Since you may have periodontal disease without experiencing any symptoms, we
perform a thorough examination using X-rays and a periodontal probe. Healthy
gums fit tight against the teeth and have no pockets. When the bone levels fall
as a result of ...
In our office, we take pride in adhering to the highest standards for infection
control. * We scrub our hands before and after each appointment, and always put
on a new pair of disposable gloves. * We wear masks and protective eyewear. ...
We can adjust the dosage of the nitrous oxide gas to fit your needs. You can
also control its effects by controlling your breathing. The more deeply you
breathe through your nose, the more you'll feel its effects. There are no
HIPAA stands for the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act. This
act consists of a set of standards that were created by the U.S. Department of
Health and Human Services. It was signed into law on August 21, 1996 with an
A dental insurance plan is a contract between you and an insurance company
that, in most cases, is coordinated by your employer. If that's the case, the
insurance company and your employer are responsible for negotiating the details
of the plan. ...
A rubber dam is a small, stretchable sheet of rubber that we use to isolate the
teeth we are working on and keep them dry. The rubber dam also keeps debris
from falling to the back of your throat. To use a rubber dam, we first put
holes in it ...
Each year, oral cancer strikes approximately 35 thousand Americans. Of all the
major cancers, oral cancer has the worst 5-year survival rate. Only about 50
percent of those diagnosed with oral cancer will survive more than 5 years. In
fact, oral ...
Teeth are often sensitive because the dentin layer of the tooth has become
exposed. The dentin is the middle layer of the tooth. Above the gums, the
dentin layer is normally covered by an outer layer, called the enamel, and, on
the roots, ...
We use bitewing X-rays to find cavities between your teeth, tartar on the
roots, worn-out fillings, receding bone levels caused by periodontal disease,
and other conditions we cannot find with a clinical exam alone. Without Xrays,
we wouldn't be ...
A complete set of X-rays is the first step in a thorough dental examination. We
use the X-rays to find cavities between your teeth, tartar on the roots,
worn-out fillings, receding bone levels caused by periodontal disease, and other
We'll take a panaographic X-ray when we need to have a complete picture of your
mouth. Because they produce an image of your entire mouth and jaw, panographic
X-rays can detect receding bone levels (a sign of periodontal disease),