General Dentistry

Giving you more reasons to smile!

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Practicing good oral hygiene means maintaining your smile by visiting the dentist regularly and taking care of your teeth and gums between checkups. Our practice wants to make sure that you get the most out of your office visits, and that your teeth stay healthy for life!

 

Dr. Tomase offers a variety of general dentistry services for adults and children.  Our practice is about integrity. We earn our patients’ trust by focusing on their long-term wellbeing.

 

Our practice is committed to your comfort. Patients often say they feel the red carpet treatment the moment they call.

 

From the minute you walk through the doors our entire staff is here to help make your visit the most comfortable dental experience.

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Checkups & Cleanings

Healthy teeth and gums are the foundation of oral health. A periodic tooth cleaning is important for several reasons. It lets us remove the tartar and plaque that build up around your teeth, helping prevent periodontal disease. Also, when you come into our office on a regular basis, we can monitor the health of your teeth and gums and look for any signs of changes or problems.

 

During your regular checkup, your hygienist will:

  • Check for any problems that you may not see or feel
  • Look for cavities or any other signs of tooth decay
  • Inspect your teeth and gums for gingivitis and signs of periodontal disease
  • Provide a thorough teeth cleaning, rinse, and polish

 

Visiting Dr. Tomase every six months gives you the chance to talk with your doctor and receive answers for any questions you may have about your oral health. Checkups are also a great way for you to find out about new treatments that may benefit your smile.

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Extractions

Unfortunately, it is sometimes necessary to remove a tooth. Some of the most common reasons for tooth extraction include:

 

  • The tooth has become damaged or decayed beyond repair
  • To prevent overcrowding
  • A wisdom tooth is causing problems

 

Dr. Tomase will perform your tooth extraction with your comfort in mind – from making sure you are fully anesthetized for the procedure, to striving to make sure you are as comfortable as possible.

 

It’s important to remember that once a tooth has been removed, your neighboring teeth may shift, causing problems with chewing or jaw joint function. To avoid these complications, Dr. Tomase may recommend you replace your extracted tooth with a dental implant or bridge.

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Fluoride Treatments

Fluoride is a tremendously effective treatment for preventing cavities and tooth decay, as well as for preventing plaque building up on the tooth surface. Additionally, a fluoride treatment will also serve to strengthen your enamel and help your teeth remain healthy and durable.

 

The fluoride treatment only takes a few minutes, but can help you maintain a lifetime of good oral health!

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TOOTH WITH GUM DISEASE

Gum Care

Gum disease – also known as periodontal disease – is an infection of the gums surrounding your teeth. Gum disease is one of the top reasons for tooth loss in adults, and because it is virtually pain-free, many patients don’t know they have the disease until it’s at an advanced stage.

 

Regular dental checkups and periodontal examinations are important for maintaining your health and the health of your smile.

 

Dr. Tomase has established an excellent periodontal program that has helped many patients avoid tooth loss and maintain healthier bone levels. He offers gentle, comprehensive nonsurgical gum care and a soft-tissue program that has helped restore many smiles over the years.

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Oral Cancer Screenings

When caught early, oral cancer is highly treatable. This is why we encourage and provide oral cancer screenings as a preventive measure – especially for those patients who smoke or have a family history of oral cancer.

 

In conducting oral cancer examinations, Dr. Tomase uses an advanced screening technology called the VELscope® system to help detect oral cancer quickly and efficiently.

 

The VELscope system helps dental professionals visualize abnormalities in the mucosal tissues of your lips, mouth and upper throat. It works in just two minutes, with no rinses, stains or discomfort.

 

The VELscope works by emitting a blue light that “excites” molecules (called “fluorophores”) deep within the layers of oral mucosal tissues. In turn, those fluorophores emit their own light (fluorescence), in shades of green, yellow and red. The VELscope’s proprietary filter makes fluorescence visualization possible, by blocking reflected blue light, and by enhancing the contrast between normal and abnormal tissue.

 

You don’t have to be in doubt; we’ll make sure you are healthy!

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Sealants

Sometimes brushing is not enough, especially when it comes to those hard-to-reach spots in your mouth. Sealants give your teeth extra protection against decay and help prevent cavities.

 

Dental sealants are a plastic resin that bonds and hardens in the deep grooves on your tooth’s surface. When a tooth is sealed, the tiny grooves become smooth and are less likely to harbor plaque. With sealants, brushing your teeth becomes easier and more effective.

 

Sealants are typically applied to children’s teeth as a preventive measure after the permanent teeth have erupted as a way to prevent tooth decay. However, adults can also receive sealants on healthy teeth. Sealants typically last from three to five years, although it is fairly common to see adults with sealants still intact from childhood.

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AFTER

Tooth-Colored Fillings

Cavities can happen to anyone – regardless of age. The worst thing you can do is to ignore a cavity because it won’t go away on its own. Regular checkups are a must to catch a cavity in its early stage, and a filling can take of it quickly.

 

At Tomase, we use inlays and onlays to fill your cavities. These are tooth-colored restorations that are used in place of silver fillings on the chewing surfaces of back teeth.

 

Unlike silver fillings made from metals that may cause further damage to teeth, these cosmetic fillings look extremely natural and typically require that far less of the tooth be removed.