You many know periodontal disease by its common name, gum disease. This oral health condition is also called gingivitis and periodontitis. Gingivitis being the mild form and periodontitis referring to the more advanced stage of gum disease. By any name, periodontal disease is definitely not sweet. In fact, studies indicate that as much as 80% of people over the age of 35 have some form of gum disease, which is the leading cause of tooth loss for this same demographic. Knowing the warning signs and risk factors for the disease and partnering with a dentist to create a preventive dentistry plan can save you from unnecessary damage to your smile and overall health. You can watch our informative video or keep reading to find out more about this chronic oral health condition.
August 10, 2017
October 21, 2015
Your trusted Oklahoma City dentist, Dr. Joe Isaacson, is thrilled to welcome the passionate and enthusiastic Dr. Ashley Cook to the Oklahoma dental practice you trust. The team at Joe Isaacson Dental knows she’s an excellent fit; read on to learn more about the newest member of our professional crew!
All About Dr. Cook
A native Oklahoman, Dr. Ashley graduated with honors from Southwestern Oklahoma State University located in Weatherford, Oklahoma. Shortly after, she received her doctorate in dental surgery from the Oklahoma University College of Dentistry.
Dr. Ashley says her passion is simple: to help her patients. She’s been known to be a little too particular from time to time, but we think that’s a great thing — Dr. Ashley focuses on really getting to know each patient, understanding their individual needs and educating patients about proper oral care. She looks at is as giving them the tools for teeth that stay healthy for a lifetime. Dr. Ashley constantly seeks out the latest (and best) methods, techniques and information in the ever-changing dental industry.
September 2, 2015
Gum disease is an oral problem with serious implications, and it affects nearly half of adults in the United States. That’s right — 47 percent of American men and women suffer from mild to severe gum, or periodontal, disease. And if you’re reading this post, I’m guessing you’re one of them. You want to know about your treatment options — and you’ve come to the right place.
July 28, 2015
Dentures have been a reliable tooth replacement option for many, many years. Everyone has heard the story about George Washington’s wooden teeth. Well, thankfully, dentures today have come a long way. Whether you are missing all of your teeth or only a few, you may be a perfect candidate for dentures. Dr. Joe Isaacson and his team of dental hygienists and dental assistants in Oklahoma City, OK, are skilled at providing patients with dentures that look and feel natural.
May 11, 2015
Invisalign is one of the most popularly requested orthodontic systems in America, and for good reason. With Invisalign, teens and adults who need orthodontic treatment needn’t spend years in traditional, conspicuous metal braces. At the Oklahoma City, OK dental office of Dr. Joe Isaacson, our patients are welcomed to explore the possibilities and freedom afforded by Invisalign clear aligners.
Why Choose Invisalign Clear Braces?
For many of our patients, traditional orthodontic treatment with metal braces simply doesn’t sound appealing. Metal brackets and wires can be uncomfortable and can certainly tarnish an otherwise sophisticated image. With Invisalign clear aligners, no one has to know that you are undergoing treatment. The custom aligners are made of smooth, virtually invisible plastic, so you can continue to smile with complete confidence.
In addition to their aesthetic advantages, Invisalign clear aligners allow you to avoid the dietary restrictions associated with regular braces. You can feel free to eat all of your favorite foods; simply remove your aligners, enjoy your meal or snack, and replace them after you’ve brushed and flossed. Because there are no brackets or wires to get in the way, you can continue your regular oral hygiene regimen as well.
Invisalign treatment time varies depending on the type of issue in question. Most patients enjoy average treatment time of one year, though many experience optimal results within as few as six months. Invisalign is capable of correcting an expansive range of orthodontic concerns, including overbite, underbite, crossbite, open bite, crowding, gaps between teeth, and more.
Schedule Your Cosmetic Dentistry Consultation
Do your crooked or crowded teeth cause you to feel self-conscious about your appearance? Have you been searching for a way to straighten and enhance your smile without bulky metal braces? Our team is here to help. Contact our office in Oklahoma City, OK today to schedule a consultation with Dr. Isaacson, and explore your cosmetic dentistry options. We sincerely look forward to serving you and your family. Our office is proud to serve the complete oral health needs of patients from OKC, Edmond, Yukon, Piedmont, Mustang, and beyond.
March 12, 2015
As your family dentist, Dr. Joe Isaacson is committed to the complete care of your and your family’s teeth and gums. With this in mind, our family dentistry practice in Oklahoma City, OK, offers a comprehensive menu of preventive and restorative treatments to guarantee you and yours happy and healthy smiles for a lifetime.
The old adage that an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure has probably never been truer than with family dentistry. With this in mind, Dr. Isaacson and his staff would like to see you and your family at least twice every year for dental checkups. Regularly scheduled checkups help us monitor your oral health and notice any concerning changes before they become painful or expensive. Of course, at these checkups we’ll also clean your teeth and remove plaque, assess the health of your gums and look for early signs of gum disease, check for tooth decay and take digital x-rays when necessary.
Beyond the Checkup at the Oklahoma City Family Dentist
Family dentistry extends well beyond the checkup to include a variety of procedures that address a number of dental problems. For example, children especially may need fluoride treatments or dental sealants. Fluoride is a mineral that strengthens enamel. Topical fluoride treatments help children fight the battle against decay-causing bacteria. Likewise, dental sealants create a physical barrier between bacteria and the chewing surfaces of your children’s deeply grooved molars where food particles can hide and initiate decay.
If you hear the sound of teeth grinding at night, then someone in your family needs a nightguard to protect those teeth from unnecessary wear and tear. And if there’s an athlete in the family—young or old—then he or she should be wearing a custom-fitted mouthguard to protect teeth, gums, lips and tongue during competition.
Call Our Office Today
If it’s time for you and the ones you love to see the family dentist Oklahoma City, OK, trusts, then schedule an appointment with Dr. Isaacson. We also serve patients from the surrounding communities of Edmond, Yukon, Piedmont, and Mustang and beyond.
January 12, 2015
For precision, accuracy and comfort, laser dentistry can’t be matched. This relatively new technology allows dental professionals to focus on a specific area without any risk to the surrounding tissue. At Joe Isaacson Dental in Oklahoma City, OK, Dr. Joe Isaacson uses laser dentistry for a number of periodontal treatments.
A laser produces energy in the form of light. When used for a dental procedure, the laser acts as a cutting instrument or a vaporizer of tissue that it touches. The benefits of laser dentistry include:
- Minimal damage to surrounding tissue
- Faster healing time and faster tissue regeneration when that is part of the healing process
- Reduced risk of bacterial infection, because the laser sterilizes the area of focus
- Minimal bleeding, because a laser aids in clotting
- Reduction in the use of anesthesia
- Soft tissue may not require stitches after some laser dentistry procedures
Laser Dentistry at Joe Isaacson Dental
Dr. Isaacson has successfully used laser dentistry to treat a number of patients with gum disease. Carefully and gently, Dr. Isaacson removes diseased gum tissue, while at the same time disinfecting and cauterizing the area. Bleeding and damage to the surrounding tissue is minimized, so patients have a more comfortable experience.
For patients requiring a cosmetic gum lift, or gingivectomy, because too much tissue shows when they smile, laser dentistry can be a much safer and less painful alternative to traditional surgical methods. Using a soft tissue laser, Dr. Isaacson gently removes excess gum tissue to uncover more tooth structure. The laser treatment is quick, comfortable, and can often be completed in a single visit.
Finally, if you’ve ever had a cold sore, then you know the pain and discomfort such a sore brings. With laser treatment, we can relieve the pain immediately and improve healing time. Because a laser sterilizes the sore and seals sensitive nerve endings, healing time is usually reduced to between 24 to 72 hours.
Call Our Office Today
If you would like to experience the comfort of laser dentistry, then schedule an appointment with Joe Isaacson Dental in Oklahoma City, OK, today. We also conveniently serve patients from Edmond, Yukon, Piedmont, and Mustang and the surrounding communities.
November 12, 2014
Braces just aren’t what they used to be. Now, you can have braces that are barely noticeable by you or anyone looking at you. Sound too good to be true? Well, Invisalign clear braces offer all the advantages of metal braces without the appearance and discomfort of metal in your mouth. With Invisalign, Dr. Joe Isaacson in Oklahoma City, OK, can give you the straight teeth and dazzling smile you’ve always wanted.
What is Invisalign?
Invisalign is an orthodontic treatment system that uses clear PBA-free plastic aligners to gently move your teeth into their proper position. These aligners are custom fabricated to Dr. Isaacson’s specifications. Initially, you and the doctor will meet so he can examine your mouth for general oral health and to discuss your smile goals. Then, with the help of x-rays, pictures and impressions, Dr. Isaacson creates a treatment plan that shows you how your teeth will move and shows the Invisalign lab how to produce each set of your custom made Invisalign aligners.
Your Job with Your Invisalign Aligners
When the Invisalign aligners arrive, you’ll wear each set of upper and lower braces for about two weeks. Ideally, you should wear them all day every day, removing them only to eat, brush and floss, or for a special occasion. As you advance through the sets of aligners, you will see your teeth gradually move according to plan. Of course, Dr. Isaacson will need to see you for regular check-ups in order to monitor your progress. For most patients, the entire treatment takes about one year. At the end of your treatment with Invisalign, you’ll really have something to make you smile!
Call Our Office Today
If you would like to consider Invisalign clear braces to straighten your teeth and give you the smile you’ve always wanted, then call the office of Dr. Joe Isaacson and schedule a consultation. Dr. Isaacson and his team serve patients in Oklahoma City, OK, and Mustang, Piedmont, Yukon and Edmond.
October 10, 2014
If you are among the millions of people who drink coffee or tea, enjoy spaghetti and tomato sauce or consume any of an assortment of richly colored foods and drinks, then your teeth may not be as white as you’d like. No worries. Teeth whitening has become a commonly provided dental service. At the dental practice of Dr. Joe Isaacson in Oklahoma City, OK, you can choose between the Zoom! 2 teeth whitening system for an in-office treatment, or a convenient treatment that you do at home.
Zoom! 2 for You
If you are looking to quickly whiten your teeth—perhaps you have a special occasion coming up and you need to look you best—then you’ll want to opt for the Zoom! 2 teeth whitening system. Zoom! 2 combines a patented and powerful whitening gel with a no-heat activation laser to whiten your teeth up to 14 shades in about an hour. Moreover, the Zoom! 2 system has the added advantage of causing less tooth sensitivity than other teeth whitening systems.
Convenient Teeth Whitening at Home
If time is not a factor in your decision to whiten and brighten your smile, then Dr. Isaacson offers a convenient take home teeth whitening system. When you come to the office, we’ll take an impression of your teeth in order to make custom trays. Then, you’ll fill these trays with the professional grade teeth whitening gel we provide and wear them for the amount of time Dr. Isaacson specifies. You will gradually see your teeth become whiter, and in about one to two weeks, your smile will be up to 10 shades brighter.
Contact Our Office Today
If you’re ready to get rid of those annoying stains and discolorations on your teeth, then call the office of Dr. Isaacson in Oklahoma City, OK. We’ll be glad to discuss your teeth whitening options. Dr. Isaacson conveniently serves patients in Edmond, Yukon, Piedmont and Mustang, too.
September 11, 2014
Life is busy. Work, family, school, home, and the list goes on and on. Sometimes that regular appointment with the dentist isn’t easy to schedule. Rest assured, however, it is time well spent. Preventive and family dentistry with Joe Isaacson, DDS in Oklahoma City, OK, is your first step to oral health, a beautiful smile and even overall health.
Preventive Dentistry is More than Just Cleaning
For a healthy mouth, we recommend a check-up with Dr. Isaacson once every six months for you and your entire family. During your visit, your teeth will be cleaned, of course. But beyond that we can monitor your oral health in order to help prevent tooth decay, gum disease, oral cancer and other conditions.
In addition, Dr. Isaacson and his team will be able to offer you services to treat any condition that can be spotted during a regular visit. For example, we can prevent or treat tooth decay before it progresses. If your children play sports, we can customize athletic mouthguards to protect their teeth and smile. Other services provided during a preventive dentistry visit include:
- Dental Sealants—an invisible plastic coating that is typically applied to back molars to prevent tooth decay
- Night Guards—a custom-fitted appliance worn at night to stop the wear and tear on teeth from grinding
- Fluoride Supplements—a gel, foam or paste that is applied in the office to treat any soft spots on the teeth
- Oral Cancer Screening—a complete examination of the mouth and throat tissue to find any suspicious areas early
Finally, Dr. Isaacson will offer guidance for how you can help keep your oral health at its best by suggesting an at-home hygiene regimen for you and your family.
Schedule Your Appointment Today for Preventive Dentistry
If you are ready to take the first step toward better oral health through preventive dentistry, schedule an appointment today with Dr. Isaacson in Oklahoma City. Our office also conveniently serves patients from Yukon, Edmond, Piedmont, Mustang and more.