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Digital Xray Learn more

At MSR Dental Surgery we use high resolution Digital X Ray imaging. In this advanced imaging technique digital X-ray sensors are used instead of traditional X ray film.

Digital x rays help in identifying disease and developmental problems before they become serious health issues, early detection of infection or injury is also made feasible due to high resolution images and magnifications of images which is made possible

Advantages include:

  • Less radiation to produce an image of similar contrast to conventional radiography.
  • Time efficiency through bypassing chemical processing
  • The ability to digitally transfer and enhance images.
  • Elimination of costly film processing steps;
  • It is more forgiving for over- and under-exposure;
  • Ability to apply special image processing techniques that enhance overall display of the image.
  • It is very useful of storage and archiving of the dental images since it is in digital format.
  • Instead of X-ray film, digital radiography uses a digital image capture device. This gives advantages of immediate image preview and availability;

Laser Dentistry Learn more

The constructive role of lasers has been harnessed by scientists across all fields. Dentistry has also reined in the usefulness of laser therapy to bring about qualitative change in the treatment outcome. In MSR Dental Surgery, Lasers are being used for Root canal sterilization, elimination of gum pockets, crown and bridge dentistry, TMJ and facial pain therapy and also to increase the length of the teeth (Crown lengthening is done for better grip of the crowns to the teeth)

The use of lasers on the gums was first approved by the United States Food and Drug Administration in the early 1990s, and the approval for its use on hard tissue like teeth or the jaw bones,was given in the later part of the 1990s.

Several variants of dental laser are in use, with the most common being diode lasers, carbon dioxide lasers, and yttrium aluminium garnet laser. Different lasers use different wavelengths which goes to show that they are better suited for different applications. For example ,a diode lasers which has a wave length in the 810–900 nm range are well absorbed by red colored tissues such as the gingivae. Due to this these lasers are increasingly being used in place of electrosurgery and standard surgery for soft tissue. They can be used for a host of dental procedures, and allow for more procedures to be done without local anesthesia

Dental lasers are not without their benefits, though, as the use of a laser can decrease morbidity after surgery, along with the reduction for the need of anesthetics.

There would be very less bleeding following cauterization of soft tissue , and some of the risks of alternative electrosurgery procedures are avoided. Lasers are used for soft tissue surgeries in the oral cavity, such as gingivectomy, surgeries involving the periodontal sulcus, debridement and disinfection of periodontal pockets.( LANAP), frenectomy, biopsy, and coagulation of graft donor sites. The Laser wavelength is absorbed by pigment in the tissue. The laser’s are often used for their ability to form fibrin which allows them to seal treated pockets.

OPG ScanLearn more

A panoramic radiograph is a panoramic scanning dental X-ray of the upper and lower jaw. It shows a two-dimensional view of a half-circle from ear to ear. It is also termed as Panorex (PAN), Dental Panoramic Radiograph(DPR), Orthopantomogram or Orthopantomograph (OPG). An OPG relies on tomography i.e. images of specific radiographic planes are taken to make up the larger panoramic image where the maxilla and mandible are in the focal trough and the structures, superficial and deep to the trough, are blurred.

Dental X-rays' are moving from film technology (involving a chemical developing process) to digital X-ray technology, which is based on electronic sensors and computers. One of the principal advantages compared to film based systems is the much greater exposure latitude. This means many fewer repeated scans, which reduces costs and also reduces patient exposure to radiation. Lost X-rays can also be reprinted if the digital file is saved. Other significant advantages include instantly viewable images, the ability to enhance images, the ability to email images to practitioners and clients (without needing to digitize them first), easy and reliable document handling, reduced X-ray exposure, that no darkroom is required, and that no chemicals are used. OPTs are used by health care professionals to provide information on:

  • Impacted wisdom teeth diagnosis and treatment planning - the most common use is to determine the status of wisdom teeth and trauma to the jaws
  • Periodontal bone loss and periapical involvement
  • Finding the source of dental pain
  • Assessment for the placement of dental implants
  • Orthodontic assessment. pre and post operative
  • Caries detection especially in the inter-dental region
  • Diagnosis of developmental anomalies such as cherubism, cleido cranial dysplasia
  • Carcinoma in relation to the jaws
  • Temporomandibular joint dysfunctions and ankylosis
  • Diagnosis of osteosarcoma, ameloblastoma, renal osteodystrophy affecting jaws and hypophosphatemia
  • Diagnosis, and pre- and post-surgical assessment of oral and maxillofacial trauma, e.g. dentoalveolar fractures and mandibular fractures
  • Salivary stones (Sialolithiasis)
  • Other diagnostic and treatment applications

Principal advantage of panoramic images

  • Broad coverage of facial bones and teeth
  • Low patient radiation dose
  • Convenience of examination for the patient (films need not be placed inside the mouth)
  • Ability to be used in patients who cannot open the mouth or when the opening is restricted e.g.: due to trismus
  • Short time required for making the image
  • Patient's ready understandability of panaromic films, making them a useful visual aid in patient education and case presentation.
  • Easy to store compared to the large set of intra oral x-rays which are typically used.

T – SCAN Learn more

MSR Dental is proud to claim that we are the first to introduce T Scan amongst dental clinics in Chennai. T Scan is a state of the art computer analysis, which is a patented sensor developed at MIT TUFTS University USA. The device is a compact bite fork which connects to a laptop or desktop computer and is easily records the patients bite in relation to the force and time.This provides valuable force to timing data, minimizes distribution of forces to teeth and is an excellent patient education tool which helps patients see their bite on the screen and hence helps them understand the need for treatment.

  • It determines the proper contact between the teeth.
  • It is of immense use during the follow up appointments after Full Mouth Rehabilitation.
  • It helps in determining the harmful forces caused during biting. (Minimize destructive forces)
  • Also aids in proper implant loading, and reduces the chair side time.
  • Improve clinical results
  • Determine premature contacts
  • Decrease follow up appointments