At Tiny Texans Pediatric Dentistry, we do our best to provide our patients with the highest quality in dental care. As part of that effort, we stay up-to-date with the latest in dental technology.
High-tech dentistry usually means less invasive procedures, which aligns with our goal of making visiting the dentist as comfortable and efficient as possible.
Here are some of the ways we use technology in our pediatric dental office to provide your child with the best possible patient experience.
Digital radiography provides a high-resolution view of your child’s mouth so even the smallest cavities can be spotted and treated early on.
With digital sensors, we are able to get an image right the first time so your child spends less time in the dental chair. Digital sensors require less radiation than traditional film, so they are safer for your child as well.
Nitrous oxide, also called laughing gas, is a method of mild sedation that is safe for children. Inhaled during treatment from a mask worn over the nose, its effects are felt immediately—and they wear off just as quickly when the mask is removed.
Nitrous is particularly useful for treating children who have dental anxiety or who fidget. During treatment, your child is fully conscious and able to communicate. The nitrous oxide will make them feel extremely relaxed with less awareness of the treatment they are receiving.
Our office has a soft tissue diode laser that is used for frenectomies and removal of soft tissue growths such as mucoceles. With lasers, there is less pain and bleeding than there is with a blade so the healing process is much shorter. We also use the laser to help oral ulcers heal more quickly.
Amenities to Make Your Child More Comfortable
We are pleased to offer private examination rooms, and each is equipped with a television so your child can choose what he or she would like to watch.
Our office is also equipped with brightly colored toys and plenty of games to make sure your child is kept busy and entertained. A child who is comfortable is much less likely to experience dental anxiety.