850-588-5256 3135 Thomas Drive Panama City Beach, Florida 32408 info@wsdentalstudio.com
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White Sand Dental Studio provides a wide range of services for the whole family. The condition of mouth, gumsand teeth can affect your overall health. Our goal is to keep your teeth healthy with bright smiles. Ourwell qualified and friendly dentist and team make sure to provide comfortable and best dental care. Weat White Sand Dental Studio are your welcoming local dentist where customized dental care is provided for every patient

EMERGENCY DENTAL CARE

Emergency Dental Care is your need for immediate dental care that may be due to one of these reasons:Tooth damage, such as, a tooth crack or tooth chip

  • A tooth falls out, in which case you can try to place the tooth back into its socket and get to a dentist right away
  • Tooth pain is one of the causes for immediate attention from a dentist. Even minor pain required the need to seek out dental treatment
  • Tooth infection, which may also produce pain, is a need for immediate attention
  • Tooth abscesses require immediate preliminary treatment and then can be further addressed during regular office hours
  • Swollen gums
  • Mouth cuts
  • Broken dentures
  • Lost crowns or fillings that require replacement

You should seek immediate care for dental emergency as neglect can have poor effect on your oral and tooth health. As an Emergency Dental care, Dr. Azam may prescribe anti pain medications and or antibiotics as per needed to calm the pain and possible infection if diagnosed and definite treatment will be provided later during office hours to treat the cause for your emergency and bring you back to health. Alternatively, your emergency dental care can be completed in one dental visit as per determined. 

   

GUM DISEASE AND ORAL HYGIENE

Gum disease can have negative effect on life. Data suggests, an alarming number of approximately 75% population in US has gum disease or gingivitis, the precursor to gum disease. Although, no cure for gum disease exists, there are ways to manage gum disease to prevent its further progression.

Gum disease is indicated by bleeding of gums when brushing, sensitivity of gums and bad breath. Gum disease can be caused by various reasons besides neglect of oral hygiene such as metabolic and Hormone changes in the body that disturbs the organic balance, insufficient saliva and some medical conditions such as kidney disease. When left untreated, gum disease can lead to tooth loss by affecting the bone that supports and surrounds the teeth. Gum disease has been linked to a variety of diseases, such as stroke and heart attack. Early detection at the stage of gingivitis is critical to prevent the progression of the disease. Early treatment is highly advisable to prevent complications from the progression of the disease. If one has gum disease, detection and its treatment is strongly advised to stop the disease from further progression and bring your mouth back to health with beautiful smiles.

Dr. Azam believes in educating people about the prevention and treatment of gum disease. Please feel free to contact us anytime to schedule a consultation. We at White Sand dental Studio are here to serve you for your regular teeth cleaning, Deep cleaning (scaling Root planning) and maintenance cleanings to keep your teeth and gums in a healthy state. Please call and schedule your appointment today. 

   

SEDATION DENTISTRY

Studies show that about 79 percent of people in America suffer from fear and anxiety about visiting the dentist – and many of them don’t obtain vital dental care due to this reason. Dr. Azam fully understands the anxiety people feel about dental work. That’s why we offer sedation dentistry options here at our practice. We offer several sedation methods to help you feel relaxed and comfortable during your treatment. In fact, you may not even realize the procedure was performed until it is complete!

 
   

Nitrous Oxide Sedation

Nitrous oxide is what some people refer to as "laughing gas". While it does not make everyone laugh, it is a mild form of sedation that can help decrease a patient's anxiety about having dental procedures completed. This type of sedation does not have many restrictions. Almost anyone is a candidate for Nitrous oxide sedation (even kids!), and studies and clinical trials have shown no long lasting side effects after the dental procedure is over. There are virtually no diet restrictions prior to or after using Nitrous oxide and you can drive yourself to and from your dental appointment.

 
   

Oral Conscious Sedation

Oral Conscious sedation is a way for you to experience virtually painless dental treatment without being totally unconscious during the procedure. There are no IV anesthetics involved – you will be given oral medication in a safe dose before your treatment that will put you in a very relaxed state. Oral conscious sedation makes it possible for you to avoid feeling discomfort or pressure during the procedure; however, you will be able to communicate with Dr. Azam and staff.

Please do not delay your needed dental care because of anxiety as we have relaxing options for you. Please call and schedule your consult with Dr. Azam.

 
   

CHILDREN FRIENDLY DENTISTRY

We offer dental health care for the entire family and children are vital part of it. Children have different dentition than an adult and may have specific dental and behavioral needs that are unique to a child. These needs may include dental sealants, flouride application or home treatment, removal of caries often called "cavities" and using white fillings, night guard or sports guard, addressing abscess or infection or orthodontics referral for braces. It may just regular cleaning or teaching them proper brush and floss method. Dr. Azam wants you to bring your child to our office not only to treat cavities but help your child lead a "cavity free" life.

Teaching your kids get appropriate dental care at an early age is vital to a lifetime of healthy teeth. Dr. Azam and her staff provide a fun and comfortable environment to make dentistry exciting and painless for your child with healthy and beautiful smiles. Our goal is to have your child leave looking forward to their next visit at our office. We will see you soon!

   

WHITE TOOTH COLORED FILLINGS:

If you have cavities, its time to take care of it by simply doing filling before it hurts your tooth/teeth extensively and then require more longer and expensive treatment. Dr. Azam takes her patients oral health very seriously. We at White Sand Dental Studio do not use controversial silver also called mercury or amalgam fillings to avoid any harm to your health. We only use high quality white tooth colored filling material that not only improves your smile but gives your teeth longevity. These come in different shades and we choose the one that matches your natural tooth color the best.These white filling material are also used for correcting small chips a and wear of teeth. Please call and schedule your appointment to remove those cavities and help prevent you have a "cavity free" life with beautiful healthy smiles.

   

DENTAL CROWNS AND BRIDGES

Dental problems and damage happens to the best of us, and it’s not something to be embarrassed about. Rather, feel free to reach out to Dr. Azam for the dental care you need most during this difficult time. Decay, cracks and even missing teeth are repaired and revitalized through our high quality dental care. We take the time and pride to improve not only oral health, but the esthetic value of the tooth/teeth in question so our patients can smile with more confidence.

We generally recommend having a dental crown placed when the cavity or structural damage is too extensive for a filling to treat the tooth adequately. Crowns are also recommended after root canal therapy or as part of dental implants to provide tooth-like shape and structure for function or for purely cosmetic reasons to improve appearance, shape or alignment. We offer crowns made from high quality, materials whether ceramic, porcelain, solid zirconia, emax or gold customized for patients so they enjoy better oral health and high aesthetic value and meet their financial needs. The process usually requires two appointments – one for us to shape tooth’s natural structure and take impressions and second where we place the permanent crown and make sure that it fits securely and comfortably and our patient is pleased with it. 

Bridges, are non-surgical, least aggressive fixed option for patients with missing one or more teeth to provide improved esthetics, function and ease in eating. The gaps from missing teeth can cause misalignment and issues with appearance and eating. For that reason, replacing missing teeth sooner is important. Our bridges are made from very high-quality dental porcelain, with beautiful appearance and strong fit.

   

VENEERS

If you are not happy with the way your teeth look – whether they are misaligned, misshaped, stained due to medicines or tobacco – modern smile makeovers with veneers can be your dream smile and can increase your confidence in giving a beautiful smile. Veneers can be the answer for permanent tooth whitening, straightening of teeth, removal of gaps between teeth and enhancing your smile. 

Veneers are done in 2 sittings and custom-made very thin covers for your teeth made from layering ceramics and bonded to front of tooth. They are made in any shade you desire whether natural or more lighter to brighten up your beautiful smile We use most modern technology in our practice for best fit and appearance with long lasting results in a pain-free environment. Veneers can be of Porcelain that are stronger, less likely to stain and give more natural look. Composite veneers are less expensive but look more opaque. Composite veneers are however one of the best choices to repair small chips or stains in teeth. Composite Veneers also come in several tooth color shades with good fit and appearance.

Whatever Veneer type you choose whether Porcelain or Composite, We strongly encourage you to communicate your desires with us to make sure we give you a clear understanding of the treatment plan and the costs involved. Please schedule your consult with Dr. Azam to know your options that fits your needs and you can have a smile of your dreams.

 
   

IMPLANTS

Bone loss and gum disease are some of the detrimental results of tooth loss if teeth aren’t replaced in a timely manner and can effect the confidence of many patients. Besides various other options of tooth replacement, We are glad to offer restoration of Dental implants with crowns once placed as an option due to their durability and lifelike appearance. Dental Implants procedure involves small surgery where bone is preserved by placing bio-compatible material in the bone to retain it. Crown is placed on the implant after healing of the site and gives enhanced longevity and esthtics. Though we use crown for single tooth loss, for multiple teeth loss, patients can have simpler choice of Implant-supported prosthesis (partial or complete denture) to fit over the implants placed strategically. Whether you’re missing a single tooth, multiple teeth or an entire arch teeth, please contact us to learn more about how dental implants can improve your confidence to smile and eat better. 

   

ROOT CANALS

Root canal is a procedure, if delayed for any reason can cause a lot of discomfort, pain, possible spread of existing infection and tooth may not be salvageable. Root canal treatment saves teeth that are affected by diseased nerve tissue located inside your tooth. Root canals can be due to untreated dental cavities where bacteria continue to erode the tooth and reaches the nerve, fracture of the tooth where nerve is affected, injury to face or tooth, old failing crowns or fillings where bacteria leaks through cracks and reach the nerve. After the tooth nerve is affected by bacteria, nerve continues to die due to infection and body then reacts by having inflammation as a response. This entire process can be very painful for patient. During Root canal procedure, infected nerve is removed, tooth is cleaned and filled to prevent further or any pain and infection and one can save own natural tooth. Tooth can be recommended to have crown for longevity. Dr. Azam may prescribe Pain medications and antibiotics.

   

PARTIAL/COMPLETE DENTURES

You may not be comfortable with the function and appearance of your teeth or your existing dentures, if so, we are here to give you more functional, esthetically pleasing and comfortable full or partial denture as your viable tooth replacement option. Dentures can be conventional or implant-retained that makes the denture fixed. Dr. Azam listens to her patient's concerns and with her extensive education background recommends the best and advanced dentures that meets individual's needs based on oral health, financial situation and personal desires. Please call and schedule your appointment today to find out about your best possible options. 

 
   

INVISALIGN

Invisalign straightens teeth and can fill in the gaps between teeth to give you a more beautiful and confident smile. To avoid traditional long term braces, Invisalign takes care of several mild to moderate misalignment of teeth without having the trouble of conventional braces that can sometimes affect oral hygiene and may lead to long term problems. Brushing, Floss and eating does not need to be modified as it is removable and you can all the comfort that you normally would. Invisalign may affect the speech temporarily for a few days but it goes away once you get used to it. Invisalign involves series of clear, virtually invisible aligners that moves your teeth gradually as whole based on the treatment plan determined by Dr. Azam. Each aligner custom made for you from a thin thermoplastic material is worn for about 2 weeks that moves teeth as prescribed by Dr. Azam and is recommended to be worn 20-21 hours a day. Invisalign treatment can take 12-18 months only compared to traditional braces that takes about 3 years in general. Some insurances can be giving coverage for invisalign depending on the patient's plan. We are happy to find out about your dental insurance benefits as a service to you. Please contact us to schedule your consult so we can determine if you are candidate for Invisalign for a revitalized smile.

   

NIGHTGUARD/ SPORTSGUARD

You may have noticed wearing down of your teeth or chipping of some teeth, sore jaw, teeth or waking up with headaches. Sometimes you do not know and may well be grinding (bruxism) or clenching. Studies have shown that 3 out of 9 people suffer from clenching or grinding.

 It is difficult to control it sometimes as most often it happens during sleep.It can happen in adults and children which can be a worrisome for parents/guardians. If left untreated, the process can lead to popping or clicking of the jaw (often referred to as TMJ), pain especially when eating or speaking, sleep and eating disorders and even depression. It can also cause fracture of teeth with sensitivity and pain. 

Night guard also called Bite guard or occlusal guard can cover full arch of teeth or just a few and protects your teeth from any injury due to grinding/clenching. It is also used for TMJ Therapy as it serves as cushion and protects the jaw muscles also to prevent you from soreness and any detrimental affects that it can cause. Though it does not directly stop from the activity altogether, by relaxing the muscles, it reduces frequency. 

We also recommend night guards if you have extensive dental work done including crowns, bridges to increase its longevity, even though you may not be grinding or clenching.

Full arch guard can also serve children and adults in terms of protecting teeth while they are playing sports as "Sports Guard".

Please consult us for your customized guard according to your needs to protect your teeth and give you restful sleep. 

   


TEETH WHITENING:

With time, teeth can become darker or yellow with every day use and it can make one uncomfortable about their smile. Stains on teeth can be classified as extrinsic or intrinsic. Extrinsic stains appear on the surface of your teeth. Intrinsic stains live between the micro-cracks in your enamel and deep within your dentin (the layer of your tooth underneath your enamel). Whitening toothpastes and mouth rinses may be able to remove some of the extrinsic stains on your teeth. But only teeth whitening agents can remove the stubborn extrinsic stains and the unsightly intrinsic stains that cause your teeth to look discolored. Over the counter whitening system is different than professional whitening as being dentists we can use optimum concentration that is within the health range of the material compared to the over the counter agents where they are restricted. We at White Sand Dental Studio prefer to use Whitening agents that not only give stunning results but keep your teeth in health compared to agents that can cause higher sensitivity over the time and can compromise the longevity of tooth. If you prefer to make your teeth more white and have a brighter smile, we are here to schedule your teeth whitening consult for you. 

   

ORAL CANCER SCREENING:

Oral cancer that includes cancer of lip, tongue, cheeks, floor of mouth, palate, throat (pharynx) and sinus, can be life threatening if not diagnosed and treated at early stage. Studies have shown that better screening saves lives. To assess risk factors and determine treatment accordingly, Dr. Azam being an Oral Pathologist also, and having extensive knowledge and training, gives a lot of emphasis to oral health that can effect the general body health.and Dr. Azam performs detailed clinical and radiographic (x ray) exams for every patient as part of routine to provide oral cancer screening. Besides, we also offer Vizilite for enhanced screening.  Vizilite-tBlue is not definite diagnostic tool but helps to identify and evaluate oral cell lesions suspicious for pathology including precancerous and cancerous cells that may be difficult to see during regular visual exam. Dr. Azam will also perform the Biopsy and communicates with other relevant health care professionals as per the need arises. Dr. Azam will be glad to discuss any oral health care concerns in this regard or existing risk factors, prevention, treatment and ways to avoid any such risk factors to be cancer free in future so to lead a healthier life style that you deserve.