TEMPORARY CLOSURE: OrthoGrace Dental is temporarily closed starting Friday, March 20th through Saturday, April 11th, pending pending ADA, CDA, WHO, CDC guidelines, with the exception of true dental emergencies. Call or text our office at 818-280-5596 for additional information or if you experiencing a dental emergency. Thank you for your continued support and we wish everyone good health during this global crisis.
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At OrthoGrace Dental, we continue to learn every day. New materials and techniques allow us to offer a wide range of treatments, and updated technology streamlines many of the procedures we perform.
We have chosen to invest in technology that has been proven to make dental visits more efficient, comfortable, and productive. Technology also plays a part in helping you understand your dental needs so you can make confident decisions about your care.
Please take a moment to browse through some of the technology we use, then give us a call so you can visit us and take a tour!
We use digital x-rays because they allow us to see deep inside your tooth to identify problems that can’t be seen during a visual exam. In many cases, dental problems start under the gums or deep inside teeth. Digital x-ray images help us find them when they are still small and easy to treat.
Digital x-rays are different from the traditional x-rays you may remember. Digital sensors with rounded corners fit comfortably in your mouth, making the process fast and easy. In a few moments, we can project the image onto a chairside monitor so you can see exactly what we see. Understanding for yourself what the problem is helps you see clearly why treatment is necessary and how it will benefit your long-term oral health.
One important reason we choose digital x-rays is that they produce about 95% less radiation than films. We can also refer to the images quickly and send them electronically to your insurance provider or specialists when necessary.
Panoramic Digital X-Rays
Digital x-rays give us a lot of information, but sometimes we need to see an image of your entire mouth. Digital panoramic x-rays produce a single highly detailed, two-dimensional image of your teeth, upper and lower jaws, and surrounding bone and tissues. Since they’re also digital, they minimize your radiation exposure significantly.
Taking a panoramic x-ray is easy. We do not need to use film or sensors in your mouth because panoramic x-rays are extraoral (outside the mouth). This technology is particularly useful for young children or adults who cannot tolerate x-rays taken inside the mouth.
Do you ever wonder what the doctor sees when they perform an exam? We believe it is important for our patients to be educated about their oral health. That is why we have chosen to invest in intraoral (inside the mouth) cameras, a device that helps your doctor see in great detail what’s happening in your mouth.
We use intraoral cameras mainly because Dr. Medellin can project the images directly onto your chairside monitor. Since the camera also lights up the inside of your mouth, you can both clearly see what the problem is and why you need treatment.
Intraoral cameras are a great diagnostic tool for your doctor, but they also allow you to be an active part of your oral health care. We have found that patients who understand their dental needs are more likely to be proactive, which results in better oral health.
TVs in Treatment Rooms
High-quality dental care includes providing you with everything you need to have a pleasant experience with us. We have found that, for both kids and adults, distraction is a valuable tool that takes the stress out of visits so you can relax and we can attend to your dental needs.
We are pleased to offer our patients the benefit of flat-screen smart TVs in all our treatment rooms. You will be able to sit back during your treatment in one of our comfortable chairs with a warm blanket and pillow while you watch your favorite programming on Netflix. Of course, you are always welcome to bring your favorite music or podcasts to listen to on your smartphone!
We know that this a stressful time in the lives of many. We appreciate and value the trust and confidence you have put in us as your dental provider. As our main priority is your safety, we are adhering to the recommendations of The American Dental Association and are closing the office to non-emergency procedures from Friday, March 20th through Saturday, April 11th.
If you have an appointment scheduled with our office during this time period, we will call to reschedule you to a later date.
Thank you for your patience and understanding as we do our part in keeping our patients and community safe. We will be available to help you with dental emergencies only during this time. If you do have an emergency, please call or text our office at 818-280-5596.