Diagnostic and Preventive Treatments
Prevention is the foundation for lifelong oral health. Regular hygiene and exam visits are important for detecting problems early, as well as for developing a plan together with your dental team to avoid problems before they arise. For most patients, regular preventive dental visits should take place minimally twice a year.
We are a family dental practice, and welcome all members of your family into our office. Early and positive introduction of dental care to your children is essential to the success of their oral health and teeth. Early dental care is also key to practicing preventive dentistry, which is the primary goal of our doctors.
Cosmetic and Whitening Services
Dentures are removable tooth or teeth replacement options available to patients missing multiple, many, or all teeth in an arch (upper or lower jaw). Dentures are typically worn during the daytime and removed for sleeping, and provide an esthetic and functional replacement option for those with multiple missing teeth.
In some situations, your doctor may recommend that a tooth be removed, or “extracted.” While this may sound daunting, the procedure begins in exactly the same fashion as a routine dental filling. Local anesthetic is administered in the work area, insuring that you are comfortable and pain-free throughout the procedure. Nitrous oxide administration is available in our office by our doctors, which can help to ease anxiety and put you at ease during the procedure (must be medically suitable for nitrous oxide administration).
Our endodontic care includes root canals, emergency pain relief, and pulp capping. These procedures are performed to treat inflamed or infected nerve tissue, all with the goal of saving diseased teeth.
Healthy gums are the foundation for stable teeth, similar to a solid foundation for a house. Even perfect teeth can be lost due to gum disease, which is exacerbated by smoking, drinking, and a host of biological disorders, such as diabetes. Minor periodontal procedures provided include:
Scaling and root planing, curettage, and three month recall. More advanced disease is referred to a periodontist (gum specialist).
Dental Appliances for Bruxism and TMJ Dysfunction
Bruxism and TMJ Dysfunction are disorders that can cause severe damage to teeth and gums and extreme discomfort and pain. Often intertwined, these are complex ailments with physical and psychosocial components. Dental appliances we service include night guards/Occlusal guards, mouth guards, snore appliance