Here at Crofton Dental Suite our ultimate goal is to provide you with a healthy smile. Our experienced dentists and dental hygienists provide preventive maintenance and conservative periodontal treatment. At each cleaning appointment patients are examined by one of the doctors and can discuss any further treatment.
Exams and Digital Radiographs
A complete examination will be performed at your first visit to include soft tissue exam, periodontal evaluation, TMJ exam, occlusal evaluation, tooth evaluation and a radiographic exam.
Our practice offers the most advanced digital radiography. The advantages of this technique are many: instant image on the computer, image manipulation to enhance diagnosis, large, viewable images for patient education, 1/6 to 1/10 the radiation exposure, compared with traditional film. In other words, with digital x-rays, we are making things easier, more efficient and far safer for our patients.
Our hygienists have extensive post-graduate training in treating our patients with periodontal disease. Patients are treated very comfortably using topical and local anesthetic agents. In addition, we use Arestin®, an effective antibiotic agent, to treat more complicated periodontal situations.
Our team offers custom fabrication of mouthguards for athletes young and old, for a reasonable fee. Please ask Dr. Carlson about the benefits of a custom fit mouthguard.
Temperomandibular Joint (TMJ) Disorders
We’ve helped many patients suffering from poor bites, joint pain and headaches. Custom fit occlusal bite guards are often the first line of treatment for patients suffering from TMJ pain associated with clenching and grinding. Complex cases may be referred to a specialist.