Technology is such a significant part of our lives that it’s hard to imagine where we would be today without it. The same is true of dentistry, although you may not realize it. Digital technology has already dramatically improved the way dentists today approach, diagnose, and treat many conditions.
Dr. Jiyung Kang continues to stay current with advances in dentistry that improve his ability to deliver high-quality dentistry. At Sunrise Dental of Eugene, this means investing in technology that enhances your comfort, makes us more efficient, and allows us to deliver more positive long-term outcomes.
Enhanced Dental Diagnostics
In the past, dentists had to rely on film x-rays and visual exams to detect and diagnose problems like cavities, gum disease, and bone loss.
At Sunrise Dental of Eugene, we use digital x-rays that help Dr. Kang identify these conditions early on when conservative treatment is still an option. Your safety is crucial, and going digital helps us reduce your radiation exposure by as much as 80 percent compared to film-based x-rays.
Our intraoral digital cameras take your visual exams to the next level. The small handheld device shows our dentist live, up-close, magnified images of your teeth that allow him to clearly see a problem like a broken filling or cracked tooth in great detail.
Efficient Treatment Planning
Digital x-rays are perfect for diagnosing a cavity, but in some cases, Dr. Kang needs a broader view of your mouth than a single image provides. Our panoramic x-rays and 3-D cone beam imaging technology (CBCT) allows us to provide efficient, comfortable treatment with a high degree of precision.
A panoramic x-ray is exactly that; it produces a single continuous image of your entire mouth. Dr. Kang sees the position of all your teeth and your sinuses and can detect advanced periodontal disease, and bone abnormalities. Another benefit is that panoramic x-rays are taken outside of the mouth with you standing in front of the machine.
3-D Cone Beam Imaging Technology
Several procedures, such as dental implant placement, endodontics (root canals), and tooth extractions, require an even more in-depth view of your mouth and its structures.
In this case, our dentist turns to leading-edge 3-D cone beam imaging technology (CBCT). The images CBCT produces show bone, soft tissue, nerve pathways, sinuses, and dental structures in a single scan.
This information is invaluable when Dr. Kang plans procedures like dental implant placement. The procedure is efficient and comfortable because Dr. Kang will have already planned the exact position to place your implant.
Improved Patient Education
Informed patients tend to experience better oral health than those who are not. Patient education is important to us, and digital dentistry is essential for helping you understand your own oral health needs. The result for many patients is a healthier smile, lower dental costs, and fewer trips to their emergency dentist.
By sharing your digital and intraoral images with you, our dentist in Eugene can show you an in-depth picture of your oral health. It's easy for you to see a problem like a cavity on an x-ray and understand why it's a problem and how treating it will benefit your oral health. And since our patient records are all digital too, we can easily store and retrieve your information on our secure in-house network.
Schedule an Appointment at Our Eugene, OR Dental Office
If it's time to schedule your next dental exam and teeth cleaning, call Sunrise Dental of Eugene. Dr. Kang will be happy to answer any of your questions about our leading-edge dental technology.