For adults, regular check ups and cleanings are the best way to prevent major dental problems and keep the gums healthy. It is best to come once every six months to make sure that your oral hygiene is at the level in which harmful bacteria cannot survive long enough to cause cavities.
Arrow shows cervical abfraction. This lesion can cause sensitivity of the tooth.
Grinding can cause wear and chipping as in the photo to the left.
If the cavity goes very deep, infection can happen in the nerve tissue inside the tooth. In this case, the tissue should be removed and the empty space should be filled with inert material to prevent any possible spread of infection.
The presence of wisdom teeth can cause many problems. Regular X-rays should be performed to monitor any potential problems. If wisdom teeth extraction is recommended, it should be done without delay.
The VELscope is a hand-held device that provides dentists and hygienists with an easy-to-integrate adjunctive mucosal examination system for the early detection of a wide variety of oral diseases, including pre-cancer and cancer. Used in conjunction with the conventional intra-oral and extra-oral head and neck exam, the VELscope facilitates the discovery of mucosal abnormalities before they become visible under ordinary light. The VELscope is the only non-invasive adjunctive device clinically proven to help discover occult oral disease.
If you have periodontal (gum) disease, SRP is needed to help improve the health of your teeth and gums. Bacteria are the cause of gum disease. That’s why we recommend ARESTIN®. It is an antibiotic that helps kill the bacteria at the root of the problem after deep cleaning is done.