Patient Education - For Your Information Only - Except for Orthodontics, the procedures which follow are performed at other dental professional offices.

Cosmetic and General DentistryCosmetic & General Dentistry

From a thorough professional cleaning to a full smile makeover, there is an amazing array of services that cosmetic and general dentists offer to make sure your teeth stay healthy, function well and look great. If your smile is not all you want it to be, this is the place to start. We work closely with general and cosmetic dentists, and prosthodontists who may assist us in achieving the perfectly beautiful, functional smile we strive to create for you.

Emergency Dental Care

Emergency Dental Care

When you have a dental emergency — whether it's caused by a sudden accident or chronic disease — your teeth and/or the tissues of the mouth that surround them need to receive proper care right away. It's also important to be aware, before you're actually in the situation, of what you can do to ensure the best outcome. Please see the emergency section beneath the Patient Education tab for further information.

Endodontics

Endodontics

This is the branch of dentistry that focuses on the inside of the tooth — specifically the root canals and sensitive, inner pulp (nerve) tissue. When this tissue becomes inflamed or infected, a root canal procedure may become necessary. But contrary to the popular myth, a root canal doesn't cause pain, it relieves it.

Implant DentistryImplant Dentistry

If you are missing one or more teeth, dental implants offer the comfort and security of a permanent replacement that looks and functions just like your natural teeth. Dental implants also help preserve the tooth-supporting bone in your jaw that naturally deteriorates when even one tooth is lost.


Oral Health

Oral Health

Oral health is an essential component of general health and well-being. Good oral health means a mouth that's free of disease; a bite that functions well enough for you to eat without pain and get ample nutrition; and a smile that lets you express your happiest emotions with confidence.

Oral Hygiene

Oral Hygiene

A major goal of modern dentistry is to help you keep your teeth and gums healthy for a lifetime. By following a conscientious program of oral hygiene at home, and going to the dental office for routine cleanings and exams, you have the best chance of making this a reality. We recommend a visit to your general dentist every 6 months, and for certain individuals, a 3 or 4 month interval is preferred by the dentist. Please let us know when you are ready for your dental cleaning and check-up and we will schedule our regular orthodontic appointment accordingly.

Oral Surgery

Oral Surgery

The word “surgery” often brings to mind a stay in the hospital, general anesthesia, and perhaps a lengthy recovery period. However, the experience of having oral surgery is usually very different from that. Some common oral surgery procedures include: tooth extractions, dental implant placement, and biopsies of suspicious oral lesions. Many orthodontic patients are at the age where there are questions about unerupted or impacted wisdom teeth. Please let us know if you have any questions about the presence and position of wisdom teeth. We will let you know if an oral surgery consultation is recommended.

Orthodontics

Orthodontics

Adults and kids alike can benefit from the boost in self-confidence that comes from having a great-looking smile with beautifully aligned teeth. Orthodontic treatment can improve chewing, speaking and oral hygiene. Throughout this website, please find information on the benefits of orthodontic treatment, and feel free to call us with any questions or if you require additional information. Read more about Orthodontics here.

Pediatric Dentistry

Pediatric Dentistry

It's never too early to get your child started on the path toward a lifetime of good oral health, and there are many services to do exactly that. Monitoring your child's dental growth and development, and preventing and intercepting dental diseases along the way, is the primary focus of pediatric dentistry.

Periodontal Therapy

Periodontal Therapy

If you want to keep your teeth for life, you need to make sure the tissues that surround them are also healthy. Should gum problems arise, you may need periodontal therapy to restore diseased tissues to health. A periodontist is a specialist trained in this area of dentistry.


TechnologyTechnology

In the field of dentistry, new technology is constantly changing the way diseases are diagnosed, routine procedures are performed, and illnesses are prevented. Although they may seem unfamiliar at first, new and improved dental technologies offer plenty of real benefits for patients.

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Patient Education - For Your Information Only - Except for Orthodontics, the procedures which follow are performed at other dental professional offices.
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... orthodontist  A dental specialist who has completed an advanced post-doctoral course, accredited by the American Dental Association, of at least two academic years in the special area of orthodontics...

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Child and Adolescent Orthodontics
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