We provide the following general dental services to the communities of Woodbridge, Dale City, Occoquan, Belmont Bay, Dumfries, Triangle, Montclair, Lake Ridge, West Ridge, Southbridge and Stafford. Good dental health and regular check-ups are recommended for every patient. Call us today to schedule your appointment.
General & Family Dentistry
Comprehensive Exams -
Comprehensive exams are the standard of care in dental offices today. Initial exams include review of your medical history and Dr. Kori will evaluate existing restorations, tooth decay, and any bone loss. She will discuss with you the condition of your teeth and any treatment along with your options that are best suited and customized for you! These are necessary and important steps in providing quality dental care.
Oral Cancer Screenings -
We clean and fix your teeth, however, there is much more to your dental visit. Dr. Kori will perform an oral cancer screening checking for any lumps, bumps, or changes in the hard or soft tissues of the oral cavity.
Digital X-Rays -
We offer one of the latest technological advances in dentistry with digital radiography. A sensor is placed in the mouth and an x-ray is taken. A computer generates an image with-in seconds as opposed to the general 4-6 minute wait time for images taken on dental film. Digital x-rays allow us to see everything we cannot see with our own eyes: cavities in between your teeth and health of bone. We can also examine the roots and nerves of teeth, diagnose lesions such as cysts and tumors, as well as assess damage when trauma occurs. You will also receive less radiation with digital x-rays as you would with traditional film.
The extraction of a tooth can be necessary for a number of reasons including severe decay and advanced periodontal disease. Teeth can also break in a way that cannot be restored. Often teeth that are poorly positioned are removed in preparation for orthodontic treatment.
Professional Teeth Cleanings -
Professional dental cleanings form the foundation for preventing gum disease and tooth decay. Dental cleanings remove buildup and stain above your gum line. If buildup appears below the gum line, it indicates gum disease and often requires a more involved type of treatment. Preventing disease is certainly preferable to treating disease! Our office uses newer technology providing gentler cleanings. We also follow the new CDC guidelines. Our Piezo scaler comes with removable sleeves that are autoclaved after each patient!
Periodontal / Gum Disease Treatment -
Gum disease manifests itself as swelling or soreness of the soft tissue around the teeth. It is caused by the bacteria in plaque, a sticky, colorless film that forms on your teeth. The plaque bacteria have toxins that inflame the gums, can cause bleeding, and damages the bone and connective tissue that supports the teeth. Accumulation of plaque and tartar (long standing calcified plaque) covering the teeth are the beginning stages of gum disease.
Cold Sore Treatment -
Cold sores - you might hear them called fever blisters --are proof that life can be unfair. They’re caused by the herpes simplex virus and are itchy and painful. There are ways to treat and prevent them.
Custom Night Guards -
A night guard is recommended when there are signs of grinding (loss of enamel) noted on the biting surfaces of your teeth. A custom fit insures that the placement of the guard is appropriate as each person’s set of teeth is different and there are no two alike. The night guard should be used regularly for the best results possible.