Whether you’ve got an oral health concern or simply want to keep your smile healthy and radiant, Millennium Dental is here to compassionately and efficiently meet your needs with premium general dentistry and preventative care. Dr. Harrison and her team can help you prevent, identify, and treat common oral health issues, like cavities, surface stains, periodontal disease, oral cancer, tooth fractures, sleep apnea, and bruxism, before they begin or in their earliest and most treatable stages.
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During your twice-annual visits, Dr. Harrison and her team combine advanced dental technology with gentle techniques to monitor the health of your oral tissues, deeply clean and polish your teeth, and identify oral health issues in their earliest stages. Depending on your unique situation and needs, Dr. Harrison will also provide personalized guidance on professional treatments you may need for your best oral and overall health, such as periodontal therapy, sports mouth guards, and nightguards for bruxism.
Preventive Fluoride Therapy
Dr. Harrison may suggest in-office fluoride therapy or an at-home fluoride gel or rinse. Under the skilled guidance of our dental team, in-office fluoride therapy safely delivers a concentrated dose of fluoride to heal weakened tooth enamel, while at-home fluoride therapy uses a lower dose to maintain your teeth’s resilience and strength. Because they’re applied topically, both in-office and at-home preventive fluoride therapy are directly absorbed into your teeth for maximum results and benefits.
Oral Cancer Screening
As your primary oral healthcare physician, Dr. Harrison is committed to providing this life-saving screening at every routine dental visit with the help of Identafi, an advanced oral cancer screening technology. Identafi uses multispectral and three-wavelength technology to identify microscopic abnormalities in the cells of your mouth, throat, tongue, and tonsils, even before they’re considered cancerous.
To help you maintain a smile that’s as beautiful as it is strong and healthy, Dr. Harrison exclusively uses composite resin for cavity treatment. Also known as tooth-colored fillings, composite resin is a durable material that bonds to your teeth, which means less healthy tooth structure needs to be removed during treatment. Dr. Harrison will precisely match your filling to your natural teeth, maintaining your smile’s natural appearance while sealing out bacteria, preventing temperature sensitivity, and reinforcing your tooth’s natural strength. Like your natural teeth, composite resin can become discolored when exposed to staining foods and drinks, like red wine, coffee, and tea. Daily oral hygiene habits and routine dental visits can help ensure your filling maintains its durability and shade. You may also consider dental sealants, to better preserve your filling and prevent future tooth decay.
Tooth extraction is an outpatient surgical procedure that will be performed under one or more types of anesthetics for a calm and comfortable treatment experience. If your tooth is visible and intact, Dr. Harrison will carefully loosen and remove the targeted tooth (called a simple extraction). If your tooth is fully or partially below the gumline or broken, Dr. Harrison will first make a small incision into your gums and, if needed, remove a small amount of bone tissue or divide the tooth into smaller pieces before removing the targeted tooth and closing the incision with stitches (called a surgical extraction).
Feeling a bit anxious about tooth extraction is normal, though Dr. Harrison and her team specialize in creating comfortable, positive dental experiences through transparent communication, gentle techniques, and sedation dentistry for qualified patients.