Rockland Riverside Dental is committed to providing comprehensive dental care and treatments that are comfortable, effective and affordable. Dr. Jacob Wallach has incorporated state-of-the-art technologies in his Nyack dental office, allowing him to detect problems in early stages and treat them with extreme precision.
Digital Dental X-Rays
Dr. Wallach uses digital dental x-rays to capture precise images of the teeth, bones, and joints. Dental x-rays are a very important tool that Dr. Wallach uses to diagnose a patient’s dental condition. In addition, dental x-rays can help Dr. Wallach identify hidden problems such as oral cancer and gum disease. Routine dental x-rays allow Dr. Wallach to monitor a patient’s health over time, looking for structural changes in the teeth or fit of the bite that could indicate health concerns.
Digital x-rays are the gold standard in modern dentistry. Compared to traditional dental x-rays, digital x-rays are significantly faster and more comfortable. Digital dental x-rays are eco-friendly, because they don’t require chemicals to develop or space to store. The digital images can be kept in the patient’s digital dental records without concern for quality loss over time. The digital format can also be easily shared with other medical professionals when needed.
Intra Oral Photography
The IntraOral Camera is one of the leading technologies in modern dentistry. A tiny video camera on a wand-like probe moves comfortably inside the mouth around the teeth and gums to easily and accurately identify problems in their earliest stages.
The images captured from the IntraOral Camera are magnified and displayed instantly on a computer screen. Both the dentist and patient can see the images, allowing an open discussion about the issues and best ways to treat them. With the IntraOral Camera, it is easy to recognize potential problems in very early stages that might be missed during a traditional visual examination.
As with the digital dental x-rays, a patient’s progress can easily be tracked and recorded using the IntraOral Camera. Before and after pictures can be easily taken and stored in the patient’s digital health record.
Dr. Wallach is among a small percentage of dentists in the New York region to offer laser dentistry. Laser dentistry offers a number of benefits for patients, including precise treatment, increased comfort and reduced recovery time. Laser dentistry has a number of advantages compared to traditional surgical techniques, including the primary benefit of reduced trauma. Laser dentistry procedures result in less bleeding and swelling, improving patient comfort during and after treatment.
Other benefits include:
- Quicker treatment
- More precise, smaller incisions
- Less bleeding
- Faster recovery
- Reduced need for sutures
- More comfortable treatment
- Reduced need for anesthesia
Diagnodent – Laser Cavity Detection
Tooth cavities are easiest to treat when they are caught early. Dr. Wallach uses a powerful diagnostic tool called Diagnodent for early detection of tooth decay. Diagnodent uses laser technology to find decay hidden in cracks and crevices of teeth that would otherwise go undetected.
Early intervention of tooth cavities means less pain, decreased risk of tooth damage and therefore a much lower chance of additional dental treatments.
Micro-abrasion is a newer technique in dentistry that allows Dr. Wallach to prepare teeth in a much more conservative manner than is possible with traditional dental tools. Using a fine abrasive spray, Dr. Wallach can remove tooth decay, tooth discoloration and prepare teeth for dental restorations like veneers or crowns. Micro-abrasion delivers great results for patients who have stained teeth, brown spots or white spots on teeth that are otherwise unresponsive to teeth bleaching.