Technology That Makes Us Different
At Ramsin K. Davoud DDS in Turlock, California, we combine cutting-edge technology with the high-touch service you deserve. Our team is not a flashy, sales-driven bunch. We are real people with the same concerns as you do about managing and sustaining oral health.
When you visit us for dental care, we do our very best. We follow up with you personally to ensure the service you received was exceptional. Open lines of communication are maintained at every step in your oral health journey with us.
Dr. Ramsin Davoud and our staff are unified by and inspired to develop lasting relationships with our patients. These healthy relationships are built on a solid foundation of trust and mutual respect. Fundamental to this approach is transparency. We provide you with credible and clear information upfront.
By using high-definition and other sophisticated diagnostic tools, we demonstrate and illustrate what is going on in your mouth. You cannot treat what you do not know. So, this information, as well as our collection of CAESY dental education videos, empowers you to take the best possible care of your teeth and gums and to make decisions that are in the best interests of your long-term health and well-being.
Read on to learn more about the specific diagnostic and therapeutic technologies that aid our team in providing exceptional, professional dental services.
SUPERIOR DIAGNOSTIC TECHNOLOGIES
To exceed your expectations of care, we first accurately identify your needs. We do this with high-definition digital X-ray imaging. We use the latest equipment to obtain quality images of the teeth, gums, and surrounding oral and facial tissues. Then, these images are transferred directly to our computer monitor. Together with the patient, we can easily view the structures of the mouth. These images are clear and detailed and may be further enhanced by zooming in on areas of concern. The ability to zoom, rotate, and otherwise adjust how we view these images further supports our ability to make the most accurate diagnosis. Such imaging serves as our “eyes” and allows us to see what cannot be viewed by sight or detected by touch alone.
Patients must be fully engaged in the dental care process. Otherwise, further problems may develop that lead to the need for costly and aggressive restorative dentistry. To support such an engaged and empowered patient base, we provide an accurate and clear illustration of each individual’s needs. Nothing is lost in translation. The intraoral camera differs from digital X-rays in that the latter technology demonstrates what is happening inside of the teeth and underneath the gums. The former technology, however, provides us with real-time color images of tooth surfaces. These tiny cameras, equipped to capture images inside of the mouth, represent advanced video imaging at its best! We point out specific areas of concern. So, you can then better understand the optimal ways to treat these concerns and be confident when making decisions about your health.
Patients with all sorts of needs can benefit from one of our newest high-tech additions: the iTero® Three-Dimensional Digital Scanner. Simply say, “Ah!” and we introduce a small, handheld device to non-invasively scan and create a 3D model of the inside of your mouth. This approach minimizes the human error and discomfort associated with imprecise, goopy physical impressions and manual processes. Everything from orthodontic appliances, such as Invisalign® clear aligner trays, to dental restorations are made right the first time. Here again, we show rather than tell patients about their treatment by using these “virtual” models. Dr. Davoud reviews information gathered and rendered by the iTero® scanner to evaluate the relationship between the opposing and lower teeth and conditions such as “occlusal wear.” The iTero® is indeed a powerful tool at every step of treatment, from diagnosis and treatment planning to management and monitoring of the underlying condition.
The K7 evaluation system is an essential component of our standard of care. The computerized K7 device couples Electromyography (EMG) with Electrosonography (ESG) capabilities to provide the most accurate measurement of muscular activity in the jaw. We use the K7 to discern the muscular activity of the jaw when it is at rest and during movement. The captured three-dimensional images enable us to extensively study the “bite” or relationship between the opposing teeth in the upper and lower jaws and with other structures. Electrosonography provides us with further, quantifiable data to develop treatment plans that effectively target the source of imbalances and underlying occlusal problems: the subtle sounds made when the jaw is in motion. Dr. Davoud evaluates this wealth of information to understand your needs precisely. From there, treatment is personalized to resolve the condition and its associated symptoms.
Planmeca ProMax® 3D Classic
Cone Beam Computed Tomography (CBCT) represents one of the newest additions to our extensive technology suite. This high-tech machine also happens to be one of our favorites! The ProMax® CBCT system by Planmeca allows us to provide a better patient experience, more accurate diagnosis, and precision treatment planning. Imaging is faster and more comfortable than traditional, earlier-generation, film-based dental X-rays and CT machine technologies. Furthermore, the built-in cone beam design and capabilities result in much lower radiation exposure than most older and conventional CT hardware. So, patients have considerable peace of mind that our diagnostic services maintain the utmost safety. Beyond these features, this CBCT machine does not produce the familiar unclear, one-dimensional X-ray images. Rather, it renders high-quality, detailed, three-dimensional images. The CBCT scanner may be used when evaluating defects or decay of teeth and bone, planning the best locations for dental implants, and so much more.
SOPHISTICATED THERAPEUTIC TOOLS
Soft Tissue Laser
Historically, oral surgery procedures have involved cutting with a scalpel and, in many cases, stitches to close the surgical sites. Today, we harness the power of light in innovative laser instruments. Many procedures that would otherwise require invasive or aggressive incisions can now be performed more conservatively, thanks to soft tissue laser dentistry. We may use laser technology to treat periodontal (gum) disease and comfortably and precisely remove decayed tooth material. While intense light can be used to accurately reshape and alter tissues, this capability has the added benefit of simultaneously sterilizing the tissue. Since bleeding is kept to a minimum during treatment, there is often little to no post-procedural swelling nor the need for sutures. Recovery is fast and predictable, and healing is supported.
Readers may be familiar with Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation (TENS). This therapeutic device has been used in modern applications and by chiropractors and physical therapists for several decades. We, too, are pleased to be among their ranks and to use TENS technology to treat the symptoms of Temporomandibular Joint Disorders. The purpose of a TENS unit is to send mild electrical impulses to targeted tissues. Ultimately, we want to relax tightened muscles with such controlled stimulation. TENS treatment for disordered TMJs (jaw joints) complements our mission of achieving optimal results with conservative methods and light-touch technologies.
Fotona Lightwalker® Laser
Many people dread the thought of going to the dentist for treatment. They may be triggered by the sound and sensation of the all-too-familiar drill and other conventional dental instruments. Even the mere thought of oral surgery can provoke crippling anxiety or, at the very least, cause an unpleasant or nerve-wracking experience. When the anxiety or fear is strong enough, it can keep individuals away from the care they need and deserve to be their most confident, happy, and healthy selves. No strangers to laser dentistry, Dr. Davoud and our team have invested in the standard-setting LightWalker® system by Fotona, a leader in dental technologies. This system provides a painless, precise, efficient, and fear-free alternative to many traditional tooth and gum treatments. Instead of using “triggers,” such as the drill or scalpel, we gently apply the therapeutic power of light-based laser devices to maintain or restore healthy and stunning smiles.
Sometimes, patients undergoing bone surgery worry that the treatment may also affect other soft tissues. Concerns over aggressive cutting and the precision of treatment are eliminated by partnering with our skilled team and their supportive technologies. PIEZOSURGERY® technology has been introduced to our office to access and treat the bone in the most targeted fashion possible without harming delicate soft tissues. This revolutionary machine also helps protect the nerves, membranes, vessels, and sinuses from further damage. The PIEZOSURGERY® approach facilitates minimally invasive (tissue-preserving) procedures while maintaining maximal surgical precision. Our patients also enjoy a much faster and better-tolerated recovery.
W&H Electric Surgical Handpieces
Surgical handpieces are among the most essential and powerful tools that dentists have in their toolkits. There are many different options to choose from when it comes to important dental instruments. But we only select the best and most advanced products, knowing that your satisfaction and comfort with treatment are our ultimate priority. The electric-powered devices we use from W&H treat tissues efficiently, using less friction. Such high-efficiency and high-performance handpieces promote the most pleasant experience by ensuring comfort and eliminating the triggering, anxiety-inducing sounds of the drill. While powerful and precise, our handheld devices are quiet, predictable, and low-risk. They elevate desirable outcomes from treatment while fighting dental fear and engendering trust.
It is our team’s pleasure to provide some insights into the high-tech “helpers” that make the office of Ramsin K. Davoud DDS different from other dental practices in Turlock, California, and beyond.
Now, we encourage you to experience these differences for yourself. Call (209) 666-8867 today to schedule your appointment with Dr. Davoud.