Initial Oral Examination
Your initial oral examination includes a visual examination, charting, periodontal probing, diagnosis, and treatment recommendations. We will also take x-rays, which include the panoramic x-ray for proper diagnosis of the anterior (front) and posterior (back) teeth as well as the bite-wing x-ray series for proper diagnosis of proximal decay of posterior teeth.
Our practice offers the latest in comfortable, convenient dentistry with our CEREC® tooth restoration system. Using the CEREC® equipment, we can now complete a color-matched ceramic tooth restoration – filling, crown or veneer – in a single visit.
Crowns and Bridges
Crowns are synthetic caps, usually made of a material like porcelain, placed on the top of a tooth. Crowns are typically used to restore a tooth’s function and appearance following a restorative procedure such as a root canal. When decay in a tooth has become so advanced that large portions of the tooth must be removed, crowns are often used to restore the tooth.
Root Canal Therapy
Root canals are tiny passageways that branch off from beneath the top of the tooth, coursing their way vertically downward until they reach the tip of the root. Root canal therapy usually entails one to three visits. Diseased tissue is removed, the inner chamber is cleansed and disinfected, and the tiny canals are reshaped.
Simple toothaches can often be relieved by rinsing the mouth to clear it of debris and other irritants. Sometimes, a toothache can be caused or aggravated by a piece of debris lodged between the tooth and another tooth. Avoid placing an aspirin between your tooth and gum to relieve pain because the dissolving aspirin can actually harm your gum tissue.
Our goal is to help you to minimize the risk of emergency treatment. This is why we commit a generous amount of time to designing a lifetime treatment plan that will help you offset the possibility of unforeseen pain or tooth breakage.