Dental Technologies

Technology in the dental field is ever-changing and Dr. Charles Schein and Dr. Kyle Viloria enjoy learning how to integrate state-of-the-art equipment into their practice. Utilizing the latest advancements in dentistry allows Dr. Charles Schein and Dr. Kyle Viloria to treat patients with less pain and in fewer visits which equals less time in the dental chair and a more comfortable experience from start to finish.

Dr. Charles Schein and Dr. Kyle Viloria and their team spend many hours each year training and taking advanced courses to ensure they deliver the best care, safely. Employing the latest technology means consistent results, so you’ll know what to expect at each visit. You’ll find that modern dental care with Dockside Dental leaves you smiling.

At Dockside Dental in New Bern, NC, you’ll discover dental care at its highest level; technology, advanced training, and compassionate service blended perfectly together.

Intra-Oral Camera

Intra-oral imaging gives you a detailed view of your mouth in pictures and videos. Words come to life so you can see what we see.

Putting specific problem areas onto a computer screen lets us see with a clarity and detail not possible with a traditional mouth mirror. Specialized hand-held wands quickly capture the details of your teeth and gums. In fact, even small cracks that often lead to broken teeth appear vividly, with the click of a button. We can explain the need for treatment more clearly, by showing you what we see and with greater detail.

As an added benefit, dental insurance benefits frequently pay easier with the visual proof of a captured image in our records.

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Digital X-ray

Digital sensors capture detailed x-ray images with a fraction of the exposure found in traditional film x-rays.

Technological advancements in x-ray technology provide multiple benefits, from safety to improved treatment results.

Benefits:

  • Safety – Although traditional dental films require minimal radiation for image development, our digital x-ray system provides unsurpassed safety: up to 90% reduction compared to most older film-based systems.
  • Time Savings – Images captured instantly with a digital sensor lessen the time you spend in the dental chair.
  • Better Outcomes – Improved image clarity increases Dr. Charles Schein and Dr. Kyle Viloria’s ability to diagnose and treat conditions. Software tools bring detailed magnification and detection tools into focus.
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Soft Tissue Laser

Laser technology continues to transform many procedures in healthcare. Once the subject of sci-fi movies, lasers now clearly provide benefits for mainstream treatment in medicine and dentistry. Shorter procedures, less discomfort, and quicker healing are just a few of the benefits of modern lasers.

The soft tissues of the mouth cover about 30 square inches of surface area. Annoying lumps or bumps may need removal with any unusual patches of tissue requiring further microscopic analysis. Traditionally, a surgical procedure involving incisions and sutures would be required to produce a biopsy sample. Today, a pen-shaped wand allows Dr. Ahsan to remove suspicious or bothersome bumps within a couple of minutes. The healing stimulated by laser energy leads to rapid healing and little to no discomfort, without the need for stitches.

Similarly, gums can be quickly reshaped without bleeding, and some gum infections are now treated with rapid results. Even cold sores or mouth ulcers can undergo faster healing when laser energy passes over the surface. Better yet, the days of pain associated with these recurring ulcers can be dramatically decreased. Lasers are also safe for use with children and can help with growth and development issues or help wisdom teeth move into place.

A soft tissue laser offers a valuable benefit to many commonly treated conditions in the mouth. Dr. Ahsan’s specific training in laser protocols opens up numerous possibilities using one of modern dentistry’s most versatile tools.

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