When it comes to dental health, it is definitely the appropriate place to apply the age- old saying that “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” Not only does this apply to good oral hygiene, but it also applies to identifying and treating decay as early as possible. We will use intra-oral (inside the mouth) cameras to find potential problems in their earliest stages. Often decay and loss of tooth structure is occurring before you ever feel any pain. Regular check ups allow us to find these problems and address them.
It is even possible that we can, in many situations, deal with these problems with no shots or drills! One of the greatest recent advancements in dental technology has been “microair abrasion.” This treatment makes use of a painless, air-driven stream of fine powder to gently remove decay from “virgin” teeth. “Virgin” teeth are teeth with no previous fillings. With early detection, we can use this technology in many situations. Don’t wait until you have a tooth ache to come see us! Come in for regular check ups.
Early detection provides more and better options for dealing with dental issues.