Don’t let dental anxiety keep you from achieving a beautiful, healthy smile. If you have a fear of going to the dentist, hate needles, have trouble getting numb, or have a bad gag reflex, sedation dentistry can help you. To ensure you are relaxed and comfortable during your dental procedures, we offer several safe and effective options to calm the nerves of fearful patients and create a peaceful dental experience. This can be particularly helpful for patients who experience dental anxiety and for patients undergoing several procedures at the same time.
Oral Conscious Sedation | (top)
By taking a pill an hour before your appointment, you will already be relaxed when you arrive at our office. You must be accompanied to and from the appointment by a friend or loved one. Depending on your needs, you will be relaxed and sedated for a short or long visit. This may allow treatment requiring several visits to be completed in as few as one or two. Sedation Dentistry is a safe and effective way to provide complex dental care with the greatest degree of comfort to adult patients who have anxieties and fears about dental care. For more information, please contact our office.
Nitrous Oxide | (top)
Nitrous oxide is also called laughing gas. It is usually used in small amounts, and mixed with oxygen, to relax patients during dental procedures. Nitrous oxide reduces the fear and anxiety of a dental visit and often allows a dentist to work on a patient longer than without this effect.
Dental Technology | (top)
At Cashion Dental, we take digital x-rays and intra-oral pictures that let you see the inside of your mouth in great detail. Then you get to view these on monitors that are located in each treatment room. You get to see what we see and learn enough to make informed decisions about your treatment
Digital X-Rays | (top)
Digital x-rays offer a lower dose of radiation exposure (up to 90% less) to the patient and a more advanced digital intraoral sensor. The sensor takes the place of the large film that often scratched the inside gums, making the new technology more comfortable for the patient. It also allows for instant images with high resolution and the ability to magnify areas of concern.
Digital x-rays allow the doctor to get a much better view of your teeth and potential dental conditions. The digital imaging software allows the doctor to see a number of different views of the tooth to gain a better understanding of the proper course of care. This also allows for better education and understanding for our patients, resulting in greater confidence in treatment. Additionally, the image comes up instantly so there is no longer a need for the patient to wait while the x-rays are developed.
Since digital x-rays are processed by the computer, they are environmentally friendly – no chemicals or waste.
Intraoral Camera | (top)
The intraoral camera is essentially a small video camera that is inserted into the mouth to take sharp, up-close images of the mouth. It has become a powerful diagnostic, educational, and documentation device for the dentist.
The intraoral camera enables us to see details inside the mouth that were not visible before and provides an excellent way for the patient to view potential dental conditions in their own mouth. As a result, we can perform better dentistry and patients can take a more educated, active role in their dental treatment decisions.
This digital image can also be utilized to provide information to insurances and other doctors if necessary.