TMD or temporomandibular disorders result in problems with the jaw and the muscles that control chewing. The TMJ or temporomandibular joint is located on either side of your head and is a hinge joint that connects your lower jaw to the skull. Dr. Stamas offers a complimentary TMJ scan at your initial visit. The scan is worn like headphones and listens to the noises your jaw makes when it opens and closes and makes other movements.
TMD can cause pain or tenderness in the face, “lock jaw”, swelling, discomfort and many more issues. For more information click here. Dr. Stamas will discuss with any further information regarding your scan during your initial visit.
To ensure correct bite and crown placement Dr. Stamas uses a scanning device that measures the force of your bite using a paper-thin sensor. It provides immediate information for Dr. Stamas to make any adjustments to your new bite and smile.
The WaterLase laser uses water and laser light to treat periodontal disease (gum disease) and to aid in tooth extractions.
Dr. Stamas uses a special laser that detects decay that may not be present on x-rays. Treating decay or cavities early when they are small can help eliminate the necessity for crowns or larger fillings in the future.
Digital X-rays offer more precision since we view the image on a computer monitor, instead of holding up a 35mm film up to the light. Digital X-rays results in 1/6th the radiation exposure to you.
Intra oral Camera:
Dr. Stamas utilizes intraoral camera technology that helps enhance your understanding of your diagnosis. An intraoral camera is a very small camera – in some cases, just a few millimeters long. An intraoral camera allows our practice to view clear, precise images of your mouth, teeth and gums, in order for us to accurately make a diagnosis. With clear, defined, enlarged images, you see details that may be missed by standard mirror examinations. This can mean faster diagnosis with less chair-time for you!
Intra oral cameras also enable our practice to save your images in our office computer to provide a permanent record of treatments. These images can be printed for you, other specialists, and your lab or insurance companies.