Technology

PRF Machine

Platelet-rich Fibrin (PRF) or Leucocyte- and platelet-rich Fibrin (L-PRF) is a second-generation PRP where autologous Platelets and Leucocytes are present in a complex Fibrin matrix to accelerate the healing of soft and hard tissue and is used as a tissue-engineering scaffold for dentistry. PRF was first used in 2001 by Dr Joseph Choukroun and his associates specifically in oral and maxillofacial surgery to improve bone healing in implant dentistry. Autologous PRF is considered to be a healing biomaterial, and presently studies have shown its application in various disciplines of dentistry and is currently considered as a new generation of platelet concentrate.

It consists of a matrix of autologous Fibrin matrix in which platelet cytokines, growth factors, and cells are trapped and may be released after a certain time and that can serve as a resorbable membrane in certain situations. To obtain PRF, required quantity of blood is drawn quickly into test tubes without an anticoagulant and centrifuged immediately. Blood can be centrifuged using a tabletop centrifuge for at least 10 min at 3000 revolution per minute.

The resultant product consists of the following three layers; topmost layer consisting of platelet poor plasma, PRF clot in the middle, and red blood cells at the bottom. PRF is available as a Fibrin clot.

Platelet rich Fibrin (PRF) has extensively been utilized in the dental field but many may be surprised to learn that it has far more often been applied in general medicine for a variety of indications highlighted than aware. While PRF was first utilized for the treatment of hard‐to‐heal leg ulcers, it remains interesting to point out that PRF has also been shown to improve a variety of leg and hand ulcers, utilized for facial soft‐tissue defects, chronic rotator cuff tears, acute traumatic ear drum perforations, orthopedics, tendon injuries, management of knee osteoarthritis etc to name a few of its versatile qualities.

Sedation Dentistry

Intravenous Sedation/ Oral Sedation or Inhalatation Sedation

For those who had previous bad experiences and anxiety levels, even a regular visit to the dentist can trigger panic and develop anxious moments which heighten the morbid fear of going to a dentist. At Fendalton Dental Surgery, we have the skills to make sure you have a very relaxing and a “Forgettable Experience”. We have the latest in Sedation Monitoring with our Capnograph which takes a constant reading of your Blood pressure, Heart rate, Oxygen saturation levels and Carbon Dioxide levels throughout your procedure. This ensures safety to you as well as to the operator.

Our equipment includes state of the art monitoring system, Capnograph which makes sedation a low risk procedure. Since 2007, Dr Keith Chiang has performed over 2200 sedation procedures including IV sedation as well.

We use three different types of sedation:

Inhalation Sedation (more aptly called Relative Analgesia)

  • Involves inhaling the sedative drug
  • Decreases pain sensitivity and gives the patient a pleasant feeling
  • Patients remain conscious and able to co-operate
  • The effects wear off very quickly after treatment
  • There are minimal or no after effects

-Subject to medical fitness to undergo sedation

Oral Sedation

  • Sedative that is administered orally in a tablet or liquid form
  • Lasts between two and six hours.
  • Patients may have little memory of the treatment once completed.
  • For safety reasons, patients must have someone to drive them home and ensure their well-being after their appointment.

-Subject to medical fitness to undergo sedation

Intravenous (I.V.) Sedation

  • Involves the injection of the sedative, Hypnovel (Midazolam) via intravenous route ( through the Vein).
  • Soon after the injection the patient feels drowsy and relaxed, but will remain conscious throughout the treatment.
  • The level of sedation is much easier to control than with the above two methods of sedation.
  • Patients usually have little memory of the treatment once completed
  • Suitable for the majority of patients, however some medical conditions may eliminate this as an option
  • For safety reasons, patients must have someone to drive them home and ensure their well being after their appointment.

-Subject to medical fitness to undergo sedation

Digital X-Rays

Digital X-ray sensors are used instead of traditional photographic film. These are taken on a daily basis during dental check-ups and identifying a problem affecting the patient. Deep decay, nerve involvement and bone loss are some of the most common situations. There are no harmful chemicals involved as we bypass the steps involved in Developing and Processing X rays which are now obsolete. The image comes up on the screen in less than 8 seconds and saves a lot of time. Using software, the images can be enhanced or modified during diagnostic or treatment planning.

3D CBCT scan

CONE BEAM COMPUTED TOMOGRAPHY (CBCT) has revolutionized the field of dental imaging. 2D X rays are helpful but not conclusive and definitive at times in difficult clinical situations. That’s where we now rely on 3D technology.

Its applications are emphasized in the disciplines of dental implantology, oral & maxillofacial surgery, orthodontics and temoporomandibular joints. Application of CBCT technology in field of Dentistry has increased manifold in recent years. CBCT has a much reduced radiation dosage than medical CT. The exposure, at about three to ten times the radiation of a digital panoramic radiograph, is more comparable to routine diagnostic imaging with panoramic and periapical radiography. It is apparent that a high-resolution CBCT scan, utilized in a diagnosis mode to evaluate an individual abutment, is analogous to taking just 3 digital X-rays. Instead of 2D imaging, this CBCT is a game changer as it can visualize the tooth and jaw in 3 dimensions which gives an in-depth view and reconstruction., thereby helping us with better diagnostics.

  • The sagittal plane (side-side)–where we can diagnose hard tissues by viewing it from side to side
  • The coronal plane or frontal plane (vertical)- where we can diagnose hard tissues by viewing it from Front to Back
  • The transverse plane or axial plane (lateral, horizontal) where we can diagnose hard tissues by viewing it from top to bottom.

Intraoral Camera

Greater accuracy. Better patient care.

The CS 1500 intraoral video camera helps you to share accurate images of your patients' dental anatomy to provide them with a higher level of service and a greater understanding of the treatment options. This precision tool enhances patient communication and offers high-resolution images for precise diagnoses.

Soft Tissue Laser

The iLase™ dental soft tissue laser is a surgical device designed for a wide variety of dental soft tissue procedures. The iLase uses a solid state laser diode as a source of invisible infrared radiation. The energy is delivered to the treatment site via a single-use fiber optic tip assembly. This enables precision and comfort with minimal bleeding and is atraumatic thereby enabling good post-operative recovery.

Versatility at the Touch of a Finger
With the ability to engage the finger switch from different positions, the iLase allows maximum comfort and working efficiency, whether performing procedures in the anterior or posterior of the mouth. Plus, iLase’s smart controls prevent inadvertent switching to Standby or Ready Mode.

Thinking about your next visit to the dentist? Contact Fendalton Dental today to book your next appointment. Experience expert dental care!

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