Regular oral examinations can include both a visual exam and x-rays to properly diagnose your current dental condition and make recommendations. General dentistry focuses on hygiene, disease prevention, and treatment. Any procedures recommended are done so to keep your mouth healthy and functional.
A beautiful and healthy smile starts here. Even the most faithful “brushers” and “flossers” need regular professional cleanings. Our hygienists can restore the sparkle to your smile with a thorough cleaning that will not only make your teeth look and feel spectacular, but can help you avoid costly dental procedures down the road. We recommend patients have a thorough standard cleaning twice a year.
Fillings are done to “mend” teeth that have been damaged though decay or possibly an oral injury. The tooth is cleaned to remove any decay or debris so the filling can adhere to the enamel and prevent further damage to the tooth. The size and location along with other factors are considered before we determine the type of filling material we will recommend for you.
Tooth extraction is the removal of a tooth from its socket in the bone. A tooth may need to be extracted to make room for new growth or because it is not advisable for the tooth to remain due to damage or disease. Teeth are often removed because they are impacted. Teeth become impacted when they are prevented from growing into their normal position in the mouth by gum tissue, bone, or other teeth. Impaction is a common reason for the extraction of wisdom teeth. Extraction is the only known method that will prevent further problems. Teeth may also be extracted to make more room in the mouth prior to straightening the remaining teeth (orthodontic treatment), or because they are so badly positioned that straightening is impossible. We take great care to make sure our patients remain comfortable during the extraction process.