State-of-the-Art Technology for Your Dental Needs

In pursuing his commitment to provide the utmost care and comfort for his patients, Dr. Michael D. Wong uses only the safest, most advanced, and most effective dental technology available. By making full use of these tools, Dr. Wong can ensure that you are receiving the best possible care in his office. Combining his 31 years of experience, use of the most cutting-edge technology, and dedication to giving you every bit of the attention you deserve, Dr. Wong provides the most effective and satisfying dental experience possible. The state-of-the-art technology that Dr. Wong uses includes:

If you have any questions about the technology Dr. Wong employs to provide his patients with the highest quality of care, please contact Dr. Wong’s office to schedule an appointment.

Nitrous Oxide Sedation

The possibility of going to the dentist without fear or anxiety has, for a long time, been an unreachable goal for many patients. Dental phobia and anxiety has hindered many individuals from seeking and going through with a treatment to restore, construct, or maintain a beautiful smile. With the advent of sedation dentistry, however, dental phobia and anxiety can be minimized to foster a comfortable, satisfying trip to the dentist. By undergoing sedation dentistry, Dr. Wong may be able to reduce the number of visits it takes to complete a procedure

Though there are many methods of sedation, Dr. Wong’s preferred method of sedation dentistry is nitrous oxide inhalation sedation. A precise mixture of nitrous oxide, also known as laughing gas, and oxygen is administered through a mask that covers your mouth and nose prior to the procedure to help decrease anxiety and promote relaxation. Symptoms of the nitrous oxide taking effect include lightheadedness, relaxation of the muscles, and a warm-body sensation. You remain conscious throughout the procedure, but the inhalation of the nitrous oxide mixture places you in a state of sleep. Patients often encounter a sort of amnesia about the procedure after they have woken up.

Nitrous oxide inhalation sedation carries very few side effects. Of the many advantages it has to offer, nitrous oxide sedation allows you to drive yourself to and from the appointment due to the relatively quick recovery time.

Nitrous oxide inhalation sedation is a safe, effective, and established way for patients to cast aside their dental anxieties and inhibitions to pursue a stunning smile. Contact the office if you have any questions for Dr. Wong regarding nitrous oxide sedation.

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Intraoral Cameras

As Dr. Wong actively works toward providing you with honest, complete patient education and awareness, he may use an intraoral camera to compliment the process. The intraoral camera is tiny enough to be inserted into a patient’s mouth without discomfort and is used to take full-color pictures and show real-time video of the teeth on a video monitor.

By using an intraoral camera, Dr. Wong is able to effectively show you the details of your teeth. The intraoral picture provides a visual to the explanation, aiding in your understanding and awareness as a dental patient. In addition to helping you become better educated, intraoral cameras also allow Dr. Wong to identify a potentially serious dental issue like gum disease in its earliest stages. With early detection, you and Dr. Wong can arrive at an appropriate and effective treatment strategy. Furthermore, the camera’s "show it as it is" function can help Dr. Wong accurately assess the quality of at-home maintenance and hygiene you are giving your teeth. Using the images, Dr. Wong is able to provide tips and suggestions to improve how you take care of your teeth.

To set up an appointment with Dr. Wong to assess the condition of your teeth, please contact the office.

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Digital X-rays

Dr. Wong is proud to offer his patients an exciting new technology that revolutionizes the way dental X-rays are taken. Whereas traditional dental X-ray images were often difficult for patients to decipher, and frequently produced mediocre images that hindered the patient from fully understanding the state of their teeth, digital X-rays produce crystal-clear images in about 20 seconds. Digital X-rays utilize a new type of sensor that is placed in the mouth to detect the X-rays, while traditional dental X-rays made use of photographic film.

Digital X-rays are "developed" quickly (as the time it takes for the images to appear solely depends on how quickly the computer can process the information), and because they are digital, they can be e-mailed, instantly compared, enhanced, and brought to the patient quickly. As an extra benefit, because photographic film is eliminated, chemicals don’t need to be used, ultimately helping the environment.

The crystal-clear image proves to be advantageous for both Dr. Wong and his patients, allowing better understanding, more accurate diagnosis, and quicker recognition of potential issues. If you’d like to learn more about how Dr. Wong can use digital X-rays as a part of your journey to a gleaming smile, contact his office today.

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