Pain management is controlled with TV in every treatment room, headphones, along with the latest intravenous and oral sedation techniques. With over 20 years experience sedating apprehensive patients, Dr. Kosinski is well known for helping his patients relax and complete their dental therapy.
Myofacial Pain Therapy
Myofacial Pain Therapy is a TMJ treatment for facial muscle pain, ear pain or pain around the joint of the face. Often mouthguards can be fabricated to relax these muscles and are used as a tool in preparation for other dental procedures.
For those patients who are overly anxious and nervous about their dental work, medication is given to you before the treatment. This puts you into a semi-conscious dream-like state from which you awake after the treatment is completed. You will need to have someone drive you home.
Root Canal Treatment
Root canal therapy is a technique where the nerves of teeth are removed and replaced with a plastic like material called gutta percha. This allows the patient to maintain their teeth, yet eliminates tooth pain.
Oral Cancer Screening
In our continuing efforts to provide the most advanced technology and highest quality care available to our patients, We are proud to announce the inclusion of the ViziLite* exam as an integral part of our annual comprehensive oral cancer screening program.
One person dies every hour from oral cancer in the United States – and the mortality has remained unchanged for more than 40 years. Alarmingly, more than 25% of oral cancer victims have no lifestyle risk factors. Clinical studies have determined that using ViziLite after the standard oral cancer examination improves the clinician’s ability to identify, evaluate and monitor suspicious areas at their earliest stages. Early detection of pre-cancerous tissue can minimize or eliminate the potentially disfiguring effects of oral cancer and possibly save your life. Proven screening technologies such as mammogram, Pap smear, PSA and colonoscopy offer the same types of early detection of cancer. ViziLite is an easy and painless examination that gives this practice the best chance to find any oral abnormalities you may have at the earliest possible stage. This technology is the only FDA-cleared device for the identification and monitoring of oral abnormalities that could lead to cancer.
Oral cancer risk by patient profile is listed below:
Highest Risk: Patients age 40 and older and lifestyle risk factors (tobacco use); Patients with a history of oral cancer.
High Risk: Patients age 40 and older; tobacco users of any age Increased Risk: Patients age 18 – 39.