- Dental exams
Having the habit of brushing and flossing daily will help control the formation of plaque and calculus (tartar) on your teeth, but over time you will still have buildup in hard to reach areas. It is essential to your dental health that you visit a trusted professional at least 2 times a year. During these regular checkups, your dentist will remove all the plaque and tartar that has built up on your teeth, screen you for signs of oral cancer, take x-rays in order to detect hidden decay, tumors, tooth loss, and other problems, examine your gums for signs of periodontal disease, and address any other concerns you may have. As you can see, a dentist’s role goes far beyond just cleaning your teeth. We can help to prevent and detect serious health problems early, but only if you come in for regular checkups! We are anxious to help you maintain a healthy smile since it can have such a profound effect on your overall health. Call us today to get started!
It is important to know that your doctor is keeping up with the constant and rapid advancements in modern technology. Digital xrays are just one more advantage you will have at your disposal when you visit our office. Instead of using a conventional film, we use a special computer sensor which puts the xray picture directly into the computer and which allows us to reduce the amount of harmful radiation by nearly 90%. Since the pictures are in the computer, we can enhance the images to better diagnose conditionsoften before they become problems. This proves to be much more convenient for you because the xrays can then be displayed on the computer right in front of you!
You may wonder if fluoride treatments are really necessary for your family. Though you may be practicing excellent oral hygiene already, fluoride treatments are your child’s best defense against tooth decay and a good idea for everyone. Fluoride naturally strengthens enamel, making teeth resistant to decay. It also helps repair new areas of decay before they can grow and become a problem. While there are many cities in the United States that provide fluoridated water to their residents, and many kinds of fluoride toothpastes available at stores, we strongly recommend professional fluoride treatments. The length of time your child’s teeth are in contact with fluoride matters, as well as the concentration of the fluoride used. Let us help you protect your child’s smile from the start!
- Oral Hygiene Instruction
Dental sealants are extra protection against cavities and the buildup of plaque, especially for the back molars where decay occurs most often. The sealant is painted directly onto the tooth enamel where it bonds to the tooth and hardens, acting as a barrier against food particles and plaque.
If a tooth has been damaged through decay or some kind of injury, your dentist may try to fix it with a filling, a crown, or other treatments. However, if too much damage has occurred and the tooth can’t be repaired, then the tooth needs to be extracted. Tooth extraction is when the tooth is completely removed from its socket in the bone.
A frenectomy (also known as a frenulectomy, frenulotomy or frenotomy) is the removal of a frenulum, a small fold of tissue that prevents an organ in the body from moving too far. It can refer to frenula in several places on the human body. It is related to frenuloplasty, a surgical alteration in a frenulum. Done mostly for orthodontic purposes, a frenectomy is either performed inside the middle of upper lip, which is called labial frenectomy, or under the tongue, called lingual frenectomy. Frenectomy is a very common dental procedure that is performed on infants, children, and adults.
- Restorative Work:
- Stainless Steel Crowns
- Porcelain Crowns
In Office we can perform Oral sedation or IV sedation administered by an anesthesiologist. If Sedation in a Surgical Center is needed, we can assist you there as well.