General & Family Dentistry
A healthy smile means a happy smile. Visiting the dentist every six months is important for your oral hygiene. Good oral and dental hygiene are vital to your health and can prevent bad breath, tooth decay, and gum disease. When you visit you’ll receive a thorough examination of your mouth, a professional cleaning, and a discussion about your oral health. If a problem is found, our expert staff will ensure you receive timely and effective treatment.
A regular visit to the dentist will help you maintain good oral health by stopping disease before it has a chance to take hold in your mouth. During your cleaning, we’ll remove any plaque and tartar buildup that may discolor your teeth, leaving you with a brighter smile. Cleanings are vital for the prevention of cavities, gum disease, and enamel wear; we will also offer you advice for at-home treatment in order to maintain and improve your oral hygiene. Preventive services we offer include:
- X-Rays – X-Rays give us the ability to see inside and between your teeth to detect oral health problems at their earliest stages.
- Sealants – A sealant is a thin plastic coating applied to the surfaces of the teeth. It is a preventive treatment meant to protect your enamel from plaque and acid and prevent tooth decay.
We know that dental pain can have a huge impact on your day-to-day life. If a problem were to arise, we offer high quality restorative dentistry, which is focused on restoring the health and function of your teeth. This can involve restoring or replacing decayed, chipped, cracked, discolored or even missing teeth. Our expert staff can restore your mouth to a healthy and fully functioning state, giving you the chance to regain your confidence with a happy and healthy smile!
Our Restorative services include:
A root canal treatment is necessary when inflammation or an infection is present in the roots of a tooth. When treated, the infected pulp, a soft tissue, will be removed from the tooth, and the root canal will be cleaned, disinfected and shaped. If you need a root canal, there’s no need to worry! Millions of teeth are treated each year to relieve pain and save your tooth, making you feel healthy again.
Plaque buildup around the tooth and gums releases toxins that can irritate and inflame the gum. This causes a condition called gingivitis, which, if left untreated, can progress into periodontal disease, which can slowly destroy the gums around your teeth. Two common and effective treatments for gum disease are scaling and root planing. In scaling, we will remove the plaque and tartar buildup from the tooth. In root planing, we will clean and smoothen the root surfaces of the teeth, removing bacterial toxins.
A dental extraction is exactly what it sounds like: the removal of a tooth, usually necessary due to disease, trauma, or crowding. Before the tooth is pulled, the area will be numbed with a local anesthetic.
If you have missing or damaged teeth, dentures can help restore your smile. We offer complete or partial dentures that will be custom made to fit your mouth.
A crown, or dental cap, is used to restore a significantly damaged or decayed tooth. It is custom made to fit over a damaged tooth. In addition to strengthening the damaged tooth, it also improves the appearance, shape, or alignment of the tooth. A crown can be used for many different purposes, such as protecting a weak tooth, attaching a bridge, covering a dental implant, or as an alternative to a large filling.
A dental bridge is used if you are missing one or multiple teeth. It consists of fake teeth custom made to fit the shape of your mouth, held in place by dental crowns. They are used to close the gap created by your missing teeth. Bridges are designed to last for many years and restore your ability to eat and speak as normal in addition to restoring the appearance of your smile.