If you have had dental
check-ups at regular intervals but learn at a new appointment that you have a
large cavity, you may be wondering how it became so big so fast. Most likely the
cavity was there before but wasn't noticeable on X-rays or with visual
Dr. Bielawski uses the laser scanner to find a cavity when it is in the beginning stages. It pinpoints the source of the problem, so the proper treatment can be given. Some cavities are even reversible if identified early, and Dr. Bielawski will place them "on watch" instead of immediately placing a restoration.
With digital technology, you can have X-rays of all your teeth with 75% less radiation than traditional methods. By placing a digital sensor in your mouth, we can view the images of your teeth immediately! There is no waiting time for X-rays to develop and no chemicals needed to process them. This is easier on the environment and means less time in the dental chair for you.
We want to assure you that every re-useable dental tool is properly sterilized after every use. They are cleaned in an autoclave, which is monitored by an outside lab to guarantee all safety standards are met or exceeded. We use some single-use instruments as well, and these are discarded after one use.
become a part of the staggering statistic of tooth loss due to injury and trauma
while playing sports. About 5 million teeth are knocked out each year because of
no or inadequate protection for the teeth. The mouthguards purchased in stores
do not fit properly or give enough protection. We recommend and can provide a
custom-made mouthguard that will protect all your teeth for any sport.
The American Dental Association recommends the use of custom mouthguards for these sports: acrobatics, basketball, boxing, field hockey, football, gymnastics, handball, ice hockey, lacrosse, martial arts, racquetball, roller hockey, rugby, shotputting, skateboarding, skiing, skydiving, soccer, squash, surfing, volleyball, water polo, weight lifting, and wrestling.
Just like a mouthguard protects your teeth from injury and trauma, a nightguard will prevent the wearing-away of tooth structure due to clenching and grinding your teeth while you sleep. This keeps more natural tooth enamel intact and guards against damage to any restorations you may have. We custom-make this oral appliance, which will alleviate stress and strain both on your jaw joints and teeth.
We offer the FDA-approved NTI™ oral appliance that is shown to prevent most migraine and tension headaches. For those who suffer from this type of debilitating pain, this treatment is nothing short of a small miracle. It is an effective approach without the use of any drugs, and works by relaxing muscles around the head to provide relief from tension, pain, and strain. Statistics have shown that the majority of patients had 77% fewer headaches. This is an affordable appliance that really works to bring relief without the use of medication. We can add to the quality of your life with this easy-to-use new treatment.
From the very beginning, Dr. Bielawski's practice has
focused on three key philosophies: prevention, early diagnosis, and minimally
invasive intervention whenever possible. The most important tool in her
technological arsenal is therefore the dental microscope.
Less than 1% of general dentists in the U.S. use the dental microscope, which provides much stronger magnification than that of simple dental loupes. The increased precision in turn offers a higher level of confidence that, for example, a tiny spot of decay is caught early, before it becomes a full-fledged cavity; all decay has been removed during treatment; a tiny crevice can be addressed before it becomes a full crack; and cosmetic results will appear flawless. Small problems are often much easier, far less invasive to treat, and less costly to the patient. More healthy tooth structure can be preserved, and tooth strength is significantly increased. Even better? Patients benefit from less postoperative discomfort, faster healing, and better results.
If you need a dental treatment you are not familiar with, you will have questions about it. We take the time to answer your questions, and we also provide a comprehensive education tool that gives even more details about a procedure. With the CAESY™ patient information program, you can find out everything you need to know from a basic restoration to cosmetic improvements and everything in between. This will let you understand what the procedure entails and let you feel comfortable with the treatment before any work begins.
When we use the Piezo Scaler™ to clean patients' teeth, we hear them comment that their teeth have never felt so clean! This advancement for scaling teeth is a high-frequency tool that removes any build-up on teeth easily and faster than any other scaling tool. It even effectively cleans the deep pockets in gum tissue. Best of all, patients like that there is very little or no discomfort from the treatment.
With today's advancements in dental technology, drilling and shots may not be necessary for a procedure. One of the most remarkable advancements in modern dentistry is air abrasion. It can replace the use of a conventional drill in certain procedures. It provides a stream of minute particles that gently mist the decay away. It does not produce any painful sensation, so little to no anesthesia is required. For most treatments, you can forget about any drilling or receiving a shot!
Dr. Bielawski wants you to participate in your dental care, and with the use of the intra-oral camera, you can become involved. With this high-tech video camera, you can see for yourself what needs to be done. It provides a detailed image of the problem areas, so you know exactly why a tooth or teeth need a certain treatment.
We keep our charts and records in our computer system to be easier on the environment, with fewer trees felled for paper products and less printer ink and parts discarded in landfills. Keeping information on our computer also allows our team to access your information from anywhere in the office.
Nothing beats an easier, more comfortable dental visit. If you have questions about the latest dental technology, give us a call today at (860) 693-8314.