Routinely scheduled dental visits are essential for anyone who prefers to stay a step ahead of oral health problems. Whether you’re at risk for cavities or oral cancer, detecting and treating the issue as early as possible is our top concern. To do so, we provide a range of general dentistry services that are designed to keep your teeth healthy, functioning properly, and looking great! From professional cleanings and checkups to modern restorative procedures, our first-class dental team is prepared to attend to all of your most pressing dental needs.
Professional Teeth Cleaning
When scheduled at least twice each year, a professional cleaning is an important key in the prevention of common dental diseases like tooth decay and periodontal disease. In conjunction with periodic dental exams, a routine cleaning can provide a great opportunity for Dr. Stevens to take a closer look at the overall health of your mouth while also checking for specific problems.
When the tooth’s protective enamel has been penetrated by a cavity, a small composite filling is an effective way to seal the hole in your tooth and prevent the problem from spreading. Composite fillings are tooth-colored restorations that are now frequently used in place of older metal fillings.
Root Canal Therapy
A tooth with a nerve that is damaged or dead can be preserved when a root canal procedure is performed. The procedure involves the cleaning and removal of the diseased pulp within the center of the tooth. The space within the tooth is then sterilized and reshaped before being filled and sealed with an inactive filling material. Root canal therapy allows us to eliminate the infected or unhealthy interior of the tooth while maintaining the body of the tooth.
When a badly damaged or fractured tooth is found to be beyond repair, or when there is only a minimal chance of successfully restoring the tooth, we may recommend having the tooth removed. To ensure your complete comfort, tooth extractions can be performed with the use of local anesthetics and sedatives. Prior to removing a tooth, we will take the time to discuss your options for replacing it. Your replacement solutions might include a dental implant, a permanent bridge, or a removable partial.
For additional information about our general dentistry services, please contact our office today.