With-state-of-the-art techniques and a gentle touch, we provide endodontic treatment that is as comfortable as it is effective. Root canal therapy saves an infected tooth by removing the diseased pulp, and cleaning and sealing the pulp chamber and root canals. Tooth pain is relieved, allowing you to bite and chew comfortably. Dr. Joe Armel has more than 30 years of experience with root canal therapy, and he can ensure your comfort before, during, and after the procedure.
Periodontitis, or gum disease, is a serious condition that requires treatment to prevent tooth and bone loss. When it is detected early, we can treat gum disease with a non-surgical deep cleaning and medications. In the more advanced stages, we quickly address gum and bone disease using the advanced PerioLase® system. This minimally invasive alternative to traditional gum surgery uses a targeted beam of light to clear infection with no stitches or blades. Treatment is fast and patient-friendly.
Lasers have changed dentistry for the better. These instruments work by producing a narrow, intense beam of light energy. They can remove or contour tissue, treat gum disease, treat canker or cold sores, cosmetically enhance the gum line, perform biopsy procedures, and more. Bladeless and non-invasive, laser dentistry keeps bleeding, discomfort, and swelling to a minimum.
Conscious sedation or “light sleep” dentistry provides complete relaxation and freedom from dental anxiety. Conscious sedation helps patients to remain absolutely calm during treatment while maintaining responsiveness to questions. Dr. Armel is DOCS certified and has extensive experience with this life-changing technique that allows anxious patients to get the treatment they need.
Oral cancer can be treated with less invasive methods and better success rates when we detect it early. During your routine dental visits, Dr. Armel performs an oral cancer screening to look for signs of cancer in your mouth. Although most oral cancers occur in patients with risk factors like tobacco or heavy alcohol use, 25 percent of oral cancers occur in patients who have no known risk factors whatsoever. If you are concerned about spots, sores, or lumps, schedule an appointment to undergo an examination with us.
Using local anesthetics, nitrous oxide, and headphones, we keep patients comfortable while we remove impacted third molars and other teeth. Patients have benefited from our gentle tooth extractions since 1976. If the wisdom teeth are not removed before they erupt, the risk of crowding, cyst formation, decay of adjacent healthy teeth, abscess, and infection increases. We strongly recommend that patients have X-rays taken of their wisdom teeth in their early to mid-teens. We can determine if your wisdom teeth should be extracted, and develop a plan that suits your needs.