Exams and X-Rays
Proper examination is the first and most important step in any dental practice. Here we make sure to identify any existing issues as well as determine if there are any underlying issues which can be prevented that can affect your well being.
We’ll begin by performing a check on your teeth and gums and requesting information regarding your overall health and medical history. Following this we’ll clean and polish your teeth and share steps to oral health. When we’ve completed your exam and cleaning we will discuss any treatment you might need and answer any questions you have.
We encourage you to schedule a dental visit every six months. The American Dental Association recommends a visit to your dentist every six months. Regular check-ups will help assure dental health and overall health. They will help to identify any problems and our dentists will assist you in devising a plan to keep your healthy smile, avoiding any larger issues.
There are three different procedures that will remove plaque and bacteria from your teeth. Your dentist will discuss with you which one is recommended:
- Prophy: This is the most basic cleaning method for patients in good dental health. Each patient will receive a prophylaxis, which removes plaque on teeth and the gum line.
- Full Mouth Debridement: If you have gingivitis, you may require a full mouth debridement to remove plaque on the teeth and gum line.
- Scaling And Root Planing: – If you have active periodontal disease, your dentist will discuss the benefits of this non-surgical treatment which will help remove build-up and smooth root surfaces. This procedure will sometimes require multiple visits and regular maintenance.
Dental fillings will be completed as quickly and painlessly as possible. The dentist will remove all decayed and unhealthy areas of the tooth to prevent further tooth decay.
As your dental health partner, we want to help you to prevent cavities and keep your smile healthy. Always brush twice a day, in the morning and evening. Remember to floss to remove plaque from between teeth. Your dental health is a part of your overall health. To help aid your overall health, don’t forget to eat a healthy, balanced diet. Avoid foods that will stick between your teeth as well as sodas and juices high in sugar. Reach for water instead!
A root canal is the process of removing swollen or infected tissue within a tooth to prevent pain and/or stop the infection. In many cases, a tooth treated with a root canal will require a crown for the best possible outcome.
Oral surgery covers many different procedures done in the office. The most common oral surgery is extraction. There are many reasons to perform this procedure.
Teeth can be damaged due to decay, a root fracture or trauma to the tooth. In children, some primary teeth may not fall out and will require extraction in order for the permanent teeth to erupt.
Wisdom teeth are the last set of teeth to come in. They will grow in at the back of your mouth, sometimes crowding out the other teeth in your mouth. If this occurs, the dentist will determine whether or not the wisdom teeth will need to be removed.
With any case of oral surgery our dentists and staff will cover the necessary procedures and treatment . Our dentists will answer any questions regarding this treatment.