Dr. Anderkvist is not like everybody else. He put a top-notch team in place here at Westwood Dental Smiles, and invested heavily in the sort of technology that would make dentistry easier and more accessible for the families in our area.
At the risk of betraying our own humble outlook, today we want to tell you all about some of the latest and greatest tools that we have here at our disposal.
So, keep reading to hear what makes us different than other L.A. dentists’ offices, and then make plans to come see for yourself!
VELscope Cancer Detection
Oral cancer is a silent killer if it is not caught and treated early enough. The fact that so many people die from this treatable disease year after year is a real shame. But you won’t have to worry about such a fate because we plan to keep you as a patient for many years to come.
That’s why, around here, we employ one of the most advanced oral cancer screening systems ever designed: VELscope. VELscope is equipped with a special light that illuminates any dangerous growths and tissues that probably would have been missed in the old days by the ordinary scanners we had at our disposal. You won’t have to waste any time waiting around for results.
Laser-Based Cavity Detection
Visual examinations and X-rays don’t always catch cavities. This will mean problems for you down the road because these small cavities can end up requiring large fillings, root canals, and possibly extractions if they aren’t addressed early enough.
That’s why we have gone deeper. We now utilize the DIAGNOdent laser cavity detection system to identify decay faster, so that your teeth can be repaired without significant damage.
While other dentists may be happy and comfortable relying on their primitive technology, that is not our style.
Rather than using old school film to capture images of your teeth and gums, we make use of a modern digital X-ray machine. It has a special sensor that gets placed in your mouth and sends the image to our computer, where it can be stored and viewed easily.
Just so you know, the real benefit to you is that digital X-rays produce 90% less radiation, so you won’t be glowing when you leave our chair!
Nothing captures the magic of modern dentistry quite like The Wand!
The Wand is a computerized, local dental anesthetic injection system that minimizes discomfort.
Before the Wand delivers the local anesthetic, a computer applies a small amount to numb the insertion site. Once the tiny needle is in place, the computer slowly delivers the right amount of anesthetic to numb the area completely.
The computer adjusts the pressure of the needle depending on the tissue density. The Wand “knows” how much anesthetic you need and how to deliver it painlessly.
See For Yourself!
We hope you have been inspired by today’s post!
Like we said, Dr. Anderkvist is not like everybody else. But then again, neither are you. You deserve personalized dental care in a modern and friendly environment.
To take advantage of our tools, training, and technology, contact Westwood Dental Smiles today!