We provide a wide range of comprehensive general dentistry services to our patients:
Cleanings and fluoride treatments
Regular dental visits help your child stay cavity-free. Teeth cleanings remove debris that build up on the teeth, irritate the gums and cause decay. Fluoride treatments renew the fluoride content in the enamel, strengthening teeth and preventing cavities. Hygiene instructions improve your child's brushing and flossing, leading to cleaner teeth and healthier gums. The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry recommends a dental check-up at least twice a year for most children. Some children need more frequent dental visits because of increased risk of tooth decay, unusual growth patterns or poor oral hygiene.
Preventive dentistry means a healthy smile for you. It begins with the first tooth. Effective prevention means less extensive and less expensive treatment for you. Preventive dentistry includes:
- Dental development
- Oral habits
- Parent involvement
- Proper diet
- Sports safety
Even if your child brushes and flosses carefully, it is difficult - sometimes impossible -to clean the tiny grooves and pits on certain teeth. Food and bacteria build up in these crevices, placing your child in danger of tooth decay. Sealants protect the grooved and pitted surfaces of the teeth, especially the chewing surfaces of back teeth where most cavities in children are found. Made of clear or shaded plastic, sealants are applied to the teeth to help keep them cavity-free.
Infant and child care
"First visit by first birthday" sums it up. Your child should visit a dentist when the first tooth comes in, usually between six and twelve months of age. Early examination and preventive care will protect your child’s smile now and in the future.The most important reason is to begin a thorough prevention program. Dental problems can begin early. A big concern is Early Childhood Caries (also know as baby bottle tooth decay or nursing caries). Your child risks severe decay from using a bottle during naps or at night or when they nurse continuously from the breast. The earlier the dental visit, the better the chance of preventing dental problems. Children with healthy teeth chew food easily, learn to speak clearly, and smile with confidence. Start your child now on a lifetime of good dental habits.
Nitrous Oxide Sedation
Most of the times patients feel anxious during treatment. You may need more support than a gentle, caring manner to feel comfortable. Nitrous oxide/oxygen is a safe, effective technique to calm your fears of the dental visit. Nitrous oxide/oxygen is perhaps the safest sedative in dentistry. It is nonaddictive. It is mild, easily taken, then quickly eliminated by the body. You remain fully conscious; keep all natural reflexes, when breathing nitrous oxide/oxygen.
White tooth colored fillings
Tooth-colored fillings are made from durable plastics called composite resins. Similar in color and texture to natural teeth, the fillings are less noticeable, and much more attractive, than other types of fillings. Tooth-colored fillings are not for every tooth. They work best in small restorations and low-stress areas.
Includes teeth whitening, bondings, veneers, porcelain crowns, inlays and onlays.We provide a range of cosmetic dentistry services. If your teeth are stained we can provide take home bleaching trays or do cosmetic bonding on the teeth to greatly enhance your smile. We also replace ugly old silver fillings with white fillings if the patient requests. If a filling is big the most recommended treatment might be inlays or onlays which can further protect the remaining tooth structure while having a very esthetic appearance. We also do full ceramic crowns which would closely resemble your natural tooth. For baby teeth with large decays we can do esthetic coated stainless steel crowns / white crowns which can greatly improve the appearance of your child’s smile
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Crowns & Bridges
When a tooth is fractured, has a large old filling, or is severely damaged by decay it might need the placement of a crown or cap. Crowns strengthen and protect the remaining tooth structure and can improve the overall appearance. Types of crowns include the full porcelain crown, the porcelain fused to metal crown, esthetic facing stainless steel crowns or the all metal crowns. For a baby tooth, the best and most long lasting restoration for large cavities or for a high caries risk child the recommended treatment is the stainless steel crowns.
When a tooth is lost, the remaining teeth may drift out of position, which can lead to a change in the bite, the loss of additional teeth, and gum disease. When one or more adult teeth are lost, the dentist might recommend the placement of a bridge which is an artificial tooth fixed to the crowns on teeth adjacent to the space of tooth loss. Learn More >>
Space Maintenance and Orthodontics
If a baby tooth is lost too soon, the teeth beside it may tilt or drift into the empty space. Teeth in the other jaw may move up or down to fill the gap. When adjacent teeth shift into the empty space, they create a lack of space in the jaw for the permanent teeth. So, permanent teeth are crowded and come in crooked Space maintainers hold open the empty space left by a lost tooth. They steady the remaining teeth, preventing movement until the permanent tooth takes its natural position in the jaw.
- Severe Decay: This may cause destruction of a large amount of the tooth making it un-restorable.
- Advanced periodontal disease: This can lead to loss of the bone which supports the tooth and hence mobility of the tooth. Once lost it is impossible to restore the bone.
- Fractured teeth or roots: In cases where the tooth is vertically fractured or the fracture line extends deep under the gums, there is no option but to extract. Unlike bones, tooth fractures can not be fused together.
- Orthodontic correction: To create space for proper alignment of the teeth, removal of some teeth may be advised.
- Malpositioned teeth: Teeth located out of the arch are often difficult to clean and can cause damage to the adjacent teeth. Their removal is often the best solution.
- Impacted teeth: Teeth, which are trapped in the bone and unable to erupt often, need to be extracted.
Extractions of baby teeth may also be recommended for the eruptive guidance of the adult teeth. When an extraction is recommended the dentist will provide you with a list of post op home care instructions to alleviate any discomfort. Antibiotics and pain killers may also be prescribed as needed.
Root Canal treatments are recommended when the pulps of the teeth are infected. A pulp is that part of the tooth that contains the nerves and blood vessels. The most common cause of pulpal infection is a deep, decaying cavity. Other possibilities could be repeated dental procedures, physical trauma to the tooth such as a fall or blow which need not be accompanied by a visible sign, a crack, chip or fracture of the tooth and even advanced gum (periodontal) disease.
If the infection is left untreated it can cause severe pain and toothache, eventually leading to an abscess. Besides being very painful, an abscess can cause damage to the bone around the tooth. The whole objective of a root canal is to save your tooth by treating the infection. The only other alternative is to remove your tooth and replace it with an artificial one. Learn More>>
Emergency dental care
We provide dental care of almost all your emergencies whether it is a tooth ache, or a tooth is knocked out, or a tooth is chipped or fractured. So keep our emergency number close by and give us a call. We can prevent most of the dental injuries by taking a few measures. First, reduce oral injury in sports by wearing mouth guards. Second, always use a car seat for young children. Require seat belts for everyone else in the car. Third, child-proof your home to prevent falls, electrical injuries, and choking on small objects. Fourth, protect from unnecessary toothaches with regular dental visits and preventive care.