Unkel & Shibilski Dental

Technology

Our goal is to ensure that every patient who walks through our doors has a comfortable, stress-free experience. At Unkel & Shibilski Dental, our dentists always research new methods to streamline your treatment and enhance your comfort in the dental chair. We believe that an investment in dental technology is an investment in our patients and their oral health.

Dentistry is ever-evolving, and we're committed to bringing you the latest and best so we can continue to provide the highest quality dental care available. Please take a few moments to browse through our technology and call us if you have questions or need to schedule an appointment.

Intraoral Cameras Keep You Informed

An intraoral camera is a small handheld digital camera that our dentists use to show you what they see during a dental exam. It produces high-resolution images in real-time that we share with you on your chairside monitor.

Intraoral cameras are an excellent diagnostic tool because our dentists can see your teeth and gums in great detail. While you view the images together, they can point out conditions, so you understand why they recommend treatment and discuss your options. 

We can save images from your exam in your digital patient file, which allows us to maintain a comprehensive record of your oral health and refer to them as needed.

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Digital Records Streamline Visits

One thing you won't see at Unkel & Shibilski Dental is mountains of paper files. We've eliminated waste and streamlined our processes with digital patient records. You don't have to sit and write out paper forms when you arrive at our office for your appointment. Instead, a team member will hand you an iPad, and as you enter your information, the details automatically become part of your digital patient record.

With digital records, all the information we need to provide accurate diagnoses and plan treatment—digital x-rays, intraoral images, dental history, and medications—is stored securely on our in-house network for easy access.

Quiet Electric Handpieces

Many people say that one of the triggers for their dental anxiety is the sound and sensations of an air-driven dental drill. At Unkel & Shibilski Dental, our patients appreciate that we use high-speed electric handpieces to eliminate the high-pitched whining sound and uncomfortable vibrations produced by air-driven handpieces. 

Our dentists prefer electric handpieces because of their precision and ability to deliver better long-term results for restorative dentistry, including crowns, bridges, fillings, and cosmetic dental procedures.

Low-Dose Digital X-Rays

Digital radiographs show our dentists what they cannot see with a visual examination and reduce your radiation exposure by as much as 80 percent compared to film x-rays.

Our low-dose digital x-rays are essential for diagnosing problems, planning treatment, and helping our patients maintain optimal dental health. Our dentists can see cavities that develop between teeth, gauge bone levels, examine roots and nerves, and diagnose tumors or cysts. 

We store your x-rays in your digital patient record, making them accessible to our team members and easy to share with specialists or insurance companies.

The Wand® for Pain-Free Injections

The Wand® is a handheld, computer-generated dental anesthesia delivery system that greatly minimizes the discomfort associated with injections.

It is typically not the needle that causes discomfort but the pressure of the anesthetic going into the tissue. The Wand’s computer-generated system delivers the anesthetic very slowly and with constant pressure for virtually pain-free injections.

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Rotary Endodontics for Comfortable Root Canals

Despite what you’ve heard, root canal treatment doesn’t cause pain—it relieves it. At Unkel & Shibilski Dental, we’ve found a way to make the procedure even more comfortable and efficient using rotary endodontics. 

The traditional method to remove infected dental pulp uses a series of manual steel files. This process is time-consuming, and many patients dislike the sensations it produces. 

Our leading-edge rotary endodontic technology uses a nickel-titanium tip that’s flexible enough to reach into root canals and do a thorough job of removing the infected material. The result is an efficient, comfortable procedure and more favorable long-term treatment outcomes. 

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