Teeth with roots that have been damaged or infected used to
require extraction, which can cause a lot of problems and should
be avoided whenever possible. The good news is that we are well
experienced in advanced root canal therapy.
A root canal is a procedure to fix a tooth by removing the pulp
chamber of a tooth and filling it with a filling material. This
is often necessary when dental decay reaches the nerve of the
tooth (or the tooth has become infected), and a simple filling
will not be suitable.
In the not too distant past, the situation mentioned above would
have required the tooth to be extracted. When dentists started
performing root canals, they were quite painful, and the root
canal has received a reputation as something to be avoided.
However, with modern anesthetics and technology, the root canals
we can perform in our practice are tolerable and sometimes even
A Healthy Smile, A Healthy
We know that your oral health is not only about looking your
best. It's about maintaining healthy teeth and gums. Did you
know that the cause of most tooth loss is not decay? It's gum
disease. And recent studies have established a link between gum
disease and your overall health. The good news is that gum
disease can be treated successfully, often without surgery. We
want all of our patients to have outstanding oral health. Our
commitment to you includes paying meticulous attention to all of
your needs so you look your best and have optimum health.
Oral Cancer – Are You at
Did you know that one American dies every hour from oral cancer?
And the mortality rate has remained virtually unchanged for 40
years? The good news is that there’s a 90% cure rate if it’s
detected early. We are very pleased to provide one of the most
effective oral cancer screenings available today. VELscope™ is
the newest FDA approved oral cancer screening system. We perform
the exam using the specially designed light. Any suspicious
tissue is immediately and easily visible. This screening could
literally save your life!