We are your partner in oral health. When it comes to helping you reach your goals for your mouth, your teeth, and your gums, we are here to help you. In order to know where you want to go, we must know where you are today. One of the most important aspects of reaching your goals is the initial comprehensive oral examination.
We suggest adults and children alike have a standard cleaning twice a year, along with fluoride treatments for the children. We find this time interval best for keeping patients healthy and finding problems when they are small. X-rays should be taken at periodic intervals that we individualize to each patient’s needs.
As we age, the enamel layer becomes thinner causing the yellowish dentin layer underneath to show through. Whitening procedures can effectively restore the smile of people with stained, dull, or discolored teeth.
Bridges are natural-looking dental appliances that can replace a section of missing teeth. Because they are custom-made, bridges are barely noticeable and can restore the natural contour of teeth as well as the proper bite relationship between upper and lower teeth.
Root canal therapy is indicated when the nerve inside the tooth is dead or dying. Symptoms may include temperature sensitivity, severe pain, pressure or a visible abscess developing on the gum tissue.
Bonding is a process in which a composite resin material is applied to the tooth surface, sculpted to an ideal shape, hardened, and then polished. This procedure usually can be accomplished in a single visit.
Composite (tooth colored) Restorations are now widely used instead of amalgam (silver) fillings to repair teeth with decay and to replace old defective fillings. Composite restorations are also used to repair chipped, broken, or discolored teeth.
There are two types of dental prosthesis, partials and dentures. Partials are used to replace missing teeth when natural teeth are still present. Dentures are used for replacement when all of the natural teeth are missing.
If you are being bothered by a tooth please contact us immediately. If there is any reason you may not be able to visit our office right away, there are several things you can try at home to relieve the pain.
A jaw swollen from a toothache occurs when facial and oral tissues become inflamed due to injury or infection. You should treat this swelling because if you do not, it may affect your ability to speak and eat.
If your gums feel painful, throb, are reddened or produce sores, you may have unhealthy gums. Healthy gums are pink in color, and shouldn’t cause you pain. When you’re dealing with sore gums, it may be difficult to eat or talk, so it’s important that you address the problem immediately.
Dental fillings, crowns, inlays, and onlays are used to repair holes in teeth and protect the tooth from further decay. If tissue inside the tooth is exposed, it can be painful, as the nerves are often exposed. If a dental filling falls out, the tooth is susceptible to pain and further damage.