Our practice prides itself on always being on the cutting-edge of dentistry, utilizing the latest proven technology and techniques whenever we can. Thanks to this dedication to progress, we’re able to find, diagnose, and treat an even wider array of problems in less time while keeping our patients more comfortable. We’re able to do so much more than simply keep your teeth clean! To learn more about some of the special services and advanced tools our practice has, read on below.
Your TMJ, or temporomandibular joints, are the small hinges on your lower jaw that enables it to move fluidly whenever you eat, speak, laugh, or yawn. Like other joints in the body, it can sometimes become strained or injured, leading to what is called a temporomandibular joint disorder, or TMD. A TMD can cause a variety of both dental and overall health problems, but at Just For Your Smile, we’re able to offer a variety of non-invasive treatments to counteract it.
Sleep apnea is a serious disorder that is characterized by loud, chronic snoring and brief lapses in breathing during the night. It can leave a person feeling constantly exhausted, frazzled, and even increase their chances of having a heart attack or stroke! Fortunately, we’re able to treat this condition using a simple, custom-made mouthguard you’ll only need to wear to bed. With it, you could finally start getting the rest you need.
If you experience any kind of dental phobia when it comes to visiting the dentist, you are far from alone, trust us! To help calm your nerves, we can provide a variety of sedation techniques that will alleviate any stress or pain you may feel in the dental chair, allowing you to finally sit back and actually enjoy (or at least not dread) your dental appointments.
Thanks to our intraoral cameras from Kodak Imaging, we can help you gain a whole new perspective on your smile. A small, camera-tipped wand can easily capture high-resolution images of your teeth and gums we can display on a large chairside monitor, allowing you to finally see your teeth from your dentist’s point of view so you can better understand what they’re talking about.
Our practice has upgraded to only using digital x-rays for a multitude of reasons. First of all, they’re able to create images much faster than traditional, film-based x-rays, and they also expose our patients (and us!) to up to 90% LESS radiation. And, because the images are completely digital, they can be easily stored, sent, and displayed on a nearby monitor for you to see.
When a normal x-ray can’t give us enough information, we’ll utilize our 3D cone-beam scanner. This device is able to create a fully three-dimensional x-ray image of your teeth, jaw, and other surrounding structures so we can gain an even deeper understanding of your dental health as well as make precise treatment plans for procedures such as dental implant placement.
Have you ever gotten a dental impression taken using dental putty? If so, we bet it wasn’t exactly your favorite experience! This is why we have now started using only digital impressions. A small, handheld device will scan your mouth, taking hundreds of images as it goes that it will use to form a completely digital 3D model of the teeth without any odd-tasting putty. The overall experience is way more comfortable, and it also creates a much more accurate impression of your teeth.
If you are suffering from gum disease, we can use our soft tissue laser to quickly manage and treat it. This tool uses a highly-concentrated beam of light to instantly kill harmful bacteria along the gum line as well as painlessly remove any infected tissue. It’s even able to sterilize as it goes to help reduce any bleeding or swelling a patient might experience during or afterward.
Our patients really appreciate it when we use local anesthesia to protect them from pain during a procedure, but you know what they don’t like? The injection necessary to apply it. With The Wand™, we can now eliminate this last uncomfortable part of your dental care. The Wand™ applies a small amount of anesthetic to the area before slowly adding the rest to make the anesthetizing process as easy as possible.
Digital Cavity Detection gives us the ability to find tooth decay way sooner than we could with a traditional exam. It uses a beam of light to scan the enamel and can detect even the slightest hint of thinning, enabling our team to quickly apply conservative treatments to prevent a cavity before it even starts.