Professional Dental Care in the office of Dr. Robert McCoy
Prevention is one of the core values for Dr. McCoy’s dental practice. Every patient has unique needs and all patients need conscientious, detailed examination and assessment of their dental health at regular intervals. Dr. McCoy will assess gum health, the soundness of every tooth, and look for the presence of oral cancer at every continuing dental care (oral hygiene) visit. He feels that if we catch problems early, we can keep them small and stop them from developing into more complicated and costly ones. Friendly, gently dental hygienist providing care since 2004.
The program for treatment of gum disease is a non-surgical approach. Beginning and moderate levels of gum (periodontal) disease are treated by Dr. McCoy. This is basically done with a pain-free cleaning using Oraqix (topical numbing agent), a thorough ultrasonic debridement to clean away plaque and calculus, and application of antimicrobial paste (Arestin) in the pockets (spaces between the gum and sides of the teeth). Daily dental hygiene recommendations are personalized for each patient’s challenge of periodontal disease and dental disease.
Dr. McCoy only employs dental hygienists of the highest quality of dexterity, compassion, and professional commitment. As a team, they are constantly researching new methods to improve the program. They are very excited about the new results that are being discovered using dental lasers to heal, and in some cases, reverse the bone loss associated with gum disease. Dental lasers will probably become part of our treatment methods in the near future.