High-Tech Dentistry in Palos Verdes
Combining advanced training with leading-edge equipment
The first part of being a high-tech dentist is to know the latest procedures and techniques. Dr. Palani graduated from the prestigious Marquette University Dental School and completed his general practice residency at the world-renowned Cedar Sinai Hospital.
What this means to you is that he has a very firm foundation of dental knowledge to build upon. He went on to receive a certificate in Aesthetic and Advanced Dentistry from the Department of Advanced Education in General Dentistry at UCLA. While practicing he earned Fellowship awards from both the International Congress of Oral Implantologists and the Academy of General Dentistry.
The second part of being a high-tech dentist is to have the latest equipment. Twenty-first century advancements in dental technology have made dentistry better for both patient and dentist. For the patient, it means increased comfort, less pain, more efficiency and better end results. For the dentist, it means better tools and techniques that allow him to provide superior dental care.Back to the top
Smile-Vision Smile Enhancement Preview
Are you considering a smile makeover, but not sure what the results would look like? Smile-Vision is a technologically advanced cosmetic imaging system. It shows you how your smile could appear before any cosmetic dental work is even started.Back to the top
3D Crown Technology
3D CAD/CAM crowns are more durable, fit better and look more natural than conventionally machined crowns.Back to the top
Simplant 3D Implant Planning
SimPlant is an advanced, precision 3D implant planning software tool. It allows not only for more accurate implant placement but also lets Dr. Palani educate you by demonstrating how the entire implant process works. Additionally, it allows him to communicate with you concerning your treatment details with amazing precision and accuracy.Back to the top
IV Sedation Dentistry
IV sedation, also known as ‘twilight sleep, is when sedatives are administered by injection to help you relax and feel less pain during a dental procedure. Unlike some other practices, Dr. Palani has a certified anesthesiologist on staff to ensure sedation dentistry is properly administered.Back to the top
We use a diode soft-tissue laser to increase patient comfort, efficiency, healing time, and quality of work. Our laser is used in minimally invasive procedures including biopsies, gum disease treatments and making incisions for dental implant surgery. We can also sterilize root canals and we have found the laser reduces discomfort after a root canal, too. We can even use our laser to remove cold sores or fever blisters.
As opposed to conventional surgery, the diode laser offers less bleeding, faster healing, less post-operative pain and swelling, better disinfection in the gum pockets after a deep cleaning and a more efficient way to clean the inside of the root chamber during a root canal.Back to the top
Dr. Palani’s instantaneous digital X-rays are more comfortable and accurate than conventional X-rays. Plus these high-speed X-rays use 80% less radiation than standard X-rays while producing a nearly instantaneous image with the ability to use color contrast in the image.
Digital X-rays allow Dr. Palani and patient to examine small details like early cavities. Digital x-rays are more accurate than conventional X-rays and let you, the patient, view and better understand your diagnosis and treatment.Back to the top
An intraoral camera is an extremely small digital camera that’s designed to fit comfortably in your mouth. The camera is located in the tip of the intraoral wand and transmits real-time video for you and your doctor to review.
We use the intraoral camera as a treatment planning tool. It lets Dr. Palani actually show you your smile in detail, which is enlarged on a computer screen in either movie or still image format.Back to the top
Ultrasonic scalers vibrate at a frequency that breaks down bacterial cell membranes and removes tarter, calculus and plaque without harming your teeth like traditional scrapers can. Ultrasonic scaling is usually more efficient and comfortable then hand scaling, too. Advantages of ultrasonic scalers are several:
- Decreased treatment time
- Preservation of the tooth enamel
- Less trauma due to no sharp cutting edges
- Less post-scaling sensitivity
- More effective removal of dental plaque and calculi
- The ultrasonic tip spray promotes elimination of dental plaque