We offer many different procedures in our office to best serve you. Some of our services and descriptions are listed below:
Initial Oral Examination
Your initial oral examination includes a visual examination, charting, periodontal probing, diagnosis and treatment recommendations. At this visit, we will determine if any treatment is necessary, and discuss different treatment options.
We will also take x-rays, which includes the panoramic x-ray for proper diagnosis of the anterior (front) and posterior (back) teeth as well as the bite-wing x-ray series for proper diagnosis of proximal decay of posterior teeth. If you have recently radiographs from another doctor, please brings them along and we may not have to take new x-rays.
An oral cancer exam is also completed with the adjunctive tool of a velscope device. This device allows for detection of oral cancer earlier than could be seen by a visual exam. We believe in trying to not only prevent disease, but catch potential problems at an early stage when treatment can be more predictable and successful. Please see velscope's website for more information.
A cleaning can be completed at this time.
As previously mentioned, we believe heavily in prevention of future problems. We recommend that most individuals have a check up and cleaning twice a year. This will allow our dental team to catch issues when they first present. Early treatment can often save time, money, pain and aggravation. We truly want you to keep your teeth for life.
Emergencies happen, and we try our best to see you as quickly as possible to help alleviate symptoms. Radiographs and treatment will be dictated based upon the clinical exam perform in office.
Our doctors even make their personal numbers available to patient's of record, so that they can be reached even when out of the office. If you are a current patient of record, please call 724-539-4591 and listen to the recording to get a list of the doctor's contact information.
Additional Services and Descriptions:
- White Fillings and Bondings
- Cosmetic Contouring
- Crowns and Bridges including Same-Day Crowns
- Implant Restoration
- Bruxism Appliances
- Cleanings and Preventative Care
- Root Canal Therapy
- Scaling and Root Planing
- Cosmetic Dentistry
- In-office Denture Repairs
- Emergent Care
- Mouthguard fabrication
- Velscope Oral Cancer Exam
Veneers are thin pieces of porcelain or plastic cemented over the front of your teeth to change their color or shape. Veneers are used on teeth with uneven surfaces or are chipped, discolored, oddly shaped, unevenly spaced, or crooked. Read More...
Crowns and Bridges
Crowns are synthetic caps, usually made of a material like porcelain, placed on the top of a tooth. Crowns are typically used to restore a tooth's function and appearance following a restorative procedure such as a root canal. When decay in a tooth has become so advanced that large portions of the tooth must be removed, crowns are often used to restore the tooth. Read More...
We are excited to offer the ability to have your crown made in the office and go home with it in the same day!
We are happy to be able to offer same day crowns with the use of the cerec system. No more temporaries or multiple visits needed. Please feel free to find more information by checking out http://www.cereconline.com/
Whitening procedures have effectively restored the smile of people with stained, dull, or discolored teeth.The darker tissue of your teeth, the dentin, can become exposed as the outer layer of enamel is worn away by the effects of aging or things like caffeine and tobacco. Read More...
Simple toothaches can often be relieved by rinsing the mouth to clear it of debris and other matter. Sometimes, a toothache can be caused or aggravated by a piece of debris lodged between the tooth and another tooth. Avoid placing an aspirin between your tooth and gum to relieve pain, because the dissolving aspirin can actually harm your gum tissue. Read More...
Our goal is to help you to minimize the risk of emergency treatment. This is why we commit a generous amont of time designing a Lifetime Treatment Plan that will help you to offset the possibility of unforseen pain or tooth breakage. Read More...