Technology and Patient Comfort
At Grand Lake Dental, our patients enjoy the many comforts of our luxurious, modern office. Our sophisticated building was constructed to support state-of-the-art treatment. Each of our seven operatories is equipped with technology and amenities to make your experience second to none, including cable TV and beautiful views of the Grand Lake area through large bay windows.
Dr. Karl Jobst and his friendly team provide compassionate, knowledgeable care with kind, gentle hands. We can handle most dental needs, including general, restorative, and cosmetic dentistry. In addition, we perform numerous oral surgeries and can provide dental sedation for patients concerned about pain or those who experience dental anxiety or fear.
This means that for almost any treatment you may need or desire for a stunning, healthy smile, you can receive exceptional care from a team you trust without having to be referred out to someone else.
Because we truly care about our patients and want to treat you like family, we invest in the most technologically advanced equipment. This includes ultrasonic cleaning, digital radiography, laser treatments, and Oral ID.
The latest technology in x-rays is digital technology. Instead of film x-rays that require processing, which involves exposure of team members to hazardous materials and increases radiation exposure to patients, we utilize digital technology.
Digital x-rays allow for instant images that show more precise details, allowing our team to detect problems easier and faster. We can zoom in, improve clarity, and adjust lighting as needed to see things hidden or not visible on film x-rays.
This is important, as detecting and treating problems at the earliest stage can save you money, time, and discomfort. Sometimes, it can even save your teeth or your life.
Digital x-rays can reveal things like:
- Bone loss
- Hidden dental decay
- Poor tooth and root positions
- Bone loss
- Tumors—cancerous and noncancerous
- Developmental abnormalities
- Problems below the gum line or inside a tooth
Laser treatments can make treatments faster, less painful, and more precise. Knowing this also helps reduce dental anxiety and fear.
Other benefits of laser treatments include:
- Reduced bleeding
- Reduced need for stitches
- Preserving more of the natural tooth
- Faster healing
- Reduced need for sedation
- Reduced risk of infection
A laser is an intense beam of light, and in dentistry, lasers can be used for numerous treatments, including shaping and removing soft tissue. Laser dentistry options include cosmetic and preventative treatments.
Some of the most common treatment options include:
- Gum contouring
- Crown lengthening
- Teeth whitening
- Tooth preparation
- Tumor/cyst removal
While the advantages of laser dentistry are many, there are only two real disadvantages. The first is that you will have to wear special glasses (that we provide) to protect your eyes from the strong light. The second is that it may be more expensive.
Oral ID with VELSscope® helps our team identify “the forgotten disease” oral cancer, which is on the rise. Over 30,000 Americans contract it each year, and approximately 43 percent of those patients will not live longer than five years without treatment.
At Grand Lake Dental, we want to make sure that any of our patients who have oral cancer receive treatment at the earliest possible time. That’s why we invested in the FDA approved VELscope, which is a blue lamp that highlights cancerous and precancerous cells.
This simple procedure only takes two to three minutes, and it allows us to detect suspicious tissues much easier and at the earliest stage. All you have to do is swish a solution around in your mouth for about a minute, and then we will shine the blue light as we inspect for areas of darker color that indicate lesions or suspicious tissue.
If Dr. Jobst notes anything suspicious, he will take a biopsy and send it to a lab for analysis.
Call Us Today
Come and find out what makes dentistry at Grand Lake Dental second to none. Call us at (918) 787-5800 today to speak with one of our amazing team members to schedule an appointment or get answers to your questions.