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During a routine cleaning, the hygienist uses a small, metal scaler to scrape off tartar above and below the gum line, and/or an ultrasonic vibrating device to loosen plaque and tartar. The areas between your teeth will also be cleaned with floss or another tool, and your teeth polished with a gently abrasive paste.
Scaling and root planing, also known as conventional periodontal therapy, non-surgical periodontal therapy, or deep cleaning, is a procedure involving removal of dental plaque and calculus (scaling or debridement) and then smoothing, or planing, of the (exposed) surfaces of the roots, removing cementum or dentine that is impregnated with calculus, toxins, or microorganisms, the etiologic agents that cause inflammation. This helps to establish a periodontium that is in remission of periodontal disease. Periodontal scalers and periodontal curettes are some of the tools involved.
Regular dental exams are a critical part of preventive health care. The exam includes evaluating your risk of developing other oral problems and checking your face, neck and mouth for abnormalities. A dental exam might also include dental X-rays (radiographs) or other diagnostic procedures.
Dental X-rays (radiographs) are images of your teeth that your dentist uses to evaluate your oral health. These X-rays are used with low levels of radiation to capture images of the interior of your teeth and gums. This can help your dentist to identify problems, like cavities, tooth decay, and impacted teeth.
Oral cancer screening is an examination performed by a dentist or doctor to look for signs of cancer or precancerous conditions in your mouth. The goal of oral cancer screening is to identify mouth cancer early, when there is a greater chance for a cure
When a tooth has been damaged or undergone sufficient decay, it may become necessary to remove it. This process is known as tooth extraction and is a routine procedure performed regularly by our team here at Fayetteville Smiles. While extractions are considered a last resort, they’re quick and easy to perform when necessary and can relieve a number of symptoms. In many cases, tooth extractions are performed as the first step on the road to another restoration procedure.
Contrary to the reputation Root Canals have in media they aren’t actually the cause of excruciating pain. In fact, they’re an effective way of solving conditions that can be causing significant amounts of conditions in patients. Root canals are able to save teeth that otherwise would have to be extracted due to advanced decay or damaged pulp, relieving pain and preserving the oral health of your remaining teeth.
Wisdom tooth extraction is a surgical procedure to emove one or more wisdom teeth — the four permanent adult teeth located at the back corners of your mouth on the top and bottom. If a wisdom tooth doesn't have room to grow, resulting in pain, infection or other dental problems, you'll likely need to have it extracted. To prevent potential future problems, in some occasions the wisdom tooth extraction is recommended even if impacted teeth aren't currently causing problems.
Dental implants are a natural-appearing replacement for missing teeth that remove the need for soaking in cleaner and adhesives needed with traditional dentures. These prostheses are mounted on the aforementioned abutments and have been shown to have a 95% success rate in patients. Since these implants don’t use neighboring teeth to anchor themselves in place, nor do they rest on the gum line themselves, they are an effective long-term solution for patients with missing teeth. Further, the titanium material that’s used for the abutments stimulates bone growth and reconstruction. This means the jaw is strengthened by implants and the teeth are firmly held in place.
Research has shown that the appearance of your smile can have a profound effect on important aspects of your life. From improving social experiences to boosting how well you advance in your career, teeth whitening can help you in all your endeavors. Fayetteville Smiles helps patients excel in all areas of their lives through our professional teeth whitening services.
Dentures (also known as false teeth) are prosthetic devices constructed to replace missing teeth, and are supported by the surrounding soft and hard tissues of the oral cavity. Conventional dentures are removable (removable partial denture or complete denture).
Teeth in a day, is an advanced technique that only requires four dental implants to restore an entire dental arch. At Fayetteville Smiles, we offer Teeth in a day to help patients overcome the difficulties caused by widespread tooth loss.
Bone grafting is a minor surgical procedure that is normally done in a dental office. An incision is made in your gum to gain access to the bone beneath it, and then grafting material is added. Most often, the grafting material is processed bone minerals around which your body will actually deposit new bone cells.
Bridges are a restoration treatment that can be used if you’re missing one or more teeth and have the benefit of protecting your remaining teeth from shifting or rotating. Missing teeth can do more than impact your bite, but can also lead to temporomandibular joint issues and gum disease. Bridges get their name from their design that spans the space between two teeth, which are known as abutments in this procedure. These abutments serve as supports and anchors for the artificial replacement tooth that is known as a pontic. The same materials are available for bridges as those available for dental crowns, though porcelain and ceramic are the most commonly used.
Dental sealants are thin coatings that when painted on the chewing surfaces of the back teeth (molars) can prevent cavities (tooth decay) for many years. Sealants protect the chewing surfaces from cavities by covering them with a protective shield that blocks out germs and food.
One of the most cited reasons among adults and children alike regarding orthodontic treatment for misaligned teeth is the stigma associated with the visibility of traditional braces. Fayetteville Smiles has been providing dental patients with an effective and subtle alternative to metal braces for orthodontic care. Invisalign braces are the most popular solution for making a perfectly aligned smile quickly and conveniently. This orthodontic treatment takes advantage of a new innovation in dental technology to create clear braces that are custom-made for each patient. These braces can be put on and removed in much the same way as a dental guard, making them easier to clean and convenient to wear. Patients wearing Invisalign trays are able to get a correction for their misaligned teeth without the obvious appearance of metal braces. Patients at all stages of life can benefit from this innovative orthodontic treatment while discretely working towards the perfect smile they’ve always dreamed of.
Intravenous (IV) sedation refers to the administering of an anti-anxiety drug through the blood during your dental treatment. An IV sedation dentistry is sometimes referred to as 'twilight' or 'sleep' dentistry. However, rather than putting you to sleep, the sedative helps you to relax and feel at peace.
Performing oral examinations and corrective care for children is a core responsibility. This includes everything from dental exams and repairing cavities to diagnosing oral conditions and injuries and developing treatment plans. Teaching children hygiene habits that will last a lifetime and maintain their dental health is extremely important . We also offer children and their parents instruction on cleaning and flossing teeth, provide dietary counseling, and organize educational services for their communities.
If you’ve ever looked in the mirror and wished that your smile looked better, was less yellow, or was more even, then you may have considered cosmetic dentistry. If you’ve ever wanted to correct crooked teeth, correct cracks or chips, or otherwise make your smile look better, Fayetteville Smiles may be able to help you. Our team has been helping patients like you achieve their most beautiful smiles through the use of cosmetic dentistry services with the purpose of making them more aesthetically pleasing. Through these processes they will change the shape of your teeth, brighten their shade, correct damage, and close gaps in your smile.
Dr. Howil is a Board-Certified Doctor of Dental Surgery. She received her degree from New York University - College of Dentistry. After graduating NYU with Honors, Dr. Howil relocated to Syracuse, New York and has been practicing in the Upstate New York area ever since. Dr. Howil is a member of the Academy of General Dentistry as well as other organizations. Moreover, she is always up to date with the latest dental research, continuing education seminars, dental conferences, and latest treatments to better serve her patients. Dr. Howil is dedicated to helping the community. Her specialties are not limited to family and cosmetic dentistry. Dr. Howil takes care of the dental needs of children and adults alike. Every patient is unique, thus, she strives to work cooperatively with each individual patient in a manner that respects personal dignity. Furthermore, her friendly and compassionate nature is committed to providing the highest quality of care to all patients.
Dr. Daniel Richter grew up in Florida and received his bachelors at Florida State. He continued his education at Tufts School of Dental Medicine. He did a year residency at Coler Goldwater Hospital. He worked as an associate dentist in Westchester County for four years before he took a job in Auburn, NY and has been there for the past year. On his off time, he enjoys fitness and cooking. He also stresses the importance on keeping up with relevant issues in the health and dental field while keeping up on modern dentistry. Dr Richter also takes pride in his faith and did a dental mission in Guatemala to help the less privileged.
Dr. Ajay Kashi is a general dentist with a special focus on implant dentistry. He originally trained as a dentist in India followed bypost-graduate training in advanced general dentistry and implant dentistry in New York and Canada. He is very proficient in treating patients in all aspects of general and implant dentistry. Dr. Kashi’s practice philosophy is to deliver dental care to patients in all areas of surgical and restorative implant dentistry. He constantly strives to educate his patients about the influence of the oral cavity on their overall general health and the need for patients to be able to regain their complete dental function.
Dr. Kashi strongly believes in developing lifelong relationships with his patients and strongly believes that the best care can be delivered when patients become a part of his larger family. Additionally, he has extensively published in several peer-reviewed journals and reference textbooks and continues to do so regularly. He also serves on the editorial boards of several peer-reviewed journals in the fields of implant dentistry and biomedical engineering. Dr. Kashi constantly likes to keep his knowledge up to date with the latest advances in his field by participating in continuing education programs. In his free time Dr. Kashi likes to ride his motorcycle, travel and cook.
Dr Howil and the staff were super friendly right when I came in and made me feel very welcomed on the first visit. They were all very professional and I felt so comfortable being in their care. I will definitely be coming back and recommending all my friends and family to them!Brent Schleicher
as an anxious patient myself, the staff at Fayetteville smiles put me at complete ease and make the experience as pleasant as possibleDr. Michael Nolan
As soon as you enter the doors, you don’t feel like you are in a dentist office. The atmosphere is so calm and relaxing. You are welcomed by a friendly staff person who will guide you through the process of checking in. I have never waited in the waiting room long as they run on time. The hygienist and team is always friendly and does a very good job cleaning my teeth. The dentist is professional and does seem to care for his patients. I recommend this dental practice.Margaret A Dobbins
I visited Fayetteville smiles office for the first time today. I was very impressed with the covid 19 safety procedures the office had in place. I felt extremely safe. I felt like they put my health and well-being first. This was the first time I have been to the dentist since the pandemic began. I was put at ease from the moment I walked through the door. The entire staff was amazing and very focused on my needs. I felted as if I was their only patient of the day. I actually looked forward to my follow up visit.James H.
Fayetteville Smiles truly makes you feel cared for. The Dr and Staff are so friendly and professional. The office is clean and nicely decorated. You feel right at home.Jessica O.
As soon as you enter the doors, you don’t feel like you are in a dentist office. The atmosphere is so calm and relaxing. You are welcomed by a friendly staff person who will guide you through the process of checking in. I have never waited in the waiting room long as they run on time. The hygienist and team is always friendly and does a very good job cleaning my teeth. The dentist is professional and does seem to care for his patients. I recommend this dental practice.I LOVE coming to the Fayetteville office even though it’s a longer drive from my previous dental office! They’re all so nice and professional. The best thing is they care about my concerns and are also focused on preventative care! Five stars would recommend!Michaela K.
The last place I ever want to go is to the dentist. The girls at the office were kind, caring and made me feel as comfortable as they could. They helped lessen the anxiety and dental phobia. Thank youJoseph
I highly recommend this dental practice. The staff is professional, experienced, accommodating, patient, kind and gentle. They understand people generally don't enjoy going to the dentist...it helps to have a group who always makes you feel comfortable.Kim C.
Like most I've never been to particular with the dentist...well Dr. Charles is a different story! His team and him are very personable and down to earth. While working on your mouth he likes to listen to music and dance! Its quite the show and takes the nervousness out of being in the dreaded Seat! Give him a try and you won't regret it...You'll not only have a spectacular dentist but a great group of friendsDaniel Frankovitch
Dr. Charles and the staff are absolutely amazing. They make you feel at ease with any dental procedure and they are extremely informative. They are beyond wonderful and I recommend them to anyone who has fears or has had bad dental experiences. They are a savior!Casey
I can't say enough, I am beyond impressed. Dr. Charles is definitely one of a kind. I've never encountered a dentist that is as sweet, kind and genuine. My experience has been extremely pleasant and comfortable. I absolutely adore all of the staff and totally appreciate the attention I receive upon every visit! I'll never go anywhere else again!!!Melissa Long