Dental Technology & Comforts – Rochester, MN
Exceptional Care at Every Appointment
As you can imagine, the tools we use today are much different than the ones from 1948 when Gentling Dental Care first opened. Now, we’re able to find cavities using laser technology, capture X-rays in seconds, and even help you see your smile from your dentist’s perspective thanks to a small camera. All of this serves to improve both your experience and quality of care, and we’ll continue to update our dental office so we’re always able to offer our patients the best of modern dentistry. To come experience our state-of-the-art approach for yourself, contact us today.
Why Choose Us for Dental Technology & Comforts?
- Digital X-rays: Better images, less radiation
- Nitrous Oxide: Make dental nerves disappear
- Laser Cavity Detection: No more poking & probing!
Nitrous Oxide Dental Sedation
Dental anxiety is something both adults and children deal with, but nitrous oxide offers a gentle and effective way to ensure that absolutely everyone has a pleasant time in our dental office. A patient simply inhales the gas through a small nasal mask, and within minutes, they’ll feel a deep sense of calm come over them. Nitrous oxide can be used during any procedure, and once the mask is removed, a patient can go straight back to their day without any lasting drowsiness or numbness.
X-rays enable our team to catch dental problems before they are even visible to the naked eye, and to make our diagnostics even better, we’ve gone fully digital. Compared to traditional film, digital X-rays are much faster, capture better images, and they even emit less radiation. How much less? About 90%! Plus, these images come with all the advantages of other digital media, meaning we can instantly show them to you and edit them so you can better understand what is going on with your smile.
We always want our patients to understand everything about their dental care, so that’s why we help them see their smile from our perspective using an intraoral camera. The size of a pen, this device is able to capture close-up, high-definition images of the teeth and gums we can display on a monitor right in the treatment room. These will make your appointments much more transparent, as your dentist will be able to show you problem areas rather than just tell you about them.
Laser Cavity Detection System
Finding cavities used to involve a lot of poking and probing with metal instruments, but now, we’re able to detect decay even sooner using the power of lasers. A concentrated beam of light is able to literally scan the enamel and find even the smallest signs of thinning, enabling our team to intervene as quickly as possible. With this tool, we’re able to stop many cavities before they ever form!