Periodontal Treatment

Periodontal maintenance therapy is an ongoing, specialized program of care for patients who have been previously diagnosed and treated for periodontal disease to keep the gums and bone healthy and free of inflammation-causing bacteria. The harmful bacteria that cause gum disease continue to build deep in the pockets between your gums and teeth, even after…

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Root Canal Therapy

A root canal is needed when the nerve of a tooth has become damaged by injury or infected by decay. In situations where the crown of the tooth is heavily damaged or decayed, this may include rebuilding the tooth with a post and a crown to restore it to optimal appearance and function. For the…

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Dental Extractions

When a tooth has become so extensively decayed or damaged that it cannot be preserved, your doctor may recommend extracting it to make way for a replacement restoration. With what we call a simple extraction, the tooth is removed from the socket with minimal instrumentation and without surgery. Typically, your doctor will review your radiographs…

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Dental Restorations (Fillings)

When a tooth requires a filling to repair a cavity, the two most common materials used today are dental amalgam and composite. While both materials do an excellent job of repairing cavities, there are some differences to consider when choosing your restoration. Dental amalgam, or silver filling, is made of a mixture of metals and…

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Night Guards & Athletic Guards

For patients experiencing tooth wear due to nighttime grinding and jaw clenching, your doctor may recommend an occlusal appliance, commonly called a night guard or bite splint, to help alleviate the complications associated with the condition. It is not uncommon for tooth wear to be associated with certain airway or breathing conditions, so your doctor…

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Pediatric Dentistry

The American Dental Association and the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry recommend a child’s first visit to the dentist coincide with the appearance of a child’s first tooth, typically around 6 months but no later than 1 year of age. These early visits help prevent childhood cavities and help educate caregivers about proper oral hygiene…

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Biannual Checkups & Cleanings

If you’re an adult visiting a new practice for the first time, here’s what you can typically expect during a regular dental exam. Plan to arrive 15 minutes early to your appointment to complete any required new patient forms. Sometimes these forms can be emailed or downloaded from a website in advance. Regular exam appointments…

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