Other Dental Services Provided -
Periodontal Disease -
Periodontal Disease is a bacterial infection of the gums, bone and
ligaments that support the teeth and anchor them in the jaw. The
bacteria are normal inhabitants of the mouth and form
a film of dental plaque and calculus (tarter) which stick to the teeth.
The bacteria produce poisonous toxins which stimulate the immune
response to fight the infection. If the disease
process is not stopped, the supporting structures of the teeth will
continue to be destroyed. This eventually leads to tooth loss.
Peridontal disease can occur at any age. Over half of all people over
the age of 18 have some form of the disease. After age 35, over 75% of
all people are affected. Unfortunately, the
disease process is usually asymptomatic and painless. The disease can
be easily detected during regular dental examinations.
Periodontal (Preventive) -
Maintenance (cleanings & x-rays) for Children and Adults
The dental profession refers to the dental cleaning appointment as a dental prophylaxis, or prophy. It's most significant functions are prevention of dental disease
and patient education. It is likely the most important and valuable visit a patient may ever make to the dentist.
The routine dental cleaning is anything but routine, and should include:
- Personal oral hygiene evaluation, home care review and
- Toothbrushing and flossing instructions.
- Supra gingival (above the gum) scaling to remove plaque and tarter
from all visible tooth surfaces.
- Debridement of tarter beneath the gum, as conditions warrent.
- Topical flouride treatment to the age of thirteen.
- Polishing the teeth.
- Nutrition assessment, if needed.
- Peridontal charting, and scheduling of additional periodontal care as
The dental prophylaxis is the cornerstone for a lifetime of dental health.
Dental Cleaning for Children -
The dental prophylaxis is especially important for children to establish good oral hygiene practice and to appreciate the
importance of dental health. Easy dental prophy appointments help create self esteem and will lessen anxiety should
dental restorative care become necessary in the future.
The regular application of topical flouride, early detection
of orthodontic (bite) problems, and an evaluation for pit and fissure sealants are part of preventive dental health.
Soft Tissue Management (scaling & root planing)
LAA (Localized Antibiotic Administration)
Diagnosis of periodontal disease with referral when indicated
Dental sealants, also known as "tooth sealants", can play an important
role in helping to prevent some forms of tooth decay (cavities). The
placement of dental sealants involves your dentist
bonding a plastic coating into the grooves of your tooth - the tooth's
pits and fissures. The net result is a smoother tooth surface, one
which is less likely to trap food and plaque,
as well as one which is easier to effectively clean with a toothbrush.
Single and Multiple Tooth Replacements
Denture and Partial Denture Implant Supported
Bonding (repair chipped & broken teeth)
Crowns & Bridges (conventional tooth replacement)
Posts & Cores (to restore root canal teeth)
Endodontic (Root Canal) -
What is a root canal procedure?
A root canal is a procedure done to save the damaged or dead pulp in
the root canal of the tooth by cleaning out the diseased pulp and
reshaping the canal.
The canal is filled with gutta percha, a rubberlike material, to
prevent recontamination of the tooth. The tooth is then permanently
sealed with possibly
a post and/or a gold or porcelain crown. This enables patients to keep
the original tooth.
Advanced Rotary Enodontics for all teeth including molars
Dentures: full & partial, upper & lower; in combination with implants
Temporomandibular Joint Dysfunction -
Commonly referred to as "lock-jaw" or "TMJ"
Thermoplastic night-guard; combination of hard/soft clear plastic worn to
help relieve the symptoms of TMD
NTI-TSS; Nocioceptive Trigeminal Inhibitor - Tension Supression
System. Hard plastic appliance worn to help relieve symptoms