The entire staff here is, by far, absolutely the best I have ever experienced in a dental office. The care and professionalism is a welcome relief! Thank you. – Bryan
We Offer the Latest in Dental Technology
Here are only a few of the advancements that we offer to patients in our Lafayette office, with brief descriptions for you to browse. These innovations have allowed us to detect, diagnose and treat any issues you have as quickly as possible. Technologies are changing daily and we strive to provide the most up-to-date and proven treatments available. If you have any questions or concerns about anything on this page, please contact our office or bring them up in your next appointment. Only the best for our patients!
Dr. Moss is licensed to practice the laser assisted new attachment procedure (LANAP™), a minimally invasive method of treating gum disease. LANAP is a laser-assisted procedure certified by the FDA for treatment of periodontitis or gum disease. You may have heard about or experienced the remarkable results from laser treatments for vision correction and other medical procedures. Now, that same technology is revolutionizing dentistry! With LANAP, gum disease can be treated successfully without scalpels or sutures, so healing and recovery is faster and less painful than traditional gum surgery. If you’ve been told you need gum surgery, but have been putting it off, let us show you how easy your treatment really can be.
The way your teeth align when you bite down is very important to a lot of dental work, including crowns, bridges, and implants. Even if you’re not having any work done, your alignment is still important and could be leading to soreness in your jaw and muscles, or causing you to grind your teeth. In the past, dentists used a piece of carbon paper to determine the strength of your bite in different places. However, this was not always that effective because your teeth do not all bite down at the same time and a problem even the thickness of a single hair can cause issues. Now, Dr. Moss uses TekScan, which displays a time-elapsed chart of bite strength to pinpoint the precise problems in your bite. This allows us to make better adjustments and help all of your dental work last as long as possible!
With the breakthrough WaterLase it is now possible to have a virtually pain-free dental visit! In most cases this replaces shots and drills for many of the procedures you would need during your visit. Its focused energy dissipates tooth decay and saving you from more expensive and painful procedures, such as crowns and root canals. Unlike old techniques it does not create micro-cracks as it works, and even sterilizes the tooth during the process. It will leave you with less pain, trauma, bleeding and swelling.
Cavities are actually present and building years before we can detect them with traditional methods. The new laser scanner, however, allows us to find cavities years earlier and remove them while they are still small. If you have a bit of tooth sensitivity in certain places, it may be a cavity lying in wait to be detected. Come see us today and take advantage of the laser scanner technology to detect and eradicate those emerging cavities!
Cavities are caused by a bacterial infection known as “caries,” which we now know are not only treatable, but preventable. Dr. Moss uses the CariFree ™ program, developed to help patients become cavity-free by assessing risks, diagnosing bacterial caries and treating the infection using preventive techniques. During your visit you will receive a “caries risk assessment” to evaluate whether you have factors present that can put you at risk for decay. You will then be given instructions and the at-home products needed to keep you and your family cavity free.
Using a special camera and imaging software, we can show you close-ups of inside your mouth, so that you can see any problems just as clearly as we can. A much more effective approach than the old-fashioned mirror!
Dr. Moss is thrilled to offer his patients digital x-rays in place of the traditional techniques. This new technology means less exposure to radiation and less wait time for development. We can show you right on the screen what the problems are and help you better understand your treatment.