Dental Technology

At South 40 Dental in Sexsmith, our dentists invest in technology to support dental procedures for patients. Learn more about the technologies available at our office.


Dental technology in Sexsmith, Alberta

Intraoral Camera

An intraoral camera is a diagnostic tool for viewing different angles in the mouth. The camera gives us the ability to view the entire mouth on a monitor so that we can get a closer look at any potential issues.

In addition, the patient will have the ability to see for themselves first hand the same images we are seeing.

Rotary Endodontics

Endodontics, more commonly known as root canal therapy, is a procedure where the roots or nerves of the tooth are removed, usually when they are infected and causing pain.

Rotary endodontics is a way of performing root canal treatment using a specific electrical handpiece.

Oral Cancer Screenings

Oral cancer screenings are an important part of your dental visit. With advances in modern technology, we are able to pinpoint the start of a potential problem much earlier in its evolution. 

Oral cancer screenings are often completed with an ultraviolet light or similar device that allows us to view issues that can't always be detected by the human eye.

Digital X-Ray

A digital x-ray allows the dentist to take an image of the tooth or teeth and insert the image into an imaging program.

Within this imaging program, there are a number of tools that will allow the dentist to take a very close look at the teeth and surrounding structures.

Electric Handpiece

There are two types of handpieces, air-driven and electric. Electric handpieces use a motor to spin the bur instead of air-driven handpieces. These handpieces allow the doctor to remove decay from your teeth.

Panorex

A panorex is a piece of imaging machinery that it is capable of identifying many issues and structures that a normal x-ray cannot. The panorex takes a full, 360-degree image of the teeth, head, sinuses and bones.

This ability to view the structure of your head as a whole is very informative to the dentist. It will allow us to see any potential problems and make sure that everything is functioning as it should be. The panorex is capable of viewing specific types of structural problems or infections.

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