General Dentsitry Irmo SC

Technology

The professionals in modern dentistry are always developing new ways to make your visits easier, faster, more comfortable, and better for the world around us. The latest advances allow for earlier, less-invasive treatment, which means faster healing times and greater precision for dental procedures. And the results can be outstanding!

Radiation Reduced by 75%

Irmo Smiles uses the newest digital X-ray technology. An image is taken of your mouth with a digital sensor and downloaded into our computer for immediate availability. We can also view the upper and lower jaws in one shot with our panoramic digital X-ray unit. These methods result in 75% less radiation than conventional X-rays. No more waiting for images to develop and no more chemical waste to pollute the environment.

Intra-Oral Camera Irmo SCBe Part of the Team with the Intra-Oral Camera

Our doctors work hand in hand with every patient to create a bond of teamwork. One of the ways they bring this about is through the use of a high-tech tool, the intra-oral camera. This amazing device is a miniature video camera that displays a close-up picture of the inside of your mouth. It allows you to clearly see what work needs to be done and which teeth are doing fine. You then become a fully informed participant in each dental decision. You’ll love how this works!

Finding Ultrasmall Cavities Years Earlier

When a cavity starts, it is very minute and may be neither visible nor detectable with X-rays. But early detection is of major importance to save more of the tooth structure. Irmo Smiles uses a laser scanner to identify decay in the beginning stages to be able to repair the tooth with a small filling and keep more of your natural tooth intact. If you have symptoms of sensitivity or pain, the laser scanner helps to diagnose the problem so we can remove the discomfort and return your healthy smile.

Advancing Patient Comfort with Isolite™

We are always very pleased when we find a new way to make your dental care much more comfortable. One way is a device called Isolite. This brilliant light illuminates the oral cavity and eliminates shadows while using suction to keep the treatment area dry. This means that patients spend about a third less time in the chair, saliva doesn’t build up and debris won’t be swallowed due to continuous suction, the mouth doesn’t get tired because it’s being held open, and the advanced illumination helps increase the doctor’s accuracy.

For Even Greater Precision

The Cadent iTero™ digital impression system is dentistry gone 3-D. Goodbye goopy tray-and-putty impressions! Instead, the dentist uses iTero to take a highly accurate digital impression for your crown or bridge area. iTero technology ensures a perfect fit, so you spend less time at the dentist’s office and more time enjoying your new smile.

Oral Cancer Screening Irmo SCThe Risks and Realities of Oral Cancer

One American dies every hour from oral cancer, and the mortality rate has remained virtually unchanged for 40 years. Early detection is so important, because it means a 90% cure rate. To help us ensure your complete oral health, we are pleased to provide highly effective oral cancer screenings using the newest FDA-approved oral cancer screening system, VELscope™. This tool uses a specially designed light that makes any suspicious tissue immediately and easily visible during your exam. This screening could literally save your life!VELscope Logo Irmo SC

Nothing beats an easier, more comfortable dental visit. If you have questions about the latest dental technology, give us a call today at (803) 462-4437.