The dental microscope allows the dentist to see your teeth up to 24 times bigger. This allows for early detection of problems and also for more accurate procedures.
In the example below, you can see a cracked tooth being examined at 2X, 4X, 8X and 12X bigger. Notice how you can only see the crack clearly at 12X. This would be missed during a routine exam without a microscope.
The Wand – Computerised Anaesthesia System
The Wand is essentially a computer-controlled dental injection. The flow rate of the local anaesthetic is controlled by a computer. This means that the injection is guaranteed to be slow and steady and therefore comfortable.
Most people who have had a bad experience with injections think that needles sting because the skin is pierced, but this is usually not so! Most often, the sting was caused because the anesthetic was fired in too quickly. Obviously, it is possible for the dentist to control the speed with a standard syringe, but the idea of the Wand is to take out the “human error”. This can be very reassuring for people with previous bad experiences.
Digital radiography is the latest technology used to take dental x-rays. It uses an electronic sensor instead of a conventional x-ray film. The image is then transferred to a computer, where the Dentist can instantly view and enlarge it. Digital x-rays reduce radiation 80-90% compared to the already low exposure of traditional dental x-rays, making it even safer. At Maven Dental Inner West Sydney (formerly Frame Dental), all your x-rays will be digital.
Sleep Screening Device
The Medibyte is a small device that can help us study your sleep. You take it home with you, plug a few cables and wires and go to sleep as usual. On the next day, you bring it back to the surgery and we can analyse if you had any sleep disturbances. This service is indicated for patients that snore, have chronic pain or for patients that have signs of teeth grinding.
We take infection control very seriously at Maven Dental Inner West Sydney. Our state-of-the-art equipment is operated by fully trained nurses and tested many times a day. A great deal of time is spent in the sterilisation room every day to ensure that all the instruments we use are like new for your dental treatment. If you would like to know more about our infection control procedures, please do not hesitate to ask during your next visit to the surgery.