Redefined Robert Graffeo, DDS
Dental technology is constantly advancing and changing, enabling caregivers to find dental problems faster, diagnose them more accurately, and treat them more effectively and comfortably than ever before. Your trusted family dentist in Hoboken, Robert Graffeo, DDS, keeps our dental office on the leading-edge of progress by constantly researching and integrating new instruments into our day-to-day operations. Our state-of-the-art approach will have you thinking, “Wow, I’m already done?” after every appointment.
Rather than just using a bright light and a mirror to examine your mouth, our team will utilize a pen-sized intraoral camera so we’re able to capture high-resolution images of your entire oral cavity. We can display them on a monitor in the treatment room so we’ll easily be able to spot the initial signs of any issues, plus your dentist will go over them with you so you can completely understand the current state of your dental health.
X-rays are absolutely essential at every dental office because most of your teeth are actually hidden beneath your gum line! To help us find potential problems before they’re even visible to the naked eye, we use digital X-rays. These show much more detail compared to traditional film, the images only take seconds to develop, and they emit 90% LESS radiation as well. With them, we can keep our patients safer while also saving them a tremendous amount of time.
Traditionally, for patients suffering with gum disease, one of the most effective treatments involved making a small incision in the gum tissue so the roots of the teeth could be cleaned of bacteria. Today, we can now treat the condition much less invasively using a soft tissue laser. With it, we can quickly and precisely eliminate harmful bacteria from below the gum line without causing any trauma to the gums themselves. In fact, the procedure is so gentle that most patients don’t even need local anesthetic to stay completely comfortable.