General Dentistry

A Happier, Healthier You

A Better Smile Dentistry offers a wide scope of General Dentistry services to help your oral health. Among the ways to keep "A Better Smile" is to utilize our General Dentistry services (scroll down to learn more):

Complete Exams

Exams are important to diagnose disease and to prevent future dental problems.  During your exam, your dentist will review your x-rays, check your gum condition, perform a visual exam, and perform an oral cancer screening. Exams are recommended every six months are key to keeping small problems from growing into a much larger ones. We understand each patient is unique, so we create treatment plans and customize to suit each patients needs.

Emergency Exams/Palliative Dentistry

Dental Emergencies can happen anytime, and many are painful. If you have a dental emergency, contact us right away (calling is best).  If this happens during our off time, please call and leave a message so we can get back to you soonest, as we are checking messages frequently and will reply to you promptly.

Regular and Deep Cleanings

Dental cleanings safely remove the plaque and calculus that builds up over time on the teeth and under the gums. If teeth are not cleaned regularly inflammation can occur, and this can lead to gum disease. Dental cleanings are one of the most important procedures for keeping your teeth and gums healthy. If you are prone to certain periodontal conditions, or miss your regular cleanings, a deep cleaning might be required. Deep cleanings clean deeper in the gums and require numbing your gums.

Bonding/Fillings

​Dental Bonding or Fillings are a restoration procedure in which a tooth-colored resin is bonded to a tooth. Fillings, as the name implies, is for filling an area created by a cavity or chip.  Bonding is using the same material as fillings to take out imperfections usually for cosmetic reasons.

Dentures/Partials

​Dentures are often the most affordable option for situations where many teeth need replacement. With improved material choices, partials/dentures have come a long way from those of the past. Materials include:

•             Acrylic

•             Cast Metal

•             Flexible

Partials replace only the missing teeth and integrate with your natural teeth (and attach to those), while full dentures are a full replacement for natural teeth.  Your treating dentist will help you decide what type of partial/denture and treatment plan are best for you.

Root Canals

Root Canal Treatment (sometimes shortened to RCT) is necessary to repair/save a tooth that may be infected due to a cavity or crack in the tooth. The treatment involves removing the pulp of the tooth and damaged nerves. After a tooth has fully emerged out of the gums, the nerve and pulp of the tooth are no longer necessary to keep.  Ignoring a tooth infection can have serious health implications. Bacteria can build up at the root of the tooth and damage the jawbone. This could eventually lead to a tooth abscess, which is painful.

Extractions

If you have severe damage due to tooth decay or blunt trauma, it is possible that you may need to have a tooth extracted. Extractions are most often sought after to relieve pain, but they can also help save healthy tissue and prevent the furthering of disease or bacterial infection in your gums. We offer minimally invasive and painless techniques to provide patient comfort during extractions.

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