Our Office

Patient Concerns

Patient Education

We feel patient education is very important and recognize that the best treatment option differs from one individual to the next. Our goal is that you are completely informed concerning your condition, your options for treatment, and any treatment to be performed. We encourage you to voice any questions you may have.

Patient Safety

We fully adhere to professional standards of cleanliness, sterilization, and radiation control. Our staff are likewise knowledgeable on the latest techniques.

Sterilization

We know that preventing the spread of infectious diseases such as HIV, herpes, hepatitis and even the cold virus is critical.

We use barrier techniques, such as disposable masks and gloves, replacing them with every patient. Each piece of fixed operatory equipment is disinfected with antibacterial/antiviral solution prior to every clinical procedure. Sterile water delivery systems are utilized. We use autoclave sterilization for all instruments prior to dental examination and treatment. You can be assured that our staff have been specifically trained on sterilization procedures and their importance.

Pre-medication

Patients with certain medical conditions (e.g. valvular heart conditions and artificial joints) are required to pre-medicate with antibiotics prior to treatment. We require this with your safety in mind. Please inform us if you have a condition that might require pre-medication.

Post Treatment Instructions

After treatment, home care and medication instructions will be thoroughly explained. For your convenience, you will also be given printed instructions. Of course, we are always available for questions after treatment.

Patient Comfort

We go to extraordinary lengths to ensure our patients are as comfortable as possible during dental procedures. Please click here for more information on this topic.

Special Equipment

We continually integrate proven technologies into our practice. Below is an introduction to some of the advanced equipment we use:

Intra-oral Camera
With an intra oral camera, we can help you better understand what is happening in your mouth. Using up-close imagery of your mouth on a computer screen Dr. Carazola can show you exactly what the problem is and better explain her recommendations.

Low Radiation Digital X-Rays
Digital X-Rays are taken with very low radiation and have more flexibility in terms of rendition. They can be enlarged to spot any defects or abnormalities that otherwise might be missed. They are also more convenient when planning treatment with your general dentist.

Panoramic Radiography helps us more precisely diagnose and treat periodontal disease, as it images all the relevant angles. It also allows us to more accurately place dental implants.

Magnifier Lenses
You may have seen a magnifier lenses in a jewelry store when the jeweler was closely examining a diamond. Dental magnifier lenses are made for periodontists to view your teeth and gums in minute detail during periodontal procedures. Dr. Carazola uses magnifier lenses in many procedures to ensure more precise treatment.