Kenmore Family Dental
Tom Hogerheyde & Chris Plackner

Technology

At Kenmore Family Dental, we believe that state-of-the-art technology is a crucial part of dentistry. With it, we can sometimes make more accurate diagnoses, and we can do it earlier when treatment is less invasive and less costly. Not only that, but technology has the capability to improve the patient experience because treatment is often quicker and more comfortable.

As part of our new surgery, we have invested in the following diagnostic and treatment technology.

Digital X-Rays

Every patient check-up includes a visual examination of the teeth and gums, but for those conditions that are not yet visible to the naked eye, we have digital x-rays.

Digital x-rays are faster than traditional x-rays because there is no film development involved, which means they are also better for the environment. Patients who have concerns about the safety of x-rays appreciate that digital radiographs emit less radiation than old-fashioned film x-rays. They can also be enlarged to reveal an incredible level of detail.

Panoramic X-Rays

For even further detail, we use panoramic x-rays to see a flat image of your entire mouth. With panoramic x-rays, we can see beyond just the teeth and gums to the temporomandibular joints and nasal and sinus areas. 

Intra-Oral Camera

This tiny camera is about the size of a dental mirror, so it can reveal places in your mouth that even an x-ray cannot show.

The intra-oral camera is one way we can share information with our patients about their oral health. With this technology, we can show patients precisely what is going on in their mouths—in real time. This makes it much easier to understand why we make treatment recommendations, and it provides patients with the information they need to make more informed decisions about their own dental care. 

Rotary Endodontics

Root canals have a reputation for being a painful dental procedure, but they are often no worse than getting a dental filling—especially when we use rotary instruments. With rotary endodontics, removing the bacteria from an infected tooth canal is more precise, efficient, and more effective than ever. This could mean higher success rates for root canals.

Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding, you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner.