Once clients are comfortably ensconced in the dentist's chair, the oral exam begins. The resident toothsperts will check each individual incisor, cuspid, bicuspid, and molar for chips, cracks, staining, and loitering Minnesota Twins, ensuring that enamel bones are sound for biting, and gums and soft tissues will be inspected for any signs of periodontal disease. The x-ray battery exposes the roots and inner sanctums of oral stalagmites to reveal any soft spots, problem areas, or cavities. When your mouth checks out as mammalian and your teeth are cleared for takeoff, the professional teeth cleaning begins. An expert cleaning removes all the buildup and surface staining that regular brushing and flossing can't—hardened tartar, hard-to-reach plaque, and bacterial graffiti along the gum line.
At Hamilton Town Dentistry, David Shock, DDS and his team employ the latest technology to care for patients' teeth and gums. Dr. Shock uses the innovative Smile-Vision system to create computer images of the projected outcome of cosmetic procedures. To allow the patient to see firsthand the work that needs to be done, he illuminates the mouth with the Soprolife Light-Induced Fluorescence Evaluator, whose miniature video camera can also document the tongue’s ability to communicate in sign language. Dr. Shock wields a dental laser as a nonsurgical alternative to treating gum disease, and has specialized training in the placement of traditional implants as well as immediate-load implants that can be placed in a single visit.
Dr. Jeanette Lawson installs implants, paints on sealants, and takes oral biopsies while patients snuggle inside a blanket, use a warm towel, and listen to soothing music. She also performs more complex procedures, such as bone grafting, frenectomies to fix speech problems, and occlusal adjustments to fix lopsided jaws. To relax patients who need minor procedures, she uses conscious sedation. It never knocks the patient out completely, but it does give them an excuse to hire a helicopter, as patients can’t drive themselves home afterward.
With hundreds of locations across the country, Right Dental Group represents a collection of oral-healthcare professionals who deliver a variety of quality dental services. The collective places an emphasis on relationship building—meaning patients can confess their most egregious toffee-apple trespasses while receiving a teeth scrubbing delivered with precision and understanding. Each of the dentists is prescreened for a consistent record of excellence and the ability to efficiently locate a cavity in a toothstack. A skilled doctor and staff will skillfully probe forgotten mouth corners, eradicating tartar and expunging plaque from bacterial lairs. The included x-rays will help uncover any oral problem areas that cannot be seen with the shamelessly naked eye. After treatment, clients will be privy to tips that explain the proper brushing and flossing techniques to ward off gum disease and tooth loss, ensuring tongue-stoppers remain firmly rooted to the rest of the skeletal system.
Heartland Dental Care's member practices pursue a patient-centric approach to keeping teeth tartar-free and bite-ready. Show off your champion chompers to an oral x-ray machine, which will be so suitably impressed it'll snap photos providing toothy views unavailable to the naked eye or standard-issue x-ray specs. A thorough cleaning polishes each mouth stone without the clumsy mechanics of a jaw-mounted rock tumbler, turning average grins into blinding megawatt smiles. An expert exam makes sure each tooth is in good shape and securely welded to the cranial frame. Superb for competitive taffy eaters and Cheshire Cat impersonators, rebuffed teeth provide everything a mouth needs to preserve its reputation of being the most dangerous place for food.