A healthy smile is important for all ages. From first dental appointments to senior dental care, we want you to keep your teeth healthy and strong. General dentistry is preventative dentistry, which includes routine dental cleaning appointments and examinations. If there are any problems, we want to make sure to identify them early so they don’t turn into more serious situations.
A general cleaning, or a regular cleaning is part of a regular dental maintenance program. A regular cleaning removes bacteria and tartar buildup above the gum line.
A deep cleaning is required when bacteria, tartar and debris collect under the gum line. It is often referred to as scaling and root planing, and requires a minimum of at least two appointments.
Sealants are applied to healthy teeth to help prevent cavities by “sealing out” food and plaque in hard-to-brush areas. Sealants are great for kids and adults alike!
A root canal is usually recommended when there is an infection found deep inside the tooth. The purpose of the root canal is to save the tooth and try to prevent it from having to be removed.
There are many different types of filling materials that can be used to treat cavities. Ask if composite, resin, gold or porcelain fillings are right for your treatment.
Despite all efforts to save natural teeth, sometimes they must be removed, or extracted, because of gum disease, excessive decay, broken teeth or other trauma. There are several options such as implants, bridges, etc. to replace or fill in the gap.