During your exam, our dentist will perform an oral cancer screening by examining your head, neck, and the inside of your mouth. They will also check your jaw joints for malfunction or pain. These are followed by a thorough inspection of your teeth and gums to assess the condition of your oral health and detect any gum disease or tooth decay.
The dentist uses a DIAGNOdent laser cavity detection device to discover tooth decay in the early stages, and before it's visible. The light reflects in different colors on the tooth surfaces and showing tooth decay, even in the beginning stages, and makes it possible to treat tooth decay before any real damage has set in.
Gum disease is the primary cause of tooth loss in adults in the United States. Regular professional teeth cleanings and proper home oral care are vital to prevent this disease and to keep your gums and teeth healthy.
Our hygienist is very skilled, caring, and experienced. Our hygienist will gently and thoroughly clean your teeth and will provide you with excellent home oral care instructions so you can maintain your oral health between visits. We also have a designated hygiene assistant to make your appointments efficient, and a hygiene coordinator to take care of your appointment scheduling.
Dental x-rays are used as a diagnostic tool, providing valuable information. Digital x-rays provide the details that can't be detected by our eyes and hands alone. Our objective is to identify issues in the early stages, and without getting x-rays, problems can go undetected and get worse over time. Digital x rays are used to detect decay, bone loss, tumors, cysts, and a numerous of other dental issues while helping us to map the position of your teeth and the roots. Dr. Ferzli uses this information to safely and accurately formulate a complete and thorough treatment plan.
Dental x-rays depend on each patient’s individual dental health needs. Our dentist will recommend necessary x-rays based on the review of your medical and dental history, Also considering any signs and symptoms are put into consideration when looking to do xrays. For our new patients, the initial x-rays provide us with a more accurate baseline for future assessments and evaluation of minor changes that could otherwise go unnoticed.