A Comprehensive Range of Services from a Dentist Qualified to Provide Them
Every beautiful smile is built upon a foundation of good oral health maintained through a rigorous dental hygiene regimen. At Parshin Dental, our goal is to become lifetime partners in the maintenance of our patients’ oral health by providing general and preventive dentistry services of the most surpassing standard at our Brooklyn and Staten Island, NY dental offices. From comprehensive oral exams and professional cleanings to periodontal care and root canal therapy, Dr. Alex Parshin focuses on the comfort of the patient while providing treatments that are essential to the long-term health and function of the mouth. He uses the most advanced techniques and technology to diagnose potential dental issues in their earliest possible stages and to treat them painlessly, before they have the opportunity to develop into more major problems.
It is rare to find a dental practice that offers such a wide range of services, yet does not have to refer patients out to specialists for more complex procedures. At Parshin Dental, however, all procedures are performed in our offices by Dr. Parshin himself. This saves patients both time and money, while allowing them to work consistently with a dentist with whom they have developed a rapport and a trusting relationship.
Whether you are looking for a dentist who can provide comprehensive care on behalf of just yourself or your entire family, Parshin Dental has the range of treatments, caring and compassionate staff, and friendly, highly skilled dentist to serve your needs. Unlike most general practitioners, Dr. Parshin welcomes children to his practice and adapts his approach to dentistry to the special needs of pediatric patients. Indeed, he and his staff are trained and eager to respond to the unique needs of patients of all ages, from the youngest to the eldest members of your family.
The cornerstone of Dr. Parshin’s general dentistry practice is patient education. In order to empower patients to become active participants in maintaining optimal oral health between visits to his practice, Dr. Parshin devotes ample time to each individual, making sure that their questions are answered to their satisfaction and that they fully understand the work that they are undergoing. As a patient of Dr. Parshin’s, you will never feel as though you are being rushed out or being excluded from the planning of your own treatment.
If you would like to schedule a general dentistry appointment with a dentist who truly cares about your well-being, then we encourage you to contact Parshin Dental today.
The Comprehensive Oral Exam and Professional Cleaning
The American Dental Association recommends that everyone visit the dentist at least twice a year for an oral exam and professional cleaning. Along with proper brushing and flossing, this twice-a-year general dentistry visit is essential to maintaining the health of your teeth and gums. When you visit Parshin Dental, our team will use the most advanced diagnostic technology available, including digital x-rays, cameras, and video systems, to examine your mouth and identify any potential dental problems.
It is important to note that many common dental problems, such as gum disease and tooth decay, do not produce noticeable symptoms in their earliest stages. Sometimes, people put off going to the dentist, believing their mouths to be perfectly healthy because they are experiencing no oral discomfort and see nothing wrong with their teeth and gums. Unfortunately, by the time symptoms of gum disease and tooth decay become apparent, some damage has already been done.
This is why it is so important to visit Parshin Dental every six months or so, or as often as recommended by Dr. Parshin in your particular case. Your oral exam will include:
- A full evaluation of your mouth, including your teeth, gums, tongue, throat, the roof of your mouth, the inside of your cheeks, and other oral tissues.
- Digital x-rays of your mouth.
- Screening for abnormal tissues.
- An evaluation of your head, neck, jaw, temporomandibular joints (TMJs), and occlusion (how your top and bottom teeth meet when your mouth is closed).
- Discussion of any issues that are identified during the exam and proposals of treatment plans.
The professional cleaning performed during this appointment is absolutely essential to the preservation of your oral health and the prevention of gum disease and tooth decay. Even those patients who never fail to brush and floss their teeth thoroughly at least twice a day and after every meal will not be able to remove all of the plaque bacteria that accumulate in their mouths. There are places that toothbrushes and dental floss simply cannot reach. Over time, any plaque that has not been removed will harden into a substance called tartar, which cannot be removed without the assistance of a dental professional at any rate.
During the professional cleaning, any lingering plaque and tartar that have built up since your last cleaning will be removed. You will emerge with an exceptionally clean mouth and a fresh start in your ongoing fight against plaque.
As gum disease affects three-quarters of the adult population in the United States to varying degrees, even those patients who visit our practice routinely may occasionally require more advanced periodontal care. Among the procedures available to address gum disease in its earlier stages and prevent it from becoming more severe are scaling and root planing, collectively known as deep cleaning.
The scaling stage of this procedure involves the use of a precision instrument to remove plaque and tartar from the gum line and from within gum pockets beneath the gum line. Dr. Parshin then uses another instrument to make the tooth roots smoother, eliminating the tiny crevices in which bacteria might otherwise hide. The gums are also able to adhere more easily to these smoother root surfaces, leaving no space within which plaque can accumulate.
Root Canal Therapy
One of the most frequently misunderstood procedures in dentistry is root canal therapy, commonly known as a “root canal.” In actuality, a root canal is an anatomical structure. Each of your teeth has between one and four root canals, or chambers in which a substance called dental pulp is housed. Dental pulp, composed of nerves, blood vessels, and nutrients, is essential to the health of your teeth. When a root canal is breached, the pulp inside will become inflamed and infected, resulting in considerable pain. If left untreated, the tooth will eventually be lost.
Contrary to popular belief, modern root canal therapy is not a painful procedure; indeed, it is a relatively painless procedure that restores comfort and function to the mouth while allowing the patient to salvage as much of the original structure of an infected tooth as possible. During the procedure, Dr. Parshin creates a tiny opening in the crown of the tooth, through which he removes the infected dental pulp. He then thoroughly disinfects the root canal and replaces the pulp with a filler substance. The tooth is then sealed off and protected from further damage by a dental crown.
Patients emerge from root canal therapy free from the pain caused by dental pulp infections, with their oral health fully restored. Parshin Dental patients further benefit from the practice’s in-house CEREC® technology, which allows dental crowns of exceptional quality to be crafted while they wait. Rather than having to wear temporary crowns over their treated teeth for up to two weeks, patients who undergo root canal therapy at Parshin Dental can have their permanent crowns placed immediately after their procedure.
Learn More about Our General and Preventive Dentistry Services
If you would like to learn more about the general and preventive dentistry services available at our Brooklyn and Staten Island offices, please contact Parshin Dental today. We would be pleased to answer any questions you might have and assist you in scheduling your initial appointment.