Preventative Dentistry

As holistic dental professionals, we can address virtually any oral health need. But what if you could avoid problems before they start? With preventative dentistry, you can. Preventative care is absolutely essential to the long-term health of your teeth and gums.

Your family dentist in Providence, RI offers a range of preventative treatments for patients of all ages. From cleanings and exams to TMJ therapy, we can help you maintain optimal oral health and reduce the risk of future problems.

Dental Checkups

New patients and individuals with recent oral health changes will undergo a comprehensive biological assessment. Patients of record will also visit our office periodically to ensure that their oral health is still on track. Our holistic dental exams may include:

  • Digital photographs: Your dentist may take clinical photos to document the health of your teeth and gums.
  • Intraoral camera: Our intraoral camera has built-in detection for caries and periodontal disease. This technology allows our team to take a closer look at areas that are difficult to see with the naked eye.
  • Identifi 3000: This device helps your clinician detect early signs of oral cancer.
  • Oral DNA testing: This saliva test can tell our team about any dental-related conditions or genetic predispositions, allowing us to tailor treatment to your specific needs.
  • Materials testing: We utilize both the Clifford and MELISA materials test, which can tell us if patients have an allergy or sensitivity to a certain material.

Radiographs

Radiographs are a necessary part of dental care. As holistic dentists, we never expose patients to radiation unless absolutely necessary. Your family dentist in Providence, RI exclusively uses digital x-rays. These radiographs emit 90 percent less radiation compared to conventional units.

We also have a cone beam scanner, which can provide detailed information about your teeth, jaw, sinuses, nerves, and other orofacial structures. Our cone beam scanner is often used when planning dental implant treatment.

Biological Hygiene Visits

Routine teeth cleanings are essential. Your appointments will be scheduled at an interval recommended by your dentist and dental hygienist. Many patients only require cleanings every six months, while others may need more frequent visits.

  • Probiotic treatment: Our customized blend of oral probiotics encourages the growth of good bacteria and eliminates pathogens, supporting better oral health.
  • Ozone therapy: This minimally invasive treatment helps reduce the presence of harmful oral bacteria. This helps prevent cavity formation.
  • Piezzo: This LED dental scaler allows your hygienist to perform your cleanings with precision. It is also more comfortable compared to traditional hand scalers.

TMJ Treatment

TMJ dysfunction can lead to a host of oral and overall health problems. Bruxism – teeth grinding and clenching – is a condition that is often closely linked to TMJ disorder. Our team at Well Rooted Dentistry treats these issues proactively with:

  • Laser therapy: Laser light energy can target the TMJ and the associated muscles and ligaments, increasing blood flow and promoting healing.
  • Custom oral appliances: A custom night guard places the jaw in a more favorable position, thereby reducing pain and other TMD symptoms.
  • Ozone therapy: Ozone gas can be used in TMJ therapy to promote an oxygen-rich environment, which aids in healing.

Schedule a Consultation

To learn more about preventative dentistry, or any of the other services offered by our family dentist in Providence, RI, schedule a visit at Well Rooted Dentistry. Contact us online or call our office at (401)533-9680.

Hours:
Monday/Wednesday 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Tuesday/Thursday 8:00 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.

Address:
The BioMed Center New England
111 Chestnut Street
Providence, RI 02903