Keeping your teeth clean is important for your overall health. Plaque and tartar that forms on teeth over time is no longer removable with just brushing. It sticks to the surface and between teeth and can only be removed with a professional cleaning. It is important to have our hygienist remove any build-up before it accumulates at the gumline and causes an infection in your gums. Gum disease is now recognized as a serious problem that can have an effect on more than your teeth. Research has shown that this affliction can affect or worsen conditions of diabetes, stroke, or the heart. Please take our advice seriously to have your teeth cleaned professionally on a regular basis.
It is well known today that saving a tooth is better for your dental
health than having an extraction, unless it is absolutely necessary.
Root canals can save a tooth with damaged or infected roots. Although in
the past this therapy was dreaded, today it is much easier and more
manageable for patients with modern procedures and anesthetics.
The pulp chamber in the interior of the tooth is removed and replaced with a special filling. This is necessary when decay has reached the nerves and roots. It will save the tooth and return it to full functionality. Occasionally, a crown will be placed over the tooth for additional strength. The exceptional endodontist we partner with will deliver professional and painless treatment.
Oral cancer takes the life of one American every hour. For 40 years, this mortality rate has not changed! But today, there is an easy screening that can detect any oral abnormalities. With early detection, there is a 90% cure rate! We provide this screening at every six-month check-up and cleaning. If our hygienist or doctor observes any unusual tissue, we refer you to an oral surgeon for further examination.
No longer do you need to suffer from migraines, headaches, or pain in the shoulder, neck, or jaw that is due to dental malocclusion. When your upper and lower jaws don't come together as nature intended, tension in the muscles of these same areas results in debilitating pain. We can restore your bite (aka dental occlusion) to its proper position, relieving all the discomfort you have grown accustomed to. We invite you to let us show you how we can return your well-being and a better quality of life for you.
Sometimes a tooth needs to be extracted, as it may be too damaged or infected. Also, third molars can be impacted and need to be taken out. Dr. Ionescu or the exceptional oral surgeon we partner with always provide skilled, comfortable treatment to our patients.
You know you want to be able to give your best performance in any sport you participate in. Perhaps you did not realize that your jaw plays a role in your athletic abilities. A properly aligned jaw gives you strength, better balance, and more endurance. We are pleased to offer individual customized athletic mouthguards. This is a custom-fitted mouthguard that is specifically created for you, based on years of neuromuscular dentistry research. You will be impressed how extra strength in your jaw will give that extra edge to your training and performance.
If it's time for your next cleaning, or if you're ready to schedule a no cost/no obligation consultation, call us now at (916) 685-4662.