Smiles at Murphy

Technology

At Smiles at Murphy, we pass our interest in high-tech dentistry to our patients for a more productive dental experience.

Dr. Anshu Jain takes the time to learn new methods, skills, and technology to make your diagnosis accurate and less invasive.

Modern Dental Technology

It may come as a surprise to some patients that their quality of care is related to the level of technology we can provide. We are always looking for advanced equipment to add to our practice to keep your dental visit efficient, pain-free, and quick. We already have 3-D cone beams, digital sensors, intraoral cameras, laser dentistry, and nitrous oxide, and we continue to invest in our patients for a more pleasant experience.

Intraoral Camera

Intraoral cameras let Dr. Anshu Jain identify any dental problems within your oral cavity and take full-color pictures of your teeth and gums. 

The intraoral camera is about the same size and shape of a big pen, taking high-quality resolution images that transfer directly to your chairside monitor. We can rotate the camera, zoom in to 100x, and more. 

We can show patients real-time images of what the dentist can see on their monitor. Dr. Jain can identify issues like enamel erosion, tooth disease, or cracks. 

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Nitrous Oxide

You may have anxiety about visiting the dentist, but you may not be ready to be knocked out for the rest of the day with sedatives. We have the perfect solution for you with nitrous oxide.

This sedative is inhaled through a nasal mask that patients can breathe in normally. It allows them to feel warm, cozy, and safe while still being able to answer the dentist if needed. Patients won't fall asleep, but they will feel disconnected from the activity around them.

Once we stop administering the gas, the effects will immediately clear. Within minutes, patients will feel alert and refreshed enough to continue the rest of their day. You'll be so unaffected; you can even drive yourself home after your appointment. 

If you're interested in a gentle treatment, ask us about nitrous oxide at our Murphy, TX dental office.

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Laser Dentistry

Laser dentistry allows us to practice pain-free, comfortable dentistry.

How?

By focusing a beam of light when performing accurate dental treatments, Dr. Jain can painlessly incise, eliminate tooth decay, and remove tissue without using a traditional dental tool like scalpels. Laser dentistry not only cuts down on discomfort, but it also reduces healing times and needs for pain medication.

Lasers inhibit bacterial infections since they sterilize the area while they are in action.

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3-D Cone Beam

At Smiles at Murphy, we know that investing in dental technology makes for a more comfortable and precise dental experience during your visit to reach your smile goals.

That's why we offer 3-D cone beam imaging and more right here in the comfort of our neighborhood dental office. 3-D cone beam imaging is a digital technology pioneer that allows Dr. Jain to view precise, clear, three-dimensional images of your mouth, including your soft tissues and jawbones.

The cone shape of the x-ray beam makes up the name, it takes nearly 600 pictures of your mouth to assemble an accurate depiction of your mouth from all views. Images like this often go beyond traditional 2-D x-rays since we can take a look underneath the surface, allowing us to see how impacted a tooth may be and if there is sufficient bone density for a dental implant. 

We may use this dental technology for:

  • Placing dental implants
  • Root canal therapy
  • Dental extractions
  • Sleep apnea
  • Broken or fractured teeth
  • Determining TMJ issues
  • Establishing a treatment plan

Digital Sensors

Unlike traditional x-rays, digital sensors are an important part of dental technology that allows us to take digital x-rays of a patient's teeth using handheld dental technology.

This diagnostic tool keeps patients relaxed while we determine any oral health issues quickly. Since they are digital, we can view images more precisely and quickly. Best of all, there is minimal radiation exposure, so the margin of harm is reduced. The resolution is also clearer, allowing our dental team to zoom in and offer more accurate readings. 

Digital sensors are more friendly to both our patients and the dental team. 

 

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