Emeryville Dental Care - Emeryville Dental Care, General and Cosmetic Dentistry
Emeryville Dental Care performs a full range of general dentistry services, as well as specialized restorative, cosmetic, whitening, and neuromuscular procedures.
State-of-the-art technologies available include LaserSmile; Whitening Chairside and Take-Home; The Wand anesthetic delivery system; Laser Surgeries, Laser Cosmetic Procedures, and DIAGNOdent.
The team members at Emeryville Dental Care utilizes DIAGNOdent’s laser diode technology to inspect teeth for decay. Through comparing decay reflection wavelengths with healthy tooth reflection wavelengths, DIAGNOdent enables technicians to quickly and painlessly examine surfaces of suspect areas, identifying areas in need of restorative care or preventative treatment. A DIAGNOdent reading within the 10 to 20 range alerts the team that tooth enamel softening has occurred, and that this area warrants closer monitoring or preventative treatment. Readings of 21 and above indicate a cavity requiring immediate restorative attention.
Beyond its dependability and accuracy, DIAGNOdent benefits patients by allowing them to avoid more costly and time consuming treatment. Furthermore, with DIAGNOdent, Emeryville Dental Care technicians can effectively monitor areas of concern without incurring the tissue damage of the “old poking around method” to detect cavities.
Other dental issues, such as early-stage oral cancer detection, benefit by having regular, six month check-ups and cleaning appointments with the dentist. Each year some 35,000 individuals are diagnosed with oral cancer in the U.S., with many cases going undiagnosed until later stages of the disease. As described in the company blog at www.emeryvilledentalblog.com, individuals should always be conscious of sores in the mouth that don’t heal within a couple weeks, thickening or lumps in the cheek, chronic difficulty chewing or swallowing, swelling of the jaw, numbness inside the mouth, and red or white patches on any part of the inner mouth or throat.
Emeryville Dental Care dental professionals recommend oral cancer screenings on a regular basis (every 6 months), incorporated as part of the check-up and cleaning process. With early oral cancer detection, survival rates are 80 to 90 percent. Ask them about the ViziLite glow in the dark, early oral cavity detection procedure.
Call the practice at (510) 595-1900 to schedule a general dental checkup, cleaning, and oral cancer screening, or visit them online at www.EmeryvilleDental.com.