The Importance of Hygiene Visits
Getting your teeth cleaned regularly by our professional hygienist is your first step toward maintaining a healthy, beautiful smile for life. Even with proper brushing, plaque will remain in some areas of teeth, which leads to tartar and eventually decay. If tartar accumulates in the gums, it can turn into a serious problem for your teeth as well as other health conditions. Medical research has proven a link between advanced gum infection and life-threatening health problems like stroke, diabetes, and heart disease. Have regular teeth cleanings to stay healthy!
Bonded White Fillings
No Mercury! No Metals! No Kidding!
Many patients are familiar with the silver-mercury amalgam fillings that have been used by dental practices for many years. These satisfying restorations have some shortcomings. Metal does not adhere well to teeth, which means decay eventually starts around the filling. The dark filling highly contrasts to the shades of natural teeth, making the filling very noticeable and not very pleasing to look at.
Saving Hopeless Teeth
In the past, root canal procedures were something a patient avoided because the procedure was quite painful. But with today’s modern techniques and anesthetics, they are often painless and very manageable. A root canal will save a tooth, instead of losing it to extraction. This is important because missing even one tooth can cause problems for your remaining teeth.
We are very experienced in root canals. The essence of the procedure is to remove the pulp chamber in the interior of the tooth and replace it with a filling material. Sometimes a crown is placed over the tooth to give it added strength. Your tooth will be saved and regain its full functionality.
In-House Tooth Extractions
If a tooth is extensively damaged or infected, or if third molars are impacted, extraction is the solution to the problem. We do most extractions in our office, so you will not be inconvenienced with a referral to another office. Our compassionate manner will make you feel comfortable in our care for this treatment.