At McCulloch-Wilson Dental, we’re honored to be selected as the home for your family’s oral health needs and work toward continuously improving your dental experiences. The leaps and bounds made in technology, materials, and techniques equip us with the ability to strengthen your prevention methods, detect issues earlier, and provide treatments with more precision, comfort, and beautiful results. With the assistance of imaging technology, screenings, and your hard work, we’re making our community healthier… one smile at a time!
We use a Cone Beam Computed Tomography (or CBCT) Scanner to take 3D images of your mouth that would otherwise be obtained by having you bite into dental alginate. This much simpler scan makes your appointments more comfortable and allows us to convert images into a 3D model and more effectively create complex treatment plans.
With a quick, painless swab of your cheek, we can analyze your DNA to determine whether you’re at a higher risk of carrying gum disease and associated systemic diseases like diabetes, heart disease, and Alzheimer’s. It will also inform you of whether you have a high-risk strain of HPV linked to rising oral cancer rates, and whether you have the gene markers for increased inflammation. With this information, we can create a customized treatment and prevention plan for you, complete with products that will boost your protection.
We’re happy to use digital x-rays in our practice because they reduce the amount of radiation your family and our team is exposed to, and they speedily provide clear images we can go over together from the comfort of the dental chair. Digital x-rays help us spot infection or potential problems we couldn’t see with our eyes alone.
We’re also able to examine the density of your jawbone and the health of the tissues surrounding your teeth. We’ll check for dark spots between teeth that indicate cavitation, and confirm that existing restorations are holding up nicely. Digital x-ray images even help us see if your enamel is holding strong against demineralization.
We’re grateful for intraoral cameras because the traditional dental mirror, though still invaluable when performing certain procedures, just wasn’t cutting it in some areas. One of those areas was communication with our patients. Intraoral cameras help you see what we see and are a great motivator for the improvement of oral hygiene routines. The clear images, which can be magnified up to 25 times, also make for great recordkeeping so we can track changes in your mouth.
OralID is our cancer screening device. We shine its fluorescent blue light (which looks green when illuminating your healthy tissue) over all areas in and around your mouth while wearing eyewear that helps us spot any abnormalities (which will show as darker than green). These highlighted cells can be biopsied to confirm whether they’re benign, premalignant, or malignant. Early diagnosis saves lives, and we’re here to give you the knowledge you need to prevent and fight oral cancer.
One of the biggest fears we come across in our field (big enough to make people avoid appointments) is the fear of shots. We totally understand and are here to make the process as painless as possible, which is made easier with topical anesthetic! A little bit of numbing goes a long way—and don’t worry, we’ll ask if you feel soft touches before proceeding with any necessary work.
We offer a wide array of products to help you on your mission to prevent tooth decay and gum disease and obtain a gleaming smile (and fresh breath, too!). From the pH balanced CariFree to Oxyfresh®, you can feel confident your enamel is holding strong against acid and bacteria erosion that creates cavities; with regular brushing, you’re also fighting gum disease.
We also offer Sonicare® replacement brush heads, denture cleansers and adhesives, and dry mouth products that will help you produce the saliva your mouth needs.
We’re pleased to help our patients choose the best products for their needs and adjust them when necessary.