If you or a loved one are one of those people who break into a cold sweat at the mention of the word "dentist," we have a simple solution called Twilight Dentistry. One hour before your visit, you take a pill that we dispense to you. You will reach a level of comfort that allows you to respond to questions but mostly relax through your entire visit.
This is ideal for fearful people or those who have a busy schedule and want to get all their treatment done in one visit. With some cases, we offer laughing gas. We look forward to working with you to provide you with quality dental care in a comfortable, relaxed manner.
The doctor works hand-in-hand with patients to create a bond of teamwork. One of the ways he brings this about is through the use of a high-tech tool, the intra-oral camera. This amazing device is a miniature video camera that displays a close-up picture of the inside of your mouth. You can see for yourself what work needs to be done and which teeth are doing fine. You then become a participant in each dental decision. You'll love how this works!
If you are like most of us, you've had the dentist find a cavity, place a rather large filling, and wondered why the filling is so large if the cavity wasn't there just six months before. The answer is that the cavity was there six months before - it just wasn't big enough to show on x-rays, and it wasn't visible to the dentist yet. The laser scanner finds cavities years earlier when the ultra-small cavity can be repaired with a small invisible bonded filling.
With digital radiography, an image is taken of your mouth with a digital sensor and downloaded into your computer, where it is immediately available. This method results in 75% less radiation than conventional X-rays. No more waiting for images to develop and no more chemical waste to pollute the environment!
Teeth with roots that have been damaged or infected used to require extraction, which can cause a lot of problems and should be avoided whenever possible. The good news is that we are well experienced in advanced root canal treatment.
A root canal is a procedure to fix a tooth by removing the pulp chamber of a tooth and filling it with a filling material. This is often necessary when dental decay reaches the nerve of the tooth (or the tooth has become infected), and a simple filling will not be suitable.
In the not too distant past, the situation mentioned above would have required the tooth to be extracted. When dentists started performing root canals, they were quite painful, and the root canal has received a reputation as something to be avoided. However, with modern anesthetics and technology, the root canals we can perform in our practice are tolerable and as painless as possible.