Dental Technology & Patient Comforts for Spokane Valley
At Spokane Family Smiles, Dr. Shumway and his team use the latest technology to ensure the highest quality of care for patients. Whether we are utilizing high-tech dentistry equipment, helping our patients state of mind with sedation dentistry, or treating your sleep apnea, patient care and education are always of the highest priority. We make sure that our patients not only know and understand their treatment options, but remain as comfortable as possible under Dr. Shumway's supervision and care.
Digital X-rays are an amazing advancement in the dental field, helping our team to diagnose damage and plan treatment with more accuracy than ever before. In the past, these images had to be slowly developed in a darkroom with hazardous chemicals, and the amount of radiation was nothing to sneeze at. Today, our staff members at Spokane Family Smiles can capture and view exceptionally detailed X-rays on a computer screen in a matter of seconds, and transferring them to insurance companies or outside doctors is a simple process. Better yet, the radiation you’re exposed to is reduced by up to 90%.
Sleep Apnea Treatment
If you suffer from chronic snoring or constant daytime exhaustion, you may actually have sleep apnea, a dangerous condition that damages overall health and quality of life. There are traditional methods for treating sleep apnea, but you may be surprised to learn that a dentist like Dr. Shumway can also provide a solution – oral appliance therapy. By wearing a custom appliance while sleeping, many patients are able to breathe easily and get the good night’s rest they deserve.