Palms Dental
Dr. Christopher Stock

Technology

At Palms Dental, we use leading-edge technology to achieve superior results for our patients. The dentistry innovations we use in our dental practice ensure more accurate and comfortable care.

Nitrous Oxide

Nitrous oxide, also called “laughing gas,” is a mild sedative we use to help ease anxiety and pain. Nitrous oxide produces a light, dream-like sensation in patients, offering a more pleasant and relaxing experience. The patient can feel the anti-anxiety effects only for the time they are breathing it in. Effects dissipate within minutes of discontinued use. 

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Televisions in Rooms

Our team at Palms Dental wants to make every dental visit as easy as possible for you and your loved ones. One of the ways we accomplish this is by having televisions in each of our treatment rooms. 

Patients can sit back and relax in our new, adjustable dental chairs and warm up with a blanket while watching their favorite movie or TV series. Not only does this provide a welcome and comfortable distraction for many patients, but it also makes dental visits fly by. 

We also use TVs to show patients their digital x-rays or images of their teeth and gums. Many of our patients find this helpful when Dr. Stock explains their treatment. 

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PlanScan® Same-Day Dental Crowns

The PlanScan system by Planmeca is an American-made dental technology we use to create same-day ceramic crowns. PlanScan technology allows us to digitally scan your teeth, providing us with a detailed 3-D digital image. Next, we use CAD/CAM software to create our own 3-D image of the desired prosthetic, and we send it to our on-site milling machine, the PlanMill. 

Using the PlanScan system, we can design, create, and place your restoration with more speed and precision than ever before. You no longer have to bite messy molds or wait weeks for your new prosthetics; it’s one quick dental visit, and you’re done! 

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Intraoral Scanner

Intraoral scanners quickly and comforably capture high-quality digital impressions of the teeth and surrounding tissues. An intraoral scanner is a handheld, slender device with a small camera on the end. The dentist inserts the scanner in a patient’s mouth, gently shifting it from side-to-side so we capture images from various angles.

We use intraoral scanners to quickly and efficiently obtain images needed for diagnostic and treatment purposes. Patients and the dentist can view the images on computer or TV monitors in each of the treatment rooms.

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Digital X-Rays

We use digital dental x-rays to locate and treat tooth decay and bone loss. Because digital processing is faster than traditional film x-rays, patients experience up to 90 percent less radiation exposure.

Together, you and your dentist can view the digital images on a computer or TV screen during your appointment. We can explain the diagnosis and illustrate treatment needs using digital imaging. Also, we can magnify problem areas and adjust the radiograph’s brightness, contrast, and size for a clearer, more detailed image. 

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