Tampa, FL 33626
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8:00am - 5:00pm
Dr. Ponnaganti wants all of her patients to enjoy the highest level of dental care possible. To achieve that goal, she has made a point of keeping up with the many advancements in dental technology that have made treatments more painless and efficient than ever. You can learn more about the state-of-the-art instruments that we put to good use here at Happy Smiles by reading below; don’t forget to reach out if you have questions about our services!
Have you ever found yourself lost when trying to understand what your dentist is talking about? A clear visual aid can be essential for good patient-dentist communication. With our intraoral camera, we can display images of your mouth on a monitor so that you see exactly what we see. This way, you can take a more active role in the conversations about your oral health and make truly informed decisions about your own dental needs.
There’s only so much we can observe with the human eye alone. X-rays let us identify cavities inside the teeth and allow us to evaluate the health of your bone tissue. We can even check the roots and nerves of the teeth for damage. Digital X-rays have dramatically changed the way radiography is used in dentistry; in addition to significantly cutting down exposure time, the technology allows us to create more detailed images in far less time.
Lasers have become a common staple in the modern dentist’s toolkit. At our dental office, we use the Odyssey® diode soft tissue laser for treatments that involve treating or removing gum tissue. The precision of the laser allows us to target just the necessary tissue; the healthy parts of the mouth are left alone. The energy from the laser also reduces bleeding and speeds up the healing process. In many cases, laser dentistry is so comfortable that there’s no need to numb the mouth.