Periodontal (gum) disease is the main reason for tooth loss.Dr. Patel utilizes the latest advancement in fighting gum infections with ARESTIN™, used in conjunction with periodontal therapy. This powerful powder of microspheres is highly successful in combating this serious problem. It is a time-released antibiotic that is delivered right to the site of the infection. It is a painless solution that really works!
The VELscope is a handheld device that emits a harmless, bright blue light used to inspect the mouth and tongue. The device is able to detect abnormal tissue changes. Healthy tissue lights up in distinct patterns that may be disrupted when tissue undergoes an abnormal change, such as when associated with oral cancer. The Velscope is used periodically in addition to the traditional head and neck and oral cancer screening performed at every patient exam.
Another form of evaluation is dental x-rays. They are taken to check for the amount of bone support around the teeth, they also help to detect decay in between the teeth
Our x-rays are digital images, which can be taken inside or outside the mouth, depending on the patient’s diagnostic needs. Intraoral x-rays (which include the recommended yearly bitewings, as well as full series and periapical), are achieved by placing a digital sensor inside your mouth to take an image. The images are downloaded into our computer and are available quickly for diagnosis.Extraoral Images (panoramic) are taken with a machine that revolves around the patient. Using digital images reduces radiation by 75%, promoting a safer environment for the patient. Additionally, there are no chemicals used in the process to pollute the environment.
We perform every procedure with instruments that have been sterilized after one use; single-use tools are also used as needed. As we take sterilization very seriously, we use a state-of-the-art unit known as an autoclave. An outside lab monitors this device to provide the highest level of cleanliness for all tools. We never take even the slightest risk with your health.
Dr. Patel will always work together with every patient. He brings a patient into the decision-making process with a miniature video camera that provides a clear picture of problem teeth as well as healthy teeth. This intra-oral camera lets you see what teeth need to be worked on and which are just fine. You become an active participant in every dental decision.
If you play sports, protection with a proper mouthguard is necessary to prevent injury to or loss of teeth. It is estimated that 5 million teeth are lost each year due to trauma and injuries during athletic participation.
The mouthguards you can purchase in stores do not give a specific fit for an individual’s mouth and may obstruct breathing. Dr. Patel offers custom-made mouthguards that fit properly and give maximum protection. The American Dental Association promotes the use of these individualized mouthguards for these sports: soccer, squash, surfing, volleyball, shotputting, skateboarding, skiing, skydiving, ice hockey, lacrosse, martial arts, racquetball, roller hockey, rugby, acrobatics, basketball, boxing, field hockey, football, gymnastics, and handball.
High quality, Always professional and smiling
Again highly professional, friendly and nice he makes me feel like family.
I very highly recommend Lasting Smiles! Everyone there is so friendly, professional and really knows their job whether it is with insurance, routine cleaning, or any kind of dental work. My appointments are always on time and that is very rare these days.
There is a reason this is one of the few top rated dentists in our area. I had to switch because of my insurance, so I read reviews for all the dentists in our area that participate with my insurance. There were only two that had a near perfect rating. The staff are so welcoming and friendly. The exam and the cleaning were the most thorough I’ve ever had. The office was neat and clean with warm and comfortable decor. The two ladies at the front desk were so nice and welcoming and Linda was the friendliest and best hygienist I’ve had in my 38 years of going to various dentists around the country.
Excellent Visit with Dr. Sulzbach and with Linda for my hygiene appointment. Very professional and friendly office. Definitely would recommend this office for your dental needs. They make things easier especially when the dental office is not your favorite place. Thank you to Dr. Sulzbach and staff for the expert care throughout the years and keeping me smiling.
Very pleased with the staffs professionalism during my visit. Highly recommend this dental office.
During my recent appointment with Dr. Sulzbach I was greeting by the smiling and friendly women at the reception desk. I was seen on time for my appointment and was treated with professional care. The dental assistant was concerned with my comfort and Dr. Sulzbach explained his procedures as he repaired my tooth. Overall it was a very good experience.
Was a good experience…staff is always friendly.
The staff is very professional and friendly. They know I have anxiety when it goes to going to the dentist. The make the whole experience pleasurable.
Dr. Sulzbach and his staff do excellent work and provide a professional and comfortable environment. I highly recommend them for your dental needs.
Great office. Great cleaning Linda the best and doc is always acccomadating.
Such a friendly environment! I’ve never liked going to the dentist until I started going here a few years ago – everyone is so welcoming and pleasant I actually look forward to seeing them! I’ve recommended them to several friends and family members and will continue to do so.
Friendly staff, everyone makes you feel comfortable. Best dentist I’ve ever been to, Dr. Sulzbach is great!