There are a variety exams your dentist will perform in order to evaluate your dental health. During your appointment, one of our dentists will complete a consultation exam, comprehensive exam and, every six months, a periodic exam. If something unexpected comes up before your regularly scheduled appointment, we also provide limited or emergency exams for our patients. Keeping your regular dental hygiene appointments is imperative to maintaining a healthy smile.
Dental cleanings are essential to maintaining oral health. It is important to note that all dental cleanings are unique to each patient. Your dentist will discuss what your smile needs to stay healthy, whether it be a six-month hygiene appointment, cleaning with inflammation treatment, deep cleaning or three-month cleaning.
When bacterium affects the nerve of your tooth, you may need to undergo endodontic therapy, commonly known as a root canal. All of the tissue is removed from the isolated tooth’s chamber during this two-appointment treatment. At your second visit, the tooth will be cleaned out once again and then will be sealed to prevent reinfection. After this, a new crown is used to support the tooth. This surgery is completed by one of our highly experienced endodontists.
Teeth can become discolored with time, but don’t settle for anything less than your dream smile. With both in-office and at-home bleaching techniques, your dentist can help restore your brightest smile. Because we offer different levels of lightening, these procedures will ensure that your teeth will look brighter, yet natural.
Many patients experience anxiety about going to a dentist’s office. If you are dreading your next appointment, talk to your doctor about sedation dentistry. We offer both minimal and moderate sedation depending on your level of anxiety. This will help alleviate your anxiety and discomfort so you can attend your regular dental appointments.
If you have experienced the loss of one or multiple teeth, it’s important to schedule your dental implant procedure. Dental implants reinforce the integrity of your jawbone by acting as tooth roots, and they restore the function of your teeth by returning your mouth to its natural state. Your dentist will discuss your options for dental implants and will ensure you are prepared for the procedure.
If you hear grinding or clicking sounds coming from your jaw or have aching jaw muscles, you should ask your doctor about bruxism. Often referred to as teeth grinding or gnashing, bruxism affects 25% of today’s population. This clenching may be noticeable while you are awake, but most experience it during their sleep. The sooner you talk to your dentist, the sooner you can find the best treatment for your bruxism.
As part of your routine dental exam, your dentist will perform an oral cancer screening. Oral cancer can be found anywhere on or in the lips, cheeks, tongue, throat, sinus cavities, mouth or the palate. It is as an uncontrollable growth of cells that often appears as a mass or a sore. If you feel like something is off with your dental health, you should make an appointment with your dentist as soon as possible.