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The basis of sound dental care is routine dental examinations and cleanings. We customize dental cleanings (Hand Scaling, root planing, ultrasonic scaling, polishing and laser-assisted periodontal therapy) on the basis of your periodontal health. We screen every patient for periodontal disease at every comprehensive and periodic exam. Periodontal disease is characterized by elevated gum pocket depths around the teeth and bleeding gums.

We use desensitizers, nitrous oxide (laughing gas), numbing gels and The Wand local anesthesia to help sensitive and anxious patients experience a relaxed visit. Laser-assisted periodontal therapy (L.A.P.T.) with a diode laser is used in treating periodontal disease and oral tissue inflammation to include apthous ulcers and herpetic "cold sore" lesions. The Wand is the state-of-the-art computerized anesthetic delivery system that administers anesthesia (numbing) in the most comfortable way in small, controlled increments.

Children and adults at high risk of dental decay may benefit from using additional fluoride products, including dietary supplements (for children who do not have adequate levels of fluoride in their drinking water), mouth rinses, and professionally applied gels and varnishes.

 

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Sealants should be used as part of a child's total preventive dental care. Dental sealants are thin plastic coatings which are applied to the chewing surfaces of the molars (back teeth). Most tooth decay in children and teens occurs in these surfaces. Sealants cover the chewing surfaces to prevent decay. Applying sealants does not require drilling or removing tooth structure. It is an easy three-step process: We clean the tooth and grooves with pumice and then apply a special solution to enhance bonding. Finally, the sealant is applied to the tooth grooves which bonds chemically to the tooth and releases Fluoride to prevent tooth decay. One sealant application can last for as long as 5 to 10 years. Sealants should be checked regularly, and reapplied if they are no longer in place.


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