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Our team of dental specialists and staff strive to improve the overall health of our patients by focusing on preventing, diagnosing and treating conditions associated with your teeth and gums. Please use our dental library to learn more about dental problems and treatments available. If you have questions or need to schedule an appointment, contact us.

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James F. Pechloff, DDS
... It is our mission to educate and provide our patients with the best dental care...

Patient Education
Online Dental Education Library Our team of dental specialists and staff strive to improve the overall health of our patients by focusing on preventing, diagnosing and treating conditions associated with your teeth and gums...

Dental Office
...As a courtesy to our patients, we are happy to assist in obtaining your insurance benefits...

New Patients
... Earn the trust and respect of patients, profession and community...

Dental Services
...Pechloff completed a comprehensive one-year post graduate dental practice residency at Veteran's Administration - Westside Medical Center in Chicago, Illinois, with special emphasis on periodontics, crown and bridge, oral surgery and patients with compromised health issues...

Family Dentist
...A family dentist specializes in the care, treatment and maintenance of oral health for patients of all ages, from young children to the elderly...

Dentures in Wauwatosa: Take a Bite Out of the Advantages
...  While dental implants are available as a permanent solution, some patients do prefer dentures...

FAQs about Dental Implants
...James Pechloff, is happy to offer this revolutionary service to his patients...

Reasons To Choose Dental Implants
...Whether you are missing one tooth, several teeth or all your teeth, dental implants are preferred by doctors and patients alike...

How to Care for Your Dentures the Right Way!
...James Pechloff wants Wauwatosa patients to know how to properly care for their dentures to get many years out of them...

How Veneers Can Give Your Smile A New Lease on Life
...Pechloff, DDS of Wauwatosa, WI can restore the smiles of his patients in just a few appointments...

Dental Implants Preserve the Integrity of Your Smile
... Dental Implants Candidates Since dental implants offer some wonderful long-term benefits for our patients, we want everyone to be able to get this treatment; however, not everyone is an ideal candidate...

Are Dentures Right for Me?
... Dentures can be a great option for anyone who has lost most or all of their teeth and many patients dealing with extensive tooth loss could benefit from getting dentures...

How to Choose the Best Dentist for You?
...Does it offer modern dental equipment and comfortable surroundings for patients...

Dental Staff
...She prides herself in keeping up with continuing education courses that allow her to aide her patients in the best possible dental health...

The Importance of Preventive Dentistry
... If you talk to our Wauwatosa dentist, he will surely tell you that many issues that patients come in with are largely due to poor hygiene...

Do I Need a Family Dentist?
... Family Dentistry in Wauwatosa, WI Patients of all ages should see their dentist at least twice a year for examinations and cleanings...

The Importance Of Good Periodontal Health
...Gum disease-related bacteria and infections can also pose risks for patients with certain health problems like diabetes and HIV/AIDS...

Living with HIV includes Keeping a Close Watch on Your Oral Health
...Still, HIV patients must remain vigilant about their health, especially their oral health...

Consider These Tips to Reduce Your Dental Visit Anxiety
...Dentists, however, have been trained to work with fearful patients to reduce their anxiety levels...

The Benefits of Dental Implants
Though dentures have been used to replace missing teeth for many years, more patients are learning that dental implants are a better solution...

Can't Afford Dental Implants? Consider Partial Dentures
...The rise of implants, though, hasn’t put older restorative methods out to pasture—many continue to offer patients a viable and affordable choice for tooth replacement...

An Implant-Supported Denture Offers a Number of Advantages
... A removable, implant-supported bridge offers a number of advantages for edentulism patients with significant bone loss...

New Dental Advances Promise Better Outcomes for Treating Decay
...It begins with helping patients identify their own individual risk factors for decay such as the presence of disease-causing bacteria, the adequacy of their saliva flow, or their lifestyle and dietary habits...

The Laser Revolution is Changing the Dental Healthcare
...With their ability to target and destroy infected tissue without damaging nearby healthy tissue, lasers can achieve similar outcomes as traditional techniques but with less tissue damage and discomfort to patients afterward...

Researchers Looking for Links between TMJD and Other Health Conditions
...The causes of TMJD haven’t been fully substantiated, but it’s believed to be influenced by a person’s genetic background, their gender (most patients are women of childbearing age), their environment and behavioral habits...

Bitewing X-Rays Safely 'Reveal all' About Back Teeth to Prevent Tooth Decay
...Patients receive a fraction of the radiation exposure from routine bitewing x-rays than they receive annually from the natural environment...

Do Your Children Have Periodontal Disease?
...We especially enjoy visits with the youngest of our patients...

Why You Need a Long-Term Dental Care Plan
Today’s healthcare patients are asking questions...

Fluoridated Drinking Water Helps Curb Tooth Decay Safely
...A dentist in Colorado Springs, Colorado, whose natural water sources were abundant with fluoride, noticed his patients' teeth had unusual staining but no tooth decay...

Dental Crowns and Bridges
...Removable Bridgework For those patients who have lost all their teeth, but have not lost significant bone, a fixed bridge (permanent non-removable teeth) may be the treatment of choice...

Dentist Wauwatosa WI
...Thankfully, modern dentists have more advanced technology and materials for patients...

Does Someone in Your Household Need a Root Canal?
...Pechloff, we offer this treatment approach to patients of all ages—read on to learn more...

Adolescent Orthodontic Care
...Formerly recommended only for adult patients, they now come with special features — like compliance indicators to tell how often you've been wearing them — that make them appropriate for teens in some situations...

Adult Orthodontic Treatment
There are more and more adult orthodontic patients these days, and it's not hard to figure out why...

Invisalign for Adults
...There are indeed many orthodontic patients who fit that description...

Post-Orthodontic Care
...They aren't recommended for patients with certain conditions, like teeth grinding...

Temporary Anchorage Devices (TADS)
...The benefits they offer some orthodontic patients could even be called groundbreaking...

Types of Braces
For the vast majority of orthodontic patients, wearing fixed appliances (commonly called braces) will be a major part of treatment — and those braces, for the most part, will be the familiar silvery-metal type...

Orthodontic FAQs
...In the case of younger patients, early treatment may make extraction unnecessary...

Nitrous Oxide
...In fact, many patients report a feeling of well-being during this type of sedation...

Oral Systemic Connection
...Numerous studies have shown that patients with severe periodontal disease are at increased risk for developing cardiovascular disease...

Periodontal Flap Surgery
... Related Articles Periodontal Flap Surgery Most surgical patients are surprised by how comfortable the experience of flap surgery is and how painless it is afterward...

Ultrasonic Cleanings
...Many patients prefer ultrasonics to other types of scaling, possibly because it requires the clinician to use less force than a hand scaler to get the same effect...

Blood Thinners & Dental Procedures
... Anticoagulants are among the more widely used pharmaceuticals today, particularly for heart patients...

Facial Trauma and Reconstructive Surgery
... Severe facial trauma is often a critical condition, since over 60% of these patients also have serious injuries in other parts of the body...

Oral Cancer Screening
...But today, younger people form the fastest-growing segment among oral cancer patients...

Wisdom Teeth
...The extraction (removal) of one or more third molars is a relatively common procedure, performed on some 5 million patients every year...

Antibiotic Premedicationfor Dental Treatments
... A growing body of evidence now indicates that far fewer patients need to take this preventive step than was previously thought...

Oral Cancer
... While most oral cancer patients are smokers, the fastest-growing segment of newly diagnosed cases is young, non-smoking adults...

Air Abrasion
...Will routine dental procedures be performed with patients noticing no vibration or pressure...

Cone Beam CT Imaging
... Orthognathic Jaw Surgery and Temporo-mandibular Joint (TMJ) Disease: Patients benefit when the specialists who treat these conditions can evaluate their anatomy with the three-dimensional perspective that cone beam CT provides...

Digital X-Rays
... Advantages of Digital X-Rays Besides minimizing radiation exposure, digital x-rays offer numerous advantages to dentists and patients alike...

Intra-Oral Camera
...Prior to the development of this technology, some patients found it challenging to understand problems such as dental decay and periodontal disease...

Laser Dentistry
...Not only are they more exact in the amount of material they remove, but they eliminate the noise and vibration of the dental drill, which is uncomfortable for some patients...

Same-Day Crowns (CAD/CAM)
... Related Articles Creating In-Office Dental Restorations With Computers Once upon a time, dentists — and patients — needed to wait weeks for a dental laboratory to make crowns and other dental restorations...

Fixed Dentures
...Doctors and patients alike prefer fixed over removable dentures because they: Look, feel and function just like natural teeth Don't slip when you eat or talk Prevent bone loss in the jaw Last a lifetime How It Works Dental implants serve the same purpose as the roots of natural teeth: anchoring the replacement teeth to your jawbone...

Hidden Consequences of Losing Teeth
...The reality is that most patients experience no pain during the surgery and very little discomfort afterward...

Root Canal Treatment
...For many patients, the worst is already over...

Endodontics
...Here's what to expect: First, you will receive anesthesia (usually a numbing shot) — and for many patients, the worst is now over...

Orthodontics
...In fact, about one in five of today's orthodontic patients is an adult...

Periodontal Therapy
...That is why dental professionals are always on the lookout for early signs that patients may not notice...

Technology
...Although they may seem unfamiliar at first, new and improved dental technologies offer plenty of real benefits for patients...