We can perform advanced videographic diagnostics using an intra-oral video camera. The camera is placed in the patient’s mouth and allows the Dentist and the Patient to see a simultaneous view of a live close-up image of any region of the mouth that warrants discussion. This device also allows Dr. Harelick to get ahead of small, but growing problems that the dentist of yesteryear would have never noticed.
We take pride in our state-of-the-art equipment used in enhancing our diagnostic capability as well as increasing your knowledge. With our Intra-Oral camera you can take a Video Tour of your mouth. You can see what we see without squinting or trying to manipulate two mirrors to get light on the tooth.
We can print out a picture of a fractured tooth, for instance, and send it along with your insurance form so that you receive the proper benefits. With this invaluable aid diagnosis and treatment planning is enhanced tremendously.
Dr. Harelick recommends the use of an air particle beam rather than the drill whenever possible. Although some patients may feel the sensation of the cool air on their teeth, the air particle beam is considered by most patents to be virtually painless. The beam uses tiny particles of sand projected at high speeds to do the work of a drill without the accompanying pain and no need for injections nor the associated numbness. The air particle beam is also more adept at conserving natural tooth enamel by keeping the fillings smaller.
Dr Harelick uses digital dental X-rays to enhance your dental care. The process of digitally capturing an image is a lot faster, and requires a much lower dose of radiation.
Digital dental X-rays work by placing a small sensor in your mouth. The sensor is connected to a computer by a thin wire. Next, the X-ray is received by the sensor which records the image of your teeth and sends it to the computer. The sensor can then be repositioned to view other teeth.
So why are digital dental X-rays are better? Because the digital X-ray system is more sensitive than dental X-ray film systems. So your exposure to X-rays is cut by as much as 90 percent. In addition, the large images let you see what your dentist sees, so it’s easier for you to understand how Dr. Harelick will treat your teeth. Also, digital x-rays are more environmentally friendly because used photo chemicals and film are not polluting our community. Finally, your dental checkups take less time, and it’s fun to watch this system work! Most patients are amazed.
Our computerized mouth charting is integrated with our Practice Management software. This program allows for complete control of all the functions of a dental office. In the near future the concept of a paperless office will be a reality. We have computers in the treatment rooms that will display your chart graphically. We can see what treatment has been completed and which procedures still need to be addressed. “We can include a full clinical chart including periodontal conditions, as well as enter in the daily treatment performed on each patient. After doing a full periodontal (gum) charting it can be displayed graphically to enhance your understanding. We can also print out this graphical chart in color for the patient to take home with them.”