Helping our patients maintain a healthy mouth and smile is the main goal of general dentistry. We prefer to provide more minor, preventive care than to see patients suffer with more intensive treatments from a problem that was not managed in time. We want to ensure that your oral health is in its optimal state and positively contributing to the health of your entire body. We are here to brighten your smile and pave the way for a brighter life.
To maintain good oral health, regular checkups not only help to detect health problems at an early stage but also heal them in a better way. Patients should be made aware of the importance of regular dental checkups, which helps in detecting oral health problems at an early stage and treating them more effectively. To detect a problem at an early stage and to treat it is the best way to get rid of it.
What is preventive recall?
Preventive recall appointments are an approach to encourage continuity of dental treatment, oral health care, regular opportunities to detect new oral problems, provide preventive measures and counseling and to analyze the effectiveness of previous care. The routine appointments should be scheduled according to each patient’s risk of chances of falling to a new ailment.
Why is preventive recall important for patients?
Patients should understand the importance of routine cleanings and checkups, which can stop critical oral problems before they start. Hence, it is important for patients to be aware of the value and significance of regular checkups. If not, then a person with minor tartar built up may get worse leading to severe illnesses, such as gingivitis or heart disease.
Many critical diseases such as diabetes, leukemia, heart problems, cancer and kidney related issues have oral characteristics, which can be detected during an oral appointment by a dentist. With an early detection, the treatment can be initiated without any delay, with more effectiveness, which can help avoiding adverse conditions later.
How to maintain a continuous recall system?
At the closing stages of each dentist office visit, patients should ask to be enrolled in a recall program. A continuous recall program enables patients to be continuously aware of their current oral status and the treatment being provided. Adequate levels of oral hygiene should be maintained during the period between two dentist office visits.
What are the benefits of preventive recall?
- Regular check on oral health
- Improved immunization rates
- Decreased missed or irregular appointments
- Better analysis of effectiveness of previous treatments
- Enhanced and frequent interaction between patient and dentist
Cleanings And Exams
Having a dental practice perform a checkup and regular cleaning gives a preventive approach to dental care. These general dentistry treatments help prevent problems with your teeth, gums and jaw bones, or they catch and manage problems before they worsen. During your visit, our doctors will take a picture of the current standing of your dental health and what would be needed to keep your oral hygiene in its best state.request an appointment
A common request we receive is how to make a smile whiter and brighter. This is a relatively simple and quick treatment option that can be performed periodically. Certain foods and beverages, such as wine and coffee, stain the teeth and contribute to discoloration. The teeth whitening process provides a solution that lightens the shade of the teeth. Additionally, the process actually rids the teeth of plaque and tartar that tend to lead to dental problems.request an appointment
Composite fillings act as a dentistry solution for problems such as tooth decay or cracks. A composite filling is a tooth-colored plastic and glass mixture used to restore decayed teeth. This procedure is also utilized for cosmetic improvements of the smile by fixing any discoloration or reshaping any disfigured teeth.request an appointment
An extraction is performed to remove a tooth, whether because of disease, crowding, or damage. When extractions are required, the area around the tooth will be numbed and your dentist will remove the tooth. A small amount of bleeding is normal, as your mouth will replace the removed tooth root by forming a blood clot in the area.request an appointment
When we apply a dental sealant, we paint a plastic coating on top of your teeth. This makes your teeth smooth getting rid of the rough edges, depressions, and grooves that are commonly found on teeth. It is essentially a protective coating against tooth decay and cavities.
The most common place to paint sealants is on back teeth since they are often irregular. They can also be very hard to reach, even if you brush your teeth regularly. We use it more on children though we do perform sealants on adults too!
Wisdom Teeth Extractions
Wisdom teeth are the last set of molars. Most people start to get their wisdom teeth when they are teenagers, though some teeth don’t come in until you are in your early twenties.
Wisdom teeth have a purpose. They are another set of molars, but more often than not they cause more problems than they are worth. Wisdom teeth can come in misaligned, facing any direction. They can even try to come in horizontally, growing into your other teeth. This can damage your nerves and even your jawbone.
Since wisdom teeth are often harmful, most dentists recommend their removal. The surgery goes much better if you get the teeth removed before any signs of problem. The recovery is easier also. Surgery and recovery are also easier when you are younger.
When you have missing teeth, an alternative solution to dentures is dental implants. While dentures are removable, dental implants provide permanent new teeth to restore your mouth’s function and appearance. Dental implants tend to offer a successful and lasting solution to the loss of some or all of your teeth.request an appointment
By the time children are 3 years old they develop baby teeth. Taking care of these milk teeth is very important. Any infection in the baby teeth can harm the permanent teeth that grow under them. Baby teeth also maintain the space for permanent teeth so if there is a loss of a baby molar, the permanent teeth will not have space to grow which leads to crooked teeth formation. The dentist takes care of the baby teeth through regular checkups and preventive dentistry.
Gum Disease Treatment
Diseases such as gingivitis and cavities can affect your mouth. Periodontal dentistry treats all the problems related to oral health like tooth extraction, root canal, bad breath treatment, cavities etc.request an appointment