General Dentistry

In addition to the full-service cosmetic and neuromuscular dentistry services we provide at the Center for Exceptional Dentistry, we also provide complete general dentistry services for people of all ages.

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Whether you just need a routine cleaning and check-up or a full mouth reconstruction, we have the training, experience, and technology to help you with all of your dental needs.

What is General Dentistry?

If you grew up going to the dentist every six months, then you have a good idea of what a general dentist does. General dentistry focuses primarily on prevention – of cavities, decay, and other diseases and problems related to the teeth, gums, and jaw. If you were born with strong teeth and have practiced good oral hygiene over the years, then you may have never needed any other dental treatment beyond a routine cleaning. For the rest of us, however, general dentists are trained to fill cavities, perform root canals, and carry out all routine dental procedures.

Preventative Care

Preventive dental care is important throughout your life, no matter your age. By practicing good oral hygiene at home and scheduling regular checkups with your dentist, you can help keep your smile bright and healthy for many years to come.

Digital Xrays

Dr. Firouzi uses the latest time-saving digital x-ray technology. He can see your teeth, the health of your bones, airway dimension, nasal passages, the health of your jaw joints, and more! All of these digital x-rays transfer directly to a secure computer. There is minimal if any waiting time for the image data to transfer making your visit a seamless experience."

VELscope Oral Cancer Screening System

More than 480,000 new cases of oral and throat cancers are diagnosed each year, and over 35,000 of those cases are right here in the United States. Oral cancer kills one person every hour in the U.S., and without proper detection methods, a person may have oral cancer and not even know it. In almost all cases of oral cancer, early detection plays a major role in a patient’s chances of survival. By diagnosing and treating oral cancer early, a patient’s five year survival rate is 80-90% greater.

Risk factors for oral cancer include:

  • Frequent use of tobacco products (cigarettes, cigars, pipes, chewing tobacco)
  • Excessive consumption of alcohol
  • Genetics (a family history of oral cancer or any type of cancer)
  • Excessive exposure to the sun at a young age

While men above the age of 50 are typically at the most risk for oral cancer, there has been a recent increase in the number of women with oral cancer due to a connection between oral cancer and the human papilloma virus (HPV-16).

How VELscope works

The VELscope screening system consists of a specialized white light source and viewing scope that make it easier for your doctor to look closely at the tissues inside your mouth. Normal tissues will almost glow a bright green color. Abnormal tissue shows up much darker under the special light.

An abnormal screening does not always mean that the patient has cancer. If an abnormal screening occurs, your doctor may schedule a second scan later to see if the dark spots disappear, or may choose to perform a gentle, non-invasive brush biopsy to make sure it’s not cancer.

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We believe in not only beautiful dentistry, but in helping educate our patients to have healthy mouths. Our office caters to families and individuals looking for outstanding dental care.

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