Sedation Dentistry and Panoramic X Rays

Sedation Dentistry and Panoramic X Rays

It has always been important to Dr. Ty and Susan Caldwell to have the latest technology to offer their patients.  One such item is the the ability to take panoramic x rays.  It is a 2 dimensional x ray machine that captures the entire mouth is one single image.  The important of the panoramic x ray is to diagnose problems that a normal x ray machine may not be able to catch.  It covers a wider area and provides a visual on the nasal area, sinuses, tooth positioning and and gum and bone irregularities.

Many dentists have to refer patients to an specialty x ray lab but fortunately at Caldwell Dental, they have the necessary equipment in house.  Some of the potential problems this machine can detect are the following:

  • Advanced periodontal disease
  • Oral cysts
  • Tumors and oral cancer
  • Impacted Teeth
  • TMJ

Because some of the issues the panoramic x ray machine detects, a more in depth treatment plan may be required.  Many patients feel that receiving sedation will help during these procedures and put their mind at ease.

Many patients suffer from high anxiety when visiting a dentist.  The Caldwell's, located in North Orange County's Cypress CA office understand this very well. Because so many patients have this concern when visiting a the dentist, they offer sedation dentistry.  The patient will be given a pill 1/2 to 1 hour before the procedure to help with the anxiety.  The benefits of sedation are as follows:

  • Relaxation
  • Increased Comfort
  • Movement Control
  • Control of gag reflex
  • Little or no memory of treatment
  • Time Savings – fewer appointment required

If you feel you may have any of the issues listed below and are looking for a comforting, top notch practice to make sure you have the best treatment possible, visit the website at or call the office at (714) 821-6171.