Advanced Dental Services & Technology – Park City, UT
Leading-Edge Care For Park City
Dr. Calderwood is constantly working to improve our practice, and a big part of that is making sure our instruments are always up to date. Dental technology is evolving just as quickly as phones and computers, enabling caregivers to find, diagnose, and treat issues with more speed, precision, and comfort than ever before. Thanks to his efforts, whenever you come to Park City Dentistry, you can trust that you’re experiencing the very best that modern-day dentistry has to offer.
X-rays are a very important tool in our practice as they allow our team to see below the surface of the smile where many issues show their earliest symptoms. For patients worried about radiation exposure, digital X-rays quickly put those concerns to rest. In addition to creating better images in less time compared to traditional film, the process also emits 90% LESS radiation, giving many patients and parents peace of mind.
Digital Impression System
Impressions are often an essential first step for many different treatments, and in the past, the only way to create one was to have a patient bite down onto cold dental putty for minutes at a time. As you can imagine, this was no one’s favorite! Now, we can instead create highly-accurate impressions basically without touching a patient. We just need to take a few noncontact scans of the mouth, and on a nearby monitor, a patient can watch as a digital 3D image of their teeth is generated in exhaustive detail.
The future is now! Small, handheld dental lasers are now able to accomplish many tasks much faster than traditional manual tools while also keeping a patient more comfortable. Using a concentrated beam of light, we can eliminate gum disease bacteria, remove tooth decay, activate whitening gel, and even provide cosmetic gum lifts. The instrument itself emits almost no heat, sound, or vibration, making it easy for patients to stay relaxed during a procedure.
Cavity Detection System
Remember when your dentist had to poke and prod your teeth to look for cavities? Those days are now over! Here, Dr. Calderwood and our team can scan your teeth using DIAGNOdent to catch even the slightest hint of decay. This system enables us to act quickly and take care of dental damage at its earliest stages in order to preserve more of a patient’s teeth. Over time, this will save a patient from having to get more extensive (and expensive!) restorative procedures.
If you wiggle your jaw from side to side, those little joints you feel right below your ears are your TMJ, or temporomandibular joint. This is what enables your jaw to move freely in all directions. Like other joints in the body, it can sometimes develop dysfunction and pain due to stress, injury, or arthritis, leading to a TMJ disorder, or TMD. Common symptoms include a stiff and painful jaw, frequent headaches, and even soreness in the ears, neck, and shoulders.
At Park City Dentistry, Dr. Calderwood is able to diagnose these kinds of issues as well as provide a number of effective and conservative treatments. He can rebalance the bite to take strain off the joint, create therapeutic mouthpieces, and even offer targeted BOTOX injections to calm spasming muscles and deliver immediate relief.