Dr. Nguyen and his dedicated team specialize in comprehensive preventive and restorative dental care for individuals of all age groups, including children, adults, and seniors. Our primary objective is to facilitate a lifelong journey toward maintaining optimal oral health and fostering enduring smiles. We achieve this by offering a range of services tailored to both address existing dental concerns and underscore the significance of consistent check-ups and attentive care, effectively averting new dental issues and the advancement of preexisting oral conditions.
In conjunction with essential preventive care, encompassing thorough examinations, diagnostic X-rays, and routine cleanings, our dental office provides an array of additional services to meet your oral health needs.
Scaling & Root Planing (deep cleaning)
Periodontal scaling and root planing, often referred to as a "deep cleaning", is necessary for patients with active periodontal (gum) disease. Deep cleanings remove disease bacteria and deposits of tartar from below the gumline. Tartar can harbor bacteria that destroy both gum and bone support around the teeth. Left untreated, gum disease ultimately leads to tooth loss
Perio Protect represents a prescribed custom tray system designed to facilitate the controlled delivery of prescribed medication into periodontal pockets. The Perio Protect Method seamlessly integrates in-office treatments, such as SRP (Scaling and Root Planing) for deep cleaning, with a structured regimen of daily at-home medicated gel application. This comprehensive approach underscores our commitment to delivering effective periodontal care, addressing both the immediate clinical needs and the ongoing treatment requirements of our patients.
Root canal therapy, formally referred to as endodontic therapy, is a dental procedure undertaken when decay poses a significant threat to, or has already compromised the vitality of a tooth. Within the course of a root canal treatment, a skilled dentist or endodontist meticulously extracts the pulp from the core of the affected tooth and subsequently fills the pulp cavity. This meticulous process is undertaken to preclude the onset of a potentially excruciating infection within the pulp, which could potentially extend to neighboring teeth.
Furthermore, a root canal serves as an efficacious remedy for addressing an infection that has escalated into an abscessed tooth. This procedure not only alleviates the associated toothache but also serves as a critical intervention to arrest infection, consequently fostering the healing process.
A composite (tooth-colored) filling serves as an integral dental intervention employed for the restoration of a tooth afflicted by various issues, including decay, cracks, and fractures. This meticulous procedure involves the precise removal of the decayed or affected portion of the tooth, followed by the meticulous application of a composite filling to restore both its structural integrity and aesthetic appeal.
Simple or Surgical Extractions
Dental extraction is a surgical procedure involving the removal of a tooth from its socket within the oral cavity. This intricate dental procedure is carried out for a diverse range of compelling reasons, encompassing instances where severe tooth decay has significantly compromised the structural integrity of the tooth, rendering it non-restorable. Additionally, extractions are commonly indicated for impacted or problematic wisdom teeth, and at times, select permanent teeth may be extracted to create the necessary space for orthodontic interventions, thereby promoting overall oral health and alignment.
Crowns & Bridges
A dental crown, often referred to as a "cap," is a restorative measure commonly employed to rehabilitate a tooth that has sustained substantial damage, such as severe decay, fractures, or breakage, rendering it unsuitable for restoration using conventional fillings. The procedure involves meticulous reshaping of the existing tooth, eliminating the damaged or diseased segment, followed by the placement of a meticulously crafted crown designed to mimic the appearance and functionality of a natural tooth.
Conversely, a dental "bridge" serves to effectively span the void resulting from one or more missing teeth. This restoration consists of two crowns positioned on the teeth situated on either side of the gap, along with the integration of a prosthetic tooth or teeth, commonly referred to as "pontics," positioned between the crowns. Pontics can be crafted from various materials, such as gold, alloys, porcelain, or a hybrid of these substances. This dental bridge is securely anchored by natural teeth or implants, ensuring its stability and functionality.
It is imperative to underscore that the necessity for dental bridges transcends mere cosmetic concerns, as the absence of a tooth can lead to significant oral health issues, including teeth shifting out of alignment. A noticeable gap between teeth can also impede effective chewing and clear speech, particularly when missing teeth are located in the anterior or posterior regions of the mouth.
Dental implants are advanced, surgically implanted artificial tooth roots that serve as a robust foundation for replacement teeth. These cutting-edge devices are designed to replicate the natural appearance and function of teeth, providing a durable and long-term solution for individuals with missing or damaged teeth.
While dental implants are a highly effective and widely used solution for tooth replacement, candidates must have sufficient bone density in the jaw and good overall oral health. The implant placement process requires careful evaluation, surgical precision, and a healing period to ensure the best outcome.
In summary, dental implants are a sophisticated dental solution that provides a natural and long-lasting replacement for missing or damaged teeth, offering a multitude of benefits that contribute to both oral health and aesthetics.