Golden Gate Dental cares about our patients and we choose the best portfolio of products designed to deliver the best dental hygiene care to you.
Golden Gate Dental now offers Dental Laser treatments in San Francisco. Our dentists are able to remove tooth enamel decay (the hardest substance in the body), bone and gum tissue precisely while leaving surrounding areas unaffected. This conserves and allows you to keep more of the healthy tooth structure.
High speed drills can cause hairline cracks and fractures in the teeth that eventually lead to future dental problems. Waterlase® reduces damage to healthy portions of the tooth and minimizes trauma.
Waterlase® cavity preparations can increase bond strength of tooth-colored restoration resulting in longer lasting fillings.
Due to its conservative, gentle cutting action and coagulating capabilities, the Waterlase® performs many soft tissue (gum) procedures with little or no bleeding and less post-op swelling.
The Cavitron Plus scaler and the Cavitron Jet Plus combination scaler/air polisher with Tap-On™ Technology. In some cases, patients who haven’t visited the dentist in several years require a deep cleaning with our doctor. Plaque deposits may have built up significantly and adhered to the tooth enamel. To address this deep cleaning need, our hygienists may utilize an ultrasonic scaler that produces high frequency vibrations to break up the calculus deposits.
Research shows power scaling instruments have advantages:
- They are as effective as manual instruments for calculus removal in shallow gum pockets and significantly more effective in pockets greater than 4mm.
- They are very effective in disrupting biofilm from root surfaces and from within periodontal pockets making them especially helpful when patients require frequent maintenance (cleanings).
- Specially designed tips can penetrate deeper into periodontal pockets than manual instruments and are more effective at cleaning difficult nooks and crannies like furcations, (areas where roots join each other in multi-rooted teeth).
- When used correctly they are kinder to tooth structure, which is especially important with repeated cleanings (when used correctly).
- They require less time than manual instruments for the same job.
- Their smaller tips cause less tissue distention and require very little pressure — thus making it more comfortable for you, the patient!
Our practice utilizes Digital Radiography (digital x-rays)
instead of traditional x-rays to take pictures of your teeth root structures. The major benefit in using digital x-rays is that they use less radiation to produce the images. Additionally, the images we produce do not use film; instead, the image is captured using an electronic sensor. We can display the final image immediately on a computer monitor and manipulate the image right away by zooming in and making notes.
With an intraoral camera, we can magnify your mouth and show you exactly what we’re talking about on a computer screen. This allows you to see for yourself the crack, the stain, the gap, and the receding gum line. You needn’t take only our word for it anymore.