Dr. Ararat uses a variety of technology pieces for the highest quality dental care for patients. We encourage you to learn more about what we provide and how we can help. If you have any questions, please contact us by calling (613) 228-2463. We're always happy to hear from you!
If the idea of going to the dentist for a procedure brings on feelings of fear or anxiety there are options to ease the anxiety. Oral conscious sedation is as easy as taking an aspirin and you will feel relaxed and at ease. Oral conscious sedation does not "knock you out" like some other forms of anesthesia.You will remain awake during your procedure, but you will be in a heightened state of relaxation. Oral conscious sedation is extremely safe and easy. It is much less expensive than other forms of sedation, and you will be able to talk and breathe on your own during the procedure. As an added precaution a local anesthetic will be given to the area that is being worked on to ensure that there is no pain. You will need to have someone drive you to and from the office if you use oral conscious sedation for your safety. Ask your dentist about oral conscious sedation to see if it is right for you. Sedation FAQ
Soft Tissue Laser
The soft tissue laser facilitates soft tissue enhancement and removal of excess tissue for healthy gums and an appealing smile.
Digital impressions are a form of technology that, through the use of lasers and other optical scanning devices, allows dentists to create a virtual, computer-generated replica of the hard and soft tissues in the mouth. Using digital impression technology dentists are able to capture high-quality, accurate and clear impressions in just minutes without the use of messy molds and plaster. Many of our patients find that digital impressions are an easier and more comfortable procedure than traditional methods used to form impressions.
Digital Panoramic & Dental X-Rays
Digital x-rays are quickly becoming adopted by a large percentage of the dental industry. A digital x-ray allows the dentist to take an image of the tooth or teeth and put it into an imaging program. Within this imaging program, there are a number of tools that will allow the dentist to take a very close look at the teeth and surrounding structures with amazing accuracy. As a benefit to the patient, the digital x-ray also provides nearly 80% less radiation than a standard x-ray. This is due to the fact that the digital version of the x-ray is much more sensitive to this radiation and has been specifically designed with the patient in mind.
The intraoral camera is an amazing diagnostic tool for viewing different angles in the mouth that we would not have been able to just a few years ago. The camera gives us the ability to view the entire mouth on a monitor so that we can get a closer look at any potential issues or problems that may arise. In addition, the patient will have the ability to see for themselves first hand the same images we are seeing. These digital images are also excellent for gaining procedure acceptance from insurance companies.
There are basically two types of handpieces, air-driven and electric. Electric handpieces are much stronger than air-driven due to the fact that a motor is spinning the bur as opposed to air. This allows the doctor to remove decay at a faster pace. This will cut down on the time it takes to complete a procedure.