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Staying at the forefront of technology is essential for providing the best possible care for our patients. Digital dentistry represents a revolutionary shift in dental care, harnessing cutting-edge technology to enhance precision, comfort, and efficiency. This modern approach encompasses Cone Beam Computed Tomography (CBCT), digital X-rays, and digital impressions.


CBCT, or Cone Beam Computed Tomography, is an advanced imaging technology that captures highly detailed 3D images of your oral and maxillofacial structures. CBCTs offer numerous advantages for both patients and dental professionals, notably their ability to provide detailed three-dimensional radiographic images while keeping radiation exposure much lower compared to a traditional medical CT scan.

Efficiency and Treatment Precision

CBCTs deliver imaging results swiftly and efficiently, eliminating the need for lengthy waiting times associated with traditional imaging techniques. The immediate access to high-quality three-dimensional radiographic images supports real-time discussions with patients and allows for comprehensive treatment planning. This efficiency not only saves time but also enhances the precision of periodontal care.

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Dental digital X-ray sensor in the foreground in its sensor holder sitting on a tray with pink tray liner. In  the background is a computer screen showing digital X-rays.


Sharper, Safer Imaging

Traditional film X-rays were the standard for many years, but digital X-rays have emerged as a superior alternative. Digital X-rays provide high-resolution images that allow periodontists to detect even the smallest signs of periodontal disease, bone loss, or other oral health issues. This level of detail helps in making a more accurate diagnosis, which, in turn, leads to better treatment planning.

Efficiency and Convenience

Digital X-rays are not only safer but also more efficient. Gone are the days of waiting for film X-rays to develop. With digital X-rays, images are instantly available on a computer screen, allowing for immediate review and discussion with patients. This real-time feedback facilitates a better understanding of the patient's condition and fosters more informed treatment decisions.

3D-Intraoral Scanning

Sharper, Safer Imaging

Among the most transformative advancements in recent years is the adoption of digital impressions and 3D scanning. Digital impressions and 3D scanning offer a host of benefits, making them invaluable tools for both patients and dental professionals.

Comfort and Convenience

One of the standout advantages of digital impressions and 3D scanning is the enhanced comfort they offer to patients. Say goodbye to the discomfort and mess associated with traditional impression materials. Digital scanning is a non-invasive, quick, and comfortable process that provides a more pleasant experience for patients, particularly those with oral sensitivities.

In just minutes, an accurate 3D representation of your mouth’s surfaces is generated. This is done by scanning the interior of your mouth with a specialized camera scanner. As the camera traces the surface structures of your mouth, next-generation software analyzes the images and uses an algorithm to construct an intricate 3d surface anatomy of your oral cavity.

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At Pure Perio, Dr. Ratliff uses the Trios 3Shape scanner. It scans in true color and is the most accurate scanner on the market. This precision is invaluable for planning accurate treatment strategies and fabrication.

Periodontal Therapies & Services

Periodontal Therapy

While there is no cure for periodontal disease, it can be treated surgically and maintained non surgically. Some treatments include scaling and root planing, osseous surgery, and perio-maintenance. Learn more more about our periodontal treatment options.

Implant Services

Dental implants replace missing teeth. Implants offer improved appearance, long-lasting teeth, and enhanced comfort over other options. Learn more to see if implants are right for you.

Laser Therapy

Laser therapy provides a no cut no sew alternative to traditional gum surgeries. Lasers can also aid in tissue regeneration. Learn more about laser therapy and the LANAP and LAPIP procedures.

Recession Therapy

Gum recession exposes the roots of teeth and can lead to sensitivity and decay. It also affects the aesthetics of your smile. Gum grafting is a procedure that helps cover exposed roots and regenerate lost gum tissue. Learn more about the surgical techniques used to treat recession.

Specialty Services

As a full service periodontal practice, Pure Perio utilizes the latest dental technologies, imaging, and surgical techniques allowing for the best patient care and customized treatments including hard tissue preservation, aesthetics, and regenerative services. Learn more about the specialty services offered.

Post Operative Care

Proper post-operative care is crucial for healing and recovery after oral surgery. Be sure to follow all instructions, and attend post operative appointments. With proper after care procedures, we can ensure smooth and comfortable healing. Learn more about procedure specific instructions.

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