A root canal is a treatment used to repair and save a tooth that is badly decayed or becomes infected. During a root canal procedure, the nerve and pulp are removed and the inside of the tooth is cleaned and sealed. Without treatment, the tissue surrounding the tooth will become infected and abscesses may form.
Rotary Endodontics is the procedure in which a power driven instrument is used for root canal treatments. The use of power driven instruments allows for more accurate cleaning and shaping of your root canal, thus allowing it to be filled easier and with more predictable results. This technology also dramatically reduces post-operative sensitivity, time spent in the dental chair and discomfort compared to conventional endodontic treatment.
Laser Dentistry offers you the opportunity to have a safe, anxiety free dental experience, without drills and scalpels, and in most cases, without anesthesia. The laser acts as a cutting instrument or a vaporizer of tissue that it comes in contact with in surgical and dental procedures. .
Laser Dentistry uses laser energy and a gentle spray of water to perform a wide range of dental procedures – without the heat, vibration and pressure associated with the dental drill. The laser beam sterilizes the affected area and seals off blood vessels, which minimizes the chance of infection or bleeding. Patients are also much more comfortable during and after treatment with laser therapy
3D Printed Surgical Guides
Our Planning Software allows us to plan implant cases based on Cone Beam or CT data and to obtain precise drilling templates for use during implant insertion. It allows us to determine the optimal implant position, taking the existing bone as well as the planned prosthetical position into account.
The next step is to export the digital model into our in-house Formlab 3D desktop printer, which instantly prepares it for printing. Recent developments in 3D printing technology, software development and computing power allows us to create a 3D high resolution printed guide which we use for precise implant placement.
Prexion 3D Excelsior CBCT Scanner
The current emerging standard of care in dentistry and dental implantology is the use of three dimensional x-ray studies. The 3-D images allow the doctor to collect the needed and highly valuable diagnostic information to best plan and deliver dental and surgical care.
Cone Beam imaging delivers quicker and easier image acquisition a typical scan takes only 20 seconds.
The patient benefits from less radiation as well as the comfortable, open environment. Aside from the physical comfort of this system, the doctor can share a visual diagnosis with patients, making them more comfortable with their treatment plan and actively participate in their care. The speed of the scan and the immediate results allows the doctor and patient to better communicate the aspects of a case.
DIAGNOdent is an advanced laser technology that helps us find tooth decay. We use it along with visual examination, dental explorers, and x-rays.
Visual examination and dental explorers are often useful for finding decay on the surfaces of teeth. We may also use x-rays to help us find advanced decay and decay between teeth. We add DIAGNOdent to help us locate decay that’s hidden inside the tooth where visual examination, explorers, and x-rays can’t find it.
How does DIAGNOdent work? The tip of the DIAGNOdent hand piece scans your teeth with harmless pulses of laser light. When the laser reaches decay under the surface of the tooth, the decay emits a fluorescent light. This fluorescent light bounces back to the sensor, and is translated into an audible signal and a digital readout. In general, the higher the number, the greater the amount of decay in the tooth.
With DIAGNOdent, we can more accurately and reliably find decay in its earliest stages, before it causes more widespread damage. This early detection enables us to provide treatment before your tooth is at risk of more extensive and expensive treatment. Your restorations will be smaller and less costly, and you’ll be able to retain more of your own natural, healthy tooth.
Low Dose Digital X-Rays
Dental x-rays (Radiographs) are essential, preventative, diagnostic tools that provide valuable information not visible during a regular dental exam. Digital Radiography is a type of X-ray imaging that uses digital X-ray sensors to replace traditional photographic X-ray film, producing enhanced computer images of teeth, gums, and other oral structures and conditions. This allows the doctors to get a much better view of your teeth and any potential dental conditions. The digital imaging software obtains a number of different views of your teeth to gain the best understanding of your situation and develop the most appropriate course of management.
Digital sensors are more responsive than film so that much less radiation is required to produce a digital image.
Early Detection for Oral Cancer
It is a shocking statistic that one American dies each hour because of oral cancer. This mortality rate has not changed in 40 years! But the upside is that when oral cancer is detected in its early stages, 90% of these patients can be cured.
We have the VELscope™ available for our patients for screening and early detection of this life-threatening problem. It is an FDA-approved specially designed light. Immediately, any unusual tissue can be identified. This is a quick, easy, and painless exam that could save your life!
TRIOS® 3D Scanner – Impressioneless Scanning
For optimum care and patient comfort we use the TRIOS® 3D Scanner which captures the contours of teeth and gingival structures, producing an accurate digital color scan in just minutes without the need for messy putties or the discomfort associated with other impression techniques.
With instant on-screen impressions, we can also show you precisely what we are talking about with visuals that put things into perspective for you.
There are many ways our dental patients can benefit from our use of the TRIOS® 3D Scanner from 3Shape, particularly with Invisalign and dental crowns.
By 9am I was watching a movie on the big screen TV (one that they let me pick on Netflix) waiting for my crown to set. That's right! All in the same day! She also offered to let me work on my computer, nap, read. It was time to myself and I was in heaven wrapped up in a cozy blanket :) By 10:30 I had my new crown and was on my way to work. I was only numb for about 2 hours and I was able to eat at lunch with no pain. Kathy is a genius! They are so nice and everyone is very welcoming. If you want the latest in dental care Kathy's the woman to see. She doesn't just fix the problem, but she also helps you prevent it from happening again! I finally have a dentist for life that I can trust and look forward to seeing.
I also like that she sends you a text two days before your appointment as a reminder. Perfect for me as I'm always moving my schedule around and work is so hectic, it's great to be reminded without another email in my inbox.
I also had my teeth cleaning a few weeks ago by the hygienist. She was so sweet and fun to talk to, she felt like a friend I had known for years giving me ideas for my wedding and asking about work. She and Kathy walked me through all the images, told me what I need to watch for, and what looks good. In the past, the doctor usually just pops his head in at the end and says 2 words to you, not Kathy. She is with you all the way checking in on you, finding out what's new, how the cleaning is doing, any pain. She's in it with you! They are very open about everything and upfront with costs so you can make the right decision for you. I won't ever go anywhere else Thank you Kathy and Team! You guys are the BEST!!! :)
I've seen the office just driving by and because I live in the area. I finally had a lull in my schedule at work and they were able to get me in the next day.
I had such a great experience here! The staff is so incredibly sweet and so is Dr. Frazar! Staff took me in asked a bunch of questions and explained everything very thoroughly. I really feel like they are more than just about your teeth, but your overall health and how your mouth fits in and connects to everything.
The technology in the office is great! It's awesome because they have the ability to be very visual and show you everything they see and walk you through it. I completely appreciate that they take their time and it doesn't feel at all like they are trying to hurry you out!
As for the comments to the day spa-ish, it kind of is, but its wonderful (it makes it more comfy and less like a stale dentists office)! As someone who works in the construction/architecture industry I have an appreciation for interior design, & the office is beautifully done (imo).
All in all - I very highly recommend Dr. Frazar and her team and the facilities - good dentists are hard to find and she has been by far the best I have ever been to.
When I got to the office for my (free) consultation, there was a sign in the elevator apologizing for the remodeling that was going on. The door opened and the place looked like a freakin' SPA. The decor was beautifully done and there were snacks and cold water and juice in the cute sitting area. I was greeted warmly and was taken into a consult room where I had pictures taken of my profile, as well as had thorough pictures taken of my teeth (seriously, every nook and cranny of my mouth was documented). Dr. Frazar came in and talked about my options (a Lumineer, dental bonding, and Invisalign) and we decided that the best option for me was to do bonding for now (since it was in my budget) and get my entire teeth done at a later date.
I called them back 2 weeks later to schedule an appointment to get the bonding done and could be seen the next day. I was taken to my room and was offered a blanket and headphones (Bose, BTW) to watch TV, AND a remote that controlled my massage chair. The bonding was painless and lasted about 30 minutes. Dr. Frazar took great care making sure my bite wouldn't be interrupted by the bonding and made sure that the color of the bond looked natural and matched my other teeth.
As soon as she was finished, she showed me and I started tearing up. I have lived with this crooked tooth since college and it was such a relief to know that I could smile confidently again. I was certainly impressed.