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Advanced Technologies - East Millinocket, ME

State-of-the-Art Tools & Techniques for Better Dentistry

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When you’re at the head of a big family with various dental needs that all need high-quality attention, juggling appointments at several different practices can be headache-inducing. That’s why Dr. Karen Delaney has chosen to offer a comprehensive variety of care options here at Katahdin Family Dental. Not only can patients find specialty services here, but we also utilize several modern technologies on a daily basis in order to elevate our care experience. If you have any questions or would like to schedule a first appointment here in East Millinocket, don’t hesitate to contact us today.

Why Choose Katahdin Family Dental for Advanced Technology

  • State-of-the-Art, Comfortable Office
  • No Goopy Impressions or Ill-Fitting Temporaries!
  • All-Digital Tools & Low Radiation

TMJ Therapy

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TMJ disorder (also known as TMD) is a common and oftentimes debilitating health problem that specifically affects the joints that allow you to chew and speak. If you are experiencing chronic jaw and facial pain, Dr. Delaney recommends a dedicated TMJ evaluation to determine if there is dysfunction present in the form of a misaligned bite, injury, or other source. Effective therapy techniques are available to restore harmony to your smile and overall wellbeing, including custom-made oral appliances/splints.

Sleep Apnea Treatment

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Many patients wouldn’t think to turn to a dentist for help with sleep apnea treatment, but who knows your mouth and airway better than a professional like Dr. Delaney? If mild to moderate obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is robbing you of quality rest, it’s important to seek out assistance as soon as possible so that you can maintain the quality of life you deserve. Our practice offers several types of custom-made oral appliances that can comfortably reposition your mouth and help you breathe easier throughout the night, including the Silent Nite® brand. This type of focused treatment can also help patients and families cut down on disruptive snoring!

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Sedation Dentistry

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Many children and adults alike struggle with feelings of anxiety or even outright fear regarding the dentist’s office, whether it’s because they had a scary experience at a young age or simply feel uncomfortable with the sights and sounds. Here in East Millinocket, our patients’ comfort is always a top priority, which is why we offer sedation dentistry upon request. These effective services can calm frazzled nerves and create a genuinely relaxing atmosphere for treatment to proceed smoothly. If you’d like to learn more about our sedation options and which one is right for your particular needs, feel free to call us today.

CEREC® 1-Visit Dentistry

CEREC dental restoration milling unit

Traditionally, the creation of a brand-new, custom-made dental crown or likeminded restoration would require at least two appointments as well as significant waiting time on the patient’s part. In order to streamline this process without sacrificing quality, we now use CEREC here at Katahdin Family Dental! This technology simplifies the distinct stages of the restorative process, from initial impressions to design to milling, so that they’re able to all take place over the course of just one visit. Our patients won’t have to worry about uncomfortable temporary restorations or “goopy” impression materials as well. You simply walk in with a hurting tooth and walk out with a brand-new, personalized improvement.

Intraoral Cameras

Dentist and patient looking at intraoral photos

Intraoral cameras are an invaluable educational tool for teaching patients more about their particular smiles, any potential damage we discover during exams, and available treatment options. Our team will navigate the camera-tipped wand throughout your mouth, capturing high-resolution images that can be instantly transferred to a monitor in the operatory for easy viewing. We enjoy helping you feel like a fully informed partner in your oral healthcare journey!

Digital X-Rays

Digital dental x-rays on computer

Digital technology offers a world of valuable benefits and advantages when compared to the limitations of traditional film, and we’re proud to now offer this modern approach directly to our patients. Instead of having to wait for hours on darkroom development and handle hazardous chemicals, high-resolution X-ray images are immediately available for viewing after capture. Better yet, the entire diagnostic process is much safer, as any radiation exposure is reduced by up to 90%.

3D Cone Beam Imaging

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While digital X-rays are an essential part of routine dental care, their scope can be somewhat limited when planning advanced treatments like surgical dental implant placement and root canal therapy. In these delicate situations, we want to ensure that our approach is as precise, as confident, and as poised for success as possible – that’s why Dr. Delaney uses state-of-the-art 3D Cone Beam Imaging. This technology creates exhaustively detailed, three-dimensional X-rays of the patient’s teeth and related facial structures that leave nothing to the imagination.