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Preventive Dentistry New Orleans

Steering Clear of Oral Problems

Did you know that the best way to approach oral problems is to avoid them in the first place? That’s why we encourage our patients to brush twice and floss once every day. In addition to your at-home oral hygiene, you need to come into our dental office at least twice every year. Visiting us for preventive dentistry in Uptown New Orleans, LA can help you circumvent potential damage and pain, making sure that your healthy, natural smile lasts for years to come. Are you due for a dental visit? Contact Camenzuli Dental Excellence for an appointment today!

Why Choose Camenzuli Dental Excellence for Preventive Dentistry?

  • Caring, Skilled Dental Team
  • Convenient Dental Office Hours
  • Dental Insurance Welcome

Dental Checkups & Teeth Cleanings

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Even if you keep up with your oral hygiene on a daily basis, you may miss some areas. Plaque can build up and harden in between teeth or along the gum line in particular. During your checkup and cleaning appointment, we remove this calcified plaque, giving you a fresh, new start. Also, Dr. Camenzuli performs a comprehensive oral exam in search of any cavities, gum disease, and other issues. By identifying these problems early on, we can provide conservative treatment and avoid damage or pain in the future.

Nightguards for Bruxism

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Although unintentionally, some patients grind or clench their teeth while they sleep, a condition called bruxism. Unfortunately, this habit can wear down the enamel, which weakens teeth and makes cracks and fracturing more likely. In addition, bruxism can lead to chronic jaw pain or headaches. To treat this condition, our team can create a custom oral appliance that keeps the upper and lower teeth separated from each other and allows the jaw muscles to relax.

Oral Cancer Screenings

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About half of the people who are diagnosed with oral cancer this year are expected to survive—not because it is particularly difficult to treat but because oral cancer is often found so late in development. When oral cancer is caught early on, the odds of survival increase significantly. At Camenzuli Dental Excellence, we include an oral cancer screening at every routine checkup appointment. In just a few minutes, we can examine your mouth for potentially cancerous cells and, in some cases, even save lives.

Periodontal Therapy

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Do you have red or tender gums? Do they bleed when you brush your teeth? Do you struggle with chronic bad breath? You may have gum disease, an inflammatory condition in the gum tissue. If left untreated, gum disease can cause tooth loss and even contribute to serious medical problems. To get rid of the infection, we can perform scaling and root planing. In other words, we can clean deep into the gum tissue and clear out pockets of trapped plaque, and then we can make the tooth surfaces smooth for faster healing.

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TMJ/TMD Therapy

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Do you experience chronic jaw pain or headaches, particularly in the morning? Are your teeth showing signs of excessive wear? You may have bruxism, a condition where you grind or clench your teeth while you sleep. This can cause problems with the joint that connects your lower jaw to your skull and damage your teeth. Luckily, Dr. Camenzuli can diagnose and treat this condition with advanced adjustments and splints. These appliances put your teeth in a position that relaxes the jaw muscles and keeps the upper and lower teeth from touching.

Nitrous Oxide Sedation Dentistry

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If you feel fear or anxiety at the thought of getting dental work done, you may want to avoid visiting the dentist altogether. But doing so only hurts your smile in the long run. We can help you overcome that fear! Depending on the severity of your anxiety and the complexity of the procedure, nitrous oxide in addition to an anxiety-reducing medication to help you relax and put your mind at ease. Our caring, dedicated team will make sure you feel comfortable throughout your appointment and give you the care you need to have a healthy smile.

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