Services

Braces / Orthodontics

Orthodontists are qualified Dentists who have an additional two to three years of education and specialized training in tooth movement and the guidance of facial development. Orthodontists work as a team with your Dentist to maximize your smile and improve your dental health.

Emergency

In an Emergency – Stay calm. Focus on stopping the bleeding and protecting the injured tooth or area by following the appropriate instructions in this section.

Never take aspirin or ibuprofen for a dental emergency because they are anticoagulants which can cause excessive bleeding. To alleviate pain, take acetaminophen as directed on the packaging label.

Wisdom Teeth / Oral Surgery

Why get oral surgery? While the removal of wisdom teeth is the most well-known type of oral surgery, there are many reasons why oral surgery may be required, including:
– Repairing or treating serious conditions affecting a patient’s teeth, palate, lips, jaw or face
– Alleviating problems due to obstructed sleep apnea, infections or facial pain
– Repairing maxillofacial region damage caused by a serious accident or injury

Veneers

Overview A veneer improves the appearance of a tooth by covering the visible front surface with a custom-made, tooth-colored porcelain overlay. Our Dentists can complete a porcelain veneer treatment in just one office visit. With proper care and good oral hygiene, a veneer has a lifespan of 5-10 years. When Prescribed A veneer is often prescribed for…

Root Canal / Endodontics

Why get a root canal treatment? An endodontic treatment saves a severely injured, cracked, or decayed tooth when its pulp (the soft inner tissue inside a tooth’s root canal) becomes inflamed or infected. If it is not treated promptly, pain or a tooth abscess (infection) results. Endodontic treatment is also known as a “root canal.”…

Gum Disease / Periodontics

What is gum disease? Gum disease, also known as periodontal disease, is a bacterial infection of the gums and tissues that support your teeth. It is caused most often by the build-up of plaque and tartar when teeth are not routinely brushed and flossed. There are two major stages of periodontal disease: gingivitis and periodontitis….

Crowns

Overview A dental crown restores a tooth’s shape, size, and strength. It fully encases the visible portion of your tooth or dental implant. Once it is permanently bonded in place, only a Dentist or Specialist can remove it. With proper care and good oral hygiene, the life of a crown can range from 5 to 15 years. If a…

Tooth Whitening

Tooth Whitening Tooth whitening enhances the brightness of natural teeth, but it’s not for everyone. Discuss it with your Dentist before you take action, especially if you have: Discolored or sensitive teeth White spots or decay on your teeth Infected gums A bridge, crown, or other dental work (especially involving front teeth) The lifespan of…

Dental Hygiene

Routine Dental Checkups Routine dental checkups are vital to good oral hygiene and are the best way to detect problems at their earliest stages. Early detection and treatment save unnecessary discomfort, time and money. The Academy of General Dentistry recommends checkups twice a year. Oral hygiene needs change with age and the condition of your teeth and gums….

Fillings

A filling repairs and restores the surface of a tooth that has been damaged by decay, fracture, or wear. A dental filling strengthens the tooth. If tooth decay is not repaired at its early stages, it will worsen and additional or alternative dental treatments may be necessary.

With proper care and routine oral hygiene, a filling has a lifespan of 5-12 years, depending upon the type of filling material used.

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