Digital x-rays are the newest technology used in dentistry to take and archive dental x-rays. Digital x-rays significantly reduces the amount of radiation as compared to traditional dental x-rays. This technique captures a digital picture of teeth with their supporting bone structures and stores the images on a computer in our dental office in Mont-Royal, QC. You and Dr. Petruccelli will be able to instantly view your x-rays and enlarge the image to aid in the identification of dental problems and to guage your dental health. Dr. Petruccelli will use this information to create an individualized treatment plan.
Taking pictures of the teeth and supporting tissue with a small video camera about the size of a pen is a wonderful addition to dentistry today. The intra-oral camera creates digital images that can be stored on a computer at Petruccelli Dental Center. The images are shared with our patients so they can join with us in the "co-diagnosis" of problems with their dental health. We can show you how others view your smile and which dental fillings are broken or discolored. We look forward to showing you a dental tour of your mouth in the privacy of your treatment room.
Oral Cancer Screening
The incidence of oral cancer continues to rise in Canada and the USA. Alarmingly, 25% of new oral cancer cases are patients who do not have any traditional life style risk factors such as age, tobacco, and alcohol use. We use a Visually Enhanced Lesion Scope (VELscope) to pinpoint and identify suspicious tissue at earlier stages before they may become life threatening concerns. This technology has successfully improved the identification of pre-cancerous abnormalities in thousands of exams and is similar to other early detection procedures such as mammography and colonoscopy. The oral cancer exam can be performed during a routine hygiene exam in about two minutes and the results are immediately available.
Thanks to CEREC, Dr. Petruccelli can provide his patients with inlays, onlays, crowns and veneers in only one appointment. The CAD/CAM system has been on the market for a good 30 years now and over 250 scientific studies have confirmed the clinical safety of tried and tested CEREC tooth restorations. Worldwide, more than 30 million tooth restorations have been produced with CEREC.
CBCT Conebeam 3D
Cone beam computed tomography (or CBCT, also referred to as C-arm CT, cone beam volume CT, or flat panel CT) is a medical imaging technique consisting of X-ray computed tomography where the X-rays are divergent, forming a cone.
Caries Detection "Carivu"
DEXIS CariVu™ is a compact, portable caries detection device that uses patented transillumination technology to support the identification of occlusal, interproximal and recurrent carious lesions and cracks.
Itero Scanner for Digital Impressions
iTero enables Dr. Petruccelli to take a 3D digital scan of the patient's teeth and bite, make adjustments in real time, and transmit the file wirelessly for processing.