Dental Excellence now has available the latest technology in the STA “Wand”, a computerized local anaesthetic delivery system. The advantages for you and your family are:
- A more comfortable injection, the computer is able to deliver the anaesthetic at a rate often below the pain threshold of most people.
- A more accurate injection, the lightweight and slim wand allows a better tactile feel for the dentist while the computer assists in locating the target site. Greater accuracy means there may be a reduced need for another injection and a more effective anaesthesia allowing comfort during dental procedures.
- The ability to numb a single tooth with the STA technique, where indicated, the anaesthetic is able to numb the tooth worked on only, without the lip and tongue being affected.
- The sight of the large metal syringe is now replaced by a slim “Wand”, reducing fear especially for children.
Ask us how the STA Wand can help make your dental experience more comfortable.
LANAP™ – Laser Assisted New Attachment Procedure
LANAP, or also known as Laser Assisted New Attachment Procedure, is the world’s first digital laser treatment for gum and bone infection. This state-of-the-art dental laser is specifically designed to treat gum disease, working gently and effectively on your gums targeting periodontal bacteria in minutes.
Using our (CAD™/CAM™) Computer Aided Design/Computer Aided Manufacture technology, diamond coated milling instruments which then sculpts a solid block of high quality ceramic while you relax in our dental chair.
Digital X-Rays & OPG
Dental Excellence has invested in the most up-to-date technology available to ensure absolute top quality dental care for our patients. We have an in-house Panoramic View X-ray (OPG), a sophisticated x-ray machine that allows for a comprehensive view of your teeth, upper and lower jawbones and joints.
Our digital x-ray machine emits only 10% of the radiation of conventional x-rays. Digital x-rays can be viewed almost instantaneously on an overhead monitor, as there is no film processing required, providing you with a more efficient service.
For your safety, we believe in following ‘best practice’ for cleaning and sterilising procedures as laid down by the authorities in the field. After all, we are looking after your health.
Intra Oral Camera
To help us get a closer look at your oral health, our intraoral digital camera enables us to easily and comfortably inspect your mouth at your regular checkups, and also lets you see what your dentist sees.
With bright LED or halogen light sources, the intraoral digital camera also allows us to diagnose fractures the naked eye would never have seen.
In-chair entertainment with LCD TV screens
For our patients’ comfort, our in-chair entertainment has a large LCD television complete with DVD player, so that you can relax with all the comforts of home.
“Penthox™” for nervous patients (Green Whistle)
We find Penthrox, often referred to as green whistle used in ambulances, especially useful for nervous patients, as well as young children. Penthrox, is an effective anaesthetic drug that has many benefits for many clients.
The benefits of Penthrox, are many, and the risks are minimal. The Penthrox, is administered via oral inhalation before the procedure begins to feel a pleasant level of sedation anywhere from 30 seconds to three or four minutes.
After the treatment is completed, the patient is feeling comfortable and more relaxed without the sedated feel. And, unlike IV sedation or general anaesthesia, the patient can almost always leave the office by themselves. If you are nervous before or during dental treatment, talk to your Dental Excellence dentist about Penthrox, – it works wonders!