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As a result of their ongoing study of the latest trends in the fields of general, cosmetic, and sedation dentistry, Dr. Ty Caldwell and Dr. Susan Caldwell have created an office environment that incorporates the best available dental equipment, allowing them to skillfully provide gentle, in-depth care as well as address the dental anxiety that some dental patients experience. With sedation dentistry offered at their Orange County practice, along with a full range of high-tech dental systems, patients can feel confident and relaxed when they visit Drs. Ty and Susan Caldwell. The technology available at Caldwell D.D.S., includes:
- Sedation Dentistry
- Cone Beam 3D X-ray
- Intraoral Camera
- Computer Imaging
- Digital X-rays
- Panoramic X-rays
- Ultrasonic Cleanings
- Computers in Every Room
- The Smile Channel
Drs. Ty and Susan Caldwell offer oral sedation dentistry at their Orange County practice in Cypress for patients who suffer from anxiety about dental treatment. This anxiety causes many people to avoid basic dental care until small problems become big problems. The result can be a procedure more complicated and more expensive than if the problem had been addressed sooner.
We can dispense oral sedative medication which can be taken one half to one full hour before a procedure or sometimes the night before, depending on the patient's level of anxiety. While oral sedation dentistry will make the patient feel relaxed and comfortable, it will not reduce the pain associated with some procedures. Therefore, local anesthesia may also be administered.
With the help of a little pill, anxiety disappears and even a long procedure seems to go by quickly. Some patients even doze off during procedures. In fact, with sedation dentistry many of our patients can comfortably undergo longer sessions and reduce their number of visits.
If anxiety over dental treatment is keeping you from getting the care you need, you may be a candidate for sedation dentistry. Contact our Orange County general and cosmetic dentist team to learn more about alleviating your dental anxiety and getting the dental care you need.
Cone Beam 3D X-ray
Dr. Ty Caldwell and Dr. Susan Caldwell invest in the latest technology to further improve the accuracy of their procedures, and ensure that their patients are safe and comfortable. The latest technology that we acquired for our practice is the Cone Beam Computed Tomography 3D X-ray. This digital 3D scanner is a safer option than the analog X-ray or the CT scanner because there is no film, plastic, or chemicals required to operate it. The CBCT will rotate in a full circle around your head, scanning to gather data to create a digital image that completely captures every detail of your teeth, jaw, neck, mouth, ears, nose, and throat. The CBCT provides a superior level of accuracy that’s very beneficial to a variety of procedures we provide, including dental implant surgery. To learn more about CBCT, please feel free to contact us at your convenience.
Early detection of problems is one of the best ways to ensure that dental care is as easy and affordable as possible. Our practice uses the intraoral camera to help us spot small problems before they become big problems . If such conditions as tooth decay and gum disease can be treated early, then the more complex dental treatments associated with tooth loss, such as dental implants, can usually be avoided. The intraoral camera takes extremely detailed close-up pictures that show us more than we can see with the unaided eye.
To help them counsel patients in choosing the best course of treatment for their needs, Drs. Ty and Susan Caldwell use computer imaging. With computer imaging, they can edit pictures of the patient's smile to show the effect of various treatments, such as porcelain veneers and Invisalign® orthodontics. Decision making becomes much easier when the patient can see the results in advance.
By applying digital technology to X-rays, exposure times are greatly reduced—an important health benefit for the patient. Additionally, digital X-ray images are much more accurate than traditional X-rays, which gives the doctor more information with which to plan the right treatment.
Many dentists must send patients to a special X-ray lab when regular single-frame X-rays don’t detect problems. Drs. Ty and Susan Caldwell have their own panoramic X-ray equipment, which takes a single wide image of the entire mouth right in their office.
One of the biggest barriers to the undeniable benefit of regular cleanings is the discomfort of old-fashioned metal tools. Our practice offers ultrasonic cleaning, which uses high-frequency sound waves to break up plaque and tartar and a stream of water to rinse it away. However, for those patients who experience dental anxiety even when undergoing a minimally invasive procedure such as an ultrasonic cleaning, we provide sedation dentistry to provide a more comfortable dental experience.
Computers in Every Room
Having a computer in each treatment room allows the doctors to access patient records without leaving the patient's side. Chairside computers also show the images obtained from the intraoral camera for both the doctor and patient to see.
The Smile Channel
We use television monitors to show "The Smile Channel," a series of informational videos designed to make dentistry easy to understand. "The Smile Channel" features segments on sedation dentistry, dental bonding, dentures, and more.
Contact Us to Learn about Sedation Dentistry and Our High-Tech Dental Systems
If you think you may be a candidate for sedation dentistry, contact our office in Orange County today. With state-of-the-art dental equipment, we are able to make each dental experience safe, comfortable, and anxiety-free.