Digital x-rays are instant, use less radiation than conventional x-rays and have wonderful detail. We are able explain treatment and conditions to our patients much better by showing it on the computer screen.
Oral Cancer Screening
We perform an oral cancer screening on every patient in our office. We do this during new patient exams and at every hygiene appointment. An oral cancer screening involves checking the lymph nodes along the anterior and posterior neck as well as intraorally. We check every aspect of the tongue, the floor of the mouth, roof of the mouth, the cheeks bilaterally, and the tonsillar area. Oral cancer is increasing worldwide and we think it is of utmost importance that as physicians of the mouth trained to spot abnormalities that we do this service free of charge.
We discontinued the use of traditional silver fillings in the early 1990’s because of better options with bonded fillings. We use these exclusively for fillings because they are more aesthetic and more of your natural tooth can be preserved.