A Caring, Supportive Environment
Modern Technology & Sedation Dentistry Options
Our practice was founded on the idea of providing each patient with compassionate, caring services. Each of our staff members is patient and in tune with your needs. At the office of Dr. Scott A. Gradwell, D.M.D., F.A.G.D, P.C., we genuinely care about you and your goals for your oral health. You can count on us to take the time to explain your treatment options, what to expect, and what the recovery process is like. We want to eliminate all surprises and help you feel like you are the only patient in our office in Allentown, PA.
One of the ways we can help you relieve your dental anxiety is through IV Sedation. In addition, for those who require a helping hand with their fear of the dentist, oral sedation may be your choice of stress relief. Learn more below and contact us to make an appointment today.
It is common for patients to have dental anxiety. This can be rooted in negative past experiences or from a fear of the unknown. In a lot of cases, dental anxiety causes patients to avoid regular dental visits until their health declines or an emergency strikes. Dr. Gradwell and our team understand your fears and continuously work to create an environment where all patients feel comfortable and welcome.
Dr. Gradwell is certified by the state of Pennsylvania and trained at Montefiore Medical Center for I.V. sedation. It involves a moderate sedative administered directly to the bloodstream. The sedative we use, Versed, has been proven safe and effective for use during dental procedures.
Why Choose Our I.V. Sedation Services
- You will be conscious during the procedure but will feel extremely relaxed and may drift in and out of sleep
- You will remember very few details of the actual procedure
- Normal activities can be resumed the day following your treatment
Digital X-rays provide us with a fast, comfortable, and incredibly precise way to identify the internal and external structures of your mouth. This technology is an important diagnostic tool and provides us with accurate images. Because these images are digital, it is easier than ever to send your scans to your primary dentist for evaluation.
There are many benefits to this technology, including reduced radiation exposure, instant results, and it doesn’t require harsh chemicals to develop your scans. It improves and simplifies the way we care for your teeth, which results in better evaluations and treatment decisions. We believe using digital X-rays helps you better understand the condition of your mouth and treatment options.
DEKA Laser For Laser Dentistry
This type of dental laser is incredibly versatile and offers you one of the safest and most effective treatments today. With this tool, we are able to make procedures virtually pain-free and speed up your recovery. Treatments completed using this tool are minimally invasive, have minimal bleeding, and typically require less anesthesia. We utilize this tool for both periodontal and implant treatments.
DentalVibe For a More Comfortable Injection
The DentalVibe System is particularly effective for patients who have a fear of needles and injections. It works by applying a light vibration to the tissues around an injection site while anesthesia is simultaneously applied. The vibrations alter the way the nervous system sends pain messages to the brain, and essentially blocks your brain from sensing the pain from the needle. This makes it a lot less stressful and more comfortable for you!
Intraoral Camera For Patient Education
It is important to us to have you take an active role in designing and understanding your treatment options. Intraoral cameras provide us with a way to show you problem areas in your mouth and explain your treatment options. This system consists of a pen-sized, camera-tipped wand, which is inserted into your mouth and takes videos and transmits the images to a computer. We can then use this to point out any early-stage issues before they escalate into more serious problems. We find this tool helps our patients feel more informed and involved in their periodontal or implant treatments.
Vatech Cone Beam
This is a type of radiography machine which produces both 2D and 3D images. It allows us to produce higher-quality scans — and this system features the lowest radiation dosage in the world. Our practice was the first in the area to incorporate this incredible tool, and it has heightened our level of patient and diagnostic care.
Wound Healing Enhancing Treatment
Platelet Rich Fibrin (PRF), Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) is used to enhance soft tissue graft healing, help control bleeding, maintain the position of bone grafts, and allow for wounds to seal. This reduces the risk of infection. We have used this procedure in our practice for over a decade, and plays an important role in our soft tissue healing after periodontal surgical procedures.
Serving Patients From Across The Lehigh Valley In Pennsylvania
Dr. Scott A. Gradwell, D.M.D., F.A.G.D, P.C.
1251 S Cedar Crest Blvd
Allentown, PA 18103
Monday: 8:00 am – 1:00 pm
Tuesday: 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Thursday: 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Friday: 8:00 am – 5:00 pm