Dental Technology in South Austin

South Austin dentist, Dr. Van Wicklen, believes that every dental visit should be a comfortable and pleasant experience. He welcomes patients to watch television and listen to music while our friendly and knowledgeable staff takes care of their dental needs. To provide the best care possible, our office utilizes various dental technologies, which Dr. Van Wicklen describes below.

Digital X-Rays

X-rays allow dentists to better evaluate your oral health by detecting problems and issues that the naked eye cannot see. In our South Austin dental office, we use digital X-rays, the safer and more precise alternative to traditional film X-rays. Not only do digital X-rays require 90% less radiation than traditional X-rays, they are also more environmentally sound because they involve no film development chemicals or plastic. Additionally, digital X-rays produce an instantaneous and detailed image that Dr. Van Wicklen can easily store and transfer.

Intraoral Cameras

Our intraoral cameras take photographs inside the mouth, which provide visual aids for patient education, as well as detailed images for treatment planning. Once a photograph is taken, Dr. Van Wicklen can show you the enlarged image on a computer screen. He’ll point out his findings, answer your questions, and work with you to determine a practical treatment plan for you.

Laser Cavity Detection

With the help of laser technology, your South Austin dentist can detect even the smallest of cavities. Dr. Van Wicklen shines a laser onto the teeth and scans the illuminated areas with a pen-like instrument. Using the laser’s light wavelengths, the instrument measures the density of the teeth and finds tooth decay. Early cavity detection allows for earlier treatment and a reduced risk of further decay and infection.

Experience top-notch dental care by scheduling your next appointment with Dr. Van Wicklen. You can reach our Austin, Texas dental office at (512) 448-3131. We take care of patients throughout the South Austin area.