Laytonsville, MD Dentist
Laytonsville Dentistry | Sheila L. Brush
At Sheila L Bush, we believe our patients are entitled to the most comfortable, safe, and effective treatments available. Regardless if you are visiting our practice for a cleaning, exam, or another dental service, we use the latest dental technology to help ensure ultimate satisfaction.
Dr. Bush is dedicated to upholding the highest patient care and satisfaction standards. Our state-of-the-art technological advancements ensure efficiency and comfort. Our equipment is safe, effective, and well-maintained. Some of the technology we use in our dental practice are listed below:
- Air Abrasion Dentistry
- Bioceramic Root Canal Sealers
- Cone-Beam 3D Imaging
- Dexis Carivu™
- Diagnodent Pen (see below)
- Digital X-Rays
- Intraoral Camera Technology (see below)
- iTero Scanner
- Laser Therapy (see below)
- Oral Cancer Detection Using OralID
- Oral Cancer Detection Using Trimira
- The Wand®
Digital x-rays can magnify and enhance your teeth for better treatment and diagnosis. This incredible technology allows us to take images of your teeth and immediately display them on a computer screen.
With digital x-rays, we can accurately view your teeth and surrounding structures. These images provide all the information we need to plan your next dental treatment.
And beyond that, digital x-rays require much less radiation than traditional film x-rays and are safe and effective.
A Panoramic x-ray machine creates a 360-degree view of your bone structure by rotating around your entire head. The ending result is a complete image of your teeth, sinuses, and bone structure of the head and jaws. For Dr. Brush, panoramic x-ray imagery is a valuable resource for diagnosis and treatment planning.
Soft Tissue Lasers
With soft tissue lasers at our disposal, Dr. Brush can provide precise, high-quality treatments that are relatively pain-free, less invasive, and useful for various dental services.
Lasers are essentially tiny beams of highly concentrated light. These beams can provide pinpoint accuracy in dental treatments. And because the laser also sterilizes the tissues and seals off blood vessels, the chance of infection or bleeding is minimal. The soft tissue laser is minimally-invasive and highly effective.
Dr. Brush can seal nerve endings and blood vessels with the highly versatile soft tissue laser and treat soft tissues simultaneously. Doing this creates less stress on the gums and significantly reduces swelling and bleeding. Moreover, by using the soft tissue laser, Dr. Brush minimizes patients’ discomfort during and after treatment and lessens their recovery time.
Dr. Brush uses soft tissue laser technology to provide our patients with precise dental care with a comfortable dental experience.
The Cavitron is a hand-held device used in deep cleaning to avoid periodontal disease. While scaling and planing can be completed by hand, the Cavitron uses high-frequency ultrasonic technology to quickly, gently, and effectively remove dental plaque and tartar deposits from teeth and gums. The Cavitron vibrates at around 15,000 movements per second, creating waves outside the range of human hearing.
These powerful emotions vibrate away plaque and tartar that have had a chance to build up between visits. With the Cavitron, patients have a more comfortable experience, and time spent scaling and polishing significantly decreases.
What is the secret to Laytonsville dentistry making a great impression? At Sheila L. Brush, DDS, PC, we use our intra-oral digital scanner to ensure that the images we take are accurate, efficient, and comfortable.
Impressions are necessary to make dental restorations, like crowns, bridges, and dental implants. Our practical hand-held intra-oral scanner takes 3-dimensional digital video impressions with proven accuracy. Dr. Brush can accurately scan even the most challenging cases.
The intra-oral camera is approximately the size and shape of a pen and is used to take images of your teeth, gums, mouth, and tongue. Due to its small, sleek design, it is comfortable, easy to use, and can view a wide range of angles from the inside of your mouth. The intra-oral camera is a safe and effective tool for patients of every age.
Another benefit is the reduced amount of time it takes. When we send digital scans to our lab, your restorations require less preparation and can be fabricated quickly. Doing this means having your restoration placed and enjoying the results much sooner.
In the past, you may have experienced dental trays filled with a soft and gooey substance that hardened into a three-dimensional impression of your mouth. Those days are over, thank goodness! With an intra-oral scanner’s hand-held wand, we can take accurate digital impressions quickly and easily without tripping your gag reflex.
As we complete your scan, you can view the impression on the monitor along with us. Doing this allows you to see more precisely why we have recommended restoration for your oral health needs.
The DIAGNOdent is an advanced dental tool that uses a laser to detect tooth decay. With the DIAGNOdent, we can locate incipient cavities with pinpoint accuracy. It is advantageous in areas that can be difficult to diagnose through visual inspection or x-ray alone.
The DIAGNOdent is simple, painless, and effective. With early detection, we can stop decay below the surface with minimally invasive treatment.
Our Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation (TENS) unit sends gentle stimulating pulses along the skin surface and the nerves. These pulses allow us to diagnose and conservatively treat disorders of the Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ).