General Services

  • Fillings

    Fillings are dental restorations that are used to fill in or cover over just a portion of a tooth. We predominantly use composite (white filling) material. We also use porcelain overlays to strengthen your teeth. Drill free & ozone filling treatments are available.

  • Tooth Extraction

    A tooth may be extracted for many reasons. The tooth may be too badly damaged or decayed to be saved by root canal therapy, may be causing crowding, or may be loose from advanced gum disease. Tooth removal may be performed either by your dentist or an Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon—a surgeon who specializes in surgeries of the mouth. Before removing your tooth, your dentist will give you a local aesthetic to numb the area where the tooth will be removed. A stronger, general aesthetic may be used, especially if several or all of your teeth need to be removed. General anesthesia prevents pain in the whole body and will make you groggy or put you to sleep through the procedure. Typically, it takes only a few days to recover from a tooth extraction. Be sure to follow the home care instructions given to you by your dentist or oral surgeon.

  • Root Canal Treatment

    Root canal treatments have given dentists a safe method of saving teeth.
    The pulp is the soft tissue that contains blood vessels, nerves, and connective tissue. It lies within the tooth and extends from the crown of the tooth to the tip of the root in the bone of the jaw. When the pulp is diseased or injured and cannot repair itself, it dies. The most common cause of pulp death is a cracked tooth or a severe cavity. Both of these problems can let bacteria enter the pulp, which can cause an infection inside the tooth. Left without treatment, pus builds up at the root tip and in the jawbone, forming a pus-pocket, called an abscess. Abscesses can cause damage to the bone around the teeth.

    Usually, treatment requires one to three visits. During the treatment, your general dentist or Endodontist—a dentist who specializes in problems of the pulp—removes the diseased pulp. Then, the pulp chamber and root canal of the tooth are then cleaned and sealed.

    If you properly care for the fixed tooth, it should last a lifetime. However, regular dental checkups are necessary. As long as the surrounding tissue is nourished, it should keep the repaired tooth heal