Dr. Makhoul knows that a picture is worth a thousand words - especially in dentistry! Dr. Makhoul uses small cameras right inside your mouth to take highly magnified digital photos of your teeth. These photos can be displayed on a computer screen for both patient and doctor, and are invaluable in diagnosing and recording dental problems. Intra-oral photos also enables patients to view what the dentist sees when their teeth are being evaluated by the dentist.
Digital radiography is the latest way to take and evaluate x-rays. With digital X-rays, less radiation is needed to produce high-quality images. These images can then be evaluated by Dr. Makhoul on a large flat-screen monitor. This allows for easier detection of any problems. With such a large image, it is also easier for patients to see and understand what is happening with their teeth.
Computerized Cosmetic Imaging
Have you ever wondered what you would look like with a more beautiful smile? We have software that allows you to see and review the benefits of cosmetic treatments - before they are done. This innovative software allows us to take a digital photo of you and illustrate the various ways we can improve your teeth and enhance your smile. You'll have a window into the new you! This wonderfully interactive method helps you envision your beautiful new smile.
Laser Cavity Detector - Soprolife
This is the most advanced and accurate cavity detection technique to primarily locate decay below the chewing surfaces of back teeth in deep grooves and pits. These areas can have decay that is virtually impossible to detect with routine dental instruments or X-rays.
This highly precise laser will detect decay-producing bacteria and give a digital readout to guide the dentist to take the appropriate action: no treatment, treatment without anesthetic or need for anesthetic. We use this specialized and totally painless laser technique to detect cavities in the pits and grooves of teeth long before they could be found with traditional techniques. With this state-of-the-art instrument, we are able to keep teeth healthy and natural with early intervention.
Dr. Makhoul combines advanced technology with exceptional dentistry to provide patients with a positive overall experience. Learn more about our practice by calling (949) 596-0296 or contacting our office online. Serving patients in Mission Viejo, Laguna Hills, and other communities throughout Orange County.