Dr. Ranchod believes that routine preventive dental care is the foundation for lifelong oral health and plays an important role in reducing the risk of several dental health concerns such as gum disease. Routine visits enable he and his staff to monitor a patient’s oral health and offer conservative treatment options or additional at home care to maintain healthy teeth and gums.
Check ups usually consist of a thorough examination of the mouth, along with x-rays to ensure the teeth are healthy inside and out. We recommend scheduling a checkup once every 6 months as tooth decay is progressive - so the sooner is it discovered and treated, the less damage it will do.
A sealant is a plastic material applied on the chewing surfaces of the back teeth. The resin flows into the grooves of the teeth and once the pits and grooves are covered, food and plaque cannot get in.
Dr. Ranchod applies sealant in a single visit, the teeth are conditioned for the sealant application and the sealant is painted directly on the chewing surface of the teeth. A special light may be used to help the sealant harden.
It is important to maintain daily brushing and flossing, even after a seal is applied. We also recommend routine check-ups for Dr. Ranchod to monitor the condition of the seal.
One of the most popular restorative treatments we offer is Fillings.
Fillings are applied to repair decayed teeth. The decay is removed and the area is filled with resin, restoring the tooth to full function.
We use high-strength resin to repair the teeth instead of old-fashioned silver mercury fillings. Our white fillings look and feel great, while blending in perfectly with your teeth.
Root canal therapy is performed when trauma or decay reaches the nerve within the tooth. Symptoms of the infection can be identified as visible injury or swelling of the tooth, sensitivity to temperature or pain in the tooth and gums. This simple treatment can save your natural teeth and prevent the need of dental implants or bridges.
A tooth extraction is the removal of a tooth from the jaw, usually due to damage from injury or decay. Typically, we treat extraction is a last resort and will first try to repair the tooth with a filling, crown or dental treatment.
Sometimes a tooth extraction is necessary for the normal growth of other teeth; Some people are born with extra teeth which prevent other teeth from coming in, and often certain teeth will need to be extracted to allow for the growth of others. People getting braces may need teeth extracted to make more room for the teeth being moved into place.