Sterilization | Panorex | X-Rays | Oral Cancer Screening | Intraoral Camera | Laser Dentistry | Defibrillation

Sterilization

The Palmyra Family Dentistry team want to take this opportunity to reassure you that nothing is more important to us than the health and safety of our patients and employees.

Our team utilizes stringent infection control protocols, products, and procedures. By observing and following the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), American Dental Association and Centers for Disease Control infection guidelines our practice is infection-free as it can be.

Our practice employs the following rigorous quality controls:

  • Completely sterilizing and disinfecting all dental instruments before each use.
  • Routinely wearing disposable, surgical gloves.
  • Disinfecting all treatment room surfaces, such as chairs, headrests, light handles, and counters prior to each patient treatment.

The Palmyra Family Dentistry team welcome your questions, and want you to feel comfortable about coming to us for treatment.

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Panorex

Palmyra Family Dentistry strives to offers the most up to date and modern technology possible. To that end, our Panorex X-Ray machine is of the highest quality.

A panorex is a very impressive piece of imaging machinery in that it is capable of identifying many issues and structures that a normal x-ray is not. Initially you will sit in a chair with your chin on a small ledge. Once positioned in the machine, it will rotate around your entire head taking a full 360 degree view of your teeth, head, sinuses and bones.

The ability to view the full structure of your head as a whole is very informative to any one of our three dentists. It will allow us to see any potential problems and make sure that everything is functioning as it should be. The panorex is capable of viewing specific types of structural problems, infections or asymmetry among many others.

If you have any questions about our panorex machine, please feel free to speak to any of the Palmyra Family Dentistry team members today.

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X-Rays

Palmyra Family Dentistry offers digital X-rays to help in the diagnosis and treatment of many dental procedures.

Digital x-Rays illustrate bone height, bone defects, infection, root involvement, tartar, tooth decay and more. Digital X-rays are also beneficial in determining if gum disease is progressing or if arrested.

Here at Palmyra Family Dentistry , the benefits for patients when utilizing the digital X-ray system are large. A digital X-ray allows for quick on screen reference to facilitate your understanding of any areas of concern. As well, digital X-rays allow for minimal exposure time with 80% less radiation than normal X-rays.

Digital X-rays are scanned into our computer, allowing for the images of your teeth, supporting bone and gums to be large and crisp, stored in your file for future reference. Digital X-rays are faster, safer and environmentally friendly.

Please feel free to speak to any one of our Palmyra Family Dentistry team members on how this amazing technology allows us to bring patient care to a higher and improved level.

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Oral Cancer Screening

Oral Cancer is preventable, and if detected early, can be cured. Upwards of 80% of patients diagnosed early survive! Symptoms of oral cancer can include a sore on your gums, lips, tongue or cheek, white scaly patches, swelling, numbness, bleeding or pain.

Oral cancer screenings are a very important part of any dental examination. During each dental examination or dental hygiene visit one of the Palmyra Family Dentistry or hygienists examines the tissues of your mouth. If any suspicious areas are noted, a biopsy may be recommended.

Certain lifestyle choices can have a great impact on the health of tissues and your overall health in your mouth. If you are a smoker or heavy drinker, make sure to get regular screenings when you visit Dr. Haremza, Dr. Harrison or Dr. Levy. Minimize your risk of oral cancer by avoiding exposure to sunlight, tobacco, and excessive alcohol intake.

Please feel free to speak to any one of our Palmyra Family Dentistry team members on how important oral cancer screenings are to you and your overall health. It takes 5 minutes to receive a comprehensive oral cancer exam that could save your life!

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Intraoral Camera

What if you could see what we see? Intra-Oral Video and Photography! The more you know about your mouth, the more able you are to make good choices for your dental care. Intra-Oral Video and Photography! Utilizing technology to assist clients who want to be an active participant in their own dental care. Ask your dental hygienist for a complete tour of your mouth. Then, we’ll immediately print a photograph of any area(s) you would like. Intra-Oral Video and Photography! A picture is worth a thousand words. Ask us about it today.

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Laser Dentistry

The Palmyra Family Dentistry team utilizes the Ivoclar Odyssey Navigator Diode Laser Dental Laser, which can replace the drill in many procedures, removing much of the fear associated with visiting the dentist. For instance, the laser replaces the whine of the drill and generates no heat or vibration. Heat and vibration are the causes of most of the discomfort associated with the drill; many dental procedures can now be performed without needles or anesthesia. In addition, the laser can gently perform numerous soft tissue (gums) procedures with little or no bleeding. The laser is a new high tech instrument, usable for many procedures that previously required a referral to a specialist.

Lasers are used from treating decayed teeth to complex cases of cosmetic and aesthetic smile designs, to non-surgical treatment of gum disease. The Palmyra Family Dentistry team has incorporated the use of lasers in many phases of dentistry.

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Defibrillation

The Palmyra Family Dentistry team want to make sure you understand the importance of early defibrillation.

Sudden cardiac arrest (SCA), is a condition in which the heart stops beating suddenly and unexpectedly. SCA claims more than 450,000 lives each year, primarily because lifesaving treatment, that is early defibrillation, does not reach the victims within the first critical minutes. Immediate response is critical.

If defibrillation takes place within the first two minutes of SCA, the survival rate is almost 90%. For every minute that the heart is not pumping, survival rates decrease by about 10 percent. 90-95% will die, unless a defibrillation shock is delivered within 10 minutes of SCA. The AED is probably one of the most important pieces of high tech equipment in our office, but it is also a piece of equipment we hope we will never need to use.

If you have any questions about early defibrillation, speak with one of our team members today.

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