PREVENTIVE

Be Proactive with Your Teeth

Preventative care is a modern approach to dentistry.  Preventative dentists and hygienists aim to reduce the amount of dental treatment that you need by working together with you to maintain a healthy mouth.

The hope is to avoid the traditional cycle of fillings and extractions.  Preventative dentistry can help you to keep your own teeth for a lifetime.

Teeth Deep Cleaning
  • Prevents further tooth damage caused by cavities
  • Prevents tooth loss
  • Boost your overall oral health
  • Brighten your smile

A deep cleaning is an important procedure to have done to ensure your oral health is not putting you at risk of infection or disease, like gingivitis. Even with solid oral hygiene practices, you cannot remove all buildup of germs and plaque that appear in your mouth.

 

Plaque appears as a yellow or grey coating on your teeth, usually near your gums. If you do not have regular, standard teeth cleanings, or you do not properly clean your teeth on a daily basis, plaque will form along with tartar. This leads to periodontal disease. In advanced stages, this buildup will become very thick. Regardless of thickness, the buildup affects your gum and tooth health.

Arestin

Arestin is a prescription drug that is an antibiotic and will help to prevent the bacteria that causes periodontitis. It will be used at the same time as scaling or root planing.

Arestin is effective because it uses microspheres of different sizes to allow the antibiotics to be released over a longer period of time. This means that the bacteria will be eliminated for a period of up to three weeks following the treatment.

There are some patients like pregnant women or children where the use of the drug is not recommended. There also some situations like a deep abscess where it might not be the right treatment.

Many people ask if there are any reported side effects related to the use of Arestin. There are minimal side effects that are present in only a few cases. The effects will be very similar to the use of other antibiotics.

Laser Dentistry

One of the great benefits of advances in dental treatment is the availability of laser dentistry. As laser dentistry becomes more accessible, an increasing number of patients are taking advantage of its benefits.

Laser dentistry office allows patients to obtain appropriate treatment comfortably and quickly. At Cass Dental, we use state-of-the-art laser equipment to treat a wide variety of the most common dental issues. 

Laser dentistry has been proven to be effective for:

  • Treating periodontal (gum) disease

  • Removing cavities

  • Performing root canals

  • Treating cold sores and canker sores

  • Safely and effectively enhancing your smile through cosmetic dentistry

 

Laser dentistry offers many benefits over traditional dentistry in a number of important areas.

  • Laser dentistry can be safely used to treat patients who have special needs or concerns like children and adult patients with dental phobias.

  • In most cases, our dentist doesn’t need to use of any type of anesthesia during laser treatment as it is very comfortable.

  • There are no noisy drilling sounds that tend to increase dental phobia that some patients and young children experience.

  • Laser dentistry requires no invasive cutting of gum tissue so there is minimal bleeding and no stitches are needed.

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