KöR offers advanced tooth whitening systems that can whiten up to ten shades in just one chairside treatment. Using a specially-formulated, safe whitening gel, Dr. Bass helps patients get brilliant smiles quickly and conveniently. A laser light is used to activate the gel and promote absorption, and a fluoride treatment accompanies all whitening sessions.
Dr. Bass uses the intra-oral camera to take up-close digital photos of your teeth. It allows us to get an inside view of any problem areas from a variety of angles, a feat that is just not possible with traditional X-rays. Images from the intra-oral camera are one of the key ways we detect abnormalities that require treatment.
The TENS unit is a special type of treatment used to help patients diagnosed with temporomandibular joint disorder (TMD) minimize or eliminate some of the side effects of a bad bite. Gentle electrical pulses stimulate the muscles, tendons, and ligaments with the goal of relieving stress, pressure, and soreness. These electrical impulses have proven to be very effective in relaxing the jaw muscles, helping the body release endorphins, and blocking pain signals.
For patients who have neuromuscular symptoms such as headaches or jaw pain, the Myotronics K7 Evaluation System helps Dr. Bass see below the surface to find the cause of the imbalanced bite. Using sophisticated computer analysis, movements in your jaw muscles, tendons, and other components are observed and recorded digitally. Once the thorough analysis is completed using K7, Dr. Bass can then choose a therapy or combination of therapies to help align the teeth, jaw joints, and jaw muscles. The goal is to eliminate the symptoms of TMD by making sure the upper and lower jaws come to rest in a comfortable, correct position.
DIAGNOdent Cavity Detection
We are offer our patients the major advantages of the DIAGNOdent technology. The DIAGNOdent laser is integral in our cavity detection process, allowing Dr. Bass to locate even extremely minute pockets of decay in hard-to-reach areas. Finding bacteria early is important in avoiding the damage progressive cavities can cause.
Soft Tissue Laser
The soft tissue laser is being used more and more in the dental field thanks to its many capabilities and benefits. Lasers can be used to complete a number of tasks, and are also incredibly safe and precise. The soft tissue laser can be used for gum recontouring, to remove decay, and eliminate infected tissue. A pulsed beam of light is used to manipulate gum tissue easily and with extreme accuracy. Patients enjoy less risk, increased comfort, and quick healing when a soft tissue laser is used over a cutting technique
Digital X-rays offer many advantages over traditional oral pictures. Advanced computer technology helps Dr. Bass take highly detailed images of your teeth. X-ray technology allows us to project the images onto a screen, so we can effectively evaluate any problem areas and show you where suspicious areas lie. The digital process gives us a very in-depth view, with impressive clarity and precision. Our Oklahoma cosmetic dentistry patients also appreciate the fact that the digital method is safer thanks to reduced radiation.
We would be happy to share more details on the incredible advancements used at our Oklahoma City practice and show you how better technology makes a real difference in dentistry. Please contact Terry Bass, D.D.S. by calling 405-622-8996 or filling out our online form to set up your initial consultation. Our Team is available to help patients in find personalized dentistry solutions.