Precision Dentistry for Savvy Wilmington Patients
When you seek care at our office, rest assured that Dr. Mazoch and her team utilize the latest in technology. Many of the advanced dental technologies applied in our practice offer a more comfortable visit. In addition, these tools allow us to enhance the quality of your dental care.
Arestin is used during scaling and root planning (SRP) procedures for reduction of pocket depth in patients with adult periodontitis. Arestin may be utilized as part of a periodontal maintenance program when combined with good oral hygiene and SRP. Your dental professional can perform scaling and root planning (SRP) and apply Arestin afterward to help you treat moderate to severe gum disease.
Buffered Local Anesthetic
Localized anesthetic is provided during most dental operative procedures. Dr. Mazoch uses a technique which involves combining warmed carpules of buffered Lidocaine with a topical anesthetic gel. It results in a numbed injection site and makes the shot more comfortable. This preparation will reduce your anxiety and the pain that accompanies your chairside procedure.
Digital X-Rays and Intraoral Cameras
Dexis Digital Diagnostic Imaging cuts conventional x-ray radiation in half, and provides excellent diagnostic capabilities and acclaimed image enhancement. We will be able to communicate with your insurance carrier or dental specialists over the web without the time lag and worry x-rays lost in the mail.
Dexcam is an intraoral camera that allows you to see your teeth or gums, up close and personal, instantaneously. Images are displayed on a chairside monitor, and Dr. Mazoch can review her findings with you as you view them together. These images can also be sent to insurance companies and consulting dental specialists to help in evaluating cases.
The CarieScan PRO is the device that our office uses in order to detect weakened or decaying areas in your teeth. It works by employing the application and analysis of AC Impedance Spectroscopy Technique (ACIST). The CarieScan PRO has a disposable sensor that's only used once. This sensor is held against the tooth being examined. The detection process takes less than ten seconds to complete! Then the reading result will be shown on both the LCD screen and the color LED display. The CarieScan PRO lets Dr. Mazoch evaluate whether or not there is decay in your teeth because the technology provides information that determines if your gums and tissue are healthy, are beginning to decay, or are becoming quite significantly decayed. It's useful for detecting unseen destruction beneath the surface of your mouth.
Don’t let the name confuse you! Dental loupes are the special glasses that dentists wear when performing procedures, because they have lights attached to their bridge so that your mouth remains fully illuminated. They’re equipped with in-lens magnification, so that Dr. Mazoch can better scrutinize your teeth and the health of your mouth overall. In fact, dental loupes can magnify up to 8x! The dental work being performed is more precise, so you’ll be able to relax knowing you’re in good hands.
Velscope Oral Cancer Screening
We are proud that our office was the first in the state of Delaware to obtain a VELscope Oral Cancer Screening System. Dr. Mazoch can now detect potentially dangerous growths that are otherwise missed with a visual exam alone. We use Velscope in conjunction with Dr. Mazoch’s conventional, thorough oral cancer examination and think you’ll appreciate the peace of mind this new screening tool provides. Dr. Mazoch provides this service free of charge to her patients. Take a closer look at oral cancer here.
"The C word, something we always hear from someone else, certainly never ourselves. On a routine dental check-up and throat screen last February, Dr. Mazoch noticed a lump in my neck and suggested I bring it to the attention of my primary care physician. Since I had just gotten over a bad cold, I was convinced it was just a swollen gland. Nonetheless, I had it checked out by my primary care physician one month later. That led to 2 ultrasounds, a radioactive iodine uptake test, a biopsy, and finally a thyroidectomy, and a cancer diagnosis. This lump, which was one inch in diameter, had been missed by the previous dentist and two primary care physicians. There was no history of thyroid cancer in my family, my health is otherwise good, so this came as a complete shock. I have since don a ton of research and thyroid cancer is on a dramatic rise. If your dentist does not do an extensive throat and mouth screening for cancer or use a thyroid protective guard on your throat during a dental X-ray, I would be changing my dentist. I am glad I did."
This latex-free and silicone-free device provides our patients with beautiful results by keeping the oral environment dry, well lit, and more easily accessible. By isolating the teeth, it prevents our patients from worrying about ingesting foreign matter, keeping a numb tongue out of the way, or trying to keep their mouth open. We can work at a faster pace, keeping appointment time to a minimum. The Isolite allows our patients to truly relax while receiving treatment and to, more often than not, fall asleep during procedures. Ask your Assistant if it's appropriate for your care.
"I would like to take this opportunity to thank you and your staff for introducing and encouraging me to try Isolite during my recent dental procedure.
This new device is a bit overwhelming at first sight. I was skeptical, to say the least, and had no desire for this apparatus to be inserted in my mouth.
One of the most difficult things a patient is required to do during most dental procedures is to keep their mouth opened for long periods of time. I find that to be somewhat challenging...until now. By using the Isolite device during the procedure, I didn't have to worry about that. Once they got the device inserted, I was able to sit back and relax, and not worry about keeping my mouth opened.
I recommend everyone to give this device a try. I believe once you try it, you will never have a long dental procedure performed without using this device again.
Trust the team! They do work hard to make these unpleasant visits a more relaxing experience than you expect."
Infection controls and universal precautions protect not only our patients, but our team. We follow the rigorous recommendations set by Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA), the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA,) and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). These measures include, but are not limited to, disinfecting hand soap, disposable material, autoclave sterilization of reusable tools, and gloves and face masks. Our staff members completed and became certified from the OSHA Certification Program. Please feel free to ask questions regarding our infection control procedures at any time.
In-Office Teeth Whitening
In-office teeth whitening is available for patients who wish to get a jump start on brightening their teeth. This procedure involves spending an appointment in our dental office while we use Opalescence Boost to whiten your smile. Patients can then use at home their custom trays to continue the whitening effect.