Thorough Diagnosis & Conservative Treatments
Longwood Dental believes in preventive dentistry and has a conservative treatment philosophy. Our dental specialist team takes time diagnosing patients before planning and performing treatments. For new patients, we advise receiving our comprehensive checkup for a thorough and accurate diagnosis. Any treatment needed will always be referred in-clinic to one of our dental specialists who is professionally specialized in your required field.
Our goal is to help improve your quality of life.
* It is very important to always consult a doctor first regarding your dental medical concerns.
Checkup & Cleaning
"Prevention is better than cure" in the field of dentistry. Many dental problems remain asymptomatic until it has reached a progressive stage. We highly recommend periodic dental checkups every 3~6 months to maintain the best oral health.
Crooked Teeth? Uneven Bite? Jaw Pain?
Bothered by crooked teeth or an uneven bite? Orthodontic treatments can help obtain a healthy and functional bite that improves chewing and speaking. Treated teeth will become less prone to decay and gum disease. An attractive smile post treatment will also improve self-esteem as teeth, lips and face are brought into proportion.
Orthodontics | Invisalign | MRC Myobrace | Sleep Apnea | TMD
Unattractive Smile? Staining or Discoloration?
Dissatisfied with your personal image due the color or appearance of your teeth? A cosmetic dentist can help you. Studies have shown that an attractive smile is the leading factor in first impressions and the leading factors affecting a smile’s attractiveness are teeth's Straightness (crooked/missing) & Color (yellow/staining).
Throbbing Toothache? Pain to Hot/Cold Temperature?
Toothaches can signal either a cavity, fracture, gum disease, an abscess or an impacted tooth. Toothaches should be evaluated by a dentist immediately to determine the cause and necessary treatment to prevent the tooth from dying and/or developing complications.
Are you missing some teeth? If left untreated, the open gap will allow for neighboring teeth to "move-in" leading to shifting teeth, misalignment, bone loss, and other complications that will ultimately require much more medical intervention long term. Consult a dental specialist soon to evaluate and discuss treatment options for restoration.
Bleeding / Sore Gums? Loose Teeth? Gum Recession?
If your gums bleed regularly when you brush/floss, or if you experience loose teeth or gum recession, consult a periodontist for a checkup. These symptoms are likely signs of gingivitis, a reversible and preventable chronic gum disease, and will lead to tooth loss if left untreated. According to CDC and MOHW, 47% of US population and over 90% of TW population suffer from periodontal disease.
MSD, Boston U.
Wisdom Teeth Problems?
Wisdom teeth can be problematic if there is insufficient room to surface and become impacted (trapped). Impacted wisdom teeth can lead to infection, pain, swelling, and damage of neighboring teeth and bone structure. Statistically, 90% of people have at least one impacted wisdom tooth. If you are experiencing pain in your wisdom teeth area, see a dentist immediately.
Oral Maxillofacial Surgeon
Information Source: World Health Organization, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, American Dental Association, TWMOHW