Oral Examination

Oral Examination

Oral Examination An oral examination is a visual inspection of the mouth, head, and neck, performed to detect abnormalities. Radiographs allow for a more complete examination, helping the doctor to detect cavities, problems in existing dental restorations, gum and...
Dental Cleaning

Dental Cleaning

Dental Cleaning A dental cleaning, also known as an oral prophylaxis, is the removal of dental plaque and tartar (calculus) from the teeth. Specialized instruments are used to gently remove these deposits without harming the teeth. First, an ultrasonic device that...
Oral Cancer Screening

Oral Cancer Screening

Oral Cancer Screening Oral cancer affects thousands of Americans yearly. We use the latest technology to detect changes in oral tissue consistencies and/or lesions. The doctor examines the jaw and mouth with palpations and a visual inspection of the area. With early...
Obstructive Sleep Apnea

Obstructive Sleep Apnea

Obstructive Sleep Apnea Oral Appliance Therapy (OAT) is often an effective alternative to CPAP for patients suffering from obstructive sleep apnea. With this approach, our office creates a custom-fitted oral appliance for patients to wear when they are sleeping. The...
TMJ Disorders

TMJ Disorders

TMJ Disorders The temporomandibular joint (TMJ) is similar to a sliding hinge that connects your jawbone to your skull. TMJ disorders can cause pain in the jaw joint and in the muscles that control jaw movement. To treat TMJ disorders, the cause has to be identified....
Custom Mouth Guard

Custom Mouth Guard

Custom Mouth Guard Many sports require athletes to use a Custom Mouth Guard to protect their teeth while practicing and playing. Frequently used in contact sports, the mouth guard covers the gums and teeth to provide protection for lips, gums, teeth and arches. A...
Scaling & Root Planing

Scaling & Root Planing

Scaling and Root Planing Scaling and root planing is a non-surgical procedure used to treat gum disease. During the scaling process, specialized dental instruments are used to remove dental plaque and calculus from beneath the gums. Planing is the procedure used to...