Our goal is to provide you with the highest quality of care in a compassionate and safe environment. In order to do this, we use the most current periodontal procedures, instruments, medications, and sterilization techniques.
While no dental procedure is 100% comfortable, we go to great lengths to minimize any discomfort you might feel. Many of our patients make statements like, "This wasn't even painful? How did you do that?"
Patient comfort is one of the most important aspects
of care. Different patients have different needs for pain and anxiety
control medication. Depending upon the procedure and your wishes, there
are many medications we can prescribe.
Injections of Anesthesia
Injections of dental anesthesia can become more painful if not precisely done or if the injection is done at too rapid a rate. We recognize this and take extra care when giving injections.
For those patients that would feel more comfortable with conscious sedation, we are pleased to offer both intravenous sedation and nitrous oxide analgesia. Both of these techniques will make you feel relaxed and at ease. Although you will be awake, you will not be aware of your surroundings. Conscious sedation can allow you to remain calm during dental procedures, with minimal recollection of your visit.
We strive to stay on the leading edge of periodontal techniques
and equipment. In order to do this, we take a great deal of continuing
education. We also utilize advanced equipment in our office. This includes:
3-D Imaging Software to enhance the overall success of dental implants. 3-D imaging gives more complete information about the quality and quantity of bone support making it possible for us to better determine the ideal location for
your dental implants.
Panoramic Radiography to be able to more precisely diagnose and treat periodontal disease. It also allows us to more accurately place dental implants.
Autologous Platelet Concentrate which is considered by many to be the “new frontier” of periodontal therapy. Benefits can include reduction of bleeding, swelling, and healing time. It can also enhance bone regrowth and overall comfort.
We know that preventing the spread of infectious diseases such as AIDS, herpes, hepatitis and even the cold virus is critical and take sterilization very seriously. For this reason we use extensive sterilization procedures, going well beyond those recommended by the American Dental Association and Centers for Disease Control.
We use barrier techniques such as disposable masks and gloves and change them for every patient. Every piece of equipment is wiped-down with antibacterial solution prior to every operatory procedure. Sterile water delivery systems are utilized. We use autoclave sterilization for all instruments prior to dental examination and treatment. You can be assured that our staff has been specifically trained on sterilization
procedures and their importance.