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Dental Technology – Mangum, OK

We Use Trusted Modern Techniques To Improve Smiles

Man receiving 3D CT scan

Oral healthcare is constantly changing and evolving for the better, and the benefits of innovative dentistry will be crystal-clear at 333 Dental Care from your very first appointment. Dr. Lively regularly uses several advanced types of technologies throughout the treatment process, improving comfort, elevating efficiency, and keeping clinical precision at the highest, most reliable levels possible. If you’d like to learn more about our state-of-the-art amenities or plan a visit in person, don’t hesitate to contact us in Mangum, OK.

Digital X-Rays

Patient and team member looking at digital dental x-rays

X-rays are an essential part of the diagnostic process – how could they not be? There’s a lot about a person’s smile that can’t be gleaned from just looking at the surface. Traditionally, these X-rays were captured on film, developed in darkrooms, and then stored in oversized filing cabinets. Thankfully, digital radiography has dramatically improved this process in various ways. Now, our X-rays are captured and then made available for viewing in mere seconds without the need for hazardous chemicals or hours of tedious waiting. Patients can also rest easy knowing that the amount of radiation they’re exposed to during the process has been drastically minimized by up to 80% when compared with film.

CT/Cone Beam Scanner

Woman receiving 3D CT scan

While digital X-rays can reveal a wealth of valuable information about a patient’s smile, they do have limitations. When planning more advanced treatment like tooth extraction and root canal treatment, Dr. Lively doesn’t want to leave even the tiniest details in the dark. That’s why he’s invested in the state-of-the-art Planmeca Cone Beam! This technology creates comprehensive, three-dimensional imaging of the patient’s oral structures, even mapping out the sinuses, facial nerves, and other bodily components with outstanding clarity.

Digital Impression System

Dental team member capturing digital bite impressions

When it’s time to take an impression for a new dental crown or nightguard, many patients understandably heave a sigh. After all, sitting still while the dentist presses a tray full of “goop” over their teeth isn’t exactly a comfortable process. At 333 Dental Care, we’re proud to say that we’ve left this age-old technique safely in the past. Instead, Dr. Lively uses TRIOS® technology to create fully digital impressions of the teeth that don’t require any physical contact. The patient can simply sit back and relax as we collect a few scans instead!

Soft Tissue Laser Dentistry

Closeup of patient receiving soft tissue laser treatment

When providing periodontal therapy and other services that involve the soft, delicate gum tissue, a modern soft tissue laser works wonders. Our team relies on the EZ Lase, which uses pulsing light energy to precisely and comfortably treat bacterial infection, remove unnecessary tissue structure, and more. Most patients feel so relaxed throughout the process that they don’t even need local anesthetic. Better yet, common postoperative symptoms (like bleeding) are kept to an absolute minimum or even eliminated altogether, which means that you’ll recover in record time.