Technology at Our Dentist Office
Leading-edge dental technology is an essential part of our practice.
We know that high-tech dentistry often means more accurate diagnoses and less time in the dental chair. Patient comfort is important to us, so we are happy to implement the following latest dental technologies in our Stillwater, MN practice.
Digital x-rays have been around for a while, and they are generally considered a breakthrough in dental technology.
Not only are they safer than traditional x-rays because they emit so much less radiation, but they are faster and more accurate than film x-rays. We can take the x-rays, then immediately view them on a computer. Digital x-rays are easy to email to insurance companies and specialists, meaning fewer treatment delays for our patients. Problems are visible on the x-ray before they can be seen with the naked eye, so we can treat them while we are still small.
Dental anxiety is a barrier that keeps many people from seeing the dentist on a regular basis. Whether you are nervous about a routine examination or a more complex procedure, nitrous oxide can be effectively used to safely manage your anxiety.
Breathed in through a mask, nitrous oxide—also called laughing gas—is effective almost immediately. You will be fully conscious during your procedure, but you will feel euphoric and relaxed. The effects of nitrous oxide are gone as soon as you stop breathing it in, making it safe to drive yourself home after your appointment.
Panoramic x-rays allow us to view your entire mouth in one image. Being able to view your teeth, jaw, nasal and sinus cavities, and temporomandibular joints in one shot enables Dr. Daniels to further analyze your oral health.
Few words incite more fear than “you need a root canal.” But getting a root canal is really no worse than getting an ordinary filling. With rotary endodontics, treatment is easier than ever because these instruments help Dr. Daniels make treatment more precise and efficient.
Amenities to Make Your Visit More Comfortable
At Valley Ridge Dental, we have gone out of our way to make your visit as comfortable as possible. To help you relax, we offer aromatherapy and hand waxing. To keep you pleasantly distracted in the treatment rooms, you can watch your favorite program on Netflix or listen to your favorite Pandora music station.