Comprehensive Oral Care



Preventative care is a foundation of dentistry. The American Dental Association recommends visiting your dentist regularly – usually about twice yearly – for full cleanings, examinations, and consultations for potential treatment. Often, dentists are also capable of identifying potential problems that patients are not yet able to see or feel. When you maintain regular preventative dental appointments, you can stave off decay and gum disease, as well as identify the beginnings of oral health problems before they become severe.


Endodontics is a specialty of dentistry recognized by the American Dental Association dealing with the treatment of the pulp and surrounding tissues of a tooth, commonly known as Root Canal Therapy (RCT).


Oral Surgery

Oral Surgery is a form of dentistry that treats a wide spectrum of diseases, injuries, and defects around the head, neck, face, and jaw. Most common oral and maxillofacial services include extraction (moderate to difficult, including wisdom teeth), reconstructive dental oral surgery, and placing dental implants.

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  • Infection: Impacted wisdom teeth create an excellent environment for bacteria to thrive. Because wisdom teeth are so difficult to keep clean, bacteria tend to multiply around them and cause infections and cavities. The best time to remove wisdom teeth is in the teens to early twenties, before they begin causing these problems.
  • Pericoronitis: Usually seen as gum inflammation over the lower wisdom teeth, it is the most common reason for their removal. Most of the times lower wisdom teeth are only partially erupted in the mouth and part of their coronal surface is covered by gums. Food tends to get easily caught around those areas causing pain and swelling. Thus, the lower wisdom teeth are removed in most cases to relieve the discomfort and to aid in better oral hygiene.
  • Periodontal Disease: Also known as gum disease, periodontal disease is frequently seen around wisdom teeth. This is because they are difficult to clean given their position in the back of the mouth. Periodontal disease is a slowly progressive, chronic condition by which the bone supporting the tooth is lost. When present around a wisdom tooth, periodontal disease often affects the molar in front of the wisdom tooth. Additionally, the wisdom tooth can serve as a reservoir of bacteria that affect the rest of the mouth.
  • Cysts: Although rare, cysts and benign tumors can form around impacted wisdom teeth. These lesions are similar to a water balloon surrounding the wisdom tooth. As they expand, they destroy the jaw bone and move other teeth.
  • Crowding: Wisdom teeth may contribute to the crowding of front teeth, particularly the lower front teeth. Orthodontists frequently request their patients have wisdom teeth removed prior to taking off braces in order to facilitate orthodontic stability.