Extractions

Extractions

An extraction is the process of removing a tooth or tooth parts.  With adequate anesthesia, even extractions should not be painful.

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VELscope® Oral Cancer Screening

VELscope® Oral Cancer Screening

Oral Cancer Screening is the first adjunctive device cleared by the FDA to help clinicians visualize cancerous and precancerous lesions and other lesions that might not be apparent to the naked eye. This procedure is noninvasive, takes approximately 2 minutes and is performed once a year.

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Digital X-rays

Digital X-rays

Digital radiographs are fabricated with the use of digital devices to minimize the amount of radiation needed with conventional radiographic film techniques.  Since x-ray images are taken directly with digital sensors, the amount of needed x-ray radiation has become significantly lower than that of conventional x-rays.

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Implant Treatment

Implant Treatment

An implant is a surgically placed dental device designed to replace a tooth or multiple teeth with either fixed (cemented) restoration such as crowns or even removable prostheses. The intent of implant treatment is to help retain a normally unretainable prosthesis, such as a denture, due to bone loss.  Also, implants help retain surrounding bone…

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Root Canal Therapy (Referred)

Root Canal Therapy (Referred)

Patients seeking root canal therapy will be referred to a specialist. Treatment by which diseased or damaged pulp, or blood vessels and nerve of a tooth, are removed and replaced with dental material to allow for the healing of surrounding tissues.  With new advances in techniques and anesthesia, most root canal treatment is perfectly painless. …

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Splint / TMJ (Temporomandibular Joint) Therapy

Splint / TMJ (Temporomandibular Joint) Therapy

A splint is an appliance specifically designed to allow for movement of the lower jaw such that teeth, muscles, and Temporomandibular Joint (jaw joint) are protected. This is sometimes used prophylactically, or therapeutically, in the presence of TMJ symptoms.  In a number of cases, if used consistently, splint therapy can stop headaches caused by bruxism or…

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Equilibration

Equilibration

An equilibration is the reshaping of the biting surfaces of teeth to create a more harmonious bite and functional relationships between upper and lower teeth. This may sometimes be referred to as occlusal or bite adjustment.

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