Emergency Examination
If you are in pain and/or need an emergency exam, we will be happy to help you. For an emergency dental examination the necessary X-rays (usually 1-2) will be taken and Dr. Mayelzadeh will focus on your main concern in order to offer the most suitable treatment for your case.

Dental emergencies can be but are not limited to:

  • Tooth Ache
  • Broken Tooth
  • Knocked out Tooth
  • Broken Jaw
  • Lost Dental Filling
  • Lost Dental Crown
  • Dental Abscess


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About the Office

Office Technology
We use state of the art technology to keep you smiling.

 

 

New Patient Information
When you visit  our office for the first time, you can expect the staff to spend some extra time with you, introducing themselves and what they do, and helping to make you feel more at home. When you meet with Dr. Mayelzadeh, he will ask about your dental and medical health history. You will have a chance to ask questions about his practice and his philosophy to ensure that you’re on the same page when it comes to your dental care.
Digital X-Rays
A full-mouth series of X-ray is the first step in a thorough dental examination at Dandune Dentistry. It gives the dentist vital information he can't get from any other source. Without them, it may be impossible to identify and treat minor problems that are occurring beneath the tooth’s surface until they’ve become major problems.

Dental radiographs, or X-rays, are an important part of a thorough dental examination. A full set of X-rays (18) is usually required for patients who are new to a dental practice, or who need extensive treatment. Two to four follow-up or check-up X-rays called "bite-wings" are necessary every 6-18 months, depending on each individual patient's needs. The most common questions concerning dental X-rays deal with: why they are needed, the amount of radiation exposure, the safety during pregnancy, and recently, the benefit of digital X-ray technology.

Dental X-rays are important for many reasons. They can expose hidden tooth decay; reveal a tooth abscess, cyst or tumor; show impacted or extra teeth; and also help determine the condition of dental fillings, tooth crowns, dental bridges and root canals. Dental X-rays can also reveal bone loss from periodontal gum disease, locate tarter buildup, find foreign bodies within the gum or bone, and see if there is enough bone for the placement of dental implants. These are just some of the many reasons why dentists rely on dental X-rays.

Some people worry about their exposure to radiation during dental X-ray procedures. This is very understandable in light of the relatively high radiation of some medical X-rays. They may remember a doctor in the emergency room asking them or a female family member if they are pregnant because they need to take a chest X-ray or an upper gastrointestinal (GI) series. Patients who have had cancer may also have a heightened sense of awareness about the radiation that they are receiving at the dental office.

Dentists are very concerned about minimizing the amount of radiation a patient receives at the dental office. That's why we use special high-speed film, and cover patients with a lead apron during X-ray procedures. You will be happy to know that 18 dental X-rays deliver 56,000 times less radiation to an unborn child than an upper GI series, 800 times less radiation than a chest X-ray, and 40 times less radiation than a typical day of background radiation. Dental X-rays are both safe and effective, and can be used during pregnancy.

One new dental technology involving dental X-rays is digital X-rays. They offer the advantage of an 80 percent reduction in radiation, no need for film or processing chemicals, production of a nearly instantaneously image, and the ability to use color contrast in the image. The main disadvantage is the cost. Digital X-ray units presently cost 3-5 times more than conventional units, and the quality of the image is not any better than film. The speed in which a dentist gets to see the image is about three seconds, but with fast developing chemicals, a conventional X-ray can be developed in about 15 seconds. The digital unit does reduce exposure to radiation, but the amount of radiation is so low that the benefit is very slight.

Dental X-rays are an important tool in the diagnosis and treatment of dental problems. They do not, however, replace the need for a visual examination of the head, neck, TMJ and oral cavity. It is only with a combination of both the X-ray and the visual examination that the dentist can best treat his or her patients.

Dental Examination and Cancer Screening

In addition to the diagnostic X-rays, Dr. Mayelzadeh performs a visual exam to check for outward signs of decay and gum disease. The diagnosis of periodontal disease and cavities are two important parts of a dental examination.

How it works:
Since you may have periodontal disease without experiencing any symptoms, Dr. Mayelzadeh performs a thorough examination using the X-rays and a periodontal probe. Healthy gums fit tight against the teeth and have no pockets. When the bone levels fall as a result of periodontal disease, the gums pull away from the teeth and form pockets. Dr. Mayelzadeh measures the depth of any pocket with a periodontal probe. The probe measures the distance from the bottom of the pocket, where the gum is attached to the tooth, to the top of the gums. In general, the deeper the pockets, the greater the extent of periodontal disease.

To find cavities, Dr. Mayelzadeh performs a visual examination and uses the X-rays. Using a dental explorer, he checks the tops and sides of your teeth for surface cavities. To look for cavities between teeth, he uses  your  X-rays.

Your comprehensive dental examination is being completed by Dr. Mayelzadeh checking  your bite and your jaw to ensure proper alignment and function, and inspecting all existing fillings and dental work to see whether anything needs to be replaced. In some cases he might decide that a study model is necessary.

Dental Treatment Planning
If you have taken care of your oral health and hygiene and don't need any treatment, the process is done!
For all others patients, Dr. Mayelzadeh will discuss and develop a treatment plan according to their dental needs. At Dandune Dentistry we believe that the right decision can be only made if you have been informed about all of your options. Dr. Mayelzadeh will introduce you to a complete dental treatment plan while he educates you about  the different options, their importance and order of necessity.

At Dandune Dentistry we  are serious about providing high quality dental care and proud of our dedication to our patients.