An essential part of good oral care is visiting your dentist at least once a year for examination and cleaning. Your first visit at our clinic will start with a dental/oral examination and x-ray radiographs if needed. Initial exams can be: comprehensive, specific, or emergency exams.
Tooth Cleanings are performed by one of our registered dental hygienists. Cleanings involve removal of plaque and tartar at or around the gum line of the teeth. Your teeth will then be polished using a paste containing Flouride and a polishing agent. The visit also involves a demonstration of proper oral hygiene instructions. Finally, a topical Flouride may be applied to the teeth as needed.
Crowns and bridges are fixed prosthetic restorations the cover the entire tooth surface (crown) or replace missing teeth by utilizing adjacent teeth as crown anchors (retainers). A crown is indicated when a tooth loses a large part of its structure due to decay and fracture and the filling cannot be adequately retained.
Veneers are a thin layer of either lab-processed porcelain (Indirect) or bonded composite restoration applied chairside (Direct). They cover the face side of teeth and used mainly for the aesthetic enhancement of front teeth.
Each tooth has in its core a pulp space that contains the nerve and blood vessels required for tooth vitality. When pulp tissue is affected by tooth decay or fracture, the pulp becomes infected and inflammed and later degenerates and dies (necrosis). This process is very painful and can lead to swelling and infection spread to bone and soft tissue. In this case root canal therapy may be recommended to save the tooth.
We will provide a professional assessment of your gums and other periodontal tissues and recommend the appropriate treatment and oral care measures. The non-surgical treatment of scaling and root planing will be carried out by our experienced hygienist or dentist, while referral to a periodontist will be made if surgical approach is deemed necessary. Regular maintenance visits to the office is paramount for the continued care and the achievement of best results.
Tooth whitening is a non-invasive cosmetic procedure performed to render teeth whiter than what they appear. It is highly recommended that you have your teeth cleaned by the hygienist prior to the procedure in order to get the best result. Your dentist will advise you of the type of stain on your teeth and plan the whitening procedure that will produce the most favorable results.
We provide consultation regarding irregular bite, tooth crowding and poor alignment, as well as spacing between teeth. Orthodontic emergencies such as loose or broken retainer wire or slipped archwire irritating the gum or cheek will be handled promptly in our office.
Wisdom teeth are the last molars to erupt behind the second molars in the four quadrants of the dental arches. They are commonly found impacted and unable to fully erupt because of shortage of jaw space. If wisdom teeth are impacted or malposed (crooked) and there has been a history of symptoms they are indicated for extraction. We will give you our expert opinion as to which course of action to take for your wisdom teeth. If it is the time for wisdom teeth ( one or more) to be extracted we will provide you with the best care before, during, and after the extraction procedure is performed.
Dental emergencies include trauma (impact accidents, contact sports, and blows to the face) to the face and teeth, severe toothache, acute infection and swelling, soft tissue hemorrhage and lost fillings. Our office will strive to see dental emergencies as soon as possible. Call our office and rest assured you are in good hands..
Bruxism is the involuntary clenching and/or grinding of teeth. Habitual bruxism may well lead to worn-out or fractured teeth, broken fillings, teeth sensitivity (e.g. to cold), headache and temporomandibular (TMJ) disorder. As a part of your oral examination, we will evaluate your TMJ, muscles of mastication, and teeth surfaces for signs of bruxism and discuss your treatment options.