At MMS Family Dentistry, we believe in providing a compassionate, down-to-earth sense of patient care that feels like it’s straight from decades past – but that doesn’t mean our office is behind the times as well! Dr. McElveen and Dr. Stevenson have invested in several modern technologies that help improve treatment comfort, precision, and overall efficiency. We also offer advanced services that can’t be found in just any practice throughout the greater Austin community. Take a look below to learn more, or feel free to contact us today to schedule a visit.
If you regularly struggle with jaw pain and frequent headaches, your TMJ may be to blame. This relatively small part of the body is what controls your ability to chew food, speak clearly, and even yawn on a routine basis. If it falls victim to dysfunction or injury, don’t hesitate to come to MMS Family Dentistry for assistance. We offer specialty treatments that can help restore the overall harmony of your smile, including occlusal (bite) adjustment, custom-made splints, nightguards to curb habitual teeth grindings (a common aggressor of TMJ disorder), and more.
Dental anxiety is a common problem among patients of all ages, which is why our practice offers nitrous oxide (also known as “laughing gas”) for most procedures. The gas is administered through a nasal mask as you rest comfortably in the treatment chair; within a few minutes of breathing it in, you should feel calmer and more content while still remaining conscious. Many of our busier patients appreciate this sedation approach because the effects wear off quickly after the mask is removed, which means they can return to their regular routine with virtually no downtime.
Patient education is a vital part of our care approach here in Austin, which is why we utilize DexCam and DigiDoc intraoral cameras whenever possible throughout each appointment. These cameras can capture countless high-resolution images of your dental structures, shedding much-needed light on possible damage and helping our doctors better explain the positive effects of certain recommended services. We always want you to feel confident about committing to further treatment!
Traditionally, X-rays were captured on traditional film and developed slowly in darkrooms. At MMS Family Dentistry, we’re proud to have upgraded this essential process with all-digital technology! We now offer wall-mounted machines, mobile units, and even panoramic X-rays for outstanding diagnostics and confident treatment planning. Better yet, no development period is required! The images are available for viewing in seconds, and any radiation exposure is kept to an absolute minimum for you and your family’s safety.
Tooth decay develops at a gradual pace and often in very subtle ways. Our dentists want to discover its presence as soon as possible so that we can provide treatment and preserve your healthy dental structure, which is why we’ve invested in advanced cavity detection technology. The DexCam and DigiDoc Cameras enable us to see hard-to-reach areas of the mouth with exceptional clarity, pinpointing weakened enamel that may have gone unnoticed by the human eye alone.