Hedgecock Dental is committed to continuing education for our doctors to learn the latest dental techniques so we can keep bringing world-class care to the familiarity and comfort of your Austin dental home. Our team’s passion for ongoing training and overall improvement is matched only by our determination to invest in the most current dental technologies to keep your smile its strongest and most beautiful. Our advanced technology also means:
CBCT (cone beam computed tomography) imaging technology scans the entire structure of the mouth and jaws, generating comprehensive and detailed x-rays that include the nerves, sinus cavities, and blood vessels. The precision and quality of these images allow for treatment planning you can trust, and as a very important added bonus, CBCT uses significantly less radiation than traditional x-rays of years past. You can also count on increased peace of mind and reliable results. 3D imaging has proven especially beneficial for diagnosis and treatment of:
An air abrasion tool is like a tiny sandblaster, removing decay while conserving as much healthy tooth structure as possible. In most cases, air abrasion eliminates the need for the dental drill, which is good news for the many patients that dislike the noise, vibration and pressure that comes with drilling. The relative quiet of air abrasion also tends to make the atmosphere calmer for anxious patients.
Arestin is the brand name for minocycline, a tetracycline antibiotic that combines with dental treatment to fight the bacteria that causes gum disease. Its local application has been found to reduce pocket depth so gums can heal better than with scaling and root planing alone.
CariFree is a family of products to help balance the pH in your mouth and encourage a more alkaline environment, fighting against the formation of tooth decay and dental caries (cavities). Hedgecock Dental offers CariFree products for purchase in our office to help elevate your oral hygiene routine to a higher level of focus on prevention.
Digital x-rays are quick and easy, taken in minutes while you relax in the dental chair. You are able to see the images onscreen right along with our team and better understand not only your own oral health, but recommended treatment. Like CBCT imaging, digital x-rays have drastically reduced radiation exposure for increased safety.
Intraoral cameras resemble a pen and can provide high-resolution images of every nook and cranny in your teeth and gums, no matter how tricky the angle. This level of accuracy and insight provide our team with the tools we need to detect decay, disease, and other dental concerns earlier than ever before.
DIAGNOdent™ laser cavity detection technology allows us to detect potential caries (cavities) by utilizing a low-level laser light, enabling diagnosis much sooner than the recent past, when decay had to be visible to the naked eye before it could be addressed.
In the last few years, DNA has been used to find ancestors and solve cold-case crimes—and now its capabilities include detection of risk factors and disease for HPV-related oral cancers and gum disease. Hedgecock Dental uses the OralDNA labs system to keep preventive care the primary focus when it comes to your continued dental health.
Hedgecock Dental has years of experience working with the structure of the jaw, neck, and head as dental professionals, which is an ideal foundation for the TruDenta therapeutic methods that treat:
Each TruDenta patient will have an individual, custom-designed treatment plan tailored to alleviate their unique set of symptoms. Noninvasive and FDA-approved, this plan may include one or more tested technologies such as muscle manipulation, ultrasound, microcurrent, photobiomodulation, and ultrasound.