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Preventive Dentistry

Comprehensive oral examinations (read more)
Cleanings & oral hygiene education
Oral cancer screening & biopsy (read more)
Dietary counseling
Sealants (read more)
Fluoride Therapy (read more)
Bite splints for grinding, clenching, prevention of teeth & joint disorders
Patient education & literature
Smoking cessation referrals & counseling
Custom-made athletic mouth guards
Nitrous Oxide (Laughing Gas) (read more)

Periodontal Treatment

Periodontal Therapy (read more)
Local Antibiotics (read more)
Periogard (Chlorhexidine Gluconate Oral Rinse, 0.12%) (read more)

 

Comprehensive oral examinations: A comprehensive dental exam will be performed at your initial visit. This detailed exam consists of an oral cancer screening, gum disease evaluation, and an evaluation of existing restorations. The presence of tooth decay will also be noted. The doctor will review your medical history, x-rays, and periodontal health status. Then will discuss your treatment needs and options.  Back to Top

Oral cancer screening & biopsy: This exam will be performed at every dental check-up visit. It includes examining and palpating the external and internal oral soft and hard tissues such as the lips, gums, over and under the tongue, the roof of the mouth, and detecting any changes in color or texture, looking for any tender spots, lumps or bumps inside the tissues. When a suspicious lesion is detected, a simple brush biopsy exam is performed. This exam will be sent to a laboratory to be reviewed by a pathologist, to determine if there are cancerous or malignant changes in the cells. This histo-pathological analysis is painless and does not require anesthesia. Back to Top


Sealants: A sealant is a plastic material that is usually applied to the chewing surfaces of the back teeth. This plastic resin bonds on to the retentive depressions and grooves (pits and fissures) of the chewing surfaces and eliminates the chance of getting decayed. The sealant also acts as a barrier, protecting enamel from plaque and acids. We recommend sealants for the permanent molars and premolars as soon as they fully erupt to help protecting the teeth from decay. Back to Top


Fluoride Therapy: Extensive research has shown that optimal levels of fluoride not only reduce cavities in children and adults, it also helps repair the early stages of tooth decay even before the decay is visible.

Also, we use a great fluoride varnish that is 80% more effective than the fluoride foam. It is used to help patients stay caries (cavities) free or to prevent recurrent decay around existing fillings or crown margins which prolong the life of your restorations. Varnish can dramatically improve teeth sensitivity due to gum recession and exposed root surfaces. Back to Top


Nitrous Oxide (Laughing Gas): Available to help anxious or stressed patients relax during the treatment with no lingering effect.
We encourage our patients to bring their own headphones with their iPod or mp3 player.Back to Top
 

Periodontal Therapy: It is also called Scaling and Root Planning. A type of cleaning that removes plaque and calculus from the teeth at and slightly below the gum line. Root planning smoothes root surfaces, so the gum can better reattach to the root surface. Often, this will be done with local anesthesia, so you can relax and be pain-free as we rehabilitate your gums. At the end of the deep cleaning, we will demonstrate how to correctly brush and floss to maintain your teeth and gums healthy till your next periodontal maintenance appointment. Back to Top

Local Antibiotics: are adjunctive treatments to scaling and root planning by applying antibiotic directly to the infected areas. It is usually delivered with a skinny plastic tip (needle-free syringe) to the deepest site of infection. An antibacterial rinse may also be prescribed to help eliminate the harmful bacteria. Back to Top

Periogard: Periogard Solution is atopical antimicrobial. It works by reacting with the microbial cell surface, destroying the cell membrane, and killing the cells. It helps will gingivitis and oral healing after a deep cleaning procedure. Back to Top

 

   

 

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