Advances in technology have changed the way we do just about everything in the last few decades. Dentistry is no exception!
When you visit Park Place Dental, you have access to some of the most cutting-edge technology available in dentistry today. Before deciding to invest in any new equipment, we ask ourselves one important question, "How will this make our patients' visits more efficient and less stressful?"
Your comfort matters to us, and we think you'll find that the technology we work with really does make dental care easier!
If you’ve ever had a root canal, you probably didn’t think too much about the tools your dentist used. The traditional method is to use stainless steel manual files. However, at Park Place Dental, we use rotary endodontic technology that makes your treatment more comfortable.
Rotary endodontics are electrically powered instruments equipped with a nickel-titanium tip, which is up to five times more flexible than traditional stainless steel tools. This flexibility combined with the unique movement of the rotary instrument makes for a more efficient and reliable procedure.
Panoramic & Cephalometric X-Rays
Panoramic x-rays are used to take highly detailed, two-dimensional images that include the teeth, upper and lower jaws, and surrounding structures and tissues in just one x-ray. Digital panoramic imaging is quick and comfortable and significantly reduces your exposure to radiation.
How Are X-Rays Performed?
The process is easy. We take extra-oral (outside the mouth) x-rays without the need for traditional x-ray films placed in your mouth. This technology is especially beneficial for young children who can’t tolerate intraoral (inside the mouth) x-rays.
A cephalometric x-ray shows the side view of your facial profile, jaw position related to teeth, and size of teeth. It is often used as a diagnostic tool for orthodontic treatment planning.
Do you experience dental anxiety? Modern dentistry now offers so many options for keeping you comfortable that there's no need for you to ever let anxiety prevent you from making dental appointments.
Nitrous oxide is an odorless gas that's mixed with oxygen and inhaled through a small nasal tube that sits under your nostrils. Nitrous is the mildest, yet extremely effective, form of sedation. will not put you to sleep. You will remain alert enough to communicate with our team, but you will enjoy a calming sense of well-being that helps you relax, which allows us to do our work as efficiently as possible. Dr. Joo is trained to administer nitrous oxide safely, and during your procedure, a member of our team will be right there with you to monitor your progress.
Oral sedation is another option that's great for moderate anxiety. Dr. Joo will prescribe a prescription sedative that should be taken about an hour before your appointment. This helps you relax even before you arrive at our office. While oral sedation is very calming, we often mix it with nitrous oxide. This combination ensures that you remain calm before, during, and after your procedure. Please note that oral sedation requires a driver to get you to and from your appointment safely.
IV sedation is the way to go if you experience intense anxiety or just want to go to sleep during your procedure. Dr. Joo is qualified to administer IV sedation right here in our office so you don't have to visit another doctor to get the anxiety relief you need. IV sedation doesn't just help with your anxiety, either. It allows Dr. Joo to work freely, allowing him to perform your treatment more efficiently and cutting down the time usually needed for certain procedures.
TVs in Treatment Rooms
We've found that, for people who are only mildly anxious, a distraction from what's going on around them is one of the most effective ways to help them relax. If you're one of those people, you'll enjoy the diversion that TVs in our treatment rooms provide.