Our Chandler dentist office is constantly striving to provide our patients with the finest dental care available. Our investment in advanced technology means a long term investment in your future.
State of the Art Dental Technology
State-of-the-art technology invites informed decision making and enables the patient to make wise choices concerning their oral health. Shumway Dental Care offers the latest dental technology for your benefit.
Digital Radiography: This form of computerized radiography uses a standard dental x-ray generator as its radiation source. An intra-oral sensor that is placed in the mouth collects the image. The color capabilities show our patients more meaningful pictures than black and white. The “zoom” capabilities allow our patient to view localized areas for a better understanding of their diagnosis. Digital radiography reduces radiation exposure 80-90%.
Intra-Oral Camera: This camera allows us to quickly and easily photograph the inside of your mouth. The photographic image can be projected onto a color monitor. Because this magnification allows you to see your mouth more clearly, you are better able to participate in your treatment.
Panorex: The Panorex film provides Dr. Shumway with a panoramic view of the oral cavity and provides information at a glance about existing fillings, supporting bone, sources of infection, tumors, cysts, and decay. The Panorex film shows more of the mouth and surrounding structures, but with less detail of individual teeth than small films.
CO2 Soft Tissue Laser: The CO2 laser is a device that produces a concentrated beam of light. The highly focused CO2 laser beam vaporizes, cleanly and precisely, while sealing blood vessels at the same time. Traditional surgery with a scalpel or scissors can bruise or crush tissue. When we use the CO2 laser, only an intense beam of laser light interacts with the tissue. There is no trauma to the tissue.
CEREC: With CEREC you can get a ceramic crown in 1 hour! No waiting or second visit necessary.
Implants: We have the ability to place mini dental implants. Dr. Shumway will be happy to evaluate your dental needs and determine if you are a candidate for dental implants.
Nitrous Oxide: This gas, used for patient comfort, can be used during restorative or surgical procedures. Dr. Shumway will be happy to discuss the indications for nitrous oxide use at your request.
Oral Conscious Sedation: Afraid of the dentist? You’ve come to the right place! Dr. Shumway is specially trained to relax patients creating a safe and comfortable dental experience using Oral Conscious Sedation.
Conscious sedation allows you to enter a state of relaxation while staying awake during the procedure. Some patients do fall asleep but can be easily woken back up. Although you won’t feel any pain, you’ll be able to respond to questions and commands, but aren’t likely to remember any of it. As communication is key with any dentist-patient relationship, conscious sedation is an excellent option for fearful dental patients.