Summary of Services

 

DENTAL ANESTHESIOLOGY provides nitrous oxide, oral sedation, intravenous (IV) sedation and/or general anesthesia.

DENTAL HYGIENE provides dental prophylaxis (teeth cleaning) and preventive services, such as application of topical fluoride treatments and sealants; educates and counsels patients about proper oral hygiene techniques, nutrition, and tobacco cessation.

EMERGENCY CARE provides emergency dental care (pain, bleeding, swelling, infection).

ENDODONTICS (ROOT CANAL) provides treatment of tooth infections of the pulp caused by decay or injury.

IMPLANTOLOGY provides replacement of missing teeth using dental implants and implant-supported or implant-retained prostheses.

NEW PATIENT SCREENING includes examinations and assessments of oral health needs, including medical factors.

ORAL AND MAXILLOFACIAL SURGERY provides diagnosis and surgical and adjunctive treatment of diseases, injuries, defects, and aesthetic problems involving the teeth and other structures associated with the oral and maxillofacial regions.

ORTHODONTICS AND DENTOFACIAL ORTHOPEDICS provides diagnosis and specialized treatment of oral and facial malformations, including braces.

PEDIATRIC DENTISTRY (all patients less than 18 years of age) provides preventive and comprehensive dental treatment for children and adolescents.

PERIODONTICS provides services ranging from prophylaxis (teeth cleaning) to the treatment of periodontal disease (gum disease) including scaling and root planing (deep cleaning), as well as specialized treatment such as periodontal surgery, bone grafts, soft tissue grafts, implants, and managing of temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorders.

PROSTHODONTICS provides services ranging from single unit crowns to multiple units of crowns (bridges), removable complete dentures, and removable partial dentures to replace missing teeth.

RADIOLOGY provides imaging services that include radiographs of teeth and supporting structures (intra-oral); 3D imaging of selected areas for certain diagnostic tasks such as study of potential implant sites, temporomandibular joints, etc.; appropriate referrals for advanced imaging at UPMC hospitals or other such imaging centers in select cases, upon request from the care provider; radiographs are read by radiology faculty and written reports are provided, when specifically requested.

RESTORATIVE DENTISTRY provides restorations (fillings), such as silver amalgam, gold, composites (white fillings), and porcelain inlays, onlays, and veneers.

SPECIAL NEEDS provides comprehensive dental services for patients of all ages with various types of disabilities or limitations resulting from problems such as stroke, accidents, cerebral palsy, seizure disorders, or emotional disturbances.