Dental Technology - Sugar Land, TX
Modern, Advanced Care & Treatments
At Eco Dental, while we may be dental professionals, we’re also dental patients as well. That means we know comfort is a very important part of any dental experience. People simply want to know that they won’t feel any pain or anxiety in the treatment chair, and we completely empathize. This is why our office is filled with state-of-the-art tools that allow us to treat you faster, safer, and protect you from discomfort. Below, you can learn about just a few ways we use the latest technology to make sure you have a smooth and easy visit every time you come to see us.
Oral Conscious Sedation
If just the thought of going to the dentist makes your heart beat faster, then oral conscious sedation might be perfect for you. It’s how we help some of our most nervous patients calm down and make sure they’re completely comfortable during their entire visit. One of our doctors will prescribe you medication to take the day of your appointment, and you’ll take it at home so that by the time you reach our office, you’ll be completely physically and mentally relaxed. You’ll still be awake for the procedure, but many patients leave our office with little to no memory of their experience at all.
Nitrous Oxide Sedation
Nitrous oxide, or “laughing gas,” is ideal for those who are only slightly nervous about visiting the dentist. It works wonderfully for patients of all ages. For this, you’ll simply breathe in the odorless gas through a small nasal mask, and you’ll feel its relaxing effects within a few minutes. After your appointment is over and the mask is removed, it wears off within moments, and you’ll be able to go on about your day without any lasting drowsiness.
This small, camera-tipped wand allows us to create high-resolution images of your teeth and gums which we can display on a chairside monitor. These images make it much easier for our team to spot minor dental issues like tooth decay and gum disease, plus it’ll help you finally see what your dentist sees. By having a better idea of your dental health, you’ll be more informed and be able to make more confident decisions about any treatments you might need.
X-rays are an essential tool we use every day to help diagnose problems that may be hidden below the surface of the teeth. In order to make our practice more efficient and environmentally friendly, we’ve upgraded to only using digital x-rays. Compared to traditional film-based ones, digital x-rays are able to create images much faster, they don’t require harsh chemicals to be developed, and they expose our patients to 90% less radiation.
Soft Tissue Laser
With the Picasso Lite soft tissue laser, we can perform a variety of periodontal (gum) treatments while minimizing pain, bleeding, and overall recovery time. It is able to eliminate plaque, bacteria, and excess gum tissue with relative ease. Because of its high precision, any surrounding gum tissue that doesn't need to be treated is left alone, meaning you’ll experience less discomfort both during and after the procedure.
The combination of these tools and our staff’s experience is what makes Eco Dental different than any other dental practice. Your comfort is always one of our top priorities, which is why we work so hard to make sure you have a pleasant experience with us. If you’d like to learn more about our tools, sedation techniques, or want to schedule an appointment, simply contact us today in Sugar Land.