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Innovative Treatments Using Advanced Dental Technology

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We Excel at Alleviating Dental Anxiety

At the PGA Dentistry, we understand that our patients have to pause their lives to attend dental checkups and treatment appointments. Perhaps you also feel nervous about dental visits. Our gentle doctors and our caring, talented team look forward to making your visits to our office as comfortable and efficient as possible. We will take the time to get to know you, listen to your concerns, explain treatment options, and provide exceptional care in a sophisticated, nurturing environment.

For Your Comfort

We designed every feature of our luxurious practice to promote tranquility and patient comfort. During your visit, you can enjoy a number of spa-like comfort amenities, including:

  • Soft, warm blankets to keep you cozy
  • Aromatherapy
  • Noise-canceling headphones and quiet handpieces, so that you won't be disturbed by the sounds associated with some dental procedures
  • If you are undergoing full mouth reconstruction or smile makeover, you will be treated to a private treatment suite
  • Dental sedation
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Oral Conscious Sedation

Oral conscious sedation involves taking an oral dose of anti-anxiety medication about an hour before treatment. By the time we escort you to a treatment room, you will feel relaxed. Although you will not be completely unconscious, many patients do not remember their visit the following day. Oral sedation is appropriate for most patients, and will allow us to perform complex, multi-phase procedures in one appointment. We closely monitor your vital signs treatment to ensure your utmost safety.

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IV Sedation

With this method, anti-anxiety medication is delivered directly to the blood stream. IV sedation is appropriate for patients with more extreme dental fear. Our doctors often uses IV sedation when performing the surgical phase of a dental implant procedure. As with oral sedation, we will monitor your vital signs to make sure you remain safe and comfortable throughout treatment.

Comprehensive Screenings for Oral Cancer

Our doctors and clinical team perform regular oral cancer screenings at our Palm Beach Gardens, FL, practice to ensure that potential problems are caught as early as possible. Unless they use tobacco, most people don’t think much about oral and pharyngeal cancers. However, these cancers claim one American life per hour, every day, all year long and though tobacco is a risk factor, anyone can develop oral cancer. We know that early detection and treatment of oral cancer increases the survival rate dramatically. That’s why Dr. Jay Ajmo insists upon providing simple, yet comprehensive oral cancer screenings on all of our patients.

Research shows that nearly 80% of people diagnosed with oral or pharyngeal cancers use tobacco; either cigarettes, snuff, or chewing tobacco. Approximately 70% of those diagnosed drink alcohol in excess. All types of oral and pharyngeal cancers are twice as likely in males than females, and 66% of all those diagnosed are over age 55. Some genetic conditions and diseases also increase a person’s risk for these cancers. Lip cancer risk increases with unprotected sunlight exposure. In addition, a diet lacking in sufficient fruits and vegetables can increase a person’s risk for oral and pharyngeal cancers.

The most common symptom of oral cancer is a red or white sore in the mouth, or nagging oral pain, that does not heal over two weeks or longer. In some cases, people mistake oral or pharyngeal cancer for a cold or a toothache. People may experience a thickening or lump inside their cheek or on their neck, problems swallowing or moving the tongue, numbness of the tongue, voice changes, or pain in the teeth, jaw, or throat. Weight loss and halitosis (bad breath) are also indicators.

An oral cancer screening just takes a few minutes, and unless you know what the doctor is doing, you may not even be aware you’re undergoing a screening. We adhere to the American Dental Association’s guidelines for oral cancer screenings. He’ll inspect all the soft tissues of your mouth, including beneath the tongue, for sores, spots, or discolored tissue that could indicate a simple mouth sore or a possible oral cancer lesion. If Dr. Ajmo finds a lesion, he’ll ask you questions to help him determine if a biopsy is necessary. He may also palpate the lymph nodes in your neck and evaluate your head and neck for lumps.

If Dr. Ajmo finds cause for concern, he’ll refer you for a biopsy. This is not a diagnosis, but a test to find out whether the suspicious lesion or lump is cancer. Don’t postpone the biopsy, though. OralCancerFoundation.org tells us that many people keep an eye on suspicious lesions for well beyond the recommended two-week period, before seeking a biopsy. If your lesion is malignant oral cancer, early diagnosis will significantly increase your potential for successful treatment.

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Digital Dental X-Rays are Fast and Accurate
From soft tissue lasers to intraoral cameras, technological advancements in dentistry are making treatment safer and more effective. Dental technology helps us carry out our mission to provide accurate, conservative, and comfortable treatments. Our practice is especially proud to offer our patients digital x-rays at our Palm Beach Gardens general, cosmetic and restorative dentistry practice.
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Benefits of Digital X-Rays
Every dental checkup performed by our team involves a thorough visual exam. However, a number of oral health problems simply are not visible to the naked eye. X-rays give our doctors a view of hidden oral structures, like the roots and canals of teeth, as well as the jawbone and sinuses. With the information provided by an x-ray, we can base diagnosis and treatment plan on solid evidence.
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Improved Patient Safety
Digital x-rays use electronic sensors to snap images of your teeth and send the images directly to our computer for storage. The process takes less than a second, and patient exposure to radiation is reduced by about 90%. In addition, we use protective aprons and thoracic collars, to protect patients from the miniscule amount of radiation. Even though the American Dental Association assures us that the radiation required for a digital x-ray is minimal, we want to make sure our patients remain as safe as possible. Digital x-rays allow us to increase or decrease contrast, enlarge the image, or magnify certain areas. This enhanced imaging capability allows us to see your oral structures in greater detail, so that we can provide an accurate diagnosis and precise treatment plan.
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Improved Patient Education
A dentist can tell you all about a cavity developing in your molar, or the bone tissue that resorbing beneath that missing tooth, but do you fully understand? Showing you a detailed image can help you better understand the issue, recognize its potential path, and make an informed decision for treatment, based on facts. Digital x-rays are an invaluable teaching tool at our practice.
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Convenient Records
Digital x-rays are a part of digital patient records and can be sent to insurance companies and specialists at the click of a button, so you no longer have to hand-deliver records or wait for postal delivery. Modern digital security will keep your private records safe, while also providing quick and easy access to important information.
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Cone Beam CT Scan
The Cone Beam 3D CT scans are one of our greatest technological assets. Designed to be safer, more efficient, and more effective than a traditional medical CT scan, cone beam technology focuses energy directly into the treatment area while minimizing your radiation exposure by about 200 times. After covering your entire body with a lead apron for protection, the scan will rotate 360 degrees around your head, taking 30 images of your upper and lower jaws. Each 3D digital image can be manipulated and segmented into half-millimeter sections and used to create a treatment plan for dental implant placement, bone grafting, and pathology treatment. The circular motion of the scan allows for precise measurement of the volume, density, structure, and shape of your jawbone and pinpoints your sinus spaces and vital nerves. Unlike traditional medical CT scans, which are less focused and emit higher amounts of radiation, the coneb scan uses precision of up to 1/100th of a millimeter.

Additional State-of-the-Art Technology

Advanced dental technology can improve the accuracy, comfort, and level of clinical excellence we provide for our patients. The state-of-the-art technology in our office includes:

dental 3d ct scan

This 3D digital imaging technology provides an incredibly detailed view of underlying oral structures that are not visible to the naked eye. We utilize this equipment when planning the surgical phase of dental implant placement.

dental laser equipment

With applications ranging from the treatment of gum disease to reshaping the gum line, the soft tissue diode laser combines a higher level of accuracy with reduced healing time, and little or no bleeding.

carestream dental imaging

Gone are the days of goop in your mouth to get that final impression. We use Carestream digital impressions which quickly and accurately takes a digital scan of your teeth and gums. Digital scanning is the future of modern dentistry and is available now in our leading-edge practice.

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If you are considering full mouth reconstruction or a smile makeover, you’ll want to feel comfortable knowing what we can do for you. We will show you before and after images of the many patients we’ve treated so you feel confident you’ll be happy with your results.

intraoral camera

During your routine checkup, we’ll use a tiny camera to snap close-up pictures of your teeth and gums. Projected onto the in-room monitor, these images will act as visual aids as Dr. Ajmo explains his findings and your treatment options.

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Your health and safety are important to us, so we uphold the strictest standards of sterilization of all instrumentation and disinfection of treatment areas.

Find Out How Dental Technology Can Improve Your Treatments!

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