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I just started coming to Dr.Saleem about a year ago and I won't go anywhere else. It's in a convenient location and all the staff is very personable as well as caring. I like that I can go to a dentist where they get right to the point when it comes to dental health rather than avoid letting me know the options I have.
Great doctor, lovely staff, open Saturday mornings, and short wait times. Highly recommended.
Fabulous service! Will keep her as my dentist as long as she remains in practice :-)
Very happy with my first visit. Kind & caring dentist & staff. Thank you
I needed the earliest appointment I could get due to the pain I was having. They booked me on the next business day they were open. Harmony was very friendly and did everything she could to make me comfortable and lighten the anxiety of going to the dentist. Dr. Saleem was very friendly and knowledgable and recommended me getting my wisdom teeth out which I will eventually have to have done. I was so satisfied I scheduled an appointment to have a cleaning in a couple weeks. Thank you very much!
Dental Services in Wallingford
Dr. Azra Saleem
Children Dental Care
At Dr. Azra Saleem, we work toward the maintenance of baby teeth until they are naturally lost. Healthy baby teeth help children to chew properly, in speech development and the maintenance of space for the eventual permanent teeth. We recognize the growing importance of appearance and self-image as children move into adolescence and we make sure those needs are met properly. We also provide necessary information and advice to adolescents about issues such as wisdom teeth, tobacco use, sealants and oral piercing.
We take care to make sure that children’s visits to our office is least painful. We work with children and their parents to make them as comfortable as possible. Our staff has years of experience in handling children of all ages. You and your child will not be disappointed.
Initial Oral Examination
Your first visit at our office is very important in establishing your oral health baseline. We will perform a complete oral examination which includes an oral cancer screening, periodontal evaluation, an analysis of your occlusion (bite) and a thorough examination of your teeth, their supporting structures and of the oral anatomy.
The Preventive Program
Both natural teeth and teeth with restorations survive best in an oral environment that is clean and where the intake of harmful foods is controlled. Our dental hygiene program is designed to help prevent new cavities, preserve teeth that have been restored and manage periodontal disease. We recommend that each patient be seen at least twice a year for a dental prophylaxis.
Fillings: Resin & Amalgam
Traditional dental restoratives, or fillings, include gold, porcelain, and composite. The strength and durability of traditional dental materials make them useful for situations where restored teeth must withstand extreme forces that result from chewing, such as in the back of the mouth. Newer dental fillings include ceramic and plastic compounds that mimic the appearance of natural teeth. These compounds, often called composite resins, are usually used on the front teeth where a natural appearance is important, but they can also be used on the back teeth depending on the location and extent of the tooth decay.
Root Canal Treatment
Root canal therapy is needed when the nerve of a tooth is affected by decay or infection. This simple treatment can save your natural teeth and prevent the need of dental implants or bridges. Symptoms of the infection are generally acute dental pain or sensitivity to hot, cold or percussion. If you experience any of these symptoms, we will most likely recommend root canal therapy to eliminate the diseased pulp. This injured pulp is removed and the root canal system is thoroughly cleaned and sealed. This therapy usually involves local anesthesia and may be completed in one or more visits depending on the treatment required. Success for this type of treatment occurs in about 90% of cases.
Crowns and Caps
The terms dental crowns and caps are synonymous. Crowns are typically used to restore a tooth's function and appearance following a restorative procedure such as a root canal. When decay in a tooth has become so advanced that large portions of the tooth must be removed, crowns are often used to restore the tooth. Crowns are also used to attach bridges, cover implants, prevent a cracked tooth from becoming worse, or an existing filling is in jeopardy of becoming loose or dislocated. Crowns also serve an aesthetic use, and are applied when a discolored or stained tooth needs to be restored to its natural appearance. Crowns are fabricated in a laboratory and are made either of porcelain baked onto a metal substrate, all-porcelain, or many of the new ceramic materials that have been developed.
Bridges and Dentures
A bridge may be used to replace missing teeth, help maintain the shape of your face, and alleviate stress on your bite. A bridge replaces missing teeth with artificial teeth, looks great, and literally bridges the gap where one or more teeth may have been. Your bridge can be made from gold, alloys, porcelain, or a combination of these materials and is bonded onto surrounding teeth for support.
There are two basic types of bridges. A fixed bridge is a cemented bridge which remains in your mouth at all times and is supported by your natural teeth. Removable bridges (partials and full dentures) are removed from the mouth several times a day for cleaning and rest on the gum where the missing teeth are being replaced.
Gaps, chips, stains, or misshapen teeth can now be treated with wonderful results and very conservatively using porcelain veneers. Veneers are natural in appearance, and are a perfect alternative for patients wanting to make minor adjustments to the look and feel of their smile. Veneers are thin, custom-made shells made from tooth-colored materials (such as porcelain) designed to cover the front side of your teeth.
Periodontal treatment methods depend upon the type and severity of the disease. We will evaluate the extent of your periodontal disease and recommend the appropriate treatment. Periodontal disease progresses as the sulcus (pocket or space) between the tooth and gums gets filled with bacteria, plaque and tartar, causing irritation to the surrounding tissues. When these irritants remain in the pocket space, they can cause damage to the gums and eventually, the bone that supports the teeth. If the disease is caught in the early stages of gingivitis, and no damage has been done, one to two regular cleanings will be recommended. You will also be given instructions on improving your daily oral hygiene habits and having regular dental cleanings. If the disease has progressed to more advanced stages, a special periodontal cleaning called scaling and root planing (deep cleaning) will be recommended. If the pockets do not heal after scaling and root planing, our periodontist may perform gum surgery and soft tissue grafts.
Tooth Whitening or Bleaching
Our in-office state-of-the-art bleaching system will make your teeth whiter and brighter. You can also choose our easy at-home applications with outstanding results achieved in just days.
Consider Invisalign to get the beautiful straight teeth you've always wanted - without braces. Our orthodontist is a certified Invisalign provider and will be happy to discuss whether Invisalign would be an appropriate treatment for you. Invisalign uses a series of invisible, removable, and comfortable aligners that no one can tell you're wearing. These retainers are worn 23 hours a day and are changed every two weeks. Invisalign is made with 3-D computer imaging technology and has been proven effective in treating many orthodontic cases that previously required braces.
When tooth removal is necessary, we can perform simple and surgical extractions.
6 Month Smiles
Dr. Saleem is proud to now offer the innovative 6 Month Smiles treatment, which uses clear braces to straighten and gently align teeth in an average time of six months. To learn more, please click here.