General Dentistry

Composite (Tooth Colored) Fillings

composite bondingFor over 150 years, cavities were filled with a mixture of metals, including silver and mercury. It was perfectly normal to see dark grey areas in someone’s mouth when they laughed. But today, you can get your cavities filled with composite fillings. (more…)

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Dentures

denturesDentures are a replacement for missing teeth that can be removed and put back into your mouth as you please. Depending on each individual patient case, they may receive full or partial dentures. Full dentures are used when all of the natural teeth are removed from the mouth and replaced with a full set of dentures. There are two types of full dentures.

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Dental Sealants

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Sealants are a great way to protect against tooth decay and cavities on your back teeth (molars). These are the teeth that are most vulnerable to cavities and decay because they are used in the chewing process, and are the most difficult to reach and clean. Molars first come in at around 5-7 years of age, with a second set coming in between the ages of 11-14. It is best to have a sealant placed when the molars first come in to ensure they are protected early. (more…)

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Root Canal
Endodontics

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Endodontics is the dental specialty that deals with the nerves of the teeth. Root canals are probably the most notorious procedure in dentistry and the most common procedure relating to endodontics. When a tooth becomes infected it is usually related to the nerves in the root of the tooth. The infected nerves need to be removed. If left untreated an infection can turn into an abscess, which is a much more serious problem that includes bone loss in the jaw. (more…)

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Periodontal Scaling

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Gingivitis is a generative disease that left untreated, will cause significant tooth and gum deterioration. Just the word gingivitis can strike panic in a patient’s mind. The reality is that the treatment is simple and performed right in your dentist’s office. (more…)

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Teeth Cleaning

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Plaque is a bacteria that has damaging effects on the teeth. Plaque is identified as a creamy, sticky layer that appears on the dental surface due to irregular brushing. Plaque can harden to form tartar, which is very difficult to wash away through brushing and requires professional removal. Accumulation of plaque triggers dental decay and causes dental cavities. (more…)

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Tooth Extraction

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At our dental office, tooth extractions, or the removal of a tooth from the mouth, (called exodontia), is performed for a wide variety of reasons. The main causes for tooth extractions are: Sever tooth decay which deems the tooth to be un-repairable, or acute/ chronic alveolar abscess. Some other of causes are: extra teeth that block other teeth from coming in, preparation for orthodontic treatments like braces, teeth in the fracture line, or fractured teeth. (more…)

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