Advanced Dental Services & Technology – Westchase • West Houston, TX
Healthcare That Inspires Smiles
At MDRN Dental, we’re proud to offer several revolutionary tools and treatment options that can’t be found at just any practice in the West Houston area. These modern touches definitely help us live up to our name, improving patient comfort, diagnostic precision, overall efficiency, and much more! Contact us today to schedule a one-on-one consultation with Dr. Stapleton, or if you have any questions about what to expect when you become our newest patient.
Patient education is important to our team, and intraoral cameras can provide a world of insight regarding your own oral health. The process is simple – we’ll navigate a camera-tipped wand through your mouth, capturing countless high-resolution images of the teeth, the gum tissue, and other oral structures. Later, as Dr. Stapleton is discussing his findings from your checkup with you, he can pull up these images on a monitor in the operatory as a visual aid, pointing out any concerning symptoms and explaining the benefits of certain treatment recommendations in a much clearer, more informative way.
At MDRN Dental, traditional film X-rays have been safely left where they belong – in the past. We now use digital radiography for a faster, safer, and more accurate diagnostic process! There are no darkrooms to worry about, no hazardous chemical development that takes hours. Instead, the X-rays are captured and immediately made viewable on our computer system; we can even magnify and color-code them so that patients better understand what exactly they’re seeing. Any radiation exposure is also dramatically minimized by up to 80% when compared to film.
CT/Cone Beam Scanner
While digital X-rays are an enormously valuable, their diagnostic scope can be a little limited in certain cases. When planning for advanced treatment like surgical dental implant placement or root canal therapy, Dr. Stapleton doesn’t want to leave anything to chance, which is why he’s chosen to invest in the revolutionary OP3000 Cone Beam CT scanner. This technology captures thousands of crystal-clear images per second, creating a comprehensive 3D model of the patient’s teeth, jaw, and other oral mechanisms.
Soft Tissue Laser
When treating an area of the mouth that’s as soft and delicate as the gum tissue, our team wants to make sure to prioritize comfort every step of the way. That’s why Dr. Stapleton uses a state-of-the-art diode soft tissue laser for treating periodontal disease and aesthetically recontouring the gum line. The focused light beam simultaneously maximizes treatment precision and minimizes invasiveness – in fact, you won’t even need sutures! Post-operative symptoms like bleeding and swelling are virtually eliminated, and the recovery process is also much faster.
Does the thought of visiting your local dentist fill you with dread or anxiety? You’re definitely not alone. At MDRN Dental, we work hard to create a truly comfortable atmosphere for every appointment, but if our patients need a little extra help relaxing, professional sedation is also available in the forms of prescribed medication (oral conscious sedation) and “laughing gas” (nitrous oxide). Dr. Stapleton can help you determine which type is right for your needs during an initial consultation.
Sleep Apnea Treatment
Many patients don’t even realize that a trained dentist may be able to help them achieve long-term relief from sleep apnea symptoms – but it’s true! If you’ve been diagnosed with mild to moderate Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA), our team would love to welcome you in and help you explore the possibility of using a custom oral appliance. These appliances are designed to comfortably reposition the jaw and/or tongue just enough so that breathing is easy again. Our goal is to help you wake up feeling well-rested and ready for the day at last.
Has chronic jaw pain become a regular, dreaded part of your daily routine? It may be time to start exploring solutions with Dr. Stapleton. TMJ disorder (also called TMD) is a very serious and oftentimes debilitating health problem that occurs when the joints responsible for helping you speak and chew become strained or dysfunctional. Several therapy options are available here in West Houston, including:
- Occlusal Adjustments : If a misaligned bite is causing trouble, Dr. Stapleton can carefully adjust the surfaces of certain teeth to restore lasting harmony.
- Occlusal Splints : A custom-made appliance can provide relief to the strained facial muscles and also prevent teeth grinding, which is a common cause of TMJ disorder.
- TENS Therapy : This technology essentially provides an electric self-massage that relaxes muscles and stimulates the release of endorphins in order to block pain signals.