Whether you need a routine exam, a cavity filled, minor oral surgery, or have another common oral health concern, Dr. Srinivasan is here to help.
General Dentistry Services
As a general dentist, Dr. Srinivasan has the education, skills, and experience to address a wide range of dental issues. We outline several of them below.
Teeth Cleaning and Exam
During a routine biannual exam, a dental hygienist cleans your teeth by scraping plaque and tartar off with a small specialty tool. You will rinse your mouth several times during this process. Your hygienist then flosses and polishes your teeth before Dr. Srinivasan inspects your teeth and gums for signs of any oral health problems that require additional follow-up.
Your teeth begin to show signs of decay when bacteria bore a hole in the outer enamel. The tooth will require filling material to preserve it. You can opt for a standard silver amalgam filling or a tooth-colored filling. Most people prefer the latter option because the filling material blends in much better, and it is not obvious to others that they have had dental work done.
Dental insurance companies typically pay for one set of bitewing X-rays each year. If you are due for X-rays, a hygienist places a thin piece of cardboard with a tiny camera attached inside your mouth and then snaps a picture. The digital X-rays are available immediately for Dr. Srinivasan to review. Having a set of recent X-rays on file helps to provide a baseline in case a new oral health concern develops in the future.
Tooth Extractions and Wisdom Teeth Removal
You may need a diseased or damaged tooth removed at some point to preserve your oral health. People undergoing orthodontic treatment sometimes need one or more teeth extracted to make room for the other teeth to shift. The development of wisdom teeth, which usually happens in the late teen years, is another reason patients need teeth extracted.
You can count on Dr. Srinivasan to handle all your needs for general dentistry. The above are just a small sample of the services we provide.