Serving the Tempe, Arizona, area for over three decades, Beautiful Dentistry provides all-inclusive dental care, including thorough bi-annual checkups, oral cancer screenings, preventive services, and tooth extractions. Our team focuses on preserving oral structures and oral function with restorative and preventive treatments, so that residents of our community can enjoy a lifetime of good oral health. Dr. Heap and our caring staff are dedicated to the prevention and management of oral disease –including dental caries, gum disease, oral cancer, abscesses and tooth loss.
Checkups and Cleanings
For optimal protection against common oral conditions, we strongly encourage patients to visit us twice a year for routine checkups and cleanings. Checkups provide a comprehensive examination of the entire oral cavity; and because Dr. Heap uses advanced diagnostic technology, we can detect conditions before they produce noticeable symptoms.
Our goal is early detection of potential problems so that we can provide conservative treatment. During checkups, we will evaluate the health of all soft oral tissues, teeth, bones, and the tongue. In addition to looking for signs of periodontal disease and tooth decay, Dr. Heap will provide an oral cancer screening. Oral cancer can develop anywhere in the oral cavity including along all soft tissues and the tongue. When oral cancer is detected and treated early, patients can secure a more favorable prognosis.
Cleanings are important, too. A professional cleaning involves removing substances like plaque and tartar and polishing teeth for an impeccable clean feeling. Receiving cleanings can ward off gum disease by removing irritants like tartar, which builds up along the gum line and cannot be removed by flossing or brushing at home.
Treatments for protecting teeth against cavities, dental sealants are applied to the biting surfaces of teeth. The plastic compound protects the tops of teeth – especially molars – from developing caries. Receiving a sealant is a non-invasive way to safeguard your smile. Painted on in liquid form and then cured with a hardening light, sealants are not detectable to others but add an extra level of protection.
Gentle Tooth Extractions
Sometimes teeth must be extracted to preserve a patient’s overall wellbeing. When an extraction is necessary, it normally means that restorative and endodontic therapy cannot save a badly injured or diseased tooth. Beautiful Smiles offers gentle tooth extractions for infected, unsalvageable teeth or for wisdom teeth, which typically contribute to oral health problems if retained. When performing extractions, our team places patient comfort at a very high priority.
To experience the wide-ranging services we provide in a caring and serene atmosphere, call Beautiful Smiles today to reserve an appointment with Dr. Heap.