Dr. Scott stays on the leading edge of dental science because he genuinely believes that you deserve the benefits of contemporary technology. At our West Monroe dental office, you’ll learn about your dental procedures by watching brief, informative videos that explain what to expect from specific treatments. Dr. Scott will also take intraoral photos of your mouth and guide you on a tour of his findings. This will help you understand your condition so that you can make wise decisions for treatment. Dr. Scott may also take a panoramic X-ray of your mouth or create wax models of his proposed treatment plan.
Have you ever wondered what exactly your dentist is seeing as they peer into your mouth during checkups and procedures? Our high-tech chairside monitors and intraoral cameras can illuminate your oral health and help you feel like a true partner in the oral healthcare journey. Our team members will navigate the camera-tipped wand through your mouth in order to capture high-resolution images that are transferred to the monitor. Dr. Scott will use these images as educational tools when describing problematic areas, potential treatment options, and more.
Digital X-rays are a truly invaluable contribution to the world of dentistry, allowing our team to view oral structures and concerns well-hidden beneath the surface of smiles. This modern technology also doesn’t require any darkroom development or hazardous chemical use like traditional film – high-resolution X-rays are available for viewing within seconds after capture. The amount of radiation exposure is also greatly reduced by up to 90% for optimal patient safety.
At Dr. Scott’s office, you will discover that dental lasers are the future of oral healthcare, providing benefits that go far beyond the scope of a traditional scalpel. When treating periodontal tissue for restorative or cosmetic reasons, this precise beam will treat and/or eliminate the desired tissue while also minimizing any post-operative symptoms like bleeding and swelling. Patients will also recover much more quickly from treatment, and the process is so comfortable that many don’t even require local anesthesia.
Cavities develop at a gradual pace, causing harm to a tooth’s overall structure at an increasingly dangerous rate. Here in West Monroe, our team wants to identify this decay as early in its conception as possible so as to minimize damage, which is why we use a state-of-the-art cavity detection system during checkups. A few scans of the mouth will clearly reveal weakened areas of enamel, even those that are hidden in tricky crevices or not even visible to the human eye yet.
When planning extensive restorative and/or cosmetic treatment, Dr. Scott wants to be certain that the results will fit well, look great, and be perfectly suited to the patient’s goals and preferences. That’s why our office will regularly fabricate detailed wax-up models of your jaws and teeth. By seeing what our creations look like on the model beforehand, we can make necessary adjustments and push the quality of our work to even higher levels.