Dental Treatment in Waipahu, HI
At Palola Dental, we believe everyone deserves a beautiful, healthy smile they feel proud to show off. That’s why we’re proud to provide comprehensive dental treatment for patients in the Waipahu, HI area, offering a wide variety of services ranging from general & cosmetic dentistry to more involved treatments like dental implants and Invisalign. We strive to maintain a gold standard in the quality of treatment that we provide, and we’re proud to use only the latest dental technology at our practice to ensure treatment is always as convenient, comfortable, and effective as possible.
Patients normally need to wait days or even weeks to have permanent crowns, bridges, and other dental restorations fabricated. But thanks to the innovation of the CEREC Mill, we’re able to create these same restorations in mere minutes.
The CEREC Mill uses high-grade dental porcelain and a computer-controlled automatic milling system to craft crowns, bridges, veneers, and dentures right here in our office while you’re still sitting in the dental chair. After taking an optical scan of your mouth, we use advanced computer software to design and manufacture your restorations with incredible precision, allowing us to create and place crowns and other restorations in just one appointment.
Dental anxiety is a common experience for patients of all ages, and when coupled with a fear of needles, it can make even routine dental procedures feel overwhelming. Thankfully, our practice uses a new technology called the Dental Vibe to eliminate pain from injections and help patients feel comfortable through every step of the treatment process.
The Dental Vibe applies a gentle vibration to the site of an anesthesia injection, which interrupts pain signals coming from the needle itself and makes the injection feel comfortable. The device has been shown to decrease anxiety and pain in the vast majority of patients who use it, making the treatment process more pleasant for patients even if they suffer a strong fear of needles or the dentist’s office.
Bacteria DNA Testing
The main cause of gum disease and cavities is plaque, a bacterial biofilm that forms and grows on our teeth on a daily basis. Even with perfect oral hygiene, it’s not possible to entirely eliminate plaque on your own.
That’s where regular dental cleanings come in. Professional teeth cleanings eliminate plaque and bring your teeth back to a clean baseline – but now, we can offer a new treatment, bacterial DNA testing, that lets us fight bacteria even more effectively.
Bacterial DNA testing allows us to identify the specific strains of bacteria that your mouth is most susceptible to. With this knowledge, we gain a better understanding of how susceptible your teeth are to cavities, and we can then design our treatment plans to target these specific bacteria.
We’re committed to the health of our patients, which is why we’re proud to use digital x-rays in our office instead of traditional film x-rays. Digital x-rays come with a plethora of benefits, including:
- Results show up on the computer almost instantly.
- Limits physical waste.
- Dentists can look over the x-rays while you’re still in the room.
- Cheaper, faster, and more effective communication and transfer of x-rays.
- Higher-definition imaging thanks to digital capabilities.
- They require less radiation exposure than film.
We value efficiency and the environment here at Palola Dental, which is why we have gone paperless!
Rather than asking you to fill out paper forms and trying to maintain stacks of files, we maintain your health information in a secure digital system. This system comes with an added benefit: easy sharing with your insurance company and your medical team. We can even easily give you access to your health information at the click of a button!
Digitally storing your information is efficient, and it is a great way to cut down on paper waste! You will love our paperless policy here at Palola Dental!
Schedule an Appointment with Palola Dental Today!
These technologies are just one aspect of our commitment to offering the highest-quality treatment possible, and if you’d like to see them in action for yourself, we’d be thrilled to show you. Contact us today to learn more about our dental technologies or to schedule your next appointment at our office. We can’t wait to hear from you, and we look forward to helping you achieve the smile of your dreams!