Garland Grove Dentistry

Technology

We believe that the quality of the experience you have is every bit as important as the world-class dentistry we offer. Our dental care team goes the extra mile for you because we value you and want you to get the most out of your dental appointments.

One way we do this is by investing in leading-edge dental technology. The technology we use must do two things—streamline your dental treatment and improve your overall comfort.

Dr. Woo Sung Jung is committed to learning and discovering new ways to maximize your time with us. We hope you'll take a few minutes to check out the technology we currently offer. Please don’t hesitate to call us if you have any questions!

Laser Dentistry

Lasers have been used widely for medical procedures for years. Today we use dental lasers that work on the same principle. We can pinpoint the focused beam of light in the area we’re treating, leaving surrounding tissue unaffected.

The benefits of laser dentistry at our Garland, TX dental office include minimal bleeding, less swelling, and shorter recovery times. You will find that treatment with dental lasers is so gentle that in many cases, we can complete your procedure without the need for anesthetics. Most patients can return to their daily routine immediately after treatment.

We use dental lasers to resolve numerous issues quickly and painlessly:

  • Perform an in-office frenectomy to treat a “tongue-tie” that restricts the tongue’s movement
  • Eliminate the appearance of a “gummy” smile by reshaping gum tissue around teeth
  • Selectively remove diseased and infected tissue to treat periodontal disease
  • Provide immediate relief for painful canker sores and cold sores
  • Recontour gum tissue for a perfect fit for dental crowns

Please call Garland Grove Dentistry if you would like to learn more about laser dentistry.

Digital X-Rays

Since we can’t see issues that develop inside your teeth during a visual exam, we need to use dental x-rays. We can’t treat what we can’t see, and our digital x-rays allow us to detect minor issues before they become major problems. Early treatment saves you discomfort and time and money spent on complex dental procedures. 

The main reason we use digital x-rays at our Garland, TX dental office is that we care about your safety. Our state-of-the-art digital x-rays reduce your exposure to radiation by as much as 80 percent.

Another benefit to you is that we can use digital x-ray images as learning tools. Seeing is believing, and instead of a cavity being a concept in your mind, you can see how the decay is affecting your tooth. When you feel informed, you can make confident decisions about dental care that are right for you and your family. 

Since we store your digital x-rays in your patient record, we can access them easily to monitor ongoing conditions. And since no hazardous chemicals are used to process your digital x-rays, they have no impact on our environment.

 

3-D Cone Beam Imaging (CBCT)

Digital and panoramic dental x-rays are invaluable, but since they're two-dimensional, they lack the intricate details we need to plan specific procedures, including dental implant placement.

Cone Beam Computerized Tomography (CBCT) offers a 3-D view of all the hard and soft structures of your mouth. Knowing what we're dealing with before he begins a procedure helps Dr. Jung understand what he’ll be dealing with before your procedure begins. Knowing what to expect beforehand helps us reduce the need for invasive procedures, shortens treatment times, and improves long-term outcomes.

CBCT is invaluable for planning dental implant placement because it provides a detailed, three-dimensional view of sinuses, nerves, and areas of low bone density. By planning the precise placement of your dental implant in advance, we ensure that it is placed in the optimal position. We also use CBCT to diagnose and plan root canals and tooth extractions.


 

Nitrous Oxide

Do you get butterflies when you think about scheduling a dental appointment? Many people do, and that's why we offer our Garland, TX patients the soothing benefits of nitrous oxide. 

Nitrous oxide or laughing gas helps soothe your anxiety and relaxes you enough so that you can have a stress-free dental procedure. As you inhale nitrous oxide through a small nasal mask, you'll start to feel very calm and relaxed. The effects are very mild and you will remain fully conscious throughout your appointment. You'll be able to communicate with your dental care team, but the activity around you will feel very far away. 

One benefit of nitrous oxide sedation is that there are no lingering after-effects. At the end of your procedure, we turn off the flow of nitrous and have you breathe pure oxygen for several minutes. You'll leave our office feeling relaxed, alert, and ready to go on with the rest of your busy day. 

 

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