General Dentistry

Welcome Visit


Welcome to our practice. Your welcome visit
will involve a thorough dental examination. 
During this visit the doctor will carefully examine
the following:

1. Your temporomandibular joints

2. Your periodontal tissues.

3. Check for endodontic vitality.

4. You will have an oral cancer screening.

5. All prior dental work will be thoroughly checked.

6. Bitewing x-rays will be taken.
7. You will receive an ultra sonic cleaning by the doctor. After the cleaning the doctor will review your x-rays with you. No second consultation appointment is needed. 
8. The doctor will review all findings with you during this visit. If any treatment is required, the doctor will discuss your options with you. There are always options and there is always time for questions. 

The cost of welcome examination, x-rays and cleaning is $225. Take home a complimentary oral hygiene kit.


 

 
 

All Ceramic Crowns and Bridges


In the past crowns and bridges were traditionally made of porcelain fused to metal (PFM). Now thanks to the development of modern all-ceramics, which are incredibly strong and natural looking, there really is no need to use PFM.

No PFM ‘gray lines’ ever. With PFM, soft tissue around the tooth can recede, over time, revealing the metal underneath as ugly gray lines. This simply can’t happen with all ceramic restorations because they are metal-free.

Bio-compatible
All-ceramic solutions are completely tissue-friendly. Your crown, bridge or veneer (laminate) integrates beautifully with its surroundings, encouraging gum to grow back up to the tooth, as it would naturally. And because they are bio-compatible, there are no allergic reactions, no sensitivity to temperature and no impact on taste.

Perfect fit
All retosrations are precision-engineered in state of the art production facilities. And they fit so well you will forget they are there.

Perfect match
Using s a unique system to subtly match your real tooth’s color and translucency so they’re almost impossible to tell apart from real teeth.


Nightguard


Clenching or grinding your teeth while you sleep will cause irreversible damage to your teeth.
Some patients may also experience headaches, ear or jaw pain and difficultly opening or chewing. Our doctors can make you a clear and comfortable night guard which can easily correct this problem.

The treatment involves two easy visits and a follow-up consultation to check your progress.

1. During your diagnostic visit, your dentist will take impressions of your teeth. For your comfort a fast set impression material is used. From these impressions your dentist will direct the laboratory to make clear comfortable night guard. The guard can be made for the upper or lower teeth.

2. During your second visit, usually one week later, your dentist will fit your custom night guard to your mouth. Your dentist may or may not dispense a muscle relaxant. Instructions on how to use your night guard will be thoroughly reviewed. Your dentist will demonstrate exactly how to use the night guard safely and how to clean and care for your appliance. There will be ample time to answer all questions.

3. During your third visit, usually two days later, the dentist will thoroughly check your progress. This will insure optimal results.

Tooth Colored Fillings


Many patients are choosing tooth colored “bonded” fillings as an alternative to traditional amalgam “silver” filling material. Bonding restores your tooth to it’s natural color, shape, and anatomy providing a virtually undetectable restoration. No one except you and your dentist will know you ever had a cavity.

Filling in the gaps between teeth, making crooked teeth appear straight or eliminating brown spots are a few uses of cosmetic bonding. A tooth colored material is used to reshape your teeth in just one appointment.


Root Canal Gum Treatment & Dental Extractions


If your tooth’s nerve chamber becomes infected by decay, or damaged by trauma, root canal treatment is often the only way to save your tooth. 

Inside the hard outer shell of each tooth is a specialized area called the pulp or nerve chamber. The pulp chamber contains a system of blood vessels, lymph vessels and nerves, the pulp, which enter from the bone through the root canals. This system provides nourishment for the cells within the tooth. Some indications of the need for root canal treatment may be:

  1. Spontaneous pain or throbbing while biting.
  2. Sensitivity to hot and cold foods.


Deep tooth decay or other injury can cause damage to or infection of the tooth pulp. In a root canal or endodontic treatment, the dentist removes the damaged or infected pulp and replaces it with a special filler which helps maintain the remaining tooth structure.


Peridontal Treatment


Periodontal disease is a major cause of tooth loss in adults

Early and moderate periodontal disease may exhibit few, if any, symptoms. However, warning signs of advanced periodontal disease may include red, swollen, or bleeding gums; persistent bad breath; permanent teeth that are loose or separating; or changes in the way your teeth fit together when you bite.

There are many stages and forms of periodontal disease, including:

  • Gingivitis
  • Moderate Periodontal Disease
  • Severe Periodontal Disease

Scaling and rootplaning can be completed using Oraquix, a non injectable local anesthetic. Your gums will be numb for about 30 minutes so the doctor can perform the treatment. There are no injections or lasting numbness. Cases of severe periodontal disease may require surgery.


 

Sleep Apnea & Snoring


The three main symptoms of obstructive sleep apnea are the following:

1.Chronic, loud snoring. Sleep apnea is unlikely if it can be confirmed that the patient does not snore. Since very few people are aware that they snore or stop breathing in sleep unless they are told, it is often important to obtain a history from the bed partner or other family members.

2. Gasping or choking episodes during sleep.

3. Excessive daytime sleepiness.

Again, reports from bed partners or family members will likely be needed to obtain accurate information about snoring and apneic events. To confirm a diagnonis of sleep apnea your MD will order a sleep study test. Your dentist can fabricate the appropriate appliance.