Dental Technology

Dental Technology at Tencza & Pugliese Dental

Dr. Tencza and Dr. Pugliese continue to integrate new technologies into their practice to provide patients with the best possible dental care. Using the latest dental technology and techniques, we can provide more accurate diagnosis and treatment more comfortably and in fewer visits!

At Tencza & Pugliese Dental in Easton, PA, you can feel confident knowing that you’re receiving the highest level of patient care possible from a team of knowledgeable and dedicated professionals.

Intra-Oral Cameras

An intra-oral camera is a small, hand-held dental camera that allows our dental professionals to get a close-up view of your teeth and mouth. This dental technology is used to help diagnose dental problems like an oral cavity or crack in posterior teeth and plan treatment.

How It Works

The camera takes pictures or videos of the inside of your mouth to visualize things that cannot be seen with the naked eye. These images can be magnified on a computer screen so that our dentists can get a closer look at your teeth and mouth almost immediately. This technology can diagnose dental problems, plan treatment, and track your progress over time. This means the patient gets answers more quickly, but it also means that dental problems can be caught early when they are more easily treatable.

As another added benefit, insurance companies will often cover the cost of treatment when they are deemed medically necessary, so using dental technology can save patients money in the long run. Payouts can also happen more quickly, when there is photographic proof of an issue.

Digital X-Ray

Digital x-rays use digital sensors to capture images. These dental x-ray images can be viewed instantly on a computer screen, which means our dental professionals can get a closer look at your teeth and mouth right away. There is less radiation exposure with digital x-rays than with traditional dental x-rays, which is a safer option for the patient and dental technician.

How It Works

The digital x-ray machine is similar to a traditional x-ray machine, but instead of using film exposures to capture images, it uses digital sensors. These sensors are placed in your mouth and then connected to a computer. The dental x-ray images are then displayed on the screen almost immediately.

Soft Tissue Laser

Soft tissues cover about 30 percent of the mouth and can sometimes require treatment for lumps or unusual patches of skin. In the past, soft tissue biopsies were often done with a scalpel, which meant that patients had to endure an invasive procedure with a lengthy recovery time. In addition, dental restorations, gum reconstruction, or infections would have also required dental surgery, which would be painful and costly.

However, with dental lasers, soft tissue dental procedures are much less invasive and can often be done in a dental office without the need for surgery. This means a quicker and less painful process, as well as recovery, for patients!

Soft tissue lasers help to treat oral health problems like:

  • gingivitis
  • periodontal disease
  • ulcers and canker sores

How It Works

A wand about the size and shape of a pen emits a concentrated beam of light that can be used to remove or reshape gum tissue in a matter of minutes. Healing is stimulated by the energy emitted from the laser, which means no there is minimal to no pain, tooth sensitivity, bleeding, or stitches!

Contact Us Today for Your Next Dental Treatment!

We understand that treatments and procedures can cause dental anxiety for many patients. That’s why our doctors and dental technicians continue their dental education to become experts on these technological advances to provide the highest level of care to our patients. There’s nothing our team can’t handle, from dental implants and tooth decay to porcelain veneers and gum reconstruction. 

By combining advanced dental technologies, training, and customer service, we ensure that our dental patients receive dental care they can smile about!