Patient Education

Patient Education

The information presented here is intended to educate the general public on common dental topics. Many dental terms are commonly seen and heard in the print and broadcast media as well as in our daily conversations. However, many people do not completely understand the meaning of these terms unless they have had hand first experience with them at their dentist's office.

Prevention

And early detection are key in avoiding costly and painful dental treatment. Prevention begins with the control of plaque and calculus, the main cause of decay and gum disease.

Periodontal Disease

Is the major cause of tooth loss in adults. Because early periodontal disease is painless and shows few symptoms, patients are often unaware that there is a problem. For this reason, regular dental visits are essential for the early diagnosis and treatment of gum disease.

Restoring Damaged Teeth

Unfortunately, teeth damaged by decay or injury will not heal like most other tissues in the body. They require an artificial material to replace and restore the damaged tooth structure.

Root Canal Therapy

If a tooth's pulp (nerve and blood supply) become infected or inflamed, root canal treatment is often the only way to save the tooth.

Cosmetic Dentistry

Through advances in modern dental materials and techniques, the shape, color and alignment of your teeth can be improved to give you the smile you've always wanted.

Dentures

Many people believe that once they have dentures, they no longer need regular dental care because they don't have any teeth. Denture wearers require regular check ups and maintenance to ensure their health, comfort and appearance.

Implants

For people who have lost teeth, implants provide artificial teeth that look more natural and feel more secure. Implants can be used to replace a single missing tooth or support a bridge, full dentures or partial dentures.

Removal of Teeth

The goal of modern dentistry is to prevent tooth loss; however, there are situations in which extraction is the only course of treatment.

High Tech Dentistry

Learn how technology helps provide more effective treatment for certain dental conditions and increases your understanding of recommendations made by your dentist.

This information is for educational purposes only and should not be used for self-diagnosis or as a substitute for a professional dental exam and consultation (no matter how much you hate going to the dentist). Each case will vary depending on the needs and concerns of each individual. We hope that this information will provide you with some basic dental knowledge so that you and your dentist can devise a plan to keep your smile healthy and looking great.

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