Comprehensive Dental Exams
We screen for oral cancer as a part of every dental exam.
Fact: One person every ten minutes in the US get oral cancer.
At our office, 1311 Jackson Ave dental, we always do comprehensive treatment plans. That means we take the appropriate and necessary xrays to evaluate the entire mouth as a whole.
We prefer to not practice "single tooth" dentistry because kicking the can down the road does not help you. We do understand that it may be a lot to take in at once and that is why we will proceed together at a pace that is comfortable for you.
Some signs that you may be overdue for your dental check up!
Our dentists at our Long Island City office will diagnose you!
You are experiencing bleeding gums, gum pain, swollen gums, or even a gum abscess.
These are indicative of active gum disease, either gingivitis or periodontitis.
You are experiencing tooth pain or possible tooth infection.
Sometimes you may even notice a cavity when you look in the mirror.
Some cosmetic concerns may be a chipped tooth or a cracked tooth.
You are experiencing discomfort when you drink hot or cold liquids. Most common would be when your tooth is sensitive to cold.
Other times you may just be sensitive because of gum recession from aggressive brushing with a hard toothbrush!
Dental Xray Machine
Our xrays are all digital, which means no film processing in a dark room. As soon as we take the image, it shows up on the computer and gets uploaded into our cloud based software. All of our data is securely stored by Amazon web service.
Dental check up xrays = 0.005 mSv
Dosage is equivalent to the normal amount of radiation receive from being alive on this planet for 1 extra day in a year.
Facts and Figures
The average US resident will be exposed to a total of approximately 6.2 mSv/year. Of that number, half of it is from being alive with the other half from medical, dental, and extracurricular activities.
Below are some reference figures for comparison.
Chest CT = 7.0 mSv
Chest xray = 0.1 mSv
7 hour flight = 0.02 mSv
Domestic pilots receive an additional 2.2 mSV/year
Colorado residents receive a 0.150 mSv bonus per year!
Dental Xray apron
What to expect on your first visit
When you book a dental appointment with one of our cosmetic dentists in long island city, expect to spend about an hour with us.
Everyone is allotted a full hour so that there is no rushing and we will have ample time to address all of your dental concerns, whether they be about cosmetic procedures or just general dentistry. Invisalign consultations are part of the visit as well!
Procedure wise, we start with check up xrays, a comprehensive exam, and then finally your dental cleaning with polishing!
Afterwards depending on your needs, we may schedule your next appointment or you can self schedule it yourself as well.
We have very flexible hours since our dental office is open on Saturdays and Sundays. Its not just for a few hours either, we are open the entire day on the weekends!