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Technology Amenities

Our Technology

At Chagrin Highlands Dental Group, we never sacrifice quality.

We are committed to providing effective, exceptional results in a safe and comfortable environment. To best serve our community, Dr. Desatnik and his team use the latest state-of-the-art technologies and techniques. With advanced lasers, X-rays, and digital imaging technology, we can help you achieve a healthy, beautiful smile for years to come!

Digital X-Ray Technology

Digital X-rays allow us to take a look below the surface of your mouth and check for signs of bone problems or decay. Compared to traditional X-rays, digital imaging reduces your exposure to radiation by up to 90%.

Digital images are clear, easy to enhance, and can be easily sent to other doctors and insurance providers. This process helps us facilitate doctor-patient communication while cutting out unnecessary waste. Modern X-ray technology helps us treat our patients safely and efficiently.

Digital x-ray

Acoustic Pharyngometry

The Acoustic Pharyngometry and Rhinometry technologies from Eccovision® are known to provide a fast and accurate way of identifying problems with the airways and determining the correct solution. The Acoustic Pharyngometer utilizes reflected sound waves (similar to sonar) and special software to create a visual map of the airway to assist in analysis and to visualize changes in the cross-sectional areas of the airway. This allows Dr. Desatnik to examine its narrowness and potential for collapse, issues that are often present in patients with Obstructive Sleep Apnea. This technique is non-invasive and takes just minutes to complete.

With this advanced imaging system, Dr. Desatnik can quickly obtain precise measurements of oral airway stability and size, allowing him to eliminate any guesswork and increase the chance that the custom oral appliance will be as effective as possible. Acoustic Pharyngometry sound waves
Acoustic Pharyngometry sound waves

Intraoral Cameras and Imaging

Intraoral cameras improve our ability to examine the hard-to-see areas of your teeth and gums. For this, we will insert a miniature camera into your mouth. As we move the device, the camera will transmit images directly to a nearby computer screen. Dr. Desatnik uses intraoral imaging to check the back teeth and throat for signs of decay, infection, and oral cancer. This technology helps make accurate and precise diagnoses.

Dr. Desatnik analyzing teeth on monitor

Cone Beam Computer Technology

Cone beam technology (CBCT) is another form of digital imaging. Similar to x-rays, cone bean scanners allow us to examine the anatomical structures of your mouth. By using an imaging device that rotates around a patient’s head, we can take between 150 to 600 X-rays in under a minute. These images are then uploaded to a powerful computer where they are compiled into a 3D image.

The Cone Beam Computed Tomography (CBCT) system allows us to take a 3-D digital x-ray of your oral structures in an extraordinarily precise and detailed way. This advanced imaging technology creates a high-definition picture of your bone structure and airway that enhances Dr. Desatnik’s ability to analyze, diagnose, and create a treatment plan that has the best chance of yielding the best fit and most effective results from your customized oral appliance. Dr. Desatnik uses CBCT for a variety of things such as:

  • Orthodontics
  • Oral surgery
  • Sleep apnea
  • Dental implants
  • Root canals (endodontics)

Cone Beam Computer Technologyx-rays

Sedation Dentistry

We understand that going to the dentist can be intimidating. Many of our patients suffer from dental anxiety and stress. In some cases, a person’s anxiety may be so severe that they refuse treatment. At Chagrin Highlands Dental Group, we are committed to breaking down these barriers and providing a safe environment to all of our patients.

To help you feel comfortable and relaxed during your treatment, we are happy to offer a variety of dental sedation options. With nitrous oxide (laughing gas) you can feel relaxed during your procedure and still be able to drive home after your appointment. Oral conscious sedation options are also available in the form of a small pill. With this option, you will feel drowsy but will still be awake enough to speak with Dr. Desatnik if needed. Visit our Sedation Dentistry page to learn more about our sedation dentistry options.

At Chagrin Highlands Dental Group, we strive for perfection. From small details like freshly filtered water to convenient wi-fi connections to state-of-the-art X-ray technology, we are committed to providing the highest-quality treatment available. If you would like to learn more about our technologies and treatment options, please call our office at 216-464-9800.

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