General dentistry: Fillings, crowns, bridges, implants, and dentures
Cosmetic dentistry: Bleaching, bonding, veneers
Periodontics: Non-surgical treatment and prevention of gum disease largely performed by registered dental hygienists include tooth cleaning, root planning, and monitoring
Preventive Dental Hygiene Services
Tooth Cleaning: Registered Dental hygienists may clean, polish, and whiten your teeth.
Tooth Whitening: In-office tooth bleaching is achieved with Philips Zoom! Technique
Early Cancer Detection-Salivary Testing: Periodic exam of head and neck for abnormal growths includes thyroid gland, lymph nodes, jaw joints, jaw muscles, oral and pharyngeal tissues for early diagnosis of numerous disease processes. Salivary testing for prevention of microbial disease caused bacteria, viruses, and fungi. Certain microbes abnormally abundant in diseased oral tissues predict cancer in the oral cavity, pancreas, and colon. HPV detection in the saliva predicts oral cancer. HPV is the cause of nearly all cancer of the uterus and most cancer of the throat and is sexually transmissible.
Hard Tissue Imaging ("X-rays") of Teeth and Surrounding Bone
Dental imaging (Radiography) for early detection of diseases of hard tissues-teeth and surrounding bone is done with traditional single film views and three-dimensional CAT scan techniques.
This allows for detection of small cavities (dental caries) affecting before that can be seen or felt as painful.
Imaging of surrounding hard-tissues can reveal tumors, cysts, infections, and inflammation of the jaws and sinuses. Imaging of ectopic calcifications can reveal salivary stones, stones in the tonsils, calcified lymph nodes, and calcified carotid artery blockage.
Three-dimensional imaging with Cone-Beam-CAT-Scanning of the teeth and jaws is essential to the safe practice of dental implant placement, root canal therapy, and tumor location. These images are reviewed by our in-house dental radiologist-“Dr. Parish.”
Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ) and Facial Pain
Dysfunction of the TMJs is often the cause of painful clicking, popping, and limited opening during chewing and speaking. Problems with the TMJs may occur as a result of dental manipulations and trauma. There has been much controversy and litigation in this area.
Dr. Jones taught this subject for many years at the University of Southern California, School of Dentistry. Additionally, he has been retained as an expert in many lawsuits.
Dr. Jones offers expert diagnosis that seeks to minimize therapy. Most TMJ problems can be resolved with limited therapy. However, many patients are misdiagnosed as there are few practitioners in this area who are educated adequately to prescribe appropriate treatment.
Many patients with TMJ and facial pain have more serious issues related to viral infection, nerve dysfunction, sleep disturbance, and medication side-effect. It is not uncommon for patients to receive treatment for “TMJ” with an inaccurate diagnosis. Many patients who seek diagnosis for ostensible TMJ pain are referred to physician specialists in Neurology and Pulmonology for appropriate therapy. Those with true TMJ problems are treated simply with appliances, physical therapy, and bite adjustment.
Bisphosphonate-Related Osteonecrosis of the Jaws
Dr. Jones earned a Masters Degree in Pharmaceutical Sciences from the University of Southern California in 2011. His thesis work at the Laboratory of Applied Pharmacokinetics and Bioinformatics produced a mathematical model for the prediction of bisphosphonate toxicity to healing. He is well versed in the pharmacologic mechanism of these drugs as related to treatments for osteoporosis and metastatic cancer affecting the skeleton.
If you are taking or have taken drugs named zolendronte (Zometa and Reclast), pamidronate (Aredia), alendronate (Fosamax), ibandronate (Boniva), risedronate (Actonel), you are at risk for severe jaw problems caused by dental treatment.
Dr. is available to manage dental treatment in patients who have taken bisphosphonates.
Sleep Apnea and Anti-snore Therapies
Treatment of sleep apnea and snoring is achieved with intra oral appliances. These appliances reposition the jaw joints to create more airway space while sleeping.
In our office, these are fabricated on devices that allow for accurate simulation of a patients unique pattern of jaw movement as they have a profound effect on the TMJs and bite. Properly designed and adjusted, intraoral sleep apnea appliances may allow patients to discontinue use of the CPAP. Sometimes, appliances are made to enhance the effectiveness of the CPAP.
We rely upon local physician sleep specialists in diagnosing and treating sleep disordered breathing.
Dental Treatment for Patients with Complex Medical Issues
Dr. Jones expertise in medication related disciplines allows for a thoughtful approach in providing dental treatment for patients who may be at risk for adverse outcomes from conventional dentistry.
He enjoys a close and collaborative relationship to the local medical and dental specialty community.
Complex medical conditions and treatment will be fully understood before dental treatment in undertaken.
We offer the services of a physician anesthesiologist for sedation and monitoring of patient who are vulnerable to adverse effects of dental treatment.
Nitrous Oxide and Oxygen
Oxygen with without Nitrous Oxide is available for all treatment, including dental hygiene procedures.
If you require oxygen, we will provide it for you.
Nitrous oxide is available for your comfort
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