A full dental exam will be performed by your dentist at your dental visit. At regular check-up exams, your dentist and hygienist will include the following:
- Examination and full mouth x-rays
- Oral cancer screening
- Gum disease evaluation
- Tooth decay examination
- Schedule a Deep Cleaning appointment (if needed)
Dental Deep Cleaning
Deep Dental Cleanings are usually performed by Registered Dental Hygienists or your regular Dentist. Your cleaning appointment will include a dental exam and the following:
- Removal of Tartar: hardened plaque (calculus) that has been left on the tooth for sometime and is now firmly attached to the tooth surface and below the gum line. This calculus can only be removed with special dental instruments.
- Removal of Plaque: Plaque is a sticky film that forms on the teeth and it’s a living bacteria, food debris, and saliva. The bacteria produce toxins that inflame the gums and starts periodontal disease!
Teeth Polishing: Polishing will remove stain, plaque and will leave teeth smooth and clean.
A full mouth dental x-rays is recommended for new patients. Bite-wing x-rays (x-rays of top and bottom teeth biting together) are taken at check-up visits and are recommended
We provide minor oral surgery procedures involving the extraction of unrecoverable teeth and aesthetic re-contouring of gum tissue to enhance cosmetic appearance.
Veneers are very thin pieces of tooth shaped porcelain that are custom made (for shape and color) by a professional dental laboratory. They are bonded onto the front of teeth to create a beautiful and attractive smile. Veneers can be used for the following cases: unwanted or uneven spaces, worn or chipped teeth, teeth that are too small or large, stained or discolored teeth, crooked teeth.
Periodontal Disease is diagnosed by your dentist or dental hygienist.
Gingivitis is the first stage of periodontal disease. Plaque irritates the gums, making them tender, inflamed, and likely to bleed.
Periodontitis is a plaque that hardens into calculus (tartar). As calculus and plaque continue to build up, the gums begin to recede from the teeth. Pockets form between the gums and teeth and become filled with bacteria and pus, making the gums very irritated, inflamed, and bleed easily. Slight to Moderate bone loss may be present.
When Advanced Periodontitis occur, the affected teeth will become very loose and may be lost. Moderate to Severe bone loss may be present.
It only takes twenty four hours for plaque to turn into tartar. Daily home brushing, flossing and regular visits to your dentist will help to control plaque and tartar formation.
A composite filling is used to repair a tooth that is affected by decay, cracks, chipped, worn, etc. The decayed or affected portion of the tooth will be removed and then filled with a composite filling. Composite fillings (match tooth color) and silver amalgam fillings are the most widely used today. Composite fillings can be closely matched to the color of existing teeth, and are more suited for use in front teeth or the more visible areas of the teeth.
A crown is a cap that encases the entire tooth surface; it protects, strengthens tooth structure and restores it to its original shape and size. Porcelain crowns are the most popular; they are highly durable and will last many years. A crown will help to repair broken or fractured teeth, cosmetic enhancement and a tooth with a root canal.
Complete Dentures and Partial Dentures
A denture is a removable dental appliance replacement for missing teeth. Dentures are made to resemble your natural teeth and may even enhance your smile. Complete dentures are used when all of the teeth are missing, while partial dentures are used when some teeth remain. A partial denture prevents other teeth from shifting.
A Fixed dental bridge (non-removable) is an excellent way of filling spaces of missing teeth; prevent other teeth from drifting out of position, restore chewing, and help you smile with confidence.
Signs and symptoms for root canal treatment: Sensitivity to hot and cold, swelling or tenderness, an abscess on the gums or sometimes no symptoms are present. Reasons for root canal treatment: Decay has reached the tooth pulp (the living tissue inside the tooth), infection or abscess has developed inside the tooth, injury to the tooth.