The Importance of Hygiene Visits
One of the most crucial reasons to visit your dentist regularly is to have your teeth cleaned by a professional hygienist. Even
when you take great care to properly brush and floss, some soft and sticky plaque is left behind. Over time, plaque hardens into
tartar, which is even more difficult to remove with your typical toothbrush and floss. Tartar accumulates below the gumline as
well as on the surface of your teeth. Unremoved plaque and tartar increase your risk of more serious infection developing within
your teeth and gums. Recent research shows a definite link between untreated gum disease and other serious conditions like heart
disease, stroke, and diabetes. Having your teeth cleaned routinely is one of the foremost things you can do to stay healthy!
Saving Hopeless Teeth
Missing teeth pose serious threats to your overall dental health. A root canal can save teeth with roots that have been damaged or
infected and used to require extraction. A root canal is a procedure that repairs a tooth by removing the pulp chamber and filling
the space with a filling material. This is often necessary when dental decay reaches the nerve of the tooth (or the tooth has become
infected), and beyond the scope of a simple filling. At Perledent Dental Care, we are experienced in root canal therapy. The root
canal has acquired an unwarranted reputation as something to be avoided. However, with modern anesthetics and technology, root canals
are actually a manageable form of treatment.
TMJ/TMD - Proper Bite Alignment Treatment Helps You Say 'Goodbye' to Headaches and Jaw Pain!
Are you aware that the pain you suffer from in your neck and shoulders may be the result of misaligned dental occlusion (i.e. your
bite)? Excess tension in your jaw muscles may also cause frequent headaches and aching or popping jaws. If your teeth have been worn
down over the years or lost due to accident or dental disease, your jaw is not able to settle into a naturally relaxed position. It
is time to restore your dental occlusion, allowing your jaw to return to the position that nature intended, so you can stop living
with the pain. We will consult with you regarding your treatment options and the best way to resolve the problems before they become
In-House Tooth Extractions
If a tooth suffers from substantial injury or infection, of if third molars have become impacted, extraction is the solution to the
problem. At Perledent Dental Care, we do most extractions in our office, so you will not be inconvenienced with a referral to another
office. Our understanding manner will make you feel at ease in our care for this treatment, and we provide moderate IV sedation to make
sure you receive the best experience possible.
75% Reduction in Radiation
Digital X-rays produce 75% less radiation than traditional X-rays! Employing a digital sensor, a picture is taken of your mouth and
downloaded into our computer, where it is readily available. No more delay while images develop and no more chemical waste to taint
the environment. Using a panoramic digital configuration, we can see your whole mouth in one shot, including your entire upper and
lower jaw, which means less time taking X-rays and ultimately a shorter dental visit.
Intra-Oral Camera Makes You a Part of the Team
Our dentists approach dental care as a team effort. One of the ways they succeed in this endeavor is through the use of the high-tech
intra-oral camera. This tiny video camera delivers a close-up image of the interior of your mouth. You become an active participant in
each dental decision, because you can see what work needs to be completed and which teeth are doing well. Youâ€™ll be delighted with the
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 (503) 533-5539.