Dr. Corey and Dr. Haley are committed to providing our patients with the best experience possible at Seymour Dental Associates. One of the ways they do this is by investing in state-of-the-art technology that streamlines dental procedures and increases our efficiency and patient comfort.
We're always learning and advancing our techniques as our team works to keep up with an evolving dental industry. Read on to learn more about some of the equipment and technology you'll find at our Seymour, TN, dental office.
Digital x-rays offer a safe and straightforward way for our dentists to obtain the images they need to properly diagnose our patients' issues and help them select the proper treatment for their needs. Digital x-rays emit 90 percent less radiation than the standard films used in the past, and they are immediately available so our dentists can discuss treatment needs with you promptly.
We also significantly reduce our impact on the environment with digital images because we don't have to use hazardous chemicals to develop them.
Panoramic x-rays give a full view of your teeth, roots, and jaw joints in one image. Our dentists use this image for planning orthodontic treatment, monitoring wisdom teeth, or as a baseline to monitor your dental health. We typically only recommend taking this x-ray once every five years or as needed for treatment planning.
Imagine if you could see the decay that was developing in your tooth. You'd probably understand right away why your Seymour dentist was recommending a dental filling for you.
Luckily, our intraoral camera allows us to show you exactly what's happening in your mouth with full-color pictures. Our pen-sized camera fits comfortably into your mouth and captures pictures of your soft tissues and teeth so you can understand your treatment needs and make the best decisions for your dental health.
Rotary endodontic (root canal) technology allows our dentists to make root canal treatment comfortable and efficient. Rotary tools are made of flexible nickel-titanium instead of stainless steel, so it's more comfortable for our patients and easier for our dentists to access the infected tissues in the inner canals of the tooth.
These nickel-titanium tools are also electric, so our dentists can complete treatment faster and more efficiently. That translates to more efficient treatment and less time in the dental chair for our patients.
Do you feel fearful or anxious when it's time to visit the dentist? You're not alone! Believe it or not, millions of people feel this way, and unfortunately, many avoid the dentist.
At Seymour Dental Associates, we offer nitrous oxide, also called laughing gas, to help our patients feel relaxed and comfortable while getting the dental services they need to maintain their healthy and beautiful smiles.
We can use nitrous for most procedures, and it doesn't leave our patients with lingering side effects. You'll be able to safely drive home after a procedure with nitrous oxide.
Talk with Dr. Corey or Dr. Haley if you think you might benefit from using nitrous oxide for your dental procedures.