Exam / Consultation
The exam is probably the most common treatment at the dentist; before we can do anything, we must have a diagnosis. An exam can be of your full mouth or of a very particular area. To do a full exam, multiple radiographs are needed. In our office, we have all the necessary equipment for regular intra-oral bitewings, periapicals, as well as for the panoramic radiographs required for wisdom teeth & implant placement. We also have a machine to take cephalometric for orthodontic treatments. Once an initial exam is completed, you will know what treatments need to be done to bring your mouth to good health. Afterwards, a recall exam is recommended approximately every 6 months to ensure there are no problems that have arisen.
Who doesn’t want whiter teeth?! We offer both at home bleaching as well as in office (Zoom). With our experienced professionals, we will discuss with you the potential you have: Not everyone bleaches the same and certain teeth have to have special precautions taken (sensitive teeth, eroded or abraded teeth, porcelain crowns).
Sometimes we have great teeth but we’re just not happy with our smile. It can be due to several factors, some of them very easy to fix, others more complicated. A consultation can show you what is needed to give you the smile you’ve always dreamed of!
Cleaning (scaling & prophylaxis)
A cleaning, most often performed by a hygienist, removes the plaque, tartar & stain from your teeth and roots. Besides the obvious benefits of having clean teeth and fresher breath, studies have shown that an unhealthy mouth can have a negative impact on your health. In many cases, a cleaning is recommended every 6 months; however, some people with periodontal (gum) disease many need to come more frequently and many need to be seen by a periodontist for more in depth treatment. (See Dr. Chalaby)
When you’re in pain, have a broken filling, a swelling, it is nice to know that you can see us quickly for relief. We do our best to fit in our patients (or new patients) so we can take care of the problem or do something temporarily until we have the time to do something permanent. It is always preferable to call for an appointment.
Misaligned (crooked) teeth are not just an aesthetic concern. Straighter teeth will not only improve your appearance but can also improve the functionality of your bite, the health of your gingiva (gums) and decrease the risk of tooth decay, giving you a nicer and healthier smile. Our clinic offers complete orthodontic treatment using traditional braces (metal or porcelain), removable appliances or evolutionary shells (commercially known as Invisalign).
Using the latest technology, the laser can be used to help heal ulcers and in such treatments as minor gum surgery and root canal therapy, allowing for faster healing with less pain.