Digital X-Ray

Digital x-rays provide improved comfort of mouth x-rays and less cranial exposure to radiation. With digital x-rays, patients can have around 70% less exposure to radiation than conventional x-rays. Digital x-rays also produce larger and clearer photos to better source hard-to-see cavities and the images can be easily stored on a computer and transferred to different dentists or orthodontists for referrals. Digital x-rays are also more environmentally friendly in the long run.

Panoramic X-Ray

With panoramic x-rays, your dentist can easily look for problems such as bone abnormalities and fractures, cysts, impacted teeth, infections, and tumors. It’s a much faster and simpler process than traditional x-rays. Also, the panoramic technique requires fewer steps compared to traditional dental x-rays, creating a more convenient and comfortable procedure for the patient.

TV on ceiling to watch during treatment

Televisions are situated on the ceiling at Tenth Line Family Dentistryso that when the dentist leans his patients back in the chair, they are able to watch a featured show or moive. This serves as a distraction from the fact that you are in the dentist office and has served to alleviate tensions associated with dental visits for a lot of anxious patients, especially children.


The CariVu is a compact, portable caries detection device that uses unique, patented transillumination technology and allows for detection of a range of carious lesions (occlusal, interproximal, secondary/recurrent) and cracks. It helps in the identification of tooth decay when used with clinical and radiographic examinations. The CariVu is the latest generation of transillumination technology, and is a brilliant new way to discover caries and cracks.

Endodontic Treatment

Root canal therapy has gone high-tech recently, making the procedure as easy as possible for both patients and dentists! The new, minimally invasive procedure dramatically increases disinfection of the entire root canal system. It therefore improves the success of the procedure and the comfort for the patients. With modern dental instruments and advanced techniques, dentists have more resources than ever to complete successful root canals, and patients can have the procedure done in just one visit - virtually pain-free!

Laser Dentistry

Lasers are used to remove or alter hard and soft tissues in a variety of dental procedures.

Soft Tissue Lasers

Lasers are used in procedures involving soft tissues in the mouth like the gums, making them useful in procedures, such as creating a trough around the gum for improved visibility and dental access and reshaping the gums for aesthetic purposes. Sometimes lasers are used to remove excess gum tissue and release overly tight muscle attachments in the mouth or treat oral ulcers and cold sores. Laser therapy can also treat periodontal disease, or gum infection, by removing the infected lining of gum tissue around the teeth and supporting the regeneration of healthy gum tissue.

Hard Tissue Lasers

Hard tissue lasers are used to cut "hard" tissues in the mouth, such as the teeth. These lasers can help remove tooth decay, prepare cavities for filling placement, prepare a tooth for a root canal and etch the tooth enamel so a filling can bond to it.

Lasers designed for hard tissue purposes may reduce the need for anesthesia and reduce the chance of overheating parts of the tooth like the pulp, the tooth's nerve tissue. However, hard tissue lasers may also extend the time needed for treatment due to the precise nature of laser cutting and may have inconsistent results.

Procedures Involving Laser Dentistry

Lasers may be used in a number of other dental procedures, including laser teeth whitening, setting restorative materials, such as crowns or fillings, and detecting tooth decay. Before considering any type of dental laser therapy, contact us to determine if laser treatment is right for you.