A common request we receive is how to make a smile whiter and brighter. This is a relatively simple and quick treatment option that can be performed periodically. Certain foods and beverages, such as wine and coffee, stain the teeth and contribute to discoloration. The teeth whitening process provides a solution that lightens the shade of the teeth. Additionally, the process actually rids the teeth of plaque and tartar that tend to lead to dental problems.
Composite fillings act as a dentistry solution for problems such as tooth decay or cracks. A composite filling is a tooth-colored plastic and glass mixture used to restore decayed teeth. This procedure is also utilized for cosmetic improvements of the smile by fixing any discoloration or reshaping any disfigured teeth.
An extraction is performed to remove a tooth, whether because of disease, crowding, or damage. When extractions are required, the area around the tooth will be numbed and your dentist will remove the tooth. A small amount of bleeding is normal, as your mouth will replace the removed tooth root by forming a blood clot in the area.
Laser dentistry is a state-of-the-art machine that delivers energy in the form of light. The energy travels at different wavelengths and is absorbed by a target. These targets can be enamel, decay, or soft tissue.
Laser dentistry is also able to be used for tooth and soft tissue procedures. Typically, no local anesthesia is needed. You will not feel any heat or vibration which makes it a very comfortable process. For soft tissue treatments, it allows for an even quicker healing time!
Periodontics is a specialized branch of dentistry that focuses on the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of periodontal disease as well as the process of replacing teeth with dental implants. Periodontal diseases are mainly the result of infections and inflammation of the gums and bone that surround and support the teeth. In its early stage, called gingivitis, the gums can become swollen and red, and they may bleed.
Bad breath, gum recession and bone loss are conditions related to periodontal disease. We offer non-surgical periodontal therapy to treat and abate further progression of disease as well as restorative options to replace teeth lost due to periodontal disease.
No matter the oral medical condition you may be facing, our staff is here to help identify and implement the best treatment plan for you. For more information on periodontics or the periodontal services we provide, please don’t hesitate to contact us today.