These days, technology keeps changing and enhancing every aspect of our lives. Fortunately, our team at Poway Valley Dental Group is at the forefront of some of the most advanced dental serivces and technology. We only invest in technology that facilitates accurate diagnosis, delivers effective results, and reduces discomfort. When you come to us, you can rest assured that your smile’s health and appearance are in capable hands.
If you snore loudly on a consistent basis and experience daytime drowsiness, you may have a condition called sleep apnea, which happens when your breathing is interrupted during sleep. This prevents your brain and body from achieving deep sleep and can increase your risk of high blood pressure and heart disease. The good news is that Dr. Sepe can treat sleep apnea right here at Poway Valley Dental Group. He can provide a simple oral appliance that prevents obstructions to the airway for more restful nights and more energetic days.
One of the most complex joints in your body is the one that connects your lower jaw to your skull. It can move your jaw forward and backward, side to side, and open and closed. This joint, called the temporomandibular joint or TMJ, is essential for daily functions, including speaking, biting, chewing, and grinding your food, but if you’re experiencing pain or stiffness in this area, it can interfere with your quality of life. Dr. Sepe offers solutions that can help you treat the problem and prevent future damage to your teeth and jaw.
Does the whirring sound of dental tools make you feel nervous? Have you been avoiding seeing a dentist because of this anxiety? You’re far from alone, and our team wants to make it easier for you to get the top-tier dental care that you deserve. Depending on your needs and the complexity of the procedure, we can use nitrous oxide (also called laughing gas) or oral conscious sedation to help you feel calm and comfortable during your appointment.
In the past, traditional X-rays had to be developed carefully, which required significant time. Nowadays, we utilize digital technology to capture accurate X-rays of your teeth and other oral structures almost instantaneously. As an added benefit, digital X-rays also reduce the amount of radiation exposure by as much as 90 percent and use sensors that are much smaller and more comfortable. Through this technology, Dr. Sepe can diagnose issues faster and with more accuracy.
For some treatments, like gum disease treatments or root canals, using metal dental instruments and drills can be a deterrent to patients getting the care they need. But, our dental office’s soft tissue laser changes that. This device allows for more precise, conservative treatment, but it removes the need for sutures upon the completion of the procedure. This means faster healing time after treatment.