Dr. Dastrup stays on top of the latest developments in dentistry and constantly seeks out new ways to provide our patients with the best dentistry possible. Technology offers improvements to dentistry that can make treatment more accurate, comfortable, and precise.
Staying on top of the latest technology is an investment in our patients. Here are some of the ways that we give you better care and advanced dentistry.
Chances are that when you look in your mouth, you have difficulty seeing what we see, even when using a mirror. Use of an intraoral camera allows us to show our patients exactly what we see so you can gain a more relevant understanding of your dental conditions and treatment options. This often helps our patients make a better decision because knowledge is power!
An intraoral camera is a small handheld digital camera that can take a high-resolution image of a single tooth or an area of your mouth. We can even send these images to insurance companies who request more information about a procedure and store them in your digital chart for future comparisons when tracking a dental condition.
Nitrous Oxide Sedation
Some patients feel anxiety just thinking about a trip to the dentist. We are confident that our professional and warm staff will be able to put your mind at ease, but when you need a little extra help to take the edge off of treatment you find stressful, nitrous oxide can help.
Nitrous oxide, also called laughing gas, is an inhaled sedative that enters your system through a small nose mask. It takes effect almost immediately and is an incredibly safe form of sedation appropriate for most patients – even kids!
It also leaves your system quickly – within minutes after we stop administering it, so it does not come with any driving restrictions or drowsiness post-treatment.
Digital Dental X-Rays
Dental x-rays have always been extremely safe because only a small amount of radiation is required in order to get a good picture of your tooth. We have taken your safety to a new level by implementing the use of digital dental x-rays into our practice.
Digital x-rays emit up to 80 percent less radiation than traditional x-rays. They also provide us with the highest resolution images available, assisting Dr. Dastrup in the early diagnosis of conditions such as dental decay.
The earlier we can detect a problem, the easier it is to treat. With the improved safety that digital x-rays offer, your routine images are one of the best ways to protect your smile.
TNN Technique - Advanced Numbing Techniques
One of the most important commitments we make to patients is that we do everything possible to eliminate pain during treatment.
The TuttleNumbNow Technique of delivering anesthetic allows even patients who complain of never feeling numb to enjoy pain-free dentistry. Because this technique uses a special guide to accurately deliver anesthetic to the exact location where it can benefit you most, it is not necessary to numb your entire lower or upper jaw for treatment. The effects will be long-lasting, but without the all-day "fat lip" feeling that comes with traditional anesthetic delivery methods.
If you are one of those patients who needs a little additional help getting numb, TuttleNumbNow will be something you truly appreciate.