A cavity is a hole in a tooth. It is the result of deay on the tooth. It is caused by bacteria and plaque.
Composite Fillings
Resin material with glass or quartz fillers. These are “white fillings”.
Digital X-rays
The use of digital x-rays decreases the amount of radiation a patient is exposed to by up to 90% of traditional x-rays. They are also beneficial in the fact that they produce higher quality images. They ease the transfer of records from one office to the next. They are also environmentally friendly – no chemicals are used to develop the x-rays.
Nitrous Oxide
Also known as “laughing gas”. A blend of nitrous oxide and oxygen is administered to help relieve anxiety for patients. Patients remain awake when breathing in nitrous oxide, it helps to relax patients for dental procedures.
Removal of plaque and calculus (tarter) for patients teeth.
“Baby Root Canal”. Removal of the coronal portion (top part ) of the nerve — the part of the nerve in contact with the decay.
Thin fillings applied to the biting surfaces of molars to fill in the deep pits and grooves to help protect them from decay. Food can become trapped in these surfaces and they can be difficult to clean. Therefore the sealant adds a layer of protection for these teeth to help prevent decay. It does not help prevent decay between teeth – only on the biting surface.
Stainless Steel Crowns
These are used to restore teeth that do not have enough structural support for a traditional filling. They cover the tooth and provides support. These do not contain mercury as amalgam or silver fillings do. These are pre formed so the tooth is prepped and the crown is customized and delivered in same visit.
Supernumeray Tooth
Extra tooth. It is usually diagnosed on x-ray. A plan is made by the dentist as to how to treat it to prevent impairment of the surrounding teeth.