Dentist Dallas, TX
Dr. Herwig was one of the first dentists in Dallas to begin using digital x-rays back in 1995. He made the change as a result of the 50 to 90-percent reduction of radiation exposure to his patients, in addition to the elimination of harmful chemicals and waste used in developing traditional film x-rays. The time saved due to the instant viewing capability of digital x-rays is also appreciated by all.
Our advanced digital x-rays magnify and enhance your teeth for better diagnosis of dental diseases or problems. This digital x-ray allows us to take an image of your teeth and put it into an imaging program or send it immediately to other healthcare providers as needed.
We are able to use a number of tools that will allow us to take a closer look at your teeth and surrounding structures with remarkable accuracy. Dr. Herwig can examine small areas of decay between teeth and under existing fillings. Also, our digital x-ray can help detect bone loss due to periodontal disease, dental infections and abscesses.
The Canary System
The Canary System is a sophisticated laser with an integrated intraoral camera that detects the presence of cracks and caries and often before they are large enough to appear on dental x-rays.
We are able to view and track your entire month on a monitor and specific areas of concern can be measured with Canary and tracked over time. This gives us an ongoing look at any potential issues or problems that may arise in addition to annual x-rays to compare to.
iTero Intraoral Scanner
The iTero Intraoral Scanner enables us to take a 3D scan of your teeth and bite. We are able to make adjustments in real time. Our intraoral camera makes your visits faster and allows you to visually see the inside of your mouth in vivid detail. It is able to see things that we can’t see with the naked eye or an x-ray to a precision level in microns.
MagnaVu Dental Scope
Our MagnaVu Dental Scope allows us to perform and document procedures while viewing high resolution, highly magnified images on a flat LCD video display. This technology is advantageous for many reasons, including patient education and documentation of teeth and mouth issues for insurance claims or narratives.
Parallel Water Air Abrasion
Air abrasion is a process in which tiny aluminum oxide particles are used in a very strong stream of air (and sometimes with water) to create sort of a particle beam. When used correctly under good magnification, it literally “vaporizes” the black part of the groove. This entire process is done in a matter of seconds with no heat, noise, or vibration. Not only does this make it virtually painless, but it is very gentle to the teeth. It is the best most conservative service, when appropriate, we can provide for our patients. If there is decay anywhere under the groove, then it can usually be easily removed with a few more passes with the air abrasion.