Comfort & Technology
Many people are nervous about coming to the dentist. All it takes is one bad experience to ruin all future visits. That’s why we do everything we can to make your visit as comfortable as possible. If visiting the dentist makes you a little uneasy, we can offer you any of these patient comfort and technology services.
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For certain small cavities, Air Abrasion can mean NO needles and NO drills. A high powered stream of air, with powder, cleans decay from small cavities on the chewing surfaces of back teeth, allowing a white filling to be bonded in place. In the right circumstances it is quick, painless and conserves tooth structure.
A small, portable laser unit that can detect these cavities and alert us with an audible signal and also provide a numerical readout, so we have an idea of it's size. The value is that we can stop cavities in their infancy, whereas in the past they would have to be significantly bigger before we could find and treat them.
To improve your care we've invested in a new way of looking into your mouth—a procedure that's fast, and incredibly precise – digital x-rays. What's even more amazing is that we get an image immediately that is large, clear, and accurate, right next to your chair…ready for discussion. Also, digital x-rays use 50-90% less radiation than old-fashioned x-rays.
This new technology lets you see what we see. This helps in discussing a proposed treatment and while Dr. Keith and Dr. Fisher explain what they are doing you will be able to see the effects in real time.
For the more complex procedures, we also offer nitrous oxide (laughing gas) and oral sedation to keep you comfortable and relaxed.
For entertainment and distraction, we have headphones and DVD movies available in all rooms. You can tuck yourself into a blanket and keep your mind on more pleasant things.
We can maximize efficient sterilization and minimize the chance of contamination through human error. If you have any questions, we would be happy to demonstrate our sterilization procedures.