Advanced Services & Dental Technologies in Plymouth
Keeping the office up-to-date and outfitted with the latest tools and techniques in dentistry is an important priority for Dr. Atsalis, and we hope patients notice the positive difference it makes during every part of their care experience with us. Our team looks forward to exceeding your expectations here in Plymouth! Contact Atsalis Dental Excellence today if you’d like to schedule your first visit or if you have any questions we can help you with.
X-rays are a vital part of dental care, allowing our team to see and diagnose areas of the mouth that are hidden from view. In order to provide our patients with the best care possible, Dr. Atsalis has chosen to leave the traditional film in the past and invest in digital radiography. With digital x-rays, there’s no need for darkroom development or bulky filing systems. The pictures develop in mere seconds and are stored on our computer system, always available for easy transfer if needed. Better yet, radiation exposure is greatly reduced by up to 90%, which is good news for the whole family.
Intraoral cameras can give curious patients an up close and personal look at their own smile. The camera comes with the tip of a wand that’s inserted into their mouth, and right away, high-resolution images are transferred to a monitor in the operatory. Dr. Atsalis enjoys using this visual aid for educational opportunities as well as more accurate diagnoses.
3D Cone Beam Imaging
While digital x-rays are a truly vital tool in identifying dental problems, they do have some limitations. This is where our state-of-the-art cone beam CT scanner comes in! This machine is capable of creating exhaustively detailed, three-dimensional models of a patient’s teeth, jaw, skull, neck, and more. Our team can even locate sinuses and certain facial nerves. As a result, we can more effectively plan for advanced treatment like surgical implant placement and ensure safer, more accurate results for our patients.
Sleep Apnea Treatment
Do your family members regularly complain about your loud, chronic snoring? Do you wake up feeling exhausted even though you seemingly got a full eight hours of rest? These are common signs of sleep apnea, and it’s highly recommended that you see a physician if they sound familiar. Once you’ve been diagnosed, Dr. Atsalis can provide a helping hand in the form of a custom-made oral appliance.
Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) occurs when the airway becomes partially or fully blocked when the throat muscles relax during sleep. A custom-made oral appliance supplied by us can prevent this by comfortably adjusting the jaw and/or tongue throughout the night, allowing patients to wake up feeling ready to tackle the day again.