Dental hygiene involves the biyearly cleaning and checkup for patients with healthy dentitions. On that visit, the hygienist scales and polishes the teeth (also known as a prophylaxis). Any changes in medical history are updated. Also, any necessary digital radiographs are acquired. Hygiene appointments may occur more frequently for some patients, based on the health of the gums.
Sealants are highly effective in preventing decay on the occlusal (biting) surfaces of your teeth. Placement is a simple procedure in which a tooth-colored acrylic “coating” is painted onto the surface of the tooth and cured with a light. This effectively “seals” the deep grooves and acts as a barrier against plaque and acids.
Fluoride Treatment – Most children up to the age of 16 receive fluoride treatment on their regular hygiene appointment. Adults may receive this treatment as well if the caries (decay) rate is high or if they have very sensitive teeth. It is a topical treatment.
- Dental Hygiene
- Fluoride Treatment
- Digital Radiographs
- Patient Education
- Periodontal Evaluation
Composite (tooth colored resin fillings, light cured to match your teeth
Amalgam (silver restorations, a more durable material)
One visit ceramic restorations (veneers, onlays, and full coverage crowns)
- Removeable Partial and Full Dentures
- Fixed Bridgework and Implants
- TMJ (occlusal guards)
- Simple Extractions
- Sinsational Smile in-office bleaching
- Teeth Whitening (take-home)
- Cosmetic Bonding
There are various reasons why a tooth may need root canal, some of which include infection, trauma, or deep decay. Endodontics (root canal therapy) is a method of retaining the tooth in the dentition by removing the nerve in the tooth and then filling and sealing the actual root canal space.
Root Canal Therapy
- Anterior Teeth
- Premolar Teeth
Gum Disease – Periodontal (gum) disease is an infection of the teeth, gums and the bone that supports the teeth. It is the leading cause of adult tooth loss. Stopping this condition begins with a thorough diagnosis. To identify periodontal disease, we perform a comprehensive examination including periodontal charting and x-rays. If we detect periodontal disease, we discuss treatment options and proper home care to minimize bone loss and restore the health of your gums. Our approach is conservative. We use a non-surgical method by placing antibiotics under the gum to fight the bacteria that causes advanced forms of periodontal disease.
- Charting and Diagnostics
- Gum and Bone Disease
- Scaling and Root Planing
- Non-surgical treatment
We provide quality general, family and cosmetic dental services. Feel free to contact a member of our staff by calling 401-333-2700 or by sending us an email. For convenience, request an appointment online today.