Dentistry for Adults
The foundation for a healthy smile is a commitment to general dental care. Visiting us every six months helps keep teeth clean and prevent future problems by letting us spot them early. We can address your unique issues and develop a relationship that ensures continuity of care.
Click on the headings below to learn more about some of the specific ways we work with you to maintain your oral health.
The Importance of Hygiene Visits
Root Canal Therapy to Save Hopeless Teeth
Teeth with damaged or infected roots used to require extraction, which can create a lot of problems and should be avoided when possible. The good news is that our team is highly
experienced in advanced root canal therapy. A root canal is a procedure to fix a tooth by removing the pulp chamber and replacing it with a filling material. This is often needed
when dental decay reaches the nerve of the tooth (or the tooth has become infected), and a standard filling won’t be suitable.
Not too long ago, the situation mentioned above would have necessitated the tooth be extracted. When dentists began performing root canals, they were quite dreaded, and the root canal has developed a reputation as something to avoid. However, with the use of modern anesthetics and technology, root canals are often manageable.
Senior Dental Care is Unique
Just as our bodies evolve as we age, our teeth and gums do as well. Years of plaque buildup, as well as consuming coffee, tea, or tobacco, can darken teeth. Ask us about procedures that can combat these problems. Reduced saliva flow is sometimes a side effect from taking medications. There are simple products that can often help this condition. Your fillings are getting older, too. They can weaken and crack. Regular check-ups allow us to stay on top of existing fillings. Gum disease and root decay can be serious problems with seniors. Daily cleaning and proper nutrition are critical for healthy gums. If you have bleeding gums or your teeth start to feel loose, contact us immediately.
Natural-Looking, Mercury Free Fillings
Wisdom Tooth Extractions
This can create a range of problems as they push and crowd other teeth, causing improper growth. Cavities easily develop as wisdom teeth are difficult to clean. Infection can even occur in the jaw bone. A good solution is to have them removed as soon as they develop, before these problems and the density of the jaw bone increases, making extraction more difficult. We are able to do this procedure in our office instead of referring you to another location.