Our team of dedicated dentists at Advanced Smile Care is honored to provide comprehensive general dentistry services. We strive to help our patients enjoy vibrant oral health by focusing on early detection of disease and preventive dental services. From dental checkups and cleanings to placing fillings or extracting teeth, our practice is a one-stop location for all your oral health and dental needs.
General Dental Visits
You should visit the dentist at least twice a year, every six months for checkups and cleanings. Some people underestimate the importance of routine dental care and feel that visiting the dentist is only necessary when/if they experience discomfort. Unfortunately, this line of thinking is problematic because many oral conditions do not present noticeable symptoms to patients in their early stages.
For instance, feeling discomfort from a toothache normally indicates severe decay that has reached the innermost structure of the tooth rather than just a small cavity. In addition to the early detection of disease that scheduling regular checkups offers, having professional cleanings are an important part of protecting one’s oral health. A cleaning removes substances that cannot be removed by home care practices like flossing or brushing.
Regular dental cleanings help:
- Lower your risk for some diseases, like heart disease and stroke
- Save money on dental expenses in the long run
- Prevent gum disease, which leads to early tooth loss
General Dentist Services
Checkups and Cleanings
Common oral health conditions such as gum disease, tooth decay, and even oral cancer, can be revealed in their earliest stages when patients receive regular cleanings and checkups. In addition to oral examinations, professional cleanings are imperative to controlling the buildup of tartar (calcified plaque) along the gums and in between teeth. Dental cleanings are cost-effective and gentle.
Sleep Apnea Appliances
One method of treatment is the use of custom oral appliances. Similar to a mouth guard, a sleep apnea appliance increases the diameter of the airway by positioning the lower jaw slightly forward to help keep airways open during rest. We work with sleep specialists to diagnose your condition and to determine the most effective treatment plan.
Another important aspect of general dentistry is tooth extractions. While it ideal to keep biological teeth if they can be repaired with endodontic treatment (root canal) and/or restorations, teeth that are a threat to oral health and beyond repair need to be extracted. A badly damaged or diseased tooth that cannot be saved can threaten the entire oral health system if it develops an abscess. Our team provides gentle and effective extraction services to help our patients regain comfortable oral function and improve their quality of life.
Unfortunately, dental restorations are a fact of life for most people. This is because nearly 99% of folks develop at least one cavity in their lifetime. A filling is a very small restoration that stops the spread and deepening of decay. It will also protect a weakened tooth from further damage. Our dentists use only tooth-colored materials to restore your teeth after removing your cavities. We make your teeth appear as natural as possible and cosmetically appealing.
The dentists at Advanced Smile Care have years of experience treating patients with general dentistry needs. Our team is specially trained to work with the latest innovations in dentistry to ensure your smile is bright and healthy.Call (210) 366-3606