Posts for: May, 2015
If you know someone who needs a new dentist, we would love to meet them! Our office can accommodate new patients quickly and often the same day. We like to schedule families together, saving the parents’ time. We can book up to 4 hygiene appointments at the same time for families who want to come in together.
It is our goal to be on time for all patient appointments. We are currently at 95% on-time appointments and are working hard to take every patient back on time. Occasionally we are behind because of an emergency but we will always keep you informed if we think we are going to be late so you can gauge your arrival time.
Dr. Pendse is passionate about Dentistry! Did you know she attended dental school both in the United States and in India? Because of the requirements to be a dentist in the U.S., she chose to go to school here as well. Here is her story:
Dr.Pendse was born and raised in Mumbai, India. She graduated as a dentist in India and practiced general dentistry for 2 yrs in Mumbai. She came to the US after marriage to her husband who at the time was settled in Overland Park, Kansas. Her husband has a masters in electrical engineering from Kansas University. She is the only dentist in her family. Her mother is a retired banker. Her father, husband and brother-in-law are engineers.
Dr.Pendse went back to dental school at UCSF to be able to pursue her career in the US. She lived in California for 6 yrs before moving to Charlotte in 2011.
Although she never received any formal training, she loves music and can play the harmonium (an Indian musical instrument similar to piano but played only with one hand). She hopes to be able to learn to play the piano someday. She loves to travel to different places and learn about different cultures. She enjoys hiking and watching romantic/comedy movies. She believes in healthy eating and keeping fit and she exercises at least 4 times a week.
She also enjoys cooking, volunteering at her son's school (which both she and her son look forward to) and attending her son's activities which include soccer and swimming. She enjoys playing softball and badminton whenever her schedule permits.
Keeping a healthy and good-looking smile for a lifetime takes more than brushing and flossing your teeth. Routine dental check-ups and cleanings are important as well. Without them, the very foundations of your teeth can suffer from a condition called periodontitis or advanced gum disease.
Before an individual loses teeth and experiences gum and jawbone recession, his or her South Charlotte, North Carolina dentist can perform a periodontal gum treatment that effectively treats infected gums without surgery. Dentists and patients alike are encouraged by how well these interventions can restore dental health and impact overall health. Untreated gum disease can contribute to serious conditions such as heart disease and diabetes.
The Symptoms of Periodontitis
Characterized by red, swollen and bleeding gums and often times bad breath, periodontitis is the accumulation of bacteria-laden plaque and hard tartar at the gum line. This build-up pushes gum tissue away from the teeth and their roots forming unhealthy pockets of varying depth. The American Academy of Periodontology says that healthy gums should fit securely around your tooth structure the same way a turtle neck sweater fits around your neck.
What Non-Surgical Periodontal Treatment Involves
After a thorough oral examination and x-ray imaging, the dental hygienist will perform a simple but important procedure called scaling and root planning. Often done with the benefit of injected local anesthesia, scaling, and root planning scrapes plaque and tartar from the tooth and root surfaces.
The dental professional may do this with a hand implement, an ultrasonic cleaning tool or a combination of both. When extensive treatment is needed, the mouth may be divided into 4 sections or quadrants, with just 1 or 2 sections cleaned per session. After scaling, the dentist may apply antibiotics to heal the infection.
Care After Non-Surgical Periodontal Treatment
It's vital that the patient maintain his or her newly treated teeth, roots and gums with:
- twice daily brushing with a quality fluoride toothpaste
- daily flossing to remove plaque from between teeth
- semi-annual oral examinations and cleanings (or as the dentist recommends)
- avoidance of unhealthy habits such as smoking
- eating a healthy diet
You Can Refresh and Revitalize Your Smile at Park Crossing Dentistry.
If you are concerned about the condition of your teeth and gums, don't delay. Visit Park Crossing Dentistry for the gentlest and most skillful dental services available in the South Charlotte, North Carolina area. Richard Bateman DDS, Joshua Neubauer DDS and Shraddha Pendse DDS and their staff want your teeth and gums to be at their healthiest and brightest best. Contact Doctors Bateman, Neubauer and Pendse with your questions about non-surgical gum treatment. Call 704-541-5059.
Happy Mother’s Day to all our moms! Here is Dr. Bateman celebrating with his Mom, Carolyn.