As advances in dentistry continue, technology plays an increasingly important role in our dental practice. Dr. Batlle and his team are committed to staying current with the best and latest that dentistry offers and making it available when we know it will improve your experience with us.
If you would like to learn more, please take a few moments to learn about the technology we currently use at Moorpark Dental Studio and how it benefits you.
Dentists need x-rays so they can diagnose what’s happening with your oral health and plan the appropriate treatment. At Moorpark Dental Studio, we offer digital low-dose dental x-rays that provide several benefits:
- Minimizes radiation exposure by 80 percent compared to film x-rays
- Allows for early diagnosis of cavities and gum disease
- Digital sensors make taking x-rays more comfortable and efficient
- Provides a current picture of your oral health
- Educates and informs patients about their unique dental needs
Additionally, digital x-rays are securely and safely stored in your private patient record and are accessible by our dental team at the touch of a button. We can also easily transmit your x-rays electronically to specialists and your insurance company as needed.
Last but certainly not least, digital x-rays are safer for our environment because we don't have to use hazardous chemicals to process them.
If you've ever gotten nervous about a root canal, you'll appreciate rotary endodontics that helps us perform procedures more comfortably and efficiently than ever before.
Performing a root canal to remove infected dental pulp requires patience and precision. Traditionally, dentists use manual stainless steel files to meticulously remove the infection, a process that's effective but time-consuming.
At Moorpark Dental Studio, we use electronically powered rotary endodontics with a flexible titanium tip instead of rigid manual files. Since the flexible tip can reach deep into your root canals, our dentist can thoroughly and efficiently remove every trace of the infected material.
At Moorpark Dental Studio, we believe that keeping our patients informed about their oral health needs is a significant part of the service we provide. Oral health needs can be complex, and it's true that a picture can be worth a thousand words. As part of our dental exams, we use intraoral cameras to include you in diagnosing problems like cavities, gum disease, broken and cracked teeth, and more.
An intraoral camera is a small, handheld device that Dr. Batlle uses to collect real-time images of your mouth. When he moves it around different parts of your mouth, you can see the magnified image displayed on your chairside monitor. As you watch, Dr. Batlle points out problem areas like worn teeth or old fillings, and you can see what he sees.
This unique picture of your oral health helps you understand why a broken or cracked tooth is a problem and how treating it will benefit you. Since the images are digital, we can store them safely on our secure in-house network so our team can refer to them, and we can easily share them electronically with specialists and insurance companies as needed.
Micro Air Abrasion
If you like the idea of having a cavity treated without drilling, you’ll appreciate our use of micro air abrasion. Instead of removing decay with a dental drill, micro air abrasion works like a mini-sandblaster to spray it away. As our dentist directs a fine stream of abrasive particles at the tooth, surface decay is removed, and the particles are suctioned away.
Oral health benefits of micro air abrasion at Moorpark Dental Studio are:
- Unlike a dental drill, there’s no vibration, pressure, or heat with air abrasion
- In many cases, air abrasion eliminates the need for anesthesia and injections
- Using air abrasion allows us to preserve more healthy tooth structure
Let us know if you’d like to learn more about air abrasion at your next appointment!
Everyone experiences dental anxiety differently. Many people are triggered by the sights and smells of a dental office, while others dislike the noise of a dental drill.
At Moorpark Dental Studio, our handpieces are electric instead of air-driven handpieces and allow for a more enjoyable experience for you at the dental office. We use electric handpieces because they eliminate the high-pitched whining sound and uncomfortable vibrations. Electric handpieces are also gentler on your teeth, giving our dentist more control over the procedure to get you out of the dental chair faster.