Dr. Roger C. Biede Ii D.D.S Is the General Dentist for You in Tucson, AZ
Sleep apnea occurs when a person stops breathing anywhere from 10–90 seconds, often because the airway is blocked. There are three types of sleep apnea, though obstructive sleep apnea is probably the most well-known. Three treatments are available. A qualified dentist can make an oral appliance, or mouthguard, to keep the airway open. Dr. Roger C. Biede II D.D.S. works with a patient’s doctor to determine the best course of action on treatment.
Oral Hygiene Instruction
Dr. Roger C. Biede II D.D.S. continues to provide his patients with the latest in oral hygiene instruction. One such example is to use toothpaste once a day, though continue to brush your teeth twice a day. This is because toothpaste can be rough and hurt your enamel.
If a tooth simply is beyond repair, it has to be extracted. We provide this service with compassionate care. Impacted or complicated teeth are sent to specialists.
Dr. Roger C. Biede II D.D.S. offers in-office bleaching with customizable take-home trays for at-home teeth whitening.
Perio-Protect is a new procedure to combat gum disease. It works like this:
- The bacteria that causes gum disease die off or are neutralized with oxygen.
- We make a form-fitting, yet flexible guard that adheres to your gums.
- Placing hydrogen peroxide on your guard 2 to 4 times a day will enable the oxygen to move against the bacteria in your gums.
With complementary cleanings, this can improve and even eliminate your gum disease.
Root Planing & Scaling
Known as deep cleaning, this procedure helps if there is significant repair to be made. It is determined based on bone loss, bleeding during regular probing, and depths of probing. We can provide a local antibiotic to decrease infection risk.
Oral Cancer Screening
Screening for oral cancer is a routine part of every dental exam. A more in-depth exam is available as needed.
Treating Children/Pediatric Dentistry
Dr. Biede can examine the entire family, including children. Our dental office provides dental cleanings for children starting at the age of one. As a child routinely visits the dentist, dental anxiety can be avoided through a trusting relationship.
To calm dental anxiety, we offer nitrous oxide, or laughing gas. This is administered through a mask that helps you feel relaxed. You are safe to drive home after the appointment.
Cleaning & Fluoride Treatment
We offer routine dental cleanings for all patients. These include fluoride treatments, either through prophylaxis for children or varnish for adults.
Call us for more information on any of our general dentistry services. You can reach us at our Tucson, AZ office at 520-797-1240.