Cleaning Tooth Decay Through Air Abrasion Read Transcript
One of the procedures that we offer in our office is air abrasion and that's a technique, basically, of a little, tiny sand blaster that's very conservative in that if we have a really small cavity or a groove in a tooth that is just starting to become a cavity we do not necessarily have to take a drill and drill a channel to remove that area. Minimal preparation is all that's needed and so our air abrasion helps us to clean out that area and decay. And then we can place our composite or our bonded white filming and it works excellent. We use the same, similar procedure for when were placing sealants and as things get larger and covers more tooth structure, we do very similar procedures for that to bring the patients back to optimum health.
Dental Cleaning and Exam Process
Whether you’re a new patient or have been seeing us for years, you can expect the VIP treatment here at Friendly Smiles Center! We’ll welcome you into our comfortable office with freshly baked cookies, and we respect your time by keeping your wait to a minimum. We can also schedule a follow-up consult should you have any smile concerns you want to raise with Dr. Chase.
- New Patients – As a new patient at Friendly Smiles Center, you are treated to some additional services at no charge. During your initial visit, we’ll make sure your mouth is cancer-free with an intraoral camera screening. We’ll also take digital images of every tooth in your mouth.
- Step #1 – The first part of your appointment is when your teeth get the thorough dental cleaning they need to remain problem-free. We’ll also take digital X-rays, if needed. Our skilled dental hygienists will go over all your teeth and note any area that deserves further attention. You’ll have the option of getting a fluoride treatment as well. Most insurances cover one fluoride treatment per year, so take advantage when you can.
- Step #2 – The final phase of your appointment is the exam from Dr. Chase. He will go through your mouth and look for any telltale signs of disease or tooth decay. He will also look over any spots that your hygienist brought to his attention. Catching any issue early on is important. The earlier we find a problem, the better chance we have of taking care of it quickly.
Take Care of Your Teeth for Life with Help from Friendly Smiles Center
Schedule your regular dental cleaning and exams with top Mount Laurel, NJ dentist Dr. Chase by calling 856-359-4000 today. Use our online form to schedule your appointment as well. With routine visits to Friendly Smiles Center, you can rest assured we’ll prevent problems and help your smile stay bright.