Water Purification System
When you seek care at our office, you are assured that Dr. Jackson and his staff utilize the latest in technology to enhance the quality and fit for your dental care.
Our practice has a self contained purification System for our patients.
Our equipment is connected to the top of the line purification system which allows all the water that flows into each treatment room or surgical suite to be sterilized before using it in our patients mouths. It prevents bio-film from forming in the equipment. A Perfect Smile is the only office in Price, Utah with this high tech system.
High Tech Electric Hand-Pieces
Many dentists use air-driven “hand-pieces” (the dental term for “drills”). While acceptable for many procedures, these “whiney sounding” air-powered hand pieces all have a degree of non-concentricity; they do not rotate perfectly smoothly.
For the most precise aspects of restorative procedures, we use electric hand-pieces. This results in extraordinarily precise interfaces between your tooth and your new restoration (crown, veneer, or filling). This will bring more comfort to you as well. With a more precise tool, there is less vibration and less noise.
Dr Jackson has a Cerec machine and milling unit which allows A Perfect Smile to provide same day crowns, restorations and bridges for our patients. Find out more here http://www.aperfectsmileinprice.com/cosmetic-treatments/cerec/.
Overhead LED Lights
Dr Jackson has Helios LED dental light in each treatment room. This light has reflective technology which allows the light to focus on the patients mouth from any distance while avoiding their eyes. The light has a crisp and consistent light pattern that allows Dr Jackson and staff to accomplish their quality dental services. The LED light has different settings to allow Dr Jackson and staff to use light sensitive material (white color fillings, sealants) with the light still on while getting excellent results.
Dr. Jackson provides luxury dental chairs with massage features. Message chairs are very comfortable and relaxing. Dr. Jackson knows that dental treatment may cause fear (increase blood pressure, higher heart rate, sweating, palpitations) so he provided massage chairs to increase patient comfort to go along with a relaxing atmosphere.
Identafi Oral Cancer Screening
Identafi is one of the newest oral cancer screening technology on the market. It uses optical fluorescence and reflectance in certain body tissues to identify malformed tissues or cancerous tissues. If they are detected early Dr. Jackson can help prevent more serious complications. Find out more about it at http://www.identafi.net/.
Dr. Jackson chooses carefully which and when radiographs are taken. There are many guidelines that we follow. Radiographs allow us to see everything we cannot see with our own eyes. Radiographs enable us to detect cavities in between your teeth, determine bone level, and analyze the health of your bone. We can also examine the roots and nerves of teeth, diagnose lesions such as cysts or tumors, as well as assess damage when trauma occurs.
Dental radiographs are invaluable aids in diagnosing, treating, and maintaining dental health. Exposure time for dental radiographs is extremely minimal. Dr. Jackson utilizes Digital Imaging Technologies within the office. With digital imaging, exposure time is about 50 percent less when compared to traditional radiographs. Digital imaging can also help us retrieve valuable diagnostic information. We may be able to see cavities better.
Digital imaging allows us to store patient images, and enables us to quickly and easily transfer them to specialists or insurance companies.
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.
For patients who do not look forward to needles, drilling, or numbness, Laser Dentistry may be the right choice.
Laser dentistry is one of dentistry’s latest advances. The laser delivers energy in the form of light. Depending on the intended result, this energy travels at different wavelengths and is absorbed by a “target.” In dentistry, these targets can be enamel, decay, gum tissue, or whitening enhancers. Each one absorbs a different wavelength of light while reflecting others. Laser dentistry can be used for both tooth and soft tissue related procedures. Oftentimes no local anesthesia is required. Unlike with the dental drill, with laser dentistry there is no heat or vibration, making the procedure quite comfortable for most patients. For soft tissue (surgical) procedures it eliminates the need for suturing and healing is much faster.
Lasers can be used to diagnose cavities. They can find hidden decay in teeth in early stages, and in some cases the decay can be reversed through hygiene and fluoride treatment and may never need filling.
Areas of dental care that benefit from laser technology:
- Cavity diagnosis and removal
- Curing, or hardening, bonding materials
- Whitening teeth
- Periodontal, or gum related, care
- Pediatric procedures
- Apthous Ulcer treatment (canker sore)
- Frenectomy (tongue-tie release) without anesthesia or sutures
- Root canals and apicoectomies
- Crown lengthening, gingivectomy and other gum corrections
Dental lasers have been shown to be safe and effective for treating both children and adults.
Many patients, especially younger patients, are very familiar with the latest technology and are comfortable with the high tech practice. Computers and TV screens are their primary method of information processing.
Dr. Jackson 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.