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It is recommended that you see your dentist every six months. It is during these visits that we are able to assess your dental hygiene routine. The main objective is to make sure that your dental health is not in jeopardy by any means from lack of flossing or brushing. Some people may require to be seen every 3-4 months and that’s due to having some Periodontal problems that needs more frequent cleaning/maintenance
Deep Cleaning (a.k.a. Scale and Root Planing) is a more detailed cleaning. If a patient presents a lot of calcular deposit in their mouth, the dentist would have to numb the mouth in section and clean underneath the gums. Most people who will need a deep cleaning are in between Stages 1 and 2 of Periodontal Disease. It is imperative that the patient receives Periodontal Maintenance (cleaning every 3-4) months to prevent the disease turning into Advanced Periodontal Disease
When a tooth cannot be saved by any means of conventional dentistry an Extraction is performed. Some extractions are simple and some are considered surgical. Depending on what tooth and the severity of its impaction, an Oral Surgeon may have to perform this procedure. Patients are advised not to do any heavy lifting or exercise when recovering from an extraction. Post operative instructions are given and are to be followed strictly to prevent Dry Socket (when blood clot has been washed away and tooth/tissue is exposed to air- a painful complication after Extraction
The most wonderful tool ever invented for Dentistry! With the naked eyes, the dentist is limited in seeing everything going inside of your mouth. Dental Radiographs allows the dentist to see beyond what is visible. With very limited radiation (you get more radiation watching TV or using cell phones), the dentist can see beneath the gums and can obtain a visual of your full tooth. It is recommended that you take the necessary Dental Radiographs every six months . Be sure to review the frequencies of your Dental X-rays under your dental plan.
The Intra-oral camera has become the second most valuable unit in our office. Even with the Dental Radiographs, most people cannot read x-rays. So with this camera, we are able to get a real, close-up photograph of teeth flaws. It’s a tool that was designed with you in mind so that you can visibly see what the dentist sees.
It is recommended that you come into the dental office for regular check-ups. It’s not because we think you need another good scolding but because we think it is important to make sure that we monitor everything in mouth such as bumps, lesions and sores. A lot of times, people will see ulcers or tiny bumps in their mouth and think that it is a simple sore or maybe they just bit their tongue accidentally. Would you believe it that those tiny bumps could be some form of infection or even worse- Cancer? If you have history of cancer and you notice that a bump has been gradually increasing in size, you MUST come in for an evaluation.
Having to come in once every six months is a small sacrifice to make to ensure that your health is intact and free of dental anomalies.
We never hope to see our patients in pain. However, it still happens and when it does, we want to be the ones there for you. We can immediately get you out of pain and/or refer you to a specialist, if needed. Be sure to call our Emergency Hotline to receive instant relief.
Mouthguards or Nightguards are appliances that are customized to fit your mouth and fitted to be comfortable in place during sleep, grinding or even playing sports. They are designed to protect your teeth from further damage from sleep grinding or from playing contact sport.
ORAL CANCER CHECK
With Sapphire Plus Lesion Detection we can find lesions that aren’t visible under white light.Through early detection of lesions, we can potentially save lives. This treatment is easily administered during your routine check up. Please inquire about this new and advanced way to detect oral cancer.