General services for the family
Our office provides services to the entire family. Tooth decay and gum disease are the major causes of tooth loss. Tooth extractions and fillings typically can end by scheduling regular check-ups and dental hygiene appointments. Children benefit the most when starting early, so be sure to schedule your child’s dental hygiene visit and utilize the preventive dental services we provide.
What to expect….
1. complete oral examination including oral cancer screening with the Velscope System
During a dental checkup or recall exam, your dentist will be able to identify oral health problems that you can’t always see or feel – problems like deterioration of fillings, early signs of gum disease or oral cancer, and other problems that could affect your general health. Undergoing regular oral cancer screenings can help you catch the earliest signs of this disease and begin treatment fa
ster. While many symptoms are visible to the naked eye, including white lesions or other irregularities, there are also many signs that will not be noticeable to you. We utilize the latest technology, called the VELscope® System, which uses a special light to detect the presence of cancerous or precancerous cells. The screening is brief, pain free and only takes about 2 minutes to perform. We also take HD intraoral pictures using our Iris Digital-Doc camera upon your first visit to document any lesions or findings we see clinically.
At the end of this appointment, you will have a more thorough understanding of the condition of your teeth and mouth, as well as treatment options available to you.
2. Digital X-rays
Dental X-rays can be one of the most essential tools in diagnosing potential conditions involving your teeth, their roots, your jaw placement and the overall composition of your facial bones. X-rays can help your dentist determine the presence or degree of gum disease, cavities, abscesses and many abnormal growths, such as cysts and tumors. X-rays also can show the exact location of impacted teeth and teeth that have not yet fully developed.
At our office, we utilize state-of-the-art digital X-rays, which can provide greater speed, comfort, safety, and efficacy than traditional methods that use film and require exposure to significantly higher levels of radiation.
Dental x-rays are a valuable part of dental treatment because they can detect damage to teeth and gums not visible clinically during a routine checkup by the dentist. We are conservative with our approach with digital x-rays and only perform the minimal x-rays needed based on the individual needs of our patients.
3. Dental hygiene prophylaxis (Teeth cleaning)
Our dental cleanings go above and beyond the standard experience, helping to ensure you receive the best possible care and to optimize your oral health. One of our experienced and friendly registered dental hygienist will provide a customized dental cleaning that offers more in-depth treatment than at-home brushing and flossing alone can provide. These cleanings are designed to help prevent plaque buildup, tooth decay, gum disease, and other serious risks that could potentially develop without regular care, and they can also provide additional protection for your teeth and gums until your next appointment.
If, during your cleaning, our clinical team notices an area of concern, a follow-up treatment may be recommended to address the issue.
4. Pediatric Dentistry
Excellent oral health habits begin at an early age, and we are committed to helping our patients develop the right dental behaviors from the very beginning. We recommend children have their first oral exam at the age of 3, and we make every effort to make the process as comfortable, gentle, and anxiety-free as possible. It is essential for our younger patients to come for their regular dental visits so they can learn to take care of their teeth at young age. In addit
ion to identifying any issues, we also offer a range of treatments designed to protect the teeth and gums of children and help prevent the need for future restorative procedures.
For more information about routine cleanings and preventive dental care, or if you would like to schedule an appointment with one of our dentists, please contact us today.