Extraction of teeth. Due to fracture or deep caries
Extraction of impacted teeth. Impacted teeth can cause pain and discomfort or gum problems also it affects the alignment of teeth
Bone grafts and implants. In order to replace a missing tooth with implant bone is needed to support that implant. Bone graft is placed into the area where the implant will be placed and will induce the formation of new bone.
Crown lengthening to create enough length for the crown to be placed.
Due to caries or trauma the tooth will need a root canal treatment. In root canal treatment there is a small canal in the tooth or sometimes more than one where the nerve is located so that canal will cleaned and shaped then sterilized and filled followed by filling of the tooth and placement of crown.
Caries or decay is when the hard tissue of the tooth ( enamel and dentin) get infected with bacteria and those bacteria start producing acids which causes softening of the hard tissues and deeper invasion of the bacteria and in order to prevent bacteria from destroying the tooth so the decayed part is removed and replaced with a tooth colored restorative material (filling) to keep the tooth healthy.
Gum disease is a very serious condition that can cause loss of teeth. Gum disease varies from simple inflammation of the gum to inflammations of the fibers that holds the tooth (periodontal ligaments) . Gum disease is not usually recognized by the patients and can be detected during the regular exam.
In some cases the decay can be extensive and cause extensive loss of tooth structure so the crown is a cab placed around the tooth to prevent tooth fracture. Also teeth usually become weak after root canals so crowns are recommended.
All the food and drinks we have can cause the teeth and fillings to change colors. Whitening will help you have lighter shades.
Following deep cleaning patients are advised to be seen 6 weeks then 3 months after to re-evaluate the gum health and maintain oral health.
In case of single tooth missing a bridge is recommended to replace that missing tooth to enhance chewing and to protect the teeth next to the space from drifting.
Radiographs are very helpful tools to help visualize tissues that cannot be seen in clinical exam like bone, tissues around the teeth e.g. TMJ and sinuses and help to see any problem e.g. abscess, broken tooth or caries. In our practice although all x-rays are digital and cause no health hazard but we make sure that no unnecessary x-rays taken.
oral health evaluation, oral diagnosis and oral cancer screening, Perio charting and treatment planning.
Patient’s first visit usually starts with introduction of the staff and dentist. The patient will be asked to fill forms that include patient info, insurance, medical and dental history, patient’s main concerns and treatment consents.
Oral exam usually include oral cancer screening to detect changes in shape or natural color of the oral tissues that might be benign, precancerous or cancerous changes that require further follow up, referral for biopsy or further treatment.
Exam of the TMJ for any pain, clicking which indicates the habit of clenching or grinding. TMJ problems can greatly affect the health of teeth, gums and muscles of the face.
Lymph nodes exam: Enlarged facial lymph nodes are indication of facial infection that can be dental or non-dental related.
Exam of gum. Health of the gum is greatly affected by diet, habits, brushing, flossing.
Exam of teeth to detect caries (cavities), abrasion, broken teeth or fillings.
Dental Exam Parents are advised to give their kids their first dental exam when the first tooth erupts and that is around 6-12 month of age. That will help not only early detection of problems but also helps familiarizing our children with the setting of the dental office and discussing oral health concerns and help our children practice healthy habits like brushing, flossing and having their 6 months exams.
Clenching and grinding is a habit that can cause problems to the TMJ like pain or clicking. The night guard will help preventing clenching and grinding.
Professional cleaning by the use of ultrasonic and hand scalers will be performed to remove the tartar (calculus) that accumulates on the surface of teeth to have a healthy non-bleeding gum, clean teeth that are easier to brush.