Six-month dental cleanings and exams are important to maintaining good oral health. Dental cleanings help prevent cavities, halitosis, and gum disease. A routine visit to our office may include dental x-rays, an examination of your teeth and soft tissues, head and neck exam, and inspection of existing dental work. Checkups allow our dentist to identify problem areas before they become severe and require invasive treatment. During a cleaning, the dental hygienist will remove plaque and tartar and chart information about your gum health. You will be instructed in proper home care and advised of any areas that need special attention.
Gum disease is caused by a bacterial infection that, if left untreated, can permanently damage your teeth and negatively affect your overall health. During a thorough exam, our dentist or a hygienist will assess your gums for periodontal pockets, which harbor bacterial infection. Non-surgical treatment can include scaling and root planning, as well as topical antibiotics and a prescription mouthwash. More advanced periodontal disease requires gum surgery. Our office has a full-service dental hygiene department focused on helping patients manage gum disease.
If you have tooth pain or sensitivity, you may need root canal therapy. During this procedure, Dentists at Easy Dentistry removes infected tissue from the pulp chamber and any remaining nerve tissue from the root canals. He/she then fills the canals with a rubber-like material called gutta-percha. Finally, the affected tooth is repaired with a dental crown. Root canal therapy is advised when a filling or crown cannot save a tooth from requiring extraction. Dentist uses precise, gentle techniques and local anesthesia to perform root canals with minimal discomfort.
Although our dentist’s primary goal is always the preservation of damaged teeth, extraction may be necessary for a variety of reasons, such as an over-crowded mouth, severely infected teeth, or impaction. With his extensive experience, our dentist can perform most tooth extractions in our office, including impacted wisdom teeth (third molars). In addition to local anesthesia and his gentle and caring chairside manner, we offer amenities such as blankets and TVs for your comfort during treatment.
Along with routine dental care, our dentist provides emergency dental services. Dental emergencies include a cracked or knocked out tooth, an acute toothache, or objects stuck in between teeth. If you have suffered an injury or a restoration has fallen out, our dentist can often see you the same day. He will promptly take care of your dental needs, including extractions, if necessary. If you suspect a broken jaw or need stitches, you should go to the nearest emergency room.