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WHAT IS X-GUIDE DYNAMIC 3D NAVIGATION?

The industry-leading X-Guide® surgical system (from X-NAV Technologies, LLC) paired with Cone Beam 3D imaging allows your doctor to provide you with the most accurate implant surgery. With X-Guide Navigated surgery, your doctor utilizes live, 3D views of anatomy – it’s like real-time directions during your procedure to place the implant exactly where it should be. Your surgeon’s control and precision over the entire implant process is elevated.

The Result: The ability to deliver a more desirable functional and aesthetic outcome in dental implant surgeries.

HOW X-GUIDE DYNAMIC 3D NAVIGATION WORKS?

Your surgeon will pre-plan the ideal implant location based on your unique anatomy using advanced software. During your surgery, your doctor will utilize a small, lightweight X-Clip in your mouth that matches to this digital plan with a specialized radiation-free camera system. During your procedure, your doctor has a 3D view of your anatomy including the jawbone, soft tissue, surrounding teeth, as well as the digital treatment plan to follow. The X-Guide navigation technology provides your surgeon with turn-by-turn guidance along the surgical path, like a road map on your GPS. This is similar to the way medical neurosurgery has been done for many years.

X-Guide’s advanced technology allows your surgeon to make the most precise adjustments considering surrounding structures with greater accuracy for a better outcome with less pain.

X-Guide Brings Surgical Navigation into the Dental Office for More Accurate Implant Results When Replacing Missing Teeth
X-Nav Technologies is a medical device company that develops surgical products for the dental market that advance patient care. Developed in close collaboration with leading Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, the X-Guide system promises to deliver what today’s implant clinicians need to optimize patient outcomes.
With the X-Guide system in dental practice, same-day guided surgery can be a reality for more patients. This is a big advantage, as more patients want their implant results to be functional and aesthetic while minimizing complications and optimizing their time.

How does X-Guide technology benefit patients?

X-Guide navigated surgery is 10 times more accurate than freehand surgery. This translates to a more precise surgical experience for patients leading to better outcomes with less post-surgical discomfort and quicker healing times. Not only that, but X-Guide offers more efficient surgical planning so that patients can spend less time in the surgeon’s office while achieving a faster, less-invasive procedure — all while receiving optimal aesthetic results. With X-Guide Navigated surgery, you can experience

  • Same-day guided surgery
  • Less time in the dental office, and therefore less cost for you
  • No messy and uncomfortable dental impressions (digital impressions are instant and precise)
  • Predictable, less-invasive placement for reduced post-surgical complications and healing time
  • The most functional and realistic dental implant outcome

X-Guide’s advanced technology allows your surgeon to perform incredibly accurate implant surgery that considers the delicate surrounding structures in your mouth with greater accuracy for a minimally invasive procedure. The oral and maxillofacial surgeons at our three state-of-the-art facilities have many years of experience in dental implant surgery and are highly skilled at utilizing X-Guide technology for dental implant placement.

X-Guide System in penndental ?

If you are interested in learning more about how oral surgery with X-Guide navigation benefits your dental implant experience at our practice, we encourage you to contact Penn Dental to schedule a consultation with one of our skilled surgeons at one of our convenient locations. Our knowledgeable administrative and surgical staff members are happy to answer any questions you may have to ensure you receive the very best oral surgery care with results that will exceed your expectations.

What are Financial options available at Penn Dental and Implant Center?
At Penn Dental and Implant Center, out first and foremost concern is about you and your oral health and we make every effort to ensure that you are treated in the most responsible manner, with kindness and understanding. In order to assist you with your investment in your oral health, we have outlined our financial options.
For your convenience, we accept cash, checks, money orders and credit card payments (MasterCard, Visa, American Express and Discover).
If you wish to make extended payments, we participate with Care Credit, which is a medical-dental card company. Upon approval of your application, Care Credit may extend credit, over time, for your treatment needs with a lower interest rate than most other credit card companies offer.

Instructions before Surgery :

Instructions Before Oral Surgery – Anesthesia
  1. You may have nothing to eat or drink 8 hours before your scheduled procedure.
  2. A responsible adult must accompany the patient to the office, remain in the office during the procedure, and drive the patient home.
  3. No smoking or chewing gum at least 12 hours before surgery. Ideally, cut down or stop smoking as soon as possible prior to the day of surgery.
  4. Do not wear earrings or jewelry, lipstick, or excessive makeup on the day of surgery.
  5. Please wear a short sleeve shirt (if possible), loose fitting clothing, and low-heeled shoes.
  6. Please remove contact lenses before your appointment.
  7. The patient should not drive a vehicle or operate any machinery for 24 hours following general anesthesia.
  8. Please notify the office if you have an illness such as a cold, sore throat, stomach or bowel upset prior to surgery.
  9. A limited number of surgical procedures with sedation are scheduled each day. Please notify us 24 hours prior to your appointment if you need to reschedule so that we can provide surgery for another patient.
Please Note: Instructions #1 and #2 are safety precautions and if not followed, your surgery may be cancelled.
IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS OR CONCERNS, PLEASE DO NOT HESITATE TO CONTACT YOUR DOCTOR.

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Post-Operative Instructions following :

Dental Extractions and Removal of Impacted Wisdom Teeth
Please take a moment to read these instructions. Please ask for clarification if you have any questions.
    • Bite on gauze for at least 45 minutes
    • Avoid talking
    •  Avoid spitting
    •  Carefully drink a room-temperature or colder beverage
    • Do not drink with a straw
    • Avoid hot liquids
    • Avoid alcoholic beverages
    • No smoking
    • Elevate your head
    • Apply ice packs to the side of your face 30 minutes on and 30 minutes off – Do not apply ice directly on your skin
  • DURING THE FIRST 24 TO 48 HOURS AFTER SURGERY
  • THE POST-OPERATIVE PERIOD 48 HOURS AND BEYOND
IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS OR CONCERNS, PLEASE DO NOT HESITATE TO CONTACT YOUR DOCTOR.
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Dental Extractions and Removal of Impacted Wisdom Teeth
Please take a moment to read these instructions. Please ask for clarification if you have any questions.
    • Bite on gauze for at least 45 minutes
    • Avoid talking
    •  Avoid spitting
    •  Carefully drink a room-temperature or colder beverage
    • Do not drink with a straw
    • Avoid hot liquids
    • Avoid alcoholic beverages
    • No smoking
    • Elevate your head
    • Apply ice packs to the side of your face 30 minutes on and 30 minutes off – Do not apply ice directly on your skin
  • DURING THE FIRST 24 TO 48 HOURS AFTER SURGERY
  • THE POST-OPERATIVE PERIOD 48 HOURS AND BEYOND
IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS OR CONCERNS, PLEASE DO NOT HESITATE TO CONTACT YOUR DOCTOR.
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Dental Implant Surgery
  • Please take a moment to read these instructions. Please ask for clarification if you have any questions.
  • Place gauze directly on the site of bleeding. Bite down on the gauze or apply direct pressure on the gauze with a finger.
  • To prevent swelling, apply ice packs to the side of your face 30 minutes on and 30 minutes off for 24 to 48 hours. Do not apply ice directly on your skin. Keep your head elevated (you can use some extra pillows).
  • Take the prescribed antibiotic as directed.
  • During the first post-operative week, gently clean the metal head of the implant(s) with a Q-tip twice a day. Use a soft toothbrush thereafter to maintain proper hygiene around the implant.
  • For severe pain, you should take the prescribed narcotic pain medication as directed on the bottle. You can combine the narcotic pain medication with ibuprofen or acetaminophen as recommended by your Doctor.
  • After the swelling peaks (the third day after surgery) stop using ice and begin applying warm moist heat.
  • There are a number of ways to apply heat to the face and extraction sockets:
  • – Let warm water wash over your face in the shower.
  • – Use a soaked warm-to-hot washcloth over the swollen area.
  • – Use warm salt water rinses.  Hold the water inside your mouth over the surgical sites for five minutes five times a day.
  • Bruising may occur in the cheeks and underneath the jaw line. As the bruising resolves, it will change color to green or yellow, will migrate down the neck, and will occasionally be seen on the upper chest. This is normal so do not become alarmed.
  • The stitches placed at the surgical site are dissolvable (unless otherwise specified by the doctor), may fall out on their own, or occasionally may be present up to two weeks following surgery. The surgeon may decide to remove the stitches if they become a source of irritation.
IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS OR CONCERNS, PLEASE DO NOT HESITATE TO CONTACT YOUR Doctor.