We ensure your child’s first visit is fear-free and fun so they’ll look forward to returning.
Dental visits for your child should begin as early as age one. Not only will Dr. Graham help your child understand the importance of daily oral care, but parents will also gain insight on toothpaste selection, diet, thumb-sucking cessation, and a wide range of related topics. Our exams, x-rays, and photos allow us to predict future oral problems.
“Tongue tie” is a condition that restricts the tongue’s range of motion due to soft frenulum tissues that are attached to the muscles of the cheeks and lips. Without proper jaw structure, this condition can cause difficulties from infants to adults with the abilities to eat, sleep, breathe, and more. Also commonly known as ankyloglossia, tongue tie is treatable with minor Frenectomy surgery to remove the tissue. Dr. Graham uses a light scalpel laser for Infant tongue release.
Nitrous oxide sedation, also known as “laughing gas,” is commonly used to make treatment more comfortable and great for patients that feel anxious in the dental chair. Nitrous oxide is inhaled through a mask and produces a state of relaxation throughout treatment. Once treatment is over, the nitrous oxide quickly leaves the system, which means a short recovery time!
Dr. Graham has hand-selected a phenomenal dental anesthesiologist that works closely with her to offer IV sedation. This rare service allows her patients to have complete ease and comfort right here in our office throughout the entire procedure.
Seeing the dentist doesn’t need to be stressful. Our sedation dental techniques will put your mind to rest. Apart from Dr. Graham’s great chairside manner and gentle touch, we offer nitrous oxide and IV sedation for your comfort.
Sleep apnea is a serious sleep disorder that can greatly increase a patient’s risk for heart attack and stroke. During sleep the air passage becomes temporarily blocked causing breathing to stop several times throughout the night. Common symptoms include snoring, high blood pressure, weight issues, and daytime tiredness.
We provide airway screening, testing, and solutions using the Seattle Protocol. Pioneered by two dentists in the Seattle area, The Seattle Protocol helps patients who struggle with obstructive sleep apnea or other sleep disordered breathing conditions. Utilizing a methodical six-step process, we incrementally test different strategies to help determine the precise solution that works best for your specific situation. The Seattle Protocol is a highly personalized, completely customized, and comprehensive approach to helping you get a better night’s sleep for better overall health and wellness.
While traditional approaches typically include an uncomfortable and inconvenient CPAP machine, we use an FDA approved device that is more like a simple mouthguard used in athletics. This personalized oral appliance keeps the jaw in a forward position while you sleep, allowing your airway to remain open for an uninterrupted, better night’s sleep. It is small, portable, quiet, comfortable, and highly effective. The result is a good night’s sleep leads to more energy throughout the day as well as increased mental focus and clarity. Many patients (and their spouses) find treatment to be a lifesaver.