PREVENTIVE DENTISTRY

Comprehensive examinations

Comprehensive examinations cover a broad scope. This examination includes, but is not limited to
*learning about your health history (i.e. diabetes, heart disease, joint replacements, surgeries, current
medications, etc.)
*your past and present dental history (caries, bad breath, oral pain, missing teeth, broken teeth, gum
disease etc.)
*clinical evaluation of your oral health by the doctor. A full periodontal assessment of your gums is
performed, a complete dental examination of every tooth is done, and an oral cancer screening is
performed.
*radiographs are updated in order to completely evaluate your oral health.
The goal is to put all these together to comprehensively assess the patient so as to create a treatment plan that will allow the patient to ultimately manage their preventive care.

Intraoral camera

The intraoral camera is a tool that allows patients to what Dr. Wilson sees in the mouth. A picture is
worth a thousand words. These cameras are small so they are comfortable in a patient’s mouth, yet
they project a high definition image onto the monitor, so that a patient can actually see a visual of any
area of their oral cavity.
DIGITAL RADIOGRAPHS
Digital radiographs use digital sensors in lieu of x-ray film. The advantages to the patient include:
*better diagnostic quality
*may be transferred between practioners or insurance companies
*the radiation is minimal, therefore, safer
*elimination of processing chemicals which can be harmful

PLANMECA
The Planmeca is another type of digital imaging system. It has made taking 2D radiographs easier for
the patient.
*it eliminates the need for digital sensors in the mouth.
*it lowers the radiation dosage used.
*it can compensate for slight movement minimizing retakes for the patient.

Digital radiographs

Digital radiographs use digital sensors in lieu of x-ray film. The advantage to the patient include:

  • better diagnostic quality
  • may be transferred between practitioners or insurance companies
  • the radiation is minimal, therefore, safer
  • elimination of processing chemicals which can be harmful.

Preventive care

Preventive dental care is maintaining healthy gum tissue and keeping teeth cavity free. Various tools and types of examinations are used to evaluate oral health and to maintain oral health to minimize any future dental issues.

Fluoride treatments

*Fluoride is a natural mineral that can reinforce
weak enamel and inhibit bacterial growth.
*Fluoride can benefit patients of all ages who may
be at risk of developing dental decay.
*It is applied as a brush on gel which is left on the
teeth for 30 minutes.
*The frequency of application and type of fluoride
used is determined by your oral health needs.

Sealant placement

*A sealant is a thin coating placed in the grooves of
healthy molars and premolars to help prevent
decay. When cured with an ultraviolet light, the
coating hardens within the grooves creating a
protective surface that blocks out debris.
*sealants last an average of 2 years
*Sealants are a painless procedure.

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Our goal is to consider each patient as an individual. We strive to evaluate each person’s dental health based on thorough clinical, radiographic, and periodontal examinations. We want to prevent, restore, and maintain your oral health to minimize any future dental issues. We believe in offering options in order to work with each person’s individual situation. Again, our focus is to partner with you in managing the well-being of your oral health for the long term.

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