Regular dental exams are a critical part of preventive health care. We complete a thorough exam and digital x-rays during your comprehensive exam. During your exam our doctor will check overall oral health, any trouble areas affecting teeth and gums, along with a careful examination of your tongue, throat, face and neck. Routine exams help keep your oral health on track.
Routine dental cleanings help remove bacteria, plaque and tartar that can lead to tooth decay or gum disease. Dental cleanings helps boost your overall health reducing chances of potential heart attacks and strokes.
Dental care starting at an early age ensures that your child’s primary teeth stay healthy and free of decay and other dental diseases. Primary teeth are important in chewing properly and with speech development. Our pediatric services provide health and educational resources to children and parents to aid in reducing tooth decay as adults.
Tooth colored fillings are used to repair the affected area of a tooth caused by decay that needs to be removed. Once removed composite material is placed to reshape the tooth. Composite Fillings help prevent bacteria from entering the tooth, causing more decay and helps patients avoid pain or more costly procedures such as crowns, root canals, or extractions.
This is a nonsurgical procedure known as scaling and root planning. This treatment involves carefully removing bacterial toxins, plaque and calculus embedded in the root surfaces and deep periodontal pockets. This treatment is necessary to stop the infection and progression of gum disease, which can lead to tooth mobility and tooth loss.
Brightening your smile is as easy as visiting us and purchasing our at-home treatment option. A custom mouthpiece created by the dentist for in-home whitening will be made and patients are given whitening gel made of carbamide peroxide or hydrogen peroxide. Patients typically wear trays for a certain amount of time per day or overnight for two weeks. When new staining is noticed you would wear trays again.
TMJ disorders –temporomandibular joint and muscle disorders, are a group of conditions that cause pain and dysfunction in the jaw joint and the muscles that control jaw movement. Treatment can include medications, night guards, or dental work
Sleep apnea is a potentially serious sleep disorder in which breathing repeatedly stops and starts. If you snore loudly and feel tired even after a full night’s sleep, you might have sleep apnea. Our office can help with a customize oral appliance, a mouth guard like device, worn only during sleep, to maintain an open, unobstructed airway. Many patients consider a sleep apnea appliance to be more comfortable then a CPAP mask.
Tooth colored fillings are used to repair the affected area of a tooth caused by decay that needs to be removed. Once removed composite material is placed to reshape the tooth. Composite fillings help prevent bacteria from entering the tooth, causing more decay and helps patients avoid pain or more costly procedures such as crowns, root canals, or extractions.
A crown is a tooth shaped “cap” that is placed over a tooth to restore its shape, strength and to improve appearance. Dentist will recommend crowns to protect fractured, cracked or large decayed teeth. Crowns provide that extra stability needed to restore a tooth to full function. They can also aid in holding a dental bridge in place, to cover implants, and to make cosmetic modifications.
A root canal is a treatment recommended to relieve dental pain or to save a tooth. Patients typically need a root canal when there is inflammation or infection in the roots of a tooth. During the treatment, a dentist will carefully remove the pulp inside the tooth, clean, disinfect, and then fill and seal. This procedure helps save your tooth, instead of losing it.
A tooth extraction can be occasionally necessary if a tooth is badly decayed, infection has damaged the tooth or bone around it, or if a patient is born with too many teeth or severe crowding. We work to make this procedure as comfortable as possible with the latest techniques in anesthesia.
A dental bridge is a tooth replacement option that is held in place by the abutment teeth on either side of the gap. Typically bridges are made out of porcelain to aesthetically blend in with your natural teeth. Dental bridges can be supported by natural teeth or dental implants.
Dentures are prosthetic devices constructed to replace missing teeth, and are supported by the surrounding soft and hard tissues of the oral cavity. Conventional dentures are removable, however there are many designs, some that rely on bonding or clasping onto teeth or dental implants.