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Community Minded Dentist | Dental Education

Community Minded Dentist

Below you will find some of our community minded efforts! Here at LADD Dental Group, we have proudly been giving back to the communities we serve since 1978! If you are looking for a caring, compassionate dental provider, look no further. Please take a look at the video below and let us know how we can serve you and your individual needs best!

I hope you guys enjoyed watching some of these videos, and if you are looking for a caring, compassionate dentist, give us a call today!

Dental Cleaning Vs Soft Tissue Management (Deep Cleaning)

Dental Cleaning Vs Soft Tissue Management

Most patients come into the dental office twice a year for a teeth cleaning. However, some patients are told that they need to get a deep cleaning instead, and that they need to see us more often than twice a year. While a regular teeth cleaning is a routine procedure, it’s important to know that a deep cleaning is very different and is actually a treatment for an oral disease. If you pay attention when you visit the dentist, you may hear our staff and hygienists referring to your appointment as “a prophy”. This is short for “prophylactic”, which is a word that comes from Greek and means “treatment to prevent a disease”. We call a teeth cleaning prophylactic because the purpose of a cleaning is to prevent disease or dental problems in a patient that has otherwise healthy teeth and gums.  
A deep cleaning is often referred to as “soft tissue management” or “periodontal therapy”. That’s because a deep cleaning is actually a treatment for periodonta…

Hi-Tech Dental Office | Intra-Oral Camera

Hi-Tech Dental Office

Intra-oral cameras are cameras used by dentists or doctors to show a patient the interior of their mouth, as an alternative to using a mirror. They were first introduced in 1989 and are now widely used in dental offices. IOCs allow the patient to see a clear picture of the inside of their mouth, aiding the dentist in consulting with them on various treatment options. Images can be saved to a patient's file for future reference.

WHAT IS AN INTRA-ORAL CAMERA? The short answer is that an intraoral camera is a tool your dentist uses to examine your mouth in as detailed a way as possible. The instrument, which may look like an oversized pen, has a camera that takes high-resolution footage or images of a patient’s mouth and shows the visuals real-time on a monitor—they’re like high-tech versions of the hand mirrors you see in your dentist’s practice. There’s much more to intraoral cameras, though. These tools are:  Better for the dentist. Intraoral cameras have incre…

Dental Technology | Quality Patient Experience

Dental Technology | Quality Patient Experience

Here at LADD Dental Group, we utilize a cloud based dental management software that has a ton of patient benefits built in. One of the many patient benefits is that our patients can access or update their health, insurance, and contact information at any time through our Denticon software. *If you haven't registered online before, the only detail to be aware of is that if you have been to ANY of our LADD Dental Group offices in the past, please register as an "existing patient". Other than that, the software is very user friendly. Also, if you have any trouble with the registration process, just give our office a call and we would be happy to assist!

Another reason we utilize a cloud based system is to better handle emergency dental situations! You can be seen at any one of our 6 dental offices, and we will have your patient info already uploaded and ready to go! This has been a really nice feature that our patient have love…

Dental Emergency | Emergency Dental Care

Dental Emergency

Here at LADD Dental Group, we understand that dental emergencies happen! That is why we recently switched over to a cloud-based dental management software to better accommodate those emergency patients! We also leave availability in our schedules to allow for those emergency patients to be seen the same day. We don't currently have emergency hours, but we are open 5 days per week and pride ourselves on providing same day care!

Here is what one of our emergency McCordsville patient's had to say about their experience:

And this is what one of our emergency Kokomo patient's had to say:  

Lastly, here is a mock video of what it would look like if you were experiencing a dental emergency in McCordsville

As you can see, we have the infrastructure in place to accommodate those unfortunate dental emergencies. If you are currently struggling with tooth or gum pain, give us a call today and experience the LADD Dental Difference!  

What is Sedation Dentistry | Sedation Dental Care

What is Sedation Dentistry

"Sedation dentistry offers an alternative for patients who have a fear of the dentist or had a previous painful or distressing experience in the past. With the help of medication, the patient is able to relax while the dentist performs the procedure. Patients seek sedation for a variety of dental procedures ranging from preventative care to oral surgery. Some patients cannot otherwise tolerate essential preventative treatments like an exam or cleaning without medication. For them, sedation allows them to enjoy a lifetime of healthy teeth and gums. Other patients need more complicated painful procedures that require some anesthetic. Each situation is different, but a skilled dentist understands the nuances involved.

Before you decide whether you need sedation dentistry, it helps to understand exactly what is sedation dentistry? Once you have some basic information, you are ready to discuss the matter with your dentist. Keep in mind, the following is gener…

Dental Visit | Positive Dental Experience

Positive Dental Experience

We are always striving to improve for our patients! That is why we put such an emphasis on patient feedback. As you can see, we are thrilled to announce February's Teeth Whitening for Life winner for completing our patient experience survey! 

Here are what a few of our LADD Dental Group patients had to say about their experience with us!

Here is another one of our outstanding McCordsville patients, and this is what they had to say!  

At LADD Dental Group, we have been serving North Central Indiana families and communities since 1978!! We understand the importance of caring personally and developing long standing relationships with the communities and people that we serve. If you are looking for a caring and compassionate dentist, give us a call today and experience the LADD Dental difference!