Dentistry for Adults
The Importance of Hygiene Visits
One of the most vital reasons for regularly scheduled dental appointments is to have your teeth cleaned by a
professional hygienist. Even when you brush and floss carefully, some portion of soft, sticky plaque stays
behind. Over time, plaque hardens into tartar, which can’t be stripped away with your standard toothbrush and
floss. Tartar builds below the gumline as well as on the surface of your teeth. Unremoved plaque and tartar
increases your risk for more serious infections developing within your teeth and gums. Recent studies show a
clear link between untreated gum disease and other serious conditions like heart disease, stroke, and diabetes.
Having your teeth professionally cleaned on a schedule is one of the easiest things you can do to stay healthy!
Saving Hopeless Teeth
Missing teeth are detrimental to your overall dental health. A root canal can help you avoid unnecessary
extractions and save teeth with roots that have been injured or infected. A root canal is a process that
restores a tooth by excavating the pulp chamber and packing the space with filling material. This is often
required when dental decay injures the nerve of the tooth (or the tooth has become infected). At that point,
you need more than a simple filling. We are skilled in advanced root canal therapy. In the past, the root
canal deserved its reputation as something to be dreaded. However, with modern anesthetics and technology,
root canals are now a manageable form of treatment.
Oral Cancer – Don’t Risk Your Life
Oral cancer takes one American life every hour, but you don’t have to become a statistic! With early detection,
there is a 90% cure rate for oral cancer. That’s why we do a visual screening at every six-month checkup and
cleaning. If Dr. Park or our hygienist sees anything that creates a concern, they’ll refer you to an oral surgeon.
This screening could save your life!
In-House Tooth Extractions
If a tooth has too much damage or is deeply infected, of if third molars are impacted, extraction may be the best
solution to the problem. We perform most extractions in our office, so you don’t have to be inconvenienced with a
referral to another office. Our compassionate manner will make you feel comfortable in our care for this treatment.
Filling Choices to Fit Every Need
The standard silver-mercury amalgam has been the go-to filling material used in dental practices for a great many
years. They are effective, affordable, and typically covered by insurance. Our practice also offers modern,
state-of-the-art restorations that are a natural-looking white and contain no metals. Many patients choose the
white bonded fillings because they are invisible compared to the metal filling. We are proud to offer both alternatives,
and will be happy to discuss which option is best for you.
If it’s time for your next cleaning, or if you’re ready to schedule a no-cost/no-obligation consultation, call us now at (215) 716-7228.