Technology Lakeland Family Dentistry in Flowood MSLess Radiation with Digital Technology

Digital X-rays are quick and easy, and they produce much less radiation than conventional X-rays. A sensor is placed in your mouth and a clear, panoramic picture of your jaws and teeth is ready for viewing on our computer screen. There is minimal waiting time for images to develop and no chemicals used in the process.

Don’t Take Chances When Playing Sports

Each year in the United States, approximately 5 million teeth are lost due to injury while playing sports. Mouthguards can protect, but only a custom-made mouthguard can provide adequate protection and still allow proper breathing during exertion. Those sold in stores do not fit or protect as they should. The American Dental Association recommends the use of a custom mouthguard for these sports:

Acrobatics, basketball, boxing, field hockey, football, gymnastics, handball, ice hockey, lacrosse, martial arts, racquetball, roller hockey, rugby, shotputting, skateboarding, skiing, skydiving, soccer, squash, surfing, volleyball, water polo, weight lifting, wrestling.

Intra-Oral Camera Technology Lets You See for Yourself

Through technology, our patients can work together with our dentists to have healthy gums and beautiful teeth. With the intra-oral camera, you can see for yourself what work needs to be done on what teeth. This amazing miniature video camera produces clear and accurate pictures of all your teeth. You will enjoy making informed decisions together with our doctors, creating a bond of teamwork.

Comfort and Accuracy – And Shorter Visits!

Your comfort is our concern, and we are very pleased to utilize a technological advancement that is a combination of a suction device and brightly illuminating light that makes it much easier for the doctor to see your oral structures and for you to hold your mouth in the correct position.

How does this technology make it easy for you?

  • You spend a third less time in the dental chair.
  • Saliva doesn’t accumulate in the oral cavity; the “drowning or gagging” feeling is gone.
  • Debris is cleared out of your mouth before unintentionally swallowed.
  • Fatigue in the jaw and mouth from having to be held open is eliminated.
  • The bright illumination eliminates shadows for faster, more accurate dental work.

The use of a bulky rubber dam is no longer necessary with this innovative device. It keeps the mouth dry when work is being performed to produce the best results.

Sedation with Nitrous Oxide

We provide “laughing gas” to ease any discomfort you may have during certain treatment. This form of sedation is inhaled to induce relaxation. When used together with a local anesthetic that is administered to the area of your mouth that needs work, little or no pain will be felt.