Best of all, it allows us to treat you with greater accuracy. This generally means that you spend less time in the chair, receive appliances that fit correctly from the start, and can enjoy having healthy, beautiful teeth.

If you’re interested in learning more about how our technology can enhance your experience at Breezy Bay Dental, contact our office to schedule an appointment.