Decades ago, you would go to your dentist in Wilmington, have your teeth cleaned, your gums examined, your mouth explored, and be fixed up and sent on your way until the next year. Many years ago, dentists in Wilmington began adding more services into their offerings—mostly based on aesthetics—like teeth whitening, porcelain veneers, composite fillings, and dental crowns. Twice-yearly exams also became the norm.

Fast forward to the present day, where the dentist and team at Kuzma Advanced Dentistry have set the bar higher than ever by providing more services than most dental practices in the Wilmington area. With the extensive education, training, and skills of Dr. Michael J. Kuzma and amazing advances in dental technology, you have now found a dentist in Wilmington who is able to take care of your whole dental health by offering:

  • Dental exams/check-ups
  • Dental cleanings
  • Dental fillings (tooth-colored fillings)
  • Dental restorations
  • Root canal therapy (Endodontics)
  • Gum disease treatment (Periodontal treatment)
  • Dental education
  • Patient counseling

woman having a cleaning and dental exam in Wilmington, NC

Dental Exams

Once your teeth have been cleaned, we will thoroughly examine your teeth, gums, and mouth, allowing us to identify where decay occurs. We will then treat the decay with the least invasive treatment possible because the more of your natural tooth material we can preserve, the better.

During your exam, we will take digital X-rays as these provide good resolution and are easy for you to see. Digital X-rays allow us to look inside your tooth to see how much decay is there, and the images also let us see whether receding gums are accompanied by bone loss around your teeth.

We use the DIAGNODent™ cavity detection system, which uses light to look for decay hiding just under the surface; this innovative dental technology allows us to find the problems that lesser technology may overlook.

Dental Education & Patient Counseling

Dr. Kuzma and the team at Kuzma Advanced Dentistry in Wilmington pride themselves on not only providing the best dental care in the area but educating patients by explaining their dental challenges and how they can be fixed. Dental technology allows us to show our patients what we see, and sharing the details of their dental health makes our approach truly collaborative.

We also take time to counsel patients by providing helpful tips on how to better care for their mouth, teeth, and gums at home, and we also explain ways to prevent further damage once early tooth decay or gum disease is detected.

Going to your dentist in Wilmington, NC, should be more than a quick x-ray, checkup, and cleaning. It should be an experience in which you feel valued, heard, and cared about by a compassionate, kind, and knowledgeable team of dental professionals, and that’s just what you get at Kuzma Advanced Dentistry.

Periodontal Disease

Detecting early gum disease is crucial to achieving optimal dental health. With an amazing team of dental professionals and the assistance of cutting-edge dental technology, we will spot early gum disease known as “gingivitis” and treat it before it progresses into the much more advanced stage of gum disease known as “periodontal disease.”

Gum disease treatment is based on how advanced the gum disease has become. If it is only minor, Dr. Kuzma may recommend simple changes to your oral hygiene routine, such as brushing more (or sometimes less) often, flossing teeth differently, using an electric toothbrush, using a water pic, or adding mouthwash to your routine. 

For more serious cases, Dr. Kuzma may recommend a deep cleaning of the gums (scaling and root planning) in which we work to remove bacteria from between your teeth and gums. We use a laser to assist with this procedure in many cases, so it’s gentler than traditional deep cleanings performed with only manual cutting and scraping tools. The laser also helps kill bacteria around the gums. 

Dental Cleanings & Exams in Wilmington, North Carolina

If you’re looking for a dentist in Wilmington with the most advanced dental technology, a highly trained team of dental assistants and hygienists, and extensive training and education, look no further than Kuzma Advanced Dentistry. Please call us at (910) 392-6060, or fill out our online contact form. One of our dental team members will reach out to answer questions or schedule a new patient appointment.