General Dentistry

Request Routine Dental Examinations With Professional Cleaning

We recommend a routine dental checkup every six months to determine if there is a serious issue such as a cavity or gingivitis that requires treatment. This is also a great time for a dental hygienist to remove a buildup of plaque from our patient’s teeth. Plaque contains bacteria that destroy tooth enamel while inflaming gum tissue. While our patients may brush and floss twice a day, it is still possible to have plaque buildup in difficult to reach places. However, one of our dental hygienists is able to use specialized tools to remove the plaque that leads to tooth decay.

Have an Examination With Medical Images To Find Major Problems

Our patients will also have a thorough examination with medical images to determine if there are cavities that are difficult to see with a physical examination. It is possible for a dentist to see additional problems such as impacted wisdom teeth or inflammation in the gum tissue. By finding dental health problems in the earliest stages, it is easier to correct the problem right away to avoid having additional medical issues such as alveolar bone infections or loss of teeth.

Types of Fillings Required For Dental Cavities

We can fill a patient’s cavities with different types of materials, including:

  • Composite resins
  • Gold
  • Silver amalgam
  • Glass ionomer
  • Porcelain

It is important for a dental filling at the front of the mouth to have an attractive and natural appearance, so we will mix porcelain or composite resins to make a color-matching substance. However, for a cavity at the back of the mouth, a silver amalgam or gold filling is a better option because it provides a stronger biting surface.

Repair a Chipped Tooth With a Bonding Procedure

It is possible to have a small chip on a tooth repaired quickly with a bonding procedure. Our dentist will mix a color-matching substance that is applied to the damaged tooth. After this liquid substance dries, the dentist will use specialized tools to polish the tooth until there is a smooth surface that looks 100 percent natural. With a bonding procedure, the underlying surface of a tooth is also protected from contamination that can lead to decay and inflammation.

What Happens During a Root Canal Procedure?

If a patient’s tooth is seriously infected, then a dentist in Parker must remove the interior portion of the tooth to eliminate the bacteria. This procedure also involves removing the roots of the tooth. During a root canal, a patient is anesthetized to reduce discomfort. After the interior portion of the tooth is removed, the dentist inserts a malleable waterproof substance that dries into a strong surface. To protect the tooth and its filling, the dentist places a natural-looking crown over it.

Have Teeth Whitened To Eliminate Yellow or Brown Discolorations

When someone smokes cigarettes or drinks red wine, it is easy to have discolored teeth. At a dental facility, it is possible to have ugly brown or yellow teeth whitened with a fast procedure. First, our dentist must perform an examination to repair problems such as cavities. Next, a patient’s gums are protected with a liquid substance that dries within a few minutes. Our dentist will place plastic devices in a patient’s mouth to collect excess saliva. The dentist will apply a strong hydrogen peroxide solution on a patient’s teeth. When water is injected into the patient’s mouth, a chemical reaction will occur, lifting the unattractive stains from the teeth.

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