Nola Dentures and General Dentistry
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Technology

At NOLA Dentures and General Dentistry, we have invested in latest technology to ensure that we are giving each of our patients the best care possible while ensuring maximum safety and best possible experience.

Panoramic X-Rays

Panoramic X-ray machine | Gretna LA Dentist

Panoramic x-rays are wonderful as they allow dentists and patients to see the entire mouth in one image. 

The first advantage of a panoramic is for our patients who are gaggers.  All that you the patient has to do is bite down on a small block which is very comfortable and the machine rotates around your head within 15 to 30 seconds.  This is wonderful for people who have had difficulty in the past with intraoral x-rays

The second advantage is that we can monitor bone levels in the mouth easily and check for periodontal disease more easily.  Periodontal disease can be easier to diagnose by using a panoramic because we can more easily compare all teeth

The third advantage is that we can monitor growth of children.  The panoramic x-ray often shows us which teeth a child has before the baby tooth has come out.  From this we can make sure that all teeth are developing normally as well as screen for orthodontic issues

The final advantage is screening for possible non dental problems that aren't found on smaller x-rays.  With this we can check the jaw joints as well as bone that isn't often seen on smaller x-rays.

Digital Patient Management Software

Computer with patient management software on it | Gretna LA Dentist

Paperless charting allows us to more easily access your records to schedule you and see your progress.  It also keeps your records safe in the event of a hurricane or other disaster as all data is routinely backed up.  Also by keeping everything on computers, we do not need to waste paper which saves trees and the environment.
To keep your records safe, we work with IT professionals who only work with dental offices and therefore are familiar with what our office needs to give you the best experience possible.  Our IT professionals are national experts in HIPAA compliance and computer safety.

Digital X-ray sensors

Digital X-ray sensor | Dentist Gretna LA

Digital x-rays are one of the most fundamental parts of ensuring high quality care.  With digital x-rays, we can see cavities between teeth and see how deep they go.  We can also check bone less to monitor for periodontal disease.  Also with digital sensors, we use 90% less radiation than traditional film x-rays.  Because the images are stored on computers, we are able to better show you what is going on in your mouth by making the images bigger so that you can see what we are seeing.
Our dental sensors are top of the line and we like them not only for the quality of images they produce, but also for their comfort.  With the rounded edges, many people (especially gaggers) find these x-rays much easier to take than traditional film or other types of x-ray sensors.

Implants

Surgical Equipment for dental implant placement | Dentist Gretna LA

To place implants, Dr. Schafer and his team utilize surgical equipment that is leading edge to make sure that implants are placed properly to minimize any discomfort and to ensure that our patients get the best outcomes.

Magnification Loupes

Magnification Loupes | Dentist Gretna LA

Mouths is a dark place and teeth are small.  To help see better, Dr. Schafer always wear magnifying loupes with a led headlight.  With the led mounted on top of the loupes, the light never shines in the patient's eyes and Dr. Schafer can see the smallest areas of your mouth and teeth.  This allows him to do a better job whether it is filling a cavity or doing surgery.