Precise, High-Tech Dentistry in Henderson

[custom_frame_right shadow=”on”][/custom_frame_right]As our patient, you can be assured that Dr. Ghim and our staff utilize the latest technology to enhance the safety and quality of your dental care experience. Here are a few of the leading-edge tools and technologies you’ll find at Black Mountain Dental.

Microscopic Dentistry

We use high-power microscopes to enhance the precision of patient care. Dentistry is micro-surgery. Henderson dentist Dr. Ghim utilizes a high-power microscope similar to the one an ophthalmologist uses to create and refine dental restorations. This results in restorations with an impeccable fit and beautiful finish. Using a microscope for close-up work also minimizes glare for you, since the microscope projects a beam of light directly at the area being treated.

Electric Handpieces

Instead of a loud, air-powered handpiece, or drill, Dr. Ghim uses an electric handpiece to minimize noise and vibration. The smooth contact between the drill and your tooth creates a more comfortable, more pleasant experience for you.

Digital X-rays

Digital X-rays emit 90% less radiation than traditional radiography, require no harsh developing chemicals, and are available for immediate viewing. The highly detailed images give Dr. Ghim an advanced view of your teeth and jaw. He can locate cavities between your teeth, determine bone level, and assess bone health. Roots and nerves of teeth are also visible, allowing Dr. Ghim to diagnose lesions such as cysts or tumors, and to evaluate damage if a trauma has occurred.

The digital images can be stored indefinitely and easily transmitted to insurance companies and specialists.

Laser Dentistry

Laser dentistry represents an amazing advancement in dental technology and treatment. The laser directs a beam of light energy directly at an area to be treated. Dr. Ghim of Henderson’s Black Mountain Dental uses lasers for both soft- and hard-tissue applications. The laser’s precision minimizes alteration of surrounding tissue, eliminates the need for stitches, and cuts down on bleeding. Often, patients require no local anesthesia when undergoing laser dentistry. Unlike a dental drill, the laser dentistry handpiece emits no heat or vibration, which increases comfort for most patients. Dental treatment performed with a laser result in faster treatment time and healing time than traditional surgical methods.

Here are some of the procedures that can be performed with a laser:

  • Cavity diagnosis and removal
  • Curing of bonding materials
  • Teeth whitening
  • Gum disease treatment
  • Pediatric dentistry
  • Canker sore and cold sore treatment
  • Frenectomy (tongue-tie release)
  • Root canal therapy
  • Crown lengthening
  • Gum tissue sculpting

Laser dentistry is safe for children and adults.

Intraoral Cameras

An intraoral camera is a small pen-shaped camera that takes pictures inside your mouth. Using an intraoral camera lets your Henderson dentist view clear, precise images of your mouth, teeth, and gums to aid in fast, efficient diagnosis. The pictures are displayed on a computer monitor, letting you become a partner in treatment planning, as you see what the doctor sees. The Black Mountain Dental team will save your images to provide a permanent record of treatments. We can also print the images for you, as well as send them to specialists, labs, and insurance companies.

Get ready for the smile of your life! Call Black Mountain Dental today to schedule an appointment with Dr. Ghim. Our full-service dental office serves Henderson and surrounding areas with complete care for incomparable smiles.