Combining the very latest technology with good old-fashioned patient care is what sets Comfort Dental apart. It’s this unique balance, paired with our unmatched attention to detail and our countless patient successes that makes Comfort Dental the choice for dental care of Myrtle Beach residents and visitors alike.
Here at Comfort Dental, we utilize high-power microscopes to enhance the precision of your dental care. For you, this means the most precise fit and finish possible. Think of it like this: a microsurgical needle can pass through a human hair without damaging it. That kind of pinpoint precision and control simply can’t be matched with the naked eye. Additionally, our new, high-powered scope directs a beam of light directly on your teeth, minimizing glare for you and maximizing the line of sight for our expert dental team.
Do you cringe at the thought of needles, or avoid dental care because you fear the drilling, or even the uncomfortable numbness? You’re not alone. In fact, many of our patients experience such fears. That’s one reason they choose Comfort Dental and why you can, too.
At Comfort Dental, we understand patient uneasiness and proudly rely on laser dentistry, one of the latest advances in dentistry, to treat our patients. This means your care is administered using laser energy, in the form of light – without the use of dreaded oral drills.
In fact, using laser dentistry, our patients experience none of the uncomfortable vibration or heat (or related smells) often associated with dental drills. On the contrary, our patients regularly report that laser dentistry, which can be used for tooth and soft tissue (surgical) procedures, makes the treatment virtually painless. Because of this, oftentimes no local anesthesia is needed (so no awkward numbness follows).
For soft tissue procedures, the use of laser dentistry eliminates the need for suturing, decreasing your downtime and the time it takes for your mouth to heal. Lasers can also be used to diagnose cavities, finding hidden decay in teeth in early stages. In some cases, because of the early detection and diagnosis, decay can be reversed through hygiene and fluoride treatment and may never need filling.
Areas of dental care that benefit from laser technology:
- Cavity diagnosis and removal
- Curing, or hardening, bonding materials
- Whitening teeth
- Periodontal, or gum related, care
- Pediatric procedures
- Apthous Ulcer treatment (canker sore)
- Frenectomy (tongue-tie release) without anesthesia or sutures
- Root canals and apicoectomies
- Crown lengthening, gingivectomy and other gum corrections
Dental lasers have been shown to be safe and effective for treating both children and adults.
Additionally, the Comfort Dental team utilizes electric “hand-pieces,” or dental drills. This further ensures the most precise aspects of all restorative procedures and results in extraordinarily precise interfaces between your tooth and your new restoration (crown, veneer, or filling) – the kind of results Comfort Dental is known for.
While achieving the very best results remain a top priority, so does patient comfort and things like minimizing your down time and your recovery. Using these cutting-edge, more precise dental tools means you experience substantially less vibration and less noise while under our care. Sure, many Myrtle Beach dentists still rely on air-driven hand-pieces, or drills. While acceptable for many procedures, these “whiney sounding” air-powered hand pieces all have a degree of non-concentricity; they do not rotate perfectly smoothly.
Here at Comfort Dental, we recognize digital imaging as an important aspect of comprehensive dental care. These more precise images enable Dr. Funderburk and the Comfort Dental team to clearly view even the most minute details in your mouth.
Comfort Dental patients benefit from our expanded digital capabilities, including digital X-rays. Digital x-rays are more precise than standard x-rays, with stunningly accurate images of your mouth viewed on a dedicated computer monitor instead of holding a 35mm film of your mouth up to a light. Also, digital X-rays dramatically decrease your exposure to radiation, with exposure approximately one-sixth of that of traditional x-rays.
Radiographs detect cavities between your teeth, determine bone level and analyze the health of your bones. Radiographs also examine the intricate nerves and roots under and around your every tooth, and diagnose lesions such as cysts and tumors. These precise images also accurately assess any damage done when trauma or oral injury occurs.
These robust capabilities and the undeniable benefits these provide our patients make digital dental radiographs an invaluable tool we rely on daily to better diagnose, treat, and maintain your dental health. Furthermore, exposure time for digital dental radiographs is extremely minimal (about 50% less when compared to traditional radiographs), another important patient benefit. Then there’s the fact that digital imaging allows us to electronically store your images, which ensures we can quickly and easily transfer them to specialists and insurance companies.
Many Comfort Dental patients, especially our younger ones, are familiar with the latest technology and quickly become comfortable with the high tech practice. These patients usually rely on computers, smart phones and TV screens as a primary method of information processing. Having a digital dental practice isn’t that different.
For instance, Dr. Funderburk relies on intraoral camera technology to increase the understanding of your diagnosis, to customize your individual treatment plan accordingly, and to show you and our entire dental team exactly what’s going on inside your mouth. The small intraoral camera, oftentimes just a few millimeters long, gives us the clearest, most precise images of your mouth, teeth and gums. This ensures the most accurate assessment and subsequently, the most accurate diagnosis. With clear, defined, enlarged images, details that may be missed by standard mirror examinations are quickly and easily seen, also cutting down on the time you spend in our patient chair.
More Comfortable Care
At Comfort Dental, we gladly take on the added expenses and additional training needed to perfect the latest technology because it means your treatment process, your recovery and our shared results are the very best they can be. After all, our patients are worth it.