Complete Care. Total Comfort.
The best way to keep you and your smile healthy is with routine checkups. Smile Design Centre recommends patients visit the office at least twice annually for a cleaning. It’s a great way to maintain both your oral and overall health.
During our comprehensive exams, we take time to listen to your needs and assess any issues using the latest technology and techniques.
Some of our diagnostic services include:
- Reviewing and updating medical history — including heart problems, cancer treatment, pregnancy, diabetes, joint replacement, current medication list, surgeries, or any other major changes in health history
- Blood pressure evaluation
- Oral cancer examination and screening
- Gum tissue evaluation
- Biting, chewing, and swallowing pattern assessment
- X-rays for decay diagnosis
- Future treatment planning
Did you know, currently, almost one-half of Americans don’t see a dentist on a regular basis? Routine hygiene cleanings are important to keeping teeth healthy, along with daily, at-home brushing, flossing, and healthy eating habits. Smile Design Centre will remove plaque and tartar buildup, address tooth stains, apply a fluoride treatment and sealants, and polish fillings and/or crowns. All of these steps are an important part of keeping teeth and gums in good health for years to come.
A dental emergency calls for fast-acting, yet gentle care. Whether the result of accident or trauma to the mouth, teeth can be knocked out, loosened, cracked, or chipped. Lips, cheeks, and gums are also at risk of injury. In the event of an emergency, please do not hesitate to call us.
Here are some quick tips for dealing with common dental emergencies:
- Knocked Out Permanent Tooth: Call us! While on your way to the dentist, it’s important to remember to avoid allowing the tooth to dry out. Only handle the tooth by the crown, not the roots. Rinse it gently under running water. Place the tooth in your mouth between the cheek and the gum to maintain moisture with saliva. If you unable to do so, put the tooth in a glass of milk.
- Permanent Tooth Pushed Out of Position: After giving us a call, try to reposition the tooth with light finger pressure. We may splint the tooth in place to maintain position during healing.
- Broken Permanent Tooth: Make sure to thoroughly rinse your mouth with warm water. Minor fractures can sometimes be smoothed over or the broken part can be replaced with a tooth-colored filling. More extensive fractures may require a root canal, crown, or possible extraction. No matter what you need, we’re here to help!
- Cuts or Puncture Wounds Inside or Around Mouth: Always remember to rinse and clean the wound. Clean gauze and pressure should be applied until help is available.
Whether it’s a routine cleaning or emergency treatment, Dr. Raja and Dr. Vellore are equipped with the technology, knowledge, and experience to ensure your smile is healthy and happy. We’re always here for you every step of the way!