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General Dentistry

General Dentistry

A comprehensive dental exam will be performed by your dentist at your initial dental visit. At regular check-up exams, your dentist and hygienist will include the following:

Examination of diagnostic x-rays (radiographs): Essential for detection of decay, tumors, cysts, and bone loss. X-rays also help determine tooth and root positions.

Oral cancer screening: Check the face, neck, lips, tongue, throat, tissues, and gums for any signs of oral cancer.

Gum disease evaluation: Check the gums and bone around the teeth for any signs of periodontal disease.

Examination of tooth decay: All tooth surfaces will be checked for decay with special dental instruments.

Examination of existing restorations: Check current fillings, crowns, etc.

Professional Dental Cleaning

Professional dental cleanings (dental prophylaxis) are usually performed by Registered Dental Hygienists. Your cleaning appointment will include a dental exam and the following:

Removal of calculus (tartar): Calculus is hardened plaque that has been left on the tooth for sometime and is now firmly attached to the tooth surface. Calculus forms above and below the gum line, and can only be removed with special dental instruments.

Removal of plaque: Plaque is a sticky, almost invisible film that forms on the teeth. It is a growing colony of living bacteria, food debris, and saliva. The bacteria produce toxins (poisons) that inflame the gums. This inflammation is the start of periodontal disease!

Teeth polishing: Remove stain and plaque that is not otherwise removed during tooth brushing and scaling.

Mercury free filling

The Poison in Your Teeth proves that mercury is continuously released from amalgam (silver) fillings and is hazardous to your health. Mercury is the most poisonous, naturally occurring, non-radioactive substance on earth. It contributes to over 100 health issues, including heart disease, autism, chronic fatigue, MS, allergies, depression, memory loss and anxiety. One of the most common diseases known to man, tooth decay is second only to the common cold. Cavities are still plaguing the nation -- and once it starts, the only way to stop a cavity from destroying your tooth is with a tooth filling. There are now several types of dental fillings available, from tried and true amalgam fillings to a variety of natural-looking tooth-colored dental fillings. Keep cavities from ruining your dental health with dental fillings!

Complete Dentures

A denture is a removable dental appliance replacement for missing teeth and surrounding tissue. They are made to closely resemble your natural teeth and may even enhance your smile. A Complete denture may be either “conventional” or “immediate.” A conventional type is made after the teeth have been removed and the gum tissue has healed, usually taking 4 to 6 weeks. During this time the patient will go without teeth. Immediate dentures are made in advance and immediately placed after the teeth are removed, thus preventing the patient from having to be without teeth during the healing process. Once the tissues shrink and heal, adjustments will have to be made.

Partial dentures

Dentures have been a staple in tooth replacement for years, and they continue to improve the dental health of millions of missing teeth sufferers. Whether you need a full or partial denture, tooth replacement is a must to preserve your dental health! Dentures have come a long way over the years! Flexible dentures have been created with your comfort in mind, and modern dentures now look more like your natural teeth than ever! And with our tips on proper denture care, you can preserve the life of your dentures for years to come! A Partial denture not only fills in the spaces created by missing teeth, it prevents other teeth from shifting.

Root Canal treatment

A root canal is one of the most common dental procedures performed, well over 14 million every year. This simple treatment can save your natural teeth and prevent the need of dental implants or bridges. At the center of your tooth is pulp. Pulp is a collection of blood vessels and nerves that helps to build the surrounding tooth. Infection of the pulp can be caused by trauma to the tooth, deep decay, cracks and chips, or repeated dental procedures. Symptoms of the infection can be identified as visible injury or swelling of the tooth, sensitivity to temperature or pain in the tooth and gums.

Crowns and Bridges

When a tooth is severely damaged or missing, dental restorations are necessary to preserve your dental health. A dental crown is designed to save an existing tooth, while a dental bridge replaces missing teeth. Not only do these restorations improve your dental health, but dental crowns and bridges resemble real teeth! If you need dental treatment and a tooth filling won't suffice, talk to your dentist about your options. Dental crowns and dental bridges are two of the most successful dental procedures done today.

Extraction

A dental extraction (also referred to as exodontia) is the removal of a tooth from the mouth. Extractions are performed for a wide variety of reasons, including tooth decay that has destroyed enough tooth structure to prevent restoration. Extractions of impacted or problematic wisdom teeth are routinely performed, as are extractions of some permanent teeth to make space for orthodontic treatment.