Preventive dentistry

Oral Exam & Check-Up

So what does your first dental visit consist of? At Dr. Alina Oganyan’s dental office, we use the latest technology in x-rays and imaging. In order to create a unique treatment plan and oral exam fostered to each individual patient, we take digital x-ray and intra-oral imaging of each quadrant in the oral cavity. The dentist then goes over each individual image and x-ray with patients to individually explain his or her oral health treatment and condition.


At our office, we use Digital Imaging Software as opposed to the conventional film radiography. By reducing radiation exposure by 75%, digital imaging allows for higher quality of care, and less radiation than conventional X-rays. Modernized imaging also allows for optimized imagine enhancement, greater x-ray quality, time-efficiency and creation of larger images to allow for more accurate diagnosis and treatment planning.

Intra-Oral Camera & Imaging:

Our office is equipped with Opti HD Intraoral Camera with bright LED light that features CMOS technology for excellent imaging performance and delivery of highest quality images. By offering intra-oral imaging, we are able to give patients a direct clinical picture of each tooth and explain treatment planning more effectively and personally tailored to each patient’s unique needs.

Dental Hygiene


The AIRFLOW Treatment is not your typical air polishing treatment. Forget the messy, uncomfortable treatments! AIRFLOW procedure uses air and water pressure to deliver controlled stream of specially processed powders in a slurry through a handpiece nozzle. This pressurized jet of air, water and powder removes surface stains, plaque and soft deposits such as food particles trapped between teeth. Ideal for removing stains caused by wine, coffee, tea and general tooth discoloration. Cleans and polishes all in one step. The AIRFLOW Treatment uses AIR-FLOW Powder PLUS with erythritol ensuring the elimination of the main etiological cause of both tooth-decay, gingivitis, periodontitis, mucositis & peri-implantitis. Using the Erythritol PLUS powder, the Airflow supragingival handpiece is able to remove Biofilm in the sulcus area & shallow pockets of the teeth, on the tongue and gums as well as on the palate - all in a minimal-invasive way for maximum patient comfort.

Restorative Dentistry


Dental Crowns

Cosmetic Dentistry


Teeth Whitening

Cosmetic Dental Bonding

Snap-On Smile®

This involves taking action to prevent a condition from developing or worsening. Removing plaque from your teeth by brushing and flossing prevents plaque from hardening into tartar. Having your teeth professionally cleaned on a regular basis is one of the easiest ways of practicing preventive dentistry. We will recommend a schedule of appointments and home care regimen designed to prevent the advance of gum disease and preserve your healthy smile for years to come.

TMJ Treatment

Night Guard

MTM® Clear Aligner

What is Preventive Dentistry?

Preventive dentistry is the practice of caring for your teeth to keep them healthy. This helps to avoid cavities, gum disease, enamel wear, and more. At Dr. Oganyan’s dental office, we believe that preventive dentistry begins at home. How well patients maintain their oral hygiene ultimately determines the level of care they will receive at the dental office. We promote maintenance in oral hygiene practice by showing patients step-by-step oral hygiene techniques. These techniques are especially crucial in educating patients from an early age in order to implement maintenance and sustainability and prevent long-term complications that may arise later in life.There are many forms of preventive dentistry including daily tooth brushing and flossing maintenance and dental cleanings. Dental cleanings can range from routine cleanings (Prophylaxis) and deep cleanings (Scaling and Root Planning).

What is the difference between routine (prophylaxis) and deep cleanings (Scaling and Root Planning)?

Often, patients are unaware of the difference between different dental health terms in regards to cleanings.

A routine cleaning (Prophylaxis) is a regular cleaning, meaning it is PREVENTIVE dental care, the purpose of which is to maintain teeth and oral tissues in a healthy state by removing surface plaque, and common stains. This procedure is typically done using polishing instruments. It is usually performed twice a year, but individual patient needs vary, and it may be necessary more frequently for some patients who may have excessive buildup more frequently.

A deep cleaning (Scaling and Root Planning) is a therapeutic procedure intended as a component of dental care designed to avoid periodontal disease. Subgingival (beneath the gum line) cleaning is essential to deep cleaning as it is the most important step for patients with periodontal disease which may vary in severity.

the mildest form of periodontal disease. It causes gums to become red, swollen, and bleed easily. Gingivitis is often caused by inadequate oral hygiene. Gingivitis is reversible with professional treatment and good oral home care.

Untreated gingivitis can advance to periodontitis. With time, plaque can spread and grow below the gum line. Often, X-rays can reveal periodontal disease through the extent of bone and gum recession and can be extremely helpful in identifying periodontal disease. Toxins produced by the bacteria in plaque irritate the gums. The toxins stimulate a chronic inflammatory response in which gums begin to separate from the teeth, forming pockets (spaces between the teeth and gums) that become infected. As the disease progresses, the pockets deepen and more gum tissue and bone are destroyed which causes bone loss and gum recession making it visible through X-rays. Untreated periodontitis may lead to loss of teeth.

Endodontic Treatment

Root Canal Treatment

The first dental visit is as important as his or her first steps and equally as momentous as his or her first words. Your child’s teeth and gums will be checked for signs of tooth decay or other problems. To evaluate whether the facial bones and teeth are developing properly, or if there are hidden decay, X-rays may be taken. Your baby’s teeth may also be cleaned and his oral habits, like thumb-sucking, may be assessed.

Oral Surgery & Implant

Tooth Extractions


Rot canal treatment (also called Endodontic treatment) may be necessary when the pulp (where nerves are contained) becomes inflated or infected.

What are the steps involved in root anal treatment?

During root canal treatment, the inflamed or infected pulp is removed and the inside of the tooth is carefully cleaned and disinfected then sealed with a rubber-like material called gutta-percha. The tooth is then restored with a crown or filling for protection.

Would extraction (pulling the tooth) be a better alternative?

While a risk to benefit analysis is always utilized in our clinic, saving your natural teeth is always our highest concern. No tooth structure or tissue can replace your natural tooth. Keeping your own teeth is important so that you can enjoy wide variety of foods necessary for a balanced diet as opposed to being limited in nutritional options. Endodontic treatment, along with appropriate restoration is a cost-effective way to treat teeth rather than extraction and placement of a bridge or an implant. Placement of bridges or implants require significantly more time in treatment and may result in treatment to adjacent teeth and supporting tissue.

Is root canal treatment expensive?

Saving your teeth through endodontic treatment is less expensive and less invasive relative to extractions and future procedures needed post-extraction; however cost will depend on your dental insurance coverage. Our staff will help with getting you in touch with your insurance and exploring any and all financial options necessary!

Laser Dentistry

Gemini® Diode Laser

At our office, we only offer the latest, cutting edge technology for our patients. The Gemini laser by Ultradent is the only laser of its kind. It is dentistry’s first dual-wavelength soft-tissue diode laser as well as the most powerful tissue laser available. No matter the procedure, the innovative Gemini laser makes it faster, smoother and more efficient for both the dentist and the patient! Some of the procedures used in laser dentistry include:

  • Exposure of unerupted teeth
  • Gingivectomy
  • Implant recovery
  • Soft tissue crown lengthening
  • Esthetic procedures (exposure of teeth due to gummy smile)
  • Reduction of gingival pockets to reduce accumulation of bacteria and plaque
  • Removal of diseased, infected, inflamed and necrosed soft tissue within periodontal pockets
  • Abscess incision and drainage
The above are only some of the procedures used in laser dentistry that potentially minimize healing time, eliminate bacteria and plaque from local infected areas, in comparison to traditional surgical treatments and procedures.


The first dental visit is as important as his or her first steps and equally as momentous as his or her first words. Your child’s teeth and gums will be checked for signs of tooth decay or other problems. To evaluate whether the facial bones and teeth are developing properly, or if there are hidden decay, X-rays may be taken. Your baby’s teeth may also be cleaned and his oral habits, like thumb-sucking, may be assessed.

Emergency Dentistry

Though orthodontics is often associated with teeth alignment and braces, orthodontics can also affect the way you smile, airway, bite and eliminate pain caused by temporo-mandibular joints. Our clinic offers orthodontic consulations the first Saturday of every month.

Some common signs that you or your child may need braces are the following:

  • Teeth crowding: the most common reason to seek orthodontic treatment, especially in kids. This means that there is insufficient space in the mouth for all the teeth and without proper room for the teeth, crowing occurs. This has many negative consequences among the most crucial being excessive tartar and calculus build-up from patients’ inability to clean teeth quicker than plaque buildup occurring in crowded areas
  • Overbite: refers to the vertical and horizontal overlap of front teeth. There is an increased risk of trauma to front teeth and overbite can increase likelihood of fracturing front teeth during injury
  • Crossbite: an abnormal bite in which upper tooth is behind the lower opposing tooth. If left untreated, excessive wear or fracture of both teeth. Increased gum recession of affected teeth, and asymmetric jaw growth may occur
  • Underbite: an abnormal bite in which all upper and front teeth are behind the lower front teeth. This may cause imbalanced facial appearance and difficulty biting and chewing
  • Openbite: an abnormal bite in which the front teeth do not touch. This may cause difficulty biting and speech problems such as lisps
If you or your child are experiencing any of the signs outlined above please feel free to contact us for a consultation to determine whether orthodontic treatment is right for you.

Pediatric Dentistry

We offer a variety of oral surgey services ranging from endodontics (root canals) to tooth extractions, bone grafts (to aid tissue regeneration), socket preservation, alveoloplasty, wisdom tooth removal, and dental implants and restoration.

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