Services we offer include:
Dental emergencies don’t follow a schedule. They are often sudden and unexpected. Finding yourself in one can be nerve-wracking, especially if you need help fast. Don’t panic, we are here for you! Whatever your dental trauma, be it acute pain, a chipped or lost tooth, or a broken crown, we are available for emergency appointments. We will get you in our office as soon as possible and work on getting you pain free in no time.
Exams and X-rays
Every visit to the dentist starts with an initial exam. If it is your first visit, or your bi-annual check-up, you can expect a comprehensive exam. Emergencies may only have a limited exam, while other visits, especially after major treatments, may just be of the follow-up nature. All current treatment or restoration plans will also be discussed. Comprehensive exams should include X-rays, though your dentist may order them whenever they see fit. In any case, the dentist will be looking for any indications of issues or abnormalities with your teeth and gums. Please use this time to bring up concerns you have with your oral health. Pain or discomfort is an early indicator of potential problems, and we want to be proactive in your care.
Regularly scheduled cleanings should be viewed as mandatory if you want to protect your teeth and gums and maintain good oral health. Standard cleanings include brushing, polishing, flossing and often a fluoride rinse. If done no less than every 6 months, cleanings are usually short and pain-free, lasting about thirty minutes. In addition to your own daily brushing, flossing, and rinsing routine, they are the best preventative measure you can take to maintain a healthy smile.
Dental fillings are a standard procedure commonly used to remove decay, repair minor fractures, and restore worn down teeth. The procedure requires only one office visit, and a local anesthetic is used to help lessen any pain. Different types of dental fillings are available. To determine which filling is the right for you, the dentist will consider the location and severity of the cavity, your medical history, aesthetics, your needs, and budget. The doctor will go over your options and help you make the best decision. After receiving a filling, biting and chewing can be more comfortable, and teeth can be less sensitive for patients suffering from damaged or weakened enamel.
There may be circumstances where teeth are damaged beyond repair, sometimes this happens after you have suffered a major injury or trauma. In this case an extraction (removing the entire tooth) may be necessary. Your dentist wants this to be the last resort. The doctor will perform a complete examination to see if there is any reasonable way to save the tooth. We want you to be aware of any possible alternatives. The extractions may be simple or surgical. If you must have a tooth extracted, we will make every effort to keep you comfortable and minimize the pain.