Dental Procedures

In your lifetime you are likely to undergo a variety of procedures as part of your dental care plan.

The articles in this section give you a solid understanding of what is involved in each.

Whitening/bleaching
Overview Whitening works by applying carbamide or hydrogen peroxide solution to the tooth surface. Peroxide whitener reacts with water to
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Cosmetic Dentistry
Overview The American Heritage Dictionary defines cosmetic as “the correction of physical defects.” Cosmetic dentistry is the correction of dental
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Root Canal Treatment
Overview Inside every normal, healthy tooth is a space, containing a nerve, artery, and vein, called the pulp. Inside the
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Pain Control
Novocain: Local Anesthesia in Dentistry (the “shot”) Local anesthesia in dentistry (commonly referred to as Novocain), is used to completely
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Oral Surgery
Overview The phrase “oral surgery” is an umbrella term for a range of procedures to surgically treat a variety of
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The Dental Exam
Overview Dental exams are recommended on an annual or bi-annual basis, depending on the preference of the patient and the
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Dental Implants
Overview Implants in dentistry involve the surgical placement of the implant into bone and the implant becoming firmly fused or
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Lasers in Dentistry
  Overview Lasers have been around for a long time in medicine and more recently in dentistry. There are several
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Crowns
Overview A crown, as the name implies, does not sit on top of the tooth; it covers three-quarters, seven-eighths or
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Inlays and Onlays
Overview An inlay is a laboratory-constructed restoration that is placed between the cusp tips of your tooth and typically restores
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