Greetings from Advanced Dentistry of Blakeney

Drs. John Pinnix and George Betancourt would like to extend our sincerest best wishes to you and your families. We hope that you continue to navigate these most difficult times with strength, perseverance and the promise that we will all soon return to 'business as usual'.

Please note, the purpose of this email is not to go into detail about our office protocols during the current COVID- 19 response. We always have and will continue to maintain the highest level of aseptic and sterilization techniques. Regarding our office hours, we are presently closed as a result of recommendations provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention as well as the American Dental Association. For patients with upcoming appointments, trust that we will communicate directly with you via phone call to reschedule them as we learn more about our current situation.

For the time being, we want to extend to you, our patients, the helping hand you need during these times for all things dental. While we may be limited in terms of office hours and available services, Drs. Pinnix and Betancourt remain available to you via other modalities. For example, we ask that you please find and follow our social media pages, pinnixandbetancourt on Instagram, Advanced Dentistry of Blakeney on Facebook, and @BlakeneySmiles on Twitter. We will use these social media outlets as a means of communication and also a way to provide a Question & Answer forum for general questions anyone may have.

For personal/private needs related to ongoing treatment or your dental health, we will be available to schedule a virtual consultation. This may be accomplished via FaceTime, Zoom meeting or other platform whereby we may have a face to face encounter. These will be available to you, our patient, as a courtesy.

These are unprecedented times for us all. We strive to be on the front edge of the capabilities and service we provide our patients. Much of that depends on our availability and communication. We are here and we will, across any medium possible, provide the guidance you need during these difficult times. We ask that you please reach out to us either via email to the office (admin@blakeneysmiles.com), one of our social media platforms, or our phone line from which you can leave a message. We will make every effort possible to get back to you in a timely manner.

From Drs. Pinnix, Betancourt and our entire staff at Advanced Dentistry of Blakeney, we hope you and your families manage the COVID-19 pandemic with an abundance of care, caution and respect for the well being of our community.

Best,

Drs. John M. Pinnix, George A. Betancourt and the staff of Advanced Dentistry of Blakeney

Dont Put Off Oral Screenings! By SEO Admin on February 18, 2013

Going to a dentist for regular oral screenings is the best way to prevent serious dental problems from occurring. Our qualified dentists in Charlotte offer these screenings to all patients. Here are some of the main dental problems that dentists can check for during an oral screening:

Oral Cancer

Oral cancer is one of the most serious health problems and should be treated immediately. Dentists can look into a patients mouth to see if any cancerous tumors are present. Some of these tumors are difficult to spot and require a trained eye and special tools in order to discover these particular growths. Biopsies can be performed on any suspicious tumors to determine whether or not they are cancerous.

Tooth Decay

A dentist can also check for tooth decay during an oral screening. Cavities are not always obvious, especially in the beginning stages. The special tools used by dentists can check for cavities on all areas of the teeth. After eliminating any cavities through drilling, tooth colored fillings can be used to restore any of the affected teeth. These tooth colored fillings have been designed to give teeth an attractive and natural appearance.

Gum Disease

The occurrence of gum disease can also be detected through an oral screening. Gum disease often results in gum inflammation and damage to the soft tissue supporting the teeth. Teeth can also be lost as a result of gum disease. Depending on the type of gum disease and the extent of damage, a dentist may recommend treatment options such as deep cleanings, medications or possibly even surgical intervention.

The expert dentists are able to provide thorough oral screenings. These knowledgeable dentists in Charlotte are also able to diagnose and treat many types of oral health conditions.

Let us know your thoughts and feedback in the comments below about your regular dental screenings. Are you going 2 times per year? More? Less? Our South Charlotte dentists would love to hear from you!

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