Dental Surgery & More
Many people hear dental terminology, whether it's from their dentist/staff or a friend who just had some work done. Most have an idea about what it is that they hear, but have more questions, or want to become a little more informed before making a decision regarding general or cosmetic dental treatment.
This page is designed to inform all of our patients, prospective patients, and the general public about some of the most commonly performed dental surgery and procedures in our office and what is involved, along with photos/images to better explain the particular service. Below is a detailed list of the services we provide.
Full Mouth X-Rays
– this is a series of dental X-rays, digital or hard copy film, showing all the teeth. This includes 14 periapicals and 2 or 4 bitewings. It is also known as a complete series.
– fluoride treatment is a mineral solution applied to teeth that helps strengthen them and prevents cavities. Our office offers both children and (susceptible) adults the option of a 60-second fluoride treatment, either with a concentrated liquid rinse or foam that is placed in a tray for 60 seconds in the patient’s mouth. With either treatment, equally effective, we recommend to abstain from eating, drinking, or rinsing for at least 30 minutes after the fluoride is administered.
– our office is mercury-free. That is to say we do not place amalgam or silver fillings. We place only tooth-colored, composite fillings and have had great results and satisfaction from these esthetic and durable fillings.