General

Dr. Mitchell Friedman of Lafayette Dental Excellence has extensive experience working with both adults & children. We understand that these two groups have different needs & we address them all, providing only the highest quality regular dental hygiene visits, sealants, mouthguards, & patient/parent education. We place a high emphasis on sealants, which at less than half the cost of conventional fillings are effective in preventing tooth decay on the biting surfaces of chewing teeth. Without anesthetics or drilling, sealants are one of the most simple & important preventive services we have.

Emergency Dental Care

We recognize that dental emergency situations do arise, & at Lafayette Dental Excellence we will do our best to respond to your problem promptly. Regardless of it being something as simple as a tooth filling or a complicated procedure requiring a Lafayette Dental Excellence dentist, we can provide you with assistance. If the problem arises when the offices are closed, our answering service will forward your message to your dentist.

Family Dentistry

Lafayette Dental Excellence offers dentistry for the entire family. We understand that adults & children have different needs & we address them all. Adults want the best technology, the most informed doctors & the highest-quality care, while kids want to be comfortable & respected. That’s why our dentists have extensive experience working with both adults & children. We can make your dental experience more enjoyable for everyone.

Preventive Dentistry

This includes our regular dental hygiene visits, sealants, mouthguards & patient/parent education. We place a high emphasis on sealants, which are effective in preventing tooth decay on the biting surfaces of chewing teeth. This plastic coating, which is clear or tooth-colored, is applied to deep pits & grooves. This seals them in the areas where decay is most likely to begin. At less than half the cost of conventional fillings, without anesthetics or drilling, sealants are one of the most important preventive services we have.

Obstructive Sleep Apnea

Obstructive Sleep Apnea, also known as OSA, is a breathing disorder which commonly occurs during sleep in relation to the narrowing of the airway. Those who suffer with OSA are typically unable to remember these nightly episodes & may not recognize this condition for multiple years especially if living alone. There are procedures to help those who suffer with OSA. For more information on how Dr. Friedman can help, call today.

Dental Cleanings

Missing your regular dental cleanings & examinations can lead to more than just an unsightly smile—lack of oral health can eventually cause loss of teeth & general health problems. We can help maintain your healthy smile or use one of the many effective cosmetic dentistry procedures to restore your mouth to a healthy, beautiful state. Let us help you keep your teeth & gums strong & disease-free with regular examinations & cleanings.

X-Rays

We use digital x-rays which greatly lowers exposure and offers enhanced diagnostic capabilities. This technology allows us to diagnose potential problems early on saving our patients from additional dental care.

Periodontal (Gum) Therapy

Also called gum disease, periodontal disease is a serious ailment. Studies have linked it to strokes, cardiovascular disease & many other serious conditions. Periodontal disease is the number-one cause of adult tooth loss in the developed world, & about four out of five people have it, but don’t even know it. We have years of experience in preventing, diagnosing & treating gum disease, so call us today to make your appointment.

TMD (Jaw Pain) Therapy

Commonly misdiagnosed or overlooked, a subtle misalignment in the temporomandibular joint can be a common, significant source of head & neck pain. If you have frequent & severe head or neck pain, you owe it to yourself to investigate our doctor’s life-changing approach to correcting these TMJ problems.

Mercury-Free Dentistry

We understand your concerns regarding the use of mercury fillings. At our office we have elected to offer our patients the option of using new advanced fillings made of tooth-colored materials that contain no metals or mercury as an alternative to traditional silver fillings.

State-of-the-Art Antiseptic Procedures

Our sterilization procedures meet the Centers for Disease Control guidelines.
We heat-sterilize all handpieces & instruments after each use. We use disposable gloves,
gowns, masks, eye protection & barrier covers at all times. The safety of our patients is our top priority.