Li-An Su, D.M.D
161 Ash Street, Suite C, Reading, MA 01867

Radiance Dental Services

General Dental Services

Comprehensive Dental Examination

Unless you have a dental emergency that requires immediate attention, a comprehensive dental examination is done during the initial visit. After speaking with you and reviewing your medical and dental history, Dr. Su will perform a comprehensive examination which will include the detection of dental caries (cavities), periodontal charting (gum evaluation) and oral cancer screening.

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Periodontal Treatment

Computerized Periodontal Charting

All new patients will have their periodontal health evaluated through periodontal probing. This is to assure that the gum surrounding the teeth is in good health, because gum disease, or periodontitis, can contribute to bleeding gums, bad breath, and tooth loss. All information is stored in each patient's file in the computer system.

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Periodontal Scaling and Root Planing

When gum disease is detected, it is recommended to treat it with periodontal scaling and root planing, also known as deep cleaning. This is a non-invasive procedure during which teeth are thoroughly cleaned and scaled under local anesthesia to remove the calculus (tartar) buildup which contains the bacteria that causes gum disease.

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Adjunct Non-Surgical Periodontal Treatment

Through the placement of medication, such as Arestin and Periochip, in the area with severe gum disease, usually right after scaling and root planing, the dentist can more effectively treat gum disease.

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Cavity Prevention

Sealant

This coating, placed on the biting surface of a non-decayed posterior tooth, will prevent decay for years.

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Fluoride Treatment

Recommended for children and adults with a high rate of dental decay.

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Esthetic Dentistry

White Fillings

Resin composite fillings are more conservative and esthetic than the traditional silver amalgam fillings, and cause less sensitivity because they do not conduct cold or heat as much as metals do.

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Porcelain Veneers

They are a thin layer (1mm or less) of ceramic facing customized to straighten teeth, mask stains and discoloration, or close gaps.

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Bonding

Similar function as veneers, but is made chairside with composite resin.

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Natural-looking Crowns, Onlays, Inlays, and Bridges

With the advance of technology come esthetic materials that are so lifelike that even dental professionals have a hard time telling them apart from real teeth. No longer do we have to suffer metal or grayish edges around the gum line.

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Full and Partial Dentures

They can be made with life-like teeth, flexible and light base with non-metal clasps and snug fit.

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Teeth-Whitening

Yes, it works! For best results, we can jump start your teeth-whitening with a one-hour in-office whitening session, followed by a take-home custom whitening system to increase and maintain the brilliance of your smile. * Existing dental restorations such as crowns and white fillings cannot be whitened, therefore it is advisable to whiten your teeth before placing crowns and fillings for best results.

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Endodontic Treatment

No, this is not your Aunt Betsy's root canal! Modern root canal treatment is done with magnification, canal apex locator, and rotary instruments to shorten the treatment duration, increase safety and success rate, and guarantee patient comfort. When a tooth is hurting or severely decayed, a root canal treatment is often the only way to save it.

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Implant Services

We work with experienced surgeons and gum specialists in the area to have dental implants placed for the patients in their offices. After the implants have been successfully integrated, patients can return to our office to have crowns or bridges made for the implants.

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Other Services

Extractions

Removal of broken or painful teeth.

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Sports Guard

For protection of teeth during athletic activities.

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Night Guard

For treatment and prevention of bruxism (teeth grinding) and TMJ disorder.

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Oral Sedation

Medication to reduce anxiety.

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Newest Technology

Digital Radiography

It reduces radiation by 50 to 90%, allows quick viewing of X-rays on a computer screen, eliminates toxic chemical wastes, and enables the images to be stored, duplicated and sent electronically.

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Impeccable Sterilization Center

Each instrument is washed, disinfected in a germicidal solution with an ultrasonic cleaner, wrapped, then heat sterilized. Each instrument pouch contains an internal monitor to assure that steam penetrates into the pouch to sterilize the instruments and a spore test is conducted weekly to guarantee that the autoclave functions properly.

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Computerized Charting System

It records the condition of the teeth and gum in a computer hard drive.

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Cavitron

An ultrasonic scaler that generates a gentle vibration to allow the effective removal of plaque and calculus (tartar) from teeth and dispersal of medicine that helps treat gum disease. Research has shown that the combined use of ultrasonic scaling and hand scaling results in cleaner teeth in a shorter length of time than either method alone. However, if you have a pacemaker in your heart, you may not be able to experience this technology. Please tell your dental professional if you have a pacemaker.

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Endodontic Rotary Instrument

These are ultra-flexible nickel titanium files that can thoroughly and effectively clean and debride the inside of root canals, increasing patient comfort and treatment success.

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Apex Locator

It electronically locates the end of a root canal and makes root canal treatment safer, faster, and more comfortable for the patient.

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