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It is important to us that you are comfortable with our dental practice. Our consultations provide you the opportunity to meet the doctors and dental team, see the office, and discuss your individual needs, desires, and treatment relaxed, pleasant dental treatment experience. In addition, Nitrous Oxide gas makes it even easier to have multiple procedures performed in one visit.

Our Inhalation Sedations dentistry keeps you conscious and responsive but in a relaxed state. It's safe and our dental team monitors you throughout your entire procedure.

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At regular check-up exams, your dentist and hygienist will include
the following:

  • Examination of diagnostic x-rays (radiographs): Essential for detection of decay, tumors, cysts, and bone loss. X-rays also help determine tooth and root positions.
  • Oral cancer screening: Check the face, neck, lips, tongue, throat, tissues, and gums for any signs of oral cancer.
  • Gum disease evaluation: Check the gums and bone around the teeth for any signs of periodontal disease.
  • Examination of tooth decay: All tooth surfaces will be checked for decay with special dental instruments.
  • Examination of existing restorations: Check current fillings, crowns, etc.
  • Cleaning
    Dental health is achieved through excellent oral hygiene at home and regular professional cleanings. Our highly trained hygienists provide the best care while making sure you are comfortable during your treatment.

    Dental Sealants
    Dental sealants are thin, plastic films painted on the chewing surfaces of the back teeth - molars and premolars - and are highly effective in the prevention of tooth decay (caries and cavities). Dental sealants are particularly effective on the back teeth, as the back teeth contain more hard-to-reach pits and grooves that serve as a host to food debris and plaque build-up.


    Fillings
    Our office uses the latest dental materials and techniques for strong, durable restorations. Our tooth-colored fillings are undetectable. Made from composite and porcelain, they replace older metal fillings.

    Porcelain veneers restore the appearance of chipped, broken, stained or uneven front teeth. Natural looking bridges and crowns are:

    Crowns (Caps)
    A crown (or cap) is a covering that encases the entire tooth surface restoring it to its original shape and size. A crown protects and strengthens tooth structure that cannot be restored with fillings or other types of restorations.Although there are several types of crowns, porcelain (tooth colored crown) are the most popular. They are highly durable and will last many years, but like most dental restorations, they may eventually need to be replaced. Porcelain crowns are made to match the shape, size, and color or your teeth giving you a natural, long lasting beautiful smile.

    Bridge
    A dental bridge is a fixed (non-removable) appliance and is an excellent way to replace missing teeth.There are several types of bridges. You and your dentist will discuss the best options for your particular case. The “traditional bridge” is the most popular type and is usually made of porcelain fused to metal. This type of bridge consists to two crowns that go over two anchoring teeth (abutment teeth) and are attached to pontics (artificial teeth), filling the gap created by one or more missing teeth. Dental bridges are highly durable and will last many years, however they may need replacement or need to be re-cemented due to normal wear. Dentures replace missing teeth and their adjacent tissues with a removable dental appliance made of acrylic resin and, in some cases, a combination of metals.

    There are four primary types of dentures:

  • Complete
    This type of denture replaces all of the teeth and their adjacent tissues.

  • Partial
    Partial dentures act as dental bridges as they "bridge" the gap between a missing tooth or teeth.

  • Conventional
    Conventional dentures allow a recovery time (usually four to eight weeks) after all of the teeth are extracted before the dentures are placed in the mouth.

  • Immediate
    This type of denture does not allow a healing period after all of the teeth are removed. The denture is immediately fit into the mouth after all teeth are removed. Additional adjustments in the fitting of this type of denture procedure may be necessary as healing occurs.

    infection, the natural tooth can be saved through modern endodontic

    What causes pulpal nerve damage?
    The most common causes of pulpal nerve damage are:

  • physical irritation - generally brought on by aggressive tooth decay (cavity) reaching down to the nerve or through deep fillings, which allows harmful bacteria to reach the nerve resulting in infection and decay.
  • trauma - a blow to a tooth or the jaw can cause damage to sensitive nerve tissue within the tooth.
  • What are the symptoms of pulpal nerve damage?
    The following are the most common symptoms of pulpal nerve damage. However, each individual may experience symptoms differently. Symptoms may include: pain in the tooth when biting down tooth pain while chewing oversensitivity of the teeth with hot or cold drinks facial swelling

    The symptoms of pulpal nerve damage may resemble other oral health conditions. Consult a dentist, or other oral health specialist, for diagnosis.

    Why is root canal therapy necessary?
    Without treatment, the infection of the dental pulp will spread to the bone around the tooth, making it not able to hold the tooth in place.

    What does the root canal procedure involve?
    Treatment begins with the initial removal of the tooth crown, or top, to allow access to the pulpal tissue. Once the affected pulpal tissue is exposed, the affected area is removed. The area surrounding and containing the pulpal tissue is carefully cleaned, enlarged, and shaped to provide a clean, bondable surface for filling with a permanent filler to prohibit any further infection and discomfort. After filling, a crown is fabricated to complete the rescue and restoration of the natural tooth. The procedure is generally spread over several visits to assure the infected pulp and associated bacteria have been adequately drained.


    Veneers
    Custom made (for shape and color) by a professional dental laboratory. Smile! Veneers can completely reshape your teeth and smile. They can often be alternatives to crowns and the ideal solution in treating many dental conditions.

    As with most dental restorations, veneers are not permanent and may someday need replacement. They are very durable and will last many years, giving you a beautiful long lasting smile.

    Whitening
    Dr. Budeir performs professional Zoom teeth whitening to get your teeth their very brightest. Coffee, smoking, age, and even some medications can all cause tooth discoloration. But with professional teeth whitening, your smile will sparkle for years.


    Wisdom Teeth Extraction

    What are wisdom teeth?
    Also called third molars, wisdom teeth usually make their first appearance in young adults between the ages of 15 to 25. Because most mouths are too small for these four additional molars, an extraction procedure, sometimes immediately after they surface, is often necessary.

    When should wisdom teeth be removed?
    The following symptoms may indicate that the wisdom teeth have erupted and surfaced, and should be removed before they become impacted - meaning, the teeth have surfaced and have no room in the mouth to grow. However, each individual may experience symptoms differently. Symptoms may include:

  • pain
  • infection in the mouth
  • facial swelling
  • swelling of the gumline in the back of the mouth
  • Most oral health specialists will recommend an immediate removal of the wisdom teeth, as early removal will help to eliminate problems, such as an impacted tooth that destroys the second molar. According to the American Academy of General Dentistry, third molar impaction is the most prevalent medical developmental disorder.

    What problems are often associated with impacted third molars?

  • bacteria and plaque build-up
  • cysts development (a fluid-filled sac)
  • tumor development
  • infection
  • jaw and gum disease
  • What is involved in the extraction procedure?
    Wisdom tooth extraction surgery involves removing the gum tissue that
    presides over the tooth, gently detaching the connective tissue between the
    tooth and the bone, removing the tooth, and suturing the opening in the
    gumline.

    Dental Implants
    Dental implants are a great way to replace missing teeth and also provide a
    Implants are securely embedded into the jaw, so they look, feel and function
    just like natural teeth. Depending on the circumstances, implants can replace
    one tooth or multiple teeth.

    Reasons for dental implants:

  • Replace one or more missing teeth without affecting adjacent teeth.
  • Resolve joint pain or bite problems caused by teeth shifting into missing tooth space.
  • Restore a patient’s confident smile.
  • Restore chewing, speech, and digestion.
  • Restore or enhance facial tissues.
  • Support a bridge or denture, making them more secure and comfortable.
  • What does getting dental implants involve?
    The process of getting implants requires a number of visits over several months.

    X-rays and impressions (molds) are taken of the jaw and teeth to determine bone, gum tissue, and spacing available for an implant. While the area is numb, the implant will be surgically placed into
    the bone and allowed to heal and integrate itself onto the bone for up to four months. Depending on the type of implant, a second surgery may be required in order to place the “abutment” that will hold the artificial tooth in place.

    After several weeks of healing the artificial teeth are made and fitted to the abutment portion of the root form implant. Because several fittings may be required, this step may take one to two months to complete. After a healing period, the artificial teeth are securely attached to the implant, providing excellent stability and comfort to the patient. You will receive care instructions when your treatment is completed. Good oral hygiene, eating habits, and regular dental visits will aid in the life of your new implant.