Pediatric Dentistry

Pediatric dentistry primarily focuses on children from birth through adolescence.

 

One of the most important components of pediatric dentistry is child psychology.  Pediatric dentists are trained to create a friendly, fun, social atmosphere for visiting children, and always avoid threatening words like “drill,” “needle,” and “injection.”  Dental phobias beginning in childhood often continue into adulthood, so it is of paramount importance that children have positive experiences and find their “dental home” as early as possible.

Pediatric dentists fulfill many important functions pertaining to the child’s overall oral health and hygiene.  They place particular emphasis on the proper maintenance and care of deciduous (baby) teeth, which are instrumental in facilitating good chewing habits, and proper speech production.

Cosmetic Surgery

We all realize that having a healthy, bright, beautiful smile enhances our appearance and allows us to smile with confidence.  Thanks to the advances in modern cosmetic dentistry, we are able to improve our teeth and smiles with quick, painless and surprisingly affordable treatments.

• Change the size, shape, and alignment of certain teeth.

• Fill in unattractive spaces between teeth.

• Improve or correct bites.

• Lighten or brighten the color of teeth.

• Repair decayed, broken, cracked, or chipped teeth.

• Replace missing teeth.

• Replace old, unattractive dental treatments.

Dental Emergencies

Dental emergencies are quite frightening and often painful.  Prompt treatment is almost always required to alleviate pain and to ensure the teeth have the best possible chance of survival.

 

Sometimes teeth become fractured by trauma, grinding or biting on hard objects.  In other cases, fillings, crowns and other restorative devices can be damaged or fall out of the mouth completely.  If there is severe pain, it is essential to make an appointment with the dentist as quickly as possible.  The pain caused by dental emergencies almost always gets worse without treatment, and dental issues can seriously jeopardize physical health.

Endodontics

Endodontics is a specialized branch of dentistry that deals with the complex structures found inside the teeth. The Greek word “Endodontics” literally means “inside the tooth,” and relates to the tooth pulp, tissues, nerves and arterioles.

Signs and symptoms of endodontic problems:

• Inflammation and tenderness in the gums.

• Teeth that are sensitive to hot and cold foods.

• Tenderness when chewing and biting.

• Tooth discoloration.

• Unexplained pain in the nearby lymph nodes.

General Dentistry

Should your teeth ever require a  treatment, you can rest assured knowing we will always discuss with you the available options, and recommend what we believe to be the most comfortable and least invasive treatment.  Providing you with excellent care is our number one priority when creating your beautiful smile.

• Enhance your smile.

• Fill in unattractive spaces between teeth.

• Improve or correct an improper bite.

• Prevent the loss of a tooth.

• Relieve dental pain.

• Repair damaged and decayed teeth.

• Replace missing teeth.

• Replace old, unattractive dental treatments.

• Restore normal eating and chewing.

Hygiene

Prevention includes regular dental exams, cleanings, and x-rays. Sealants and fluoride are also great preventive treatments that help protect the teeth.

 

Prevention helps avoid serious and costly dental problems and is the key to having a healthy, confident, beautiful smile.

Oral Surgery

Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons are specialists with advanced training and expertise in the diagnosis and treatment of various head and neck conditions and injuries. An Oral Maxillofacial Surgeon can diagnose and treat a wide variety conditions.

• TMJ, Facial Pain, & Facial Reconstruction

• Dental Implants

• Tooth Extractions & Impacted Teeth

• Wisdom Teeth

• Misaligned Jaws

• Cleft Lip & Palate

• Apicoectomy

• Oral Cancers , Tumors, Cysts, & Biopsies

• Sleep Apnea

• Facial Cosmetic Surgery

Orthodontics

Orthodontics is a branch of dentistry specializing in the diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of jaw, face and bite irregularities. Whether it’s traditional braces or custom made removable appliances, orthodontics can help you have the healthy, straight, beautiful smile you’ve been waiting for!

Periodontics

The word periodontal means “around the tooth”.  Periodontal disease attacks the gums and the bone that support the teeth.  Plaque is a sticky film of food debris, bacteria, and saliva.  If plaque is not removed, it turns into calculus (tartar).  When plaque and calculus are not removed, they begin to destroy the gums and bone.

• Bleeding gums – Gums should never bleed, even when you brush vigorously or use dental floss.

• Persistent bad breath – Caused by bacteria in the mouth.

• Receding gums – Loss of gum around a tooth.

• Puffy gums – Gums should never be red or swollen.

• Tenderness or Discomfort –  Irritate the gums and teeth.

Prosthodontics

Prosthodontics is the specialized field of dentistry concerned with diagnosing, planning and executing restorative and cosmetic treatments. A prosthodontist is in essence an architect, who formulates a comprehensive treatment plan and informs the patient as to what is possible.

• Creation of partial or full sets of dentures.

• Desire to whiten the teeth or improve the aesthetics of the smile.

• Filling gaps created by one or more missing teeth.

• Interest in dental implants.

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