Dentistry is a field that’s never standing still. In fact, quite the opposite – new advancements and technologies that seemed impossible only a few years ago are a reality today! To see firsthand evidence of this important growth, all you need to do is plan an appointment at Greybull Dental. Dr. Lance Anderson and Dr. Tate Anderson are committed to using the latest tools and techniques whenever possible for the sake of their patients, improving comfort, efficiency, precision, and more. Keep reading below to explore our advanced offerings in further detail:
The TMJ (also known as the temporomandibular joint) is a relatively small part of the body that connects your lower jaw to the skull, facilitating important movements like chewing, speaking, and yawning. Unfortunately, it can fall victim to dysfunction and strain over time, leading to painful symptoms like chronic jaw soreness, difficulty with opening the mouth, and even migraines. At Greybull Dental, our dentists will regularly review the health of the TMJ during checkups and recommended dedicated therapy as needed to restore harmony.
Many patients struggle with feelings of nervousness and outright anxiety surrounding the dental office. While our team strives to alleviate this with a warm and friendly demeanor, we understand that our approach may not always be enough to quell those negative emotions. That’s why nitrous oxide sedation is also available. After the patient gets settled in the treatment chair, we’ll administer the gas through a nasal mask. Within a few minutes, you should feel much more content and at ease. These effects wear off just as quickly as they began once the mask is removed, which means you can return to your regular routine without downtime too.
X-rays are an essential part of dentistry, allowing us to view potential damage and developmental concerns that are well-hidden under the surface of the teeth and gums. For many years, this technology relied on traditional film, which took hours to develop in darkrooms and also exposed patients to a significant amount of radiation. At Greybull Dental, we’re happy to now use digital radiography for a superior diagnostic experience.
Digital X-rays don’t require any tedious development – they’re available for viewing mere seconds after capture! They can even be digitally manipulated to enhance the patient’s understanding of what they’re seeing on the screen. The amount of radiation exposure is also dramatically reduced by up to 90%, which makes them very safe for all ages.
While digital X-rays are an invaluable part of ongoing dental care, they don’t always provide the most comprehensive picture of a patient’s oral structures. When planning advanced treatment like dental implant placement and wisdom tooth extraction, our dentists want to approach each patient’s care with a precise, confident path for success – that’s why we use a state-of-the-art 3D Cone Beam. This technology creates comprehensive, three-dimensional images of the patient’s teeth, jaw, skull, facial nerves, sinuses, and much more for total clarity.