Periodontics is a branch of dentistry that involves conditions and diseases of the supporting structures of the teeth. The practice of periodontics typically focuses on the diagnosis and treatment of periodontal disease, also commonly known as gum disease.
While many people dread dental visits and fear the drills and pain they associate with them, proper dental care does not have to include complex or painful procedures. In fact, most patients can minimize their visits to the dentist by practicing good oral hygiene and preventive dentistry.
Endodontics is the dental specialty that deals with the study and treatment of the dental pulp. The endodontists at Island Dental Associates perform a variety of procedures including endodontic therapy, which is commonly referred to as “root canal therapy“, endodontic retreatment, surgery, treating cracked teeth, and treating dental trauma.
One of the primary concerns people often have about dental braces is the aesthetic impact of the metalwork on their smile. Especially for adults, the prospect of wearing unattractive metal braces for long periods of time can be very discouraging. Invisalign® offers an almost invisible aligning system that straightens teeth fast and contains no metal.
Treatment is designed to help the patient both aesthetically (by improving the smile) and functionally (by improving the bite). We offer the most advanced treatments available to help patients achieve a straight and healthy smile, including:
One of our most popular cosmetic dental treatments – teeth whitening – can effectively brighten teeth that have been stained or darkened by food, tobacco use, age, injury or other causes.
Whether trauma, severe periodontal disease, abscess, or big cavity, some teeth may not be restorable. Whatever the reason may be, sometimes teeth have to come out. Our highly skilled dentist perform these extractions including wisdom teeth! We numb you up the same way you would get a filling. We gently remove the teeth and clean out the infection. You go to work the same day! Our in office lab can construct a same day denture so you will never be without any teeth!
General dentistry involves the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of a wide range of dental conditions for patients of all ages, as well as the maintenance of overall oral health. This comprehensive care from a general dentist is usually the only source of care patients require for their dental needs.