Advanced Technology | Minot ND
When you seek care at our office, you are assured that Dr. Landsiedel and his staff utilize the latest in technology to enhance the quality and fit for your dental care.
Our practice has the option of using a high power microscope to enhance the precision of patient care. We use the microscope on every root canal and some other procedures. We are probably the only general dentistry office in this region to have this tool available.
Dentistry is micro-surgery. Using microscope that is similar to the one an ophthalmologist uses enables us to create dental restorations with incredibly precise fit and finish. You just can’t fulfill that level of care with the naked eye. If we do not use the microscope we use high power dental loupes to enhance our vision greatly.
In addition to allowing precise, close-up work, the microscope directs a beam of light directly on the teeth, minimizing glare for you.
Many dentists use air-driven “hand-pieces” (the dental term for “drills”). While acceptable for many procedures, these “whiney sounding” air-powered hand pieces all have a degree of non-concentricity; they do not rotate perfectly smoothly.
For the most precise aspects of restorative procedures, we use electric hand-pieces. This results in extraordinarily precise interfaces between your tooth and your new restoration (crown, veneer, or filling). This will bring more comfort to you as well. With a more precise tool, there is less vibration and less noise.
Dr. Landsiedel chooses carefully which and when radiographs are taken. There are many guidelines that we follow. Radiographs allow us to see everything we cannot see with our own eyes. Radiographs enable us to detect cavities in between your teeth, determine bone level, and analyze the health of your bone. We can also examine the roots and nerves of teeth, diagnose lesions such as cysts or tumors, as well as assess damage when trauma occurs.
Dental radiographs are invaluable aids in diagnosing, treating, and maintaining dental health. Exposure time for dental radiographs is extremely minimal. Dr. Landsiedel utilizes Digital Imaging Technologies within the office. With digital imaging, exposure time is about 50 percent less when compared to traditional radiographs. Digital imaging can also help us retrieve valuable diagnostic information. We may be able to see cavities better.
Digital imaging allows us to store patient images, and enables us to quickly and easily transfer them to specialists or insurance companies.
Digital X-rays offer more precision since we view the image on a computer monitor, instead of holding up a 35mm film up to the light. Digital X-rays result in approximately a 33-60% reduction in radiation exposure to you.
LANAP – Laser Assisted New Attachment Procedure
For patients who are suffering from periodontal (gum) disease, Dr. Landsiedel is proud to offers gentle and effective treatment using the PerioLase MVP-7 Laser.The MVP-7 laser was specifically designed for periodontal treatment. Causing little to no discomfort for patients. This breakthrough laser treatment can safely treat most gum disease and help you regain better oral health. Laser dentistry is one of dentistry’s latest advances. For soft tissue (surgical) procedures it eliminates the need for suturing and healing is much faster.
Dental lasers have been shown to be safe and effective for treating both children and adults.