Helping our patients maintain a healthy mouth and smile is the main goal of general dentistry. We prefer to provide more minor, preventive care than to see patients suffer with more intensive treatments from a problem that was not managed in time. We want to ensure that your oral health is in its optimal state and positively contributing to the health of your entire body. We are here to brighten your smile and pave the way for a brighter life.
Working proactively always benefits us in the long run, and dentistry is no exception. Preventing diseases is always better than having to cure them, but how can we do that with our oral hygiene? First off, attending your regular dental cleanings and assessments is crucial! These visits help you better understand the impacts of your oral hygiene regimen, how you can improve, and help maintain good oral health. Secondly, being proactive with your oral care, i.e. going to your cleanings, updating x-rays, and getting regular oral exams, helps prevent major issues, like tooth loss, bone loss, infections, etc. At Sunlight Dental we prioritize preventative care and patient education to help our patients maintain bright and healthy smiles for a lifetime.
Why you should regularly visit your dentist:
- Prevent tooth decay from causing more significant problems
- Prevent gum disease; gum disease can be reversed if caught early on
- Keep your smile white and bright
- Screenings for Throat and Mouth Cancer
- Your mouth is the gateway to your body, and likewise, when oral issues are left untreated, it can interfere with your physical health and everyday activities.
If your tooth has been damaged by breakage, decay, or infection; Dr. Radman will try to fix it via a filing or root canal therapy. However, there are times when the severity of damage is beyond repair and tooth extraction may be required.A simple extraction procedure usually takes around 30 minutes. A more complicated extraction may take around 1 – 1.5 hours. For more complicated extractions, we provide an atraumatic dental extraction system (BENEX Root Removal) which eliminates the need for a surgical root extraction and is as quick and minimally invasive as a simple extraction.Dr. Radman will begin by taking an x-ray of the tooth and determine the most suitable extraction technique required. Following the procedure, he will provide you with all the information you need to know regarding post-operative care.Dr.Radman makes it a standard to practice atraumatic, non-invasive root and tooth extraction techniques through which most of the complicated decayed or broken roots can be extracted without trimming valuable bone.request an appointment
Our highly trained doctors and staff are ready to manage all of your concerns. We have methods to alleviate the pain and help you feel calm during your emergency dental visit.
We understand that this news may be stressful to many. However, Dr. Radman and his staff are here to ensure your experience getting a root canal treatment Is as smooth and comfortable as possible; something he has done for over 30 years! Root canal therapy is a procedure designed to prevent you from feeling dental pain and to save your tooth from extraction when possible.You would typically require root canal therapy when infection and inflammation have reached the roots of the tooth. During the treatment, Dr. Radman will begin by providing you with local anesthesia to prevent you from feeling any discomfort during the treatment. He will proceed to gently remove the pulp inside the tooth.After the removal, Dr. Radman will continue by thoroughly cleaning and disinfecting the root canals, thus eliminating the bacteria. He will fill the canals with gutta-percha, a natural biocompatible polymer, and seal off the canals to keep the bacteria out. Depending on the strength of your tooth, you may be advised to place a post and crown or fill it with composite. This procedure normally takes around 1.5-2 hours. If you are experiencing tooth sensitivity to hot and cold, persistent pain, pain when you eat or have a cracked tooth, be sure to make an appointment and have your tooth assessed and, ideally, saved.request an appointment
Dental crowns are prosthetic teeth that are placed on top of existing teeth or implants. Unlike dentures, crowns are fixed and should be treated like your own teeth. They can only be removed or placed on by a dentist. When placed on top of a damaged tooth, they completely cap it. There are several reasons why you might need a crown, including covering a weakened tooth that has undergone root canal treatment, covering a fractured tooth, protecting a weak tooth from fracturing, or improving the appearance of a damaged or discolored tooth.
A bridge involves multiple crowns that are connected and supported by surrounding teeth once they are cemented on. Bridges fill the gap caused by one or more missing teeth. These gaps result in permeant bone loss, as well as the recession of the surrounding gum tissue. Placing dental implants is the preferred course of treatment as opposed to bridges as they do not harm adjacent teeth, nor do they cause bone loss, or gum recession.request an appointment
Inlays and Onlays
Dental Inlays and onlays are used to restore teeth with extensive damage. Instead of filling the tooth with composite, you may be advised to place an inlay or onlay for increased durability. They are custom-made in a lab and bonded directly onto your teeth. Inlays and onlays can be made of gold, porcelain, or zirconia, however, most patients opt for porcelain or zirconia as they provide a more natural appearance. They are extremely durable and can last for over 30 years!request an appointment