Thurmont Smiles

We all have heard stories of dentist climbing on patient’s chest to do procedures, haven’t we? Dentistry has come a long way. Computers and technology have changed how we treat our patients today. We are more conservative, more vigilant, more effective and more efficient because of the advances in the dental field.

We invite you to come and see what today’s dentistry has to offer.

We have invested into technology to provide you with better dental care

Dental Laser

Lasers have been available for treatment since the 90’s. Today’s modern lasers can do a variety of dental procedures. Some examples are below:

  • Numbing free treatment of gum infection
  • Treatment of sensitive teeth
  • Ulcers and cold sores
  • Aid in healing after extractions
  • Applications in implant dentistry
  • And more..

We have invested in this Cutting Edge Technology to make your treatment efficient and effective.

Intra Oral Cameras:

Help you see what we see and together we will decide how to get to optimum oral health.

Laser Cavity Detection:

In old times we used to rely on just X-rays and tiny instruments to locate cavities. Now we have added lasers to reach the tight areas where X-rays still can’t pick up decay and the tiniest instrument is still too big to feel the “catch” or a newly developing cavity. The sooner we catch problems, the better it is for you in long run. Remember, when problems are small, solutions are small and in dentistry that means less pain and less expense!

Use of Fiber Optics for cavity detection:

Along with traditional methods of locating decay, like X-rays and tiny instrument called explorer, we also use Laser and Fiber Optic lights. We lower the lights in the room and when the light from Fiber Optic hand tool passes the tooth, dark areas or weakened enamel can be very easily visualized. We want to be very thorough when we do your examinations.

Digital X-rays:

Chemical dipped X-Ray films are a thing of past at Thurmont Smiles! We use digital X-rays, which utilized 90% less radiation than old film based X-rays. We can now darken, lighten, enlarge and zoom in your X-rays for proper diagnosis. Our philosophy is to always be conservative with our treatment recommendations and we only prescribe X-rays, which are necessary.

Digital Patient Files:

We have now eliminated a lot of paper waste by going digital. By using computers to access your files, we are able to serve you in a more efficient manner. No more running back to the chart room and going through hundreds of charts to find yours or losing important documents! We are now also able to send your insurance claims electronically to avoid delays, which were a pretty common occurrence with paper claims.

Ultrasonic Scalers:

If you have been to a dentist where only hand scalers were used, you will immediately appreciate the difference when our hygienist gently removes the deposits on your teeth by using this efficient tool. You teeth will be completely clean an deposit free!

Serious tooth decay

Fracture of the tooth, exposing the pulp

Injury to the tooth resulting in soft tissue damage

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Electric Handpieces:

They work efficiently and you feel less vibrations during your dental treatment

Digital teeth shade guide:

This has allowed us to accurately record your teeth shade and when treatment is needed, we can match and give you natural looking restorations.

Dental Specific Digital camera:

We take full series of pictures with our camera that allows Dr. Oza to comprehensively plan any digital smile design and smile makeover cases

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