Isodry

Having a procedure done at Complete Dentistry with Dr. Hubis? We use something during your time here called the Isodry. The Isodry helps your clinical staff ensure that your procedure goes smoothly every time and allows us to control the “condition” of your mouth. During some procedures, it is very important to keep the area we are working in dry. The Isodry serves as a great purpose in that it allows us a free hand to work with, while doing a laundry list of things for you, and us. It allows you to rest comfortably on its convenient bite block to rest your jaw during long procedures, retracts your tongue for us, and allows you to swallow during the procedure...

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Will it hurt?

Most often, when discussing treatment options the first question we get asked is - will it hurt? All of our procedures are meant to help you and we want you to be at ease and comfortable while getting your dental care. We offer multiple options to help your dental experience go smoothly. Procedures and materials continue to improve over time and newer methods help us to achieve efficient and gentle care. The dental treatment procedures that are done at our office are done with local anesthetic. There is no need to worry about being “put to sleep." Local anesthetics are given by an injection. To make that go smoothly we apply a topical gel to your gum that will help...

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What in the World is CEREC?

I recently spent a weekend in Scottsdale, Arizona learning how to raise my level of expertise in making anterior CEREC crowns.  It was a two day course with lab and lecture training. A large part of my decision to invest in a CEREC machine had to do with the level of training associated with the machine. There are learning centers, symposiums, meetings and events scattered across the country happening all the time.  There is also a network of about 10,000 dentists who share ideas and experiences with their CEREC machine via a website called cerecdoctors.com.  This website also has training videos for dentists and team members. What does this mean? Well, as a dentist it means that I am free...

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Do Root Canals Work?

"Do Root Canals work?"  This is a question I hear rather frequently. I find that some patients are confused in the terminology so let me first clear that up. A Root Canal is a part of your body. It's where the nerve tissue inside your tooth resides. This nerve tissue is responsible for sending messages to your brain that tell you when it feels cold and pain - that's it. It's either cold or pain. Teeth cannot give you warm and fuzzy feelings, unfortunately. A Root Canal is also a procedure performed by either a General Dentist or an Endodontist. An Endodontist is a specialist in treating infections of the root canal system of a tooth. The procedure known as...

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