State-of-the-Art Technology & Comfort Techniques in Lincoln, NE
At Smile Specialties, we want our patients to feel respected, engaged, and at ease throughout each appointment and treatment. That’s why Dr. Jennifer Reed has invested in several advanced tools for her modern practice, as well as comfort-based amenities that can help alleviate any dental-related nervousness or fear. We hope you’ll always leave our Lincoln, NE practice with plenty of new reasons to smile. Contact us today to schedule a consultation, or if you have any questions or concerns our team can assist you with.
With intraoral cameras, it’s easier than ever for patients to understand the realities of their oral health. This camera-tipped wand is comfortably inserted into the mouth, and within seconds, high-resolution images are transferred to a convenient monitor in the operatory for easy viewing. Dr. Reed and the rest of our team members can show you what we’re seeing, pointing out significant areas of damage and explaining treatment options much more clearly for your benefit.
As important as they were for diagnosis and treatment, traditional film X-rays came with several pitfalls. They required tedious darkroom development, made use of hazardous chemicals, and had to be stored in bulky filing cabinets. Today, this process has been transformed for the better with our revolutionary digital system. The X-rays we capture in our Lincoln office are immediately transferred to our computer system and available for viewing, no waiting required. Better yet, the amount of radiation patients have to be exposed to during the process is dramatically reduced.
Soft Tissue Laser
Our state-of-the-art ZAP soft tissue laser has helped Dr. Reed transcend the limits of traditional tools meant for periodontal treatment, creating a superior experience for patients. There are countless benefits to this technique, including improved accuracy, minimal bleeding, and faster healing for greater overall comfort. We regularly use the soft tissue laser for periodontal disease treatment, aesthetic gum recontouring, and other similar services.
While the application of numbing anesthetic is a necessary part of many common dental procedures, some patients shudder at the thought of being faced with a needle. At Smile Specialties, we use the Wand, which provides a computer-regulated injection that happens at just the right speed and temperature to be virtually painless. Better yet, the needle is safely hidden inside a pen-like handpiece, which safely numbs the outside tissue before the needle ever touches the gums.
Oral Conscious Sedation
Patients who struggle with discomfort, nervousness, or outright fear when faced with impending treatment benefit from our team’s gentle approach and state-of-the-art resources. That includes the use of oral conscious sedation, which is prescribed medication that is taken at an instructed time before your appointment is set to begin. Once the effects begin, patients should feel deeply relaxed; they may not even remember much about the actual procedure after it is complete. You will need a friend or family member to bring you both to and from our Lincoln, NE location when undergoing oral conscious sedation.