Dental Exam / Checkup
This includes an evaluation for oral cancer where indicated, the evaluation and recording of the patient’s dental and medical history and a general health assessment. It may include the evaluation and recording of tooth decay, missing of unerupted teeth, restorations, existing prostheses, occlusal relationships, periodontal conditions (including periodontal screening and/or charting), hard and soft tissue anomalies, etc.
Regular cleanings include the removal of plaque, tartar, and stains from the tooth structures in adult and baby teeth. It is intended to control local irritational factors.
Deep cleanings involve instrumentation of the crown and root surfaces of the teeth to remove plaque and tartar from these surfaces. It is indicated for patients with gum disease and is therapeutic in nature. Deep cleanings are designed for the removal of cementum and dentin that is rough, and/or permeated by tartar or contaminated with toxins or microorganisms. Some gum tissue removal occurs. This procedure may be used as a main treatment in some stages of gum disease and/or as a part of pre-surgical procedure in others.
An evaluation limited to a specific oral health problem or complaint. This may require interpretation of information acquired through additional diagnostic procedures, such as x-rays. Typically, patients receiving this type of evaluation present with a specific problem and/or dental emergencies, trauma, acute infections, etc.
Special Needs – Etc.
To ease anxieties of dental treatment, we provide comfort options such as movie glasses, oral sedation, nitrous oxide (laughing gas), dim lights, and music of your choice.
To ease anxieties of dental treatment, nitrous oxide (laughing gas) is available and closely monitored by the doctors and trained staff.
We work at our patients’ pace, listen, and address their concerns with professionalism, competence, and compassion. Patient care and comfort is our priority.
For our younger patients, we provide a toy box with positive reinforcement techniques to optimize cooperation and motivation. Our dentists are also very friendly and unintimidating, meeting child patients at eye level to decrease their potential anxieties and create positive first experiences.
For our adolescents and adults, we emphasize preventive dentistry and closely monitor patient progress to improve the rates of dental retention.
For our elderly patients, we emphasize preventive dentistry and closely monitor patient progress to improve the rates of dental retention.