Modern technology offered at West 41st Dentistry at Yew.
Because we want you to be well informed about all aspects of your dental health, we’ve invested in an intraoral video camera. About the size of a pen, at allows you to see broken fillings, gum problems, or small cracks, even in the back teeth!
With the Intraoral Camera, we can zoom in on one tooth to magnify it several times its size, or we can give you a tour of the inside of your mouth. You will see precisely what we see, so you will better understand your treatment problems and options.
The Intraoral Camera can reveal a problem while it is relatively simple to treat. The full-color images produced by this unique instrument give you the knowledge you need to make informed decisions regarding your dental health.
Our digital x-ray system is a modern method of taking x-rays.
Digital x-rays produce up to 90% less radiation compared to film-based X-ray procedures used in the past.
The conventional way to take x-rays took 5 to 10 minutes to develop, as well as time to re-position the camera. Digital x-rays take only seconds to appear on the computer screen. This makes it very easy to magnify the picture and to show you, the patient, exactly what we are seeing. We are also able to store the images on the computer, thus minimizing the need to retake x-rays.
VELscope Oral Cancer Screening
The VELscope is a device that offers a painless and non-invasive way to screen for abnormal tissue in the mouth. Without the need for stains or rinses, the examination takes only one or two minutes. The VELscope® System Handpiece emits a safe blue light into the oral cavity, which excites the tissue, causing it to fluoresce. The clinician is then able to immediately view the different fluorescence responses to help differentiate between normal and abnormal tissue. If abnormal tissue is observed, a biopsy is ordered to determine the exact nature of the tissue.