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Advanced Dental Arts is pleased to utilize VELscope® oral disease visualization technology. This advanced device uses specific wavelengths of light to bring possible cancerous anomalies in the tissues of your mouth to our attention. Our team of dental professionals strives to keep up-to-date with technology that will keep not just your gums and teeth in excellent health, but you as well. Schedule your appointment with one of our dentists and learn more about VELscope® by contacting our office today.

Oral cancer includes cancers of the lips, tongue, floor of the mouth, cheeks, throat (pharynx), sinuses, and hard and soft palate. While oral cancer can usually be successfully treated when detected early, most cases of oral cancer are not detected until they have progressed into a more serious, advanced stage that is much more difficult to treat. One American dies every hour from oral cancer. Age is the primary risk factor, and although tobacco and alcohol are contributing factors, studies suggest that Human Papillomavirus (HPV 16/18) plays a role in more than 20% of oral cancer cases.

The following are common symptoms of oral cancer:

  • A persistent sore throat or feeling that something is caught at the back of the throat
  • Unexplained bleeding in the mouth
  • A persistent or lasting sore on the face, neck, or mouth that bleeds easily and does not heal within two weeks
  • Unexplained loss of feeling, pain, or numbness in the face, neck, or mouth
  • Ear pain
  • Lumps, bumps, or rough spots on the gums, lips, or other parts of the mouth
  • Red, white, or speckled red and white patches in the mouth
  • Difficulty chewing, speaking, or swallowing
  • A change in the way your teeth or dentures fit together

We encourage you to contact us if you notice any of the problems above, or if you experience any other type of dental pain. At our office, we are dedicated to doing all we can to detect and treat oral cancers and other abnormalities at the earliest possible stage. We are committed to helping you stay in good health.

Our dental professionals use panoramic CT scanning to help us examine your teeth and jaw and develop a treatment plan for you. This advanced technology provides us with a more complete view of your dental health, and allows us to examine the hidden structures in your mouth. Call Advanced Dental Arts today to learn more about panoramic CT scans and to make an appointment with one of our dentists.

In order to provide you with the best possible dental care, it is essential that our dentist is able to accurately evaluate and diagnose your oral health. One of the state-of-the-art tools we use to do that is panoramic X-rays. While standard X-rays, called bitewing X-rays, provide us with a view of a few teeth and the supporting bone structure, panoramic X-rays allow us to view the full upper and lower dental arches – including all of the teeth, upper and lower jawbones, and the surrounding facial structures. Using panoramic X-rays, our dentist is able to:

  • Assess the need for orthodontics and evaluate the progress of treatment
  • Diagnose impacted wisdom teeth and other impacted teeth
  • Analyze the development of periodontal disease
  • Evaluate the TMJ (jaw joint) and diagnose a TMJ disorder
  • Detect oral cancer
  • Plan dental implant placement
  • Diagnose cavities (tooth decay) and other dental problems
  • Evaluate the extent of dental and/or facial trauma
  • Detect abscesses, cysts, and tumors

Using the panoramic X-ray machine is fast and comfortable. The machine simply rotates around your head and provides our dentist with high-definition, nearly instantaneous images that we can then use to evaluate your oral health. We invite you to call or visit us today to learn more about panoramic X-rays.

Advanced Dental Arts utilizes special intraoral camera technology to closely examine the inside of your mouth. This technology helps us look closely at the inside of your mouth to catch developing problems and determine a better treatment plan for you. Call us today to set up your appointment with one of our caring dentists and learn more about intraoral cameras.

An intraoral camera is a tool we use to get a closer look at different parts of your smile. The intraoral camera is a small, pen-shaped tool that we can use to take color, high-quality photos of your teeth and gums, as well as other structures in your mouth as needed. Because the intraoral camera is so small and easily maneuverable, we can use it to see angles in your mouth that we cannot easily view with the unaided eye. We may utilize the intraoral camera to better evaluate your oral health and to diagnose dental problems like tooth decay and periodontal disease, as well as tooth damage like a cracked or chipped tooth. The intraoral camera is also useful in following up after a treatment has been completed.

In addition to helping our team get a better view of your smile, the images taken with the intraoral camera are also helpful for allowing you, our patient, to gain a better understanding of your oral health and dental treatments. We can also send these photos to other dentists and specialists, and submit them to dental insurance companies as needed. To learn more about the uses and benefits of intraoral cameras, we invite you to call or visit our dentist and dental team soon.

Are you tired of returning multiple times to complete your dental crown? With our CEREC restorations, you can receive custom dental crown with a single visit to Advanced Dental Arts. Contact our office today to learn more about CEREC dental crowns and schedule your appointment with one of our talented dentists!

Our dentist and dental team work hard to stay current on the latest advances in dental technology and techniques. We utilize state-of-the-art dental technology, including CEREC® one-visit restorations, to help us provide you with the best possible dental care and experience. CEREC technology allows our team to provide you with a custom-made, high-quality dental restoration in a single visit to our office. Traditional dental technology required at least two visits to complete a dental restoration; CEREC technology saves you time and discomfort by eliminating the need for a second visit. With CEREC technology, we can create the following types of dental restorations in just one visit:

With CEREC one-visit restorations, you will have no need for an uncomfortable temporary crown, veneers, or other restorations. In addition, CEREC uses advanced scanning technology to design the restoration, eliminating the need for messy impressions. CEREC one-visit restorations are created from high-quality porcelain that our dentist matches to your natural tooth color, so your restorations will look beautiful and natural for years to come. For more information on the advantages of CEREC one-visit restorations and our other advanced technology, we welcome you to call or visit us today.