Dental Technology at Premier Family Dental in Austin, TX


State-of-the-Art Technology

Digital X-rays

Digital Dental X-rayDigital X-rays are comfortable for you and they are faster than traditional X-rays, with the images available to be enlarged and viewed on a computer or TV screen within seconds. Digital X-rays are also safe. They can even be used during pregnancy, and some studies cite that they emit up to 90% less radiation! With no chemical processing needed, digital X-rays are a good choice for you and the environment.

X-rays, also known as radiographs, are commonly used in dental exams of patients of all ages. Many problems with teeth and the surrounding tissues cannot be seen by the naked eye. An X-ray is needed to reveal:

  • Small areas of decay between teeth or below existing restorations (fillings)
  • Deep cavities
  • Infections that can develop in the jawbone
  • Deep gum disease
  • Abscesses or cysts
  • Developmental abnormalities
  • Some types of tumors

Digital Photographs

Intraoral CameraLike digital X-rays, digital photographs with our intraoral camera are a diagnostic and patient education tool we think you will appreciate. Using the camera, we can give you a “tour” of your mouth on a TV or computer screen. This shows you what we see, guiding you through your diagnosis and treatment options.

On our end, the camera allows us to visualize more and diagnose issues we might not have been able to see without the up-close view that the intraoral camera gives us.

Call today to schedule an appointment and see how our technology can improve your oral health.

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Sedation Dentistry

Nitrous Oxide (Laughing Gas)

Nitrous OxideWe offer nitrous oxide (laughing gas) to help our patients relax. We want you to get the dental treatment you need and feel at ease during the process. Nitrous oxide is a sweet-smelling, colorless blend of gases that can create feelings of well-being and tranquility when inhaled. Some patients even describe a sense of floating or giddiness, which is why it is called “laughing gas.” This safe and easy dental sedation option helps many people feel comfortable during treatment.

Oral Conscious Sedation

sedationIf you have felt fearful about dental treatment in the past, you are not alone. We want you to know that such feelings are common and people of any age can experience them. We also want you to know that we can help! Oral conscious sedation dentistry — sometimes referred to as “relaxation dentistry” — is another option we offer to help you become as comfortable as possible through a simple pill. Some people mistakenly call is “sleep dentistry,” but though you will feel very calm and relaxed during treatment, you will still be awake and able to respond. Thanks to oral conscious sedation, more patients can have all necessary treatment completed in one day, and they regain alertness feeling refreshed.

If you have avoided seeing a dentist because of dental anxiety or fear, please call us today to schedule an appointment. We want to help you get the dental treatment you need, just the way you need it.

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