Advancements in technology have allowed dental procedures to be safer, faster, and more effective. Southwind Dental Care believes that an investment in dental technology is an investment in you, our patient. In order to provide the best dental experience for you, we feature the following technology:
A standard visual dental exam raises two issues: the dentist cannot get a clear visual of your entire mouth, and you cannot see anything. The use of our intraoral camera solves both of those problems. The camera allows an unobstructed view of the inside of your mouth for both you and your dentist. The small camera is moved throughout your mouth, taking pictures and providing a tooth-by-tooth exam of your mouth. The intraoral camera also utilizes software that recommends the optimal treatment for any problems that are discovered. Not only does our intraoral camera give you a new view of your dental health, but it also provides you with greater accuracy than other diagnostic methods. To learn more about the intraoral camera and how it can enhance your dental appointment, contact Southwind Dental Care today.
The earlier we can catch problems, the easier they can be to repair, keeping your teeth healthy and strong. The DIAGNOdent® laser aids our dentists in the detection of minor cavities, without the invasive poking and prodding of the past. The DIAGNOdent® laser provides a painless examination without the need for x-rays. Unlike conventional methods that are only 50 to 70 percent successful, the DIOGNOdent® laser is proven to be over 90 percent accurate when checking for decay. The laser detects areas of decay in their earliest stages, allowing us to protect the structural integrity of your teeth.
With so many choices on the market today, it is difficult to decide on a teeth whitening method. We have taken the guesswork out of the process by offering Zoom!® systems. The Zoom!® Chair side Whitening System uses a hydrogen peroxide-based gel and a special light to remove stains and discoloration. The process takes less than an hour, and you will leave our office with a dramatically brighter smile. If you would prefer to whiten your teeth at home, Southwind Dental Care also offers the Zoom!® Weekender Kit. Unlike over-the-counter at-home whitening products, the Zoom!® kits have trays that are customized for your teeth and work in just three days. For more information on either Zoom!® system, contact our East Memphis practice today.
The Isolite™ System makes your dental procedure more convenient by combining function with comfort. Isolite™ is a dental mouthpiece that allows you to relax your jaw during your dental procedure while keeping your tongue out of the way and protecting your throat from debris. The system also provides unobstructed light to your entire mouth. The suction feature of the Isolite™ system also eliminates the need for cotton rolls and rubber dams. Also, the removal of debris by the system reduces rinse breaks, speeding the process of your treatment.
I have been to several dentists in the Memphis Area and I have finally found THE ONE!! Dr. Messer is the best dentist I have ever been to. I have complete confidence in any procedure that he performs and I can't imagine ever going to any other dentist.