Equipment & Technology
We use digital x-rays, which use 90% less radiation than traditional x-rays. X-rays are essential in detecting cavities that may not be seen with the naked eye.
The Dry Shield retracts with a mouth rest, and suctions for ultimate comfort. It allows your child to receive care in the most comfortable and expedient manner possible.
A fellow of the Academy of Laser Dentistry, Dr. Mann uses high tech lasers to achieve results with no needles, no numbing and no stress! Our soft tissue and hard tissue lasers allow Dr. Mann to complete many procedures such as fillings, canker sores, herpetic lesions, and even nerve treatments!
Dr. Mann uses the LightScalpel CO2 laser for soft tissue procedures such as tongue & lip frenectomies, fibroma removal, herpetic lesions treatment, gingivectomy, gingivoplasty, and soft-tissue biopsies. The LightScalpel CO2 laser operates at a specific wavelength that is highly efficient in cutting and coagulating the soft tissue at the same time. Water, which makes up most biological tissue, absorbs this frequency of light very well leading to advantages which include: no numbing, less bleeding, shorter surgery time, less risk of infection, and less post-op swelling
For procedures such as fillings, baby root canals, and sealants, Dr. Mann uses a hard tissue laser called the LightWalker. The LightWalker functions by searching for water molecules in a tooth. A tooth with a cavity is composed of even more water than a regular tooth. The laser micro-explodes the water molecules in the path of the laser beam; effectively removing the caries from the tooth. The micro-explosion is not seen or felt by the kids and requires no prior numbing with needles. Using a hard tissue laser provides true minimally invasive dental treatment and preserves more of the natural tooth structure leading to better long-term results. LightWalker hard tissue laser
The office also utilizes a tabletop laser called the Kavo DIAGNOdent that aids in calculus and caries detection. The device emits
the laser light and can specify the location and extent of the cavity in the tooth structure. The DIAGNOdent improves the accuracy of caries detection by measuring the degree of fluorescence in a tooth. A tooth with a cavity has increased fluorescence due to the bacteria in the tooth.
Loupes are special glasses Dr. Mann wears with small built-in binoculars that magnify everything up to 3.5 times bigger. This view allows treatment to be performed on a more exact level and makes it easier to see things that could be missed without magnification.