Tooth removal through extraction or oral surgery is typically performed to relieve pain, treat an infection or trauma, improve your appearance or restore function. Procedures range from: oral diagnosis and biopsies, tooth extractions, implants, as well as corrective or reconstructive treatment and surgery. Before your extraction or oral surgery is performed, x-rays may be taken to aid in diagnosis and treatment planning. A step-by-step explanation of the procedure along with anesthesia options will be discussed – during this time don’t hesitate to ask our staff any questions about the procedure.
Your oral health matters as much as your schedule and we have your needs covered. Allow us to match you with the right office and dental professional to discuss your goals and concerns at an appointment time that fits into your lifestyle. In addition, we use the latest advances in dental technology to provide care in the most comfortable and efficient way possible.
Root canals are part of the broader category of endodontic treatments that deal with the inflammation or decay inside of a tooth. Modern root canal treatment is very similar to having a routine filling. Since root canals actually relieve pain when diagnosed and done promptly, this particular endodontic treatment may help you keep your natural teeth longer. During a root canal, the inflamed or infected pulp is removed and the inside of the tooth is carefully cleaned and disinfected, then filled and sealed. The tooth may be restored with a crown or filling for protection after the root canal. Our dentists will help guide you through the restorative procedure that will be the best fit for your lifestyle.
Orthodontic appliances are used to apply light, constant force to gently reshape bone and move teeth into better positions. Properly aligned teeth help you to bite, chew and even speak more effectively. They are also easier to clean, which helps keep your mouth free of tooth decay and gum disease. Some examples of these appliances are traditional metal braces, inconspicuous clear or tooth-colored ceramic braces, and clear aligners such as Invisalign® or invisible lingual braces. A consultation with our dentists can help you understand your options and select the product to help you achieve the desired results.
Regular brushing and flossing will help ensure good oral health when combined with regular dental checkups. During a check-up, both our dental hygienists and dentists will examine your teeth, gums and mouth to look for changes or signs of a problem. If you have any visible problems, additional treatment may be recommended. Digital x-rays are also used, when appropriate, to look for decay, gum disease or other dental problems. Oral cancer screenings can also be performed during a check-up. In addition to the exam and x-rays, our dental hygienists will perform a thorough cleaning and polishing to remove the tartar, plaque and stains. After your exam and cleaning you will receive education on any problems detected, tips on more effective home care and when to schedule your next check-up.
Remember to talk with one of our dentists about any health changes or problems you’ve noticed with your teeth, gums or the inside of your mouth – the earlier pain, sensitivity or changes are diagnosed, the more effective your dental treatment can be.
Crowns and bridges are restorative dentistry procedures used to replace missing or damaged teeth. A crown is a tooth-shaped cap placed over a tooth to strengthen and protect the structure. A bridge is used when one or more teeth are missing. Bridges are cemented to your teeth when perfectly fitted and can also keep your other teeth from moving out of place, maintain your ability to chew, speak and the shape of your face. Crowns and bridges work just like your natural teeth. Our dentists will help guide you through the restorative dentistry that will work best for you.
There are many techniques and options to treat teeth that are discolored, chipped, misshapen or missing. Our dentists can reshape your teeth, close spaces, restore worn or short teeth or alter the length of your teeth. Common procedures include bleaching, bonding, crowns, veneers and reshaping and contouring. These improvements are not always just cosmetic. Many of these treatments can improve oral problems, such as your bite.
Our dentists can recommend techniques used to improve your smile - the condition of your teeth and desired result may indicate the best cosmetic procedure. If you are considering any cosmetic treatment ask your dentist to show you what the changes will look like, what to expect during the course of treatment and what type of maintenance will be needed.
If you experience sensitivity from a cavity, cracked or broken tooth, or if your teeth have become worn from grinding, a dental filling may be the easiest way to repair to restore a damaged tooth. Once the decay or damaged area has been detected and treated, fillings are applied to fill in and repair the affected area of your tooth. Materials used for fillings include: golf, porcelain, composite resin and amalgam –consult with one of our dentists for the best choice for your situation.
During a filling you can expect to be given a local anesthesia to numb the area surrounding the affected tooth. Next, our dentist will drill through the enamel of the tooth to remove all the decay and prep the area to be filled in. The filling will be layered, hardened and shaped to maintain a natural bite. After the filling is complete, the tooth will be polished.
A dental implant is another technique used to replace missing teeth. Implants consist of two parts: a metal anchor inserted into the jawbone and a false tooth that is secured to the anchor. Dental implants looks and feel like natural teeth. Our dentists can consult with you to discuss the benefits of dental implants or other restorative dentistry.
Sometimes the unexpected happens outside of traditional business hours - a toothache, broken or chipped tooth or one that has been knocked out or fallen out or other oral emergencies. Treatments include: abscesses, toothaches, lost fillings or crowns, root canal, chipped or broken teeth, toothache, knocked out teeth, injuries that result in bleeding in the mouth, broken braces and wires, as well as loose brackets and bands. Whatever discomfort is created by your emergency, we can schedule same day services to get you the relief you need.
A denture is a removable replacement for missing teeth and the surrounding tissue. Complete dentures are used when all the teeth are missing, while partial dentures are used when some natural teeth remain. Our dentists can help you choose the best restorative dentistry to fit your lifestyle.
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