ORAL HYGIENE – CLEANING & PREVENTION

Prevention and early detection are key to avoiding tooth decay and gum disease. This can be achieved by maintaining a proper home care regimen and scheduling routine hygiene visits every 6 months. Not limited to cleanings Dr. DiPilla provides a wide spectrum of preventative procedures to ensure a healthy and bright smile.

PROPHY/PROPHYLAXIS

Keep your beaming smile flawless and clean with dental prophylaxis. The goal of this procedure is to reduce the risk of gum and tooth disease. Dental prophylaxis, also know as prophy, cleans below the gum line.

DIGITAL X-RAYS

Using the latest technology, Digital X-rays reveal a number of underlying issues allowing our professionals to monitor conditions that require closer attention.

ORAL DNA®

A salivary diagnostic test that obtains evidence about periodontal disease and oral HPV, allowing for a more accurate diagnosis and more effective treatment.

SCALING AND ROOT PLANNING

Root planing and scaling is careful cleaning between the gums and teeth down to the roots. This procedure is one of the most efficient ways to treat gum disease before it becomes severe.

SEALANTS

Dental sealants are applied to the grooves of the teeth to prevent tooth decay and cavities. By placing a special gel on the chewing surfaces of the tooth, sealants will protect the teeth from any particles that can be trapped in the small depressions.

ORAL CANCER EXAM & SCREENING

Oral Cancer Exams are quick, painless and identify any abnormalities and problem areas along with recognizing any signs of early stages of oral cancer. In addition to the exam by Dr. DiPilla, we also use Oral ID™, a screening light that uses fluorescence technology to identify oral cancer, pre-cancer and other abnormal lesions at an earlier stage.

PERIODICAL MAINTANENCE

Periodontal disease and gingivitis, like other chronic conditions, require regular maintenance to successfully control the disease and prevent tooth loss. These maintenance procedures impede the advancement of periodontal disease and extensively clean the teeth.

LASER GUM THERAPY

With WaterLase™ we are able to remove bacteria from below the gum line painlessly. WaterLase™ combines water, air and laser energy, keeping your teeth hydrated which prevents heat and discomfort.