Dental Services

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At New Horizons Dental, we take care to provide our patients high quality services personalized for their unique needs. Our staff members are professional, courteous and efficient.

We provide a variety of services including:

Common Issues :

Periodontal Disease or Gum Disease - occurs when the plaque with its harmful bacteria is not cleaned off regularly, inhabit the pockets, and calcifies into tartar/calculus. As these continue to buildup, the gums become more irritated and may begin to recede from the teeth. It is diagnosed by your dentist during the periodontal exam done by the dentist or dental hygienist during your dental checkups. A periodontal probe is used to help diagnose your periodontal condition. This instrument is used to gently measure the sulcus (pocket or space) between teeth and gums. Your gingival condition can then be diagnosed as healthy, gingivitis or some level of periodontitis.

Gingivitis - is a reversible stage of gum disease. With good home care and regular dental checkups, we can bring this condition back to health.

Advanced Periodontitis - occurs when the teeth lose more support. This continued destruction of the gums, bone and ligament will lead to the eventual loss of the tooth or teeth. Periodontal disease remains the number one cause of tooth loss for adults in the United States.

Treatments - Depending upon your diagnosis, the dentist and/or hygienist will recommend a treatment to suit your needs. This may be as simple as recommending more frequent recall visits. If we determine you have early periodontitis, we can treat you in the office. We utilize a simple saliva test to determine the specific pathogens (disease causing bacteria) for your periodontal disease. This information is used to tailor your non-surgical periodontal treatment. These treatments may include scaling and root planing augmented by local and/or systemic antibiotic therapy. If we cannot treat in office non-surgically, we will refer you to a periodontal specialist (Periodontist). They will consult with you regarding options available for more advanced periodontal conditions.

Prevention - Gum disease can be prevented by early detection and regular checkups. Brushing two times a day and cleaning in-between your teeth with floss and/or a water pick are important preventative steps you can take against this disease between dental checkups. Healthy mouth, healthy smile.