Rochester NY Preventative & Family Dentistry
At Stephen Ruchlin, DDS, we take a total wellness approach to dental care, spending the time getting to know our patients, listening to your needs, easing concerns and educating you on how oral health can affect your oral and overall health. Regular dental cleanings and exams are essential components to good oral health. The American Dental Association recommends visiting the dentist every six months along with proper home hygiene care, including brushing and flossing.
Besides routine cleanings, our hygienists are trained to detect any tell-tale signs so that you can take action to prevent further progression and receive the necessary dental care to correct existing problems. We offer the following preventative services to help you keep your natural teeth healthy:
- Comprehensive oral examinations
- Professional cleanings
- Fluoride treatments
- Dental sealants
- Mouth guards
- Night guards
- Breath treatment
- Oral cancer screenings
- Hygiene instruction
- Dental implant hygiene
In addition, our office uses digital x-rays and imaging to reduce your exposure to radiation. It is also more environmentally friendly than traditional x-rays.
Oral Conscious Sedation
Oral conscious sedation uses a sedative medication given by mouth (in the form of a pill) to make patients feel relaxed while remaining aware of their surroundings. Although you won’t feel any pain, you’ll be able to respond to commands or questions. Because you may feel sleepy, it is necessary to have an escort drive you to and from your appointment.