Cone Beam, CT Scan and 3-D Imaging

CT Scans and Cone Beam Imaging systems generate 3D, high definition x-rays within seconds.  The panoramic images are remarkably clear, which helps with diagnosing and treating dental ailments.    These scans allow us to quickly assess your dental needs and get you back out enjoying your life in less time than you might expect from traditional imaging equipment.  

The health and safety of Dr. Lane's patients is his highest priority, which is why he refers his patients to a Cone Beam imaging center. Unlike traditional x-ray systems, the Cone Beam system produces a very low dose of radiation, thus reducing unnecessary exposure.  

The Cone Beam is used in many dental procedures.  It can be used to determine a treatment plan for dental implants, helping determine size and placement of the implant.  It can also be used to diagnose and treat periodontal disease. Cone Beams give us a clear view of facial nerves and bone structure, which allows us to plan a customized procedure to protect your nerve endings. Such advanced technology allows us to minimize pain and speed healing! 


Digital X-Rays

It is important to know that your doctor is keeping up with the constant and rapid advancements in modern technology. Digital x-rays are just one more advantage you will have at your disposal when you visit Dr. Lane. Instead of using a conventional film, we use a special computer sensor which puts the x-ray picture directly into the computer and which allows us to reduce the amount of harmful radiation by nearly 90%. Since the pictures are in the computer, we can enhance the images to better diagnose conditions--often before they become problems. This proves to be much more convenient for you because the x-rays can then be displayed on the computer right in front of you!

Patient Benefits:

  • Less exposure to radiation

  • Faster turn-around time

  • Shorter appointments

  • Involvement in co-diagnosis

  • Improved understanding of the treatment options


Oraqix®

Forget the Needle! We offer needle-free pain relief for many dental procedures!

Oraqix® is a needle-free anesthetic that is administered topically and below the gum line. Oraqix® is effective and efficient for many dental procedures and offers Dr. Lane's patients a needle-free alternative to traditional anesthetics.

We may recommend this alternative anesthesia for several reasons, including:

  • A needle-free option has been found to be overwhelmingly preferred over traditional anesthetics. In clinical studies, 70% of patients preferred Oraqix® to a needle injection.

  • Numbing occurs quickly, usually within 30 seconds.

  • The sensation of numbness usually lasts about 20 minutes. So, normal sensation is typically returned by the time your appointment is completed!

Oraqix® is site specific which allows Dr. Lane to selectively numb specific areas of the mouth.

How it Works

Oraqix® is first applied to the gums around the area receiving treatment. The gel is applied using a blunt-tipped applicator. After waiting 30 seconds, the pockets around the teeth are filled with Oraqix®. After waiting an additional 30 seconds, treatment can begin. Delaying treatment does not enhance the anesthetic effect. The scaling and root planing procedure, or alternative procedure, can then be completed.


MI Paste Plus™

MI Paste Plus™ is the only product for professional use with a special milk-derived phosphopeptide called RECALDENT™ (CPP-ACP) that is designed to bind calcium and phosphate to tooth surfaces, plaque, and the surrounding soft tissues. The paste is designed to protect teeth from caries development and has been found to be more effective than fluoride treatments alone.

MI Paste Plus™ is also used to reduce or eliminate white spots on teeth. It works by helping the teeth remineralize the white areas and, as a result, the white spots disappear. It also helps to reduce sensitivity to hot or cold liquids or foods. The paste also reduces acidity in the saliva by reducing the ability of bacteria to cause decay. And, MI Paste Plus™ decreases the effect of acid reflux on the teeth.

MI Paste Plus™ is a water-based, sugar-free crème that is enhanced with fluoride (900ppm) and applied directly to the tooth surface or oral cavity. MI Paste Plus™ is specially designed for patients who are at a higher risk for dental caries or dental erosion. MI Paste Plus™ is safe and easy to use either at home or at work. It is recommended for patients who have marked salivary dysfunction (dry mouth), which can be caused by medications, systemic illness, or salivary glad disease. Dry mouth can cause an enhanced risk for mineral loss from dental caries or dental erosion, but MI Plus Paste™ is designed to improve saliva flow and fluoride uptake as well as soothing sensitive surfaces. And, it can also be claimed on patients insurance as a fluoride treatment, so many patients pay little to nothing for the treatment!

MI Paste Plus™ can be used for the following:

  • To reduce white spot lesions

  • To reduce sensitivity to hot or cold liquids or foods

  • During and/or after orthodontics

  • To reduce salivary deficiency/dry mouth

  • To reduce acidic oral environments

  • For erosion due to gastric reflux

  • To treat patients with poor plaque control

  • To treat patients with a high risk for dental caries

  • To provide extra protection for teeth