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Regular checkups are the best way to keep your smile in great shape and avoid dental emergencies and other issues that can become more costly. Your dentist or dental hygienist will review your digital x-rays and perform an exam to check the health of your teeth and gums.
Regular cleanings are the best possible way to keep your smile healthy and bright and prevent tooth decay and gum disease. During your regular cleaning, your dentist or dental hygienist will use a piece of equipment called a cavitron.
Prompt Emergency Care
Dental pain can be very difficult to live with. Dental pain and emergencies can prevent you from sleeping, concentrating, and even from doing simple daily activities. Many people who have experienced dental pain just want it go go away, and for good reason.
If you are visiting our office because of a dental emergency, you may receive an emergency dental exam, which is also known as a limited exam.
Many people are satisfied with the sparkle they get from brushing twice daily with fluoride toothpaste, flossing once a day, and getting regular cleanings at the dentist’s office. However, if you decide you would like to go beyond regular care to make your smile look brighter, we offer several options to help make sure your smile is as bright as possible.
We offer in-office teeth whitening treatments, as well as several options for you to use at home to give your smile that just-been-to-the-dentist sparkle.
A root canal is a treatment option that is designed to repair and save a damaged or infected tooth, as an alternative to removing it. Advancements in techniques and equipment for root canals have made it a quicker, easier, and often nearly pain-free procedure.
In most cases a crown is placed over the tooth to protect it from further decay and damage.
Mercury-Free White Fillings
Dental fillings are a treatment option to help restore the function and appearance of a tooth that is damaged or decayed. Dental fillings are most commonly used to treat a cavity. Having a tooth “filled” is a very common procedure and can be completed in one appointment at the office.
We offer Mercury-Free White Fillings.
Treatment of Periodontal (Gum Disease)
Did you know that gum disease affects nearly 50% of adults in living in the United States? Gum disease is caused by the presence of bacteria under the gum line, and appears in two stages: gingivitis and periodontitis.
Gingivitis and periodontitis are often not painful at all. People will often ignore the inflammation or other symptoms until they come into the office wondering why they have a loose tooth. This is why it is very important to educate patients about gum disease, and why dentists will check the health and condition of the gums as well as the teeth at each checkup visit.
Porcelain Crowns and Bridges
Dental crowns are a restoration option to help bring your teeth back to their original appearance and function. Many patients can’t tell the difference between their crown and original teeth.
A bridge consists of a fabricated tooth or teeth (called a ‘pontic’) that fills the space where one or more teeth have been lost, and is anchored in place on either side by crowns (also known as ‘caps’) placed over existing teeth that have been prepared so the crowns can sit on top and anchor the bridge. Dental bridges are an alternative to dental implants for tooth replacement, or may be used in conjunction with dental implants to create a dental bridge.
Dental implants are the closest possible option for tooth replacement. Many patients have told us they can’t tell the difference between their original teeth and their dental implants.
Orthodontics is the dental specialty concerned with the supervision, guidance and correction of the teeth and jaws. Dental health involves a lot more than just regular cleanings – it also means that the teeth and jaws must be aligned properly. This affects speaking, eating and chewing, oral hygeine, as well as self-confidence!