Dr. Strickland and our entire team make it a top priority to keep you relaxed and comfortable during your visits with us. There are many types of comfort amenities we have available to make your appointments stress-free.
We provide many comfort amenities in our office, including beverages in the reception area and caring, friendly service. We offer free wireless internet so you can log into your favorite internet movie provider on your wireless device while you receive your treatment. We also have televisions in our treatment rooms and have DVDs available to choose from. We can also provide you with headphones.
When you’re in the chair, we can give you a pillow for comfort and a blanket if you’re cold. When your treatment is finished, we will give you a warm washcloth so you can feel refreshed. We want you to know that going to the dentist can be a pleasant, relaxing experience.
Dr. Strickland utilized The Wand® computerized injection system that delivers anesthesia in a controlled way so you won’t feel the needle. It gives you just the right amount of anesthesia, so you won’t feel over-numbed.
Digital X-rays and digital photos give Dr. Strickland a very detailed picture of what is happening with your teeth, gums and jaws. This speeds up the diagnosis and treatment planning time, as there is no guess work. This advanced technology allows Dr. Strickland to be precise and efficient in his treatment procedures. This efficiency means less time in the chair for you.
Our hygienist uses an ultrasonic scaler to clean your teeth. This is a much gentler approach than the traditional scaling instruments. The scaler uses high-frequency vibrations to completely remove bacteria and plaque from your teeth. The strength of vibration is adjustable for your comfort.
We use dental lasers in many of our treatments. The laser is a hand-held instrument that uses a very narrow beam of light to remove or reshape tissue, without damaging the adjacent gum, tooth or bone. Because lasers use heat, they have the distinct advantage of minimizing bleeding, speeding up treatment and healing time, and being a much gentler treatment option.
If you feel anxious about complex or extensive treatment you will be receiving, we can help you relax with oral sedation. Oral sedation puts you in a state of high relaxation. You will be aware of yourself and your surroundings, but will not feel pain or anxiety. We also offer nitrous oxide.