From routine cleanings and fillings to bruxism devices, Simply Smiles Family Dental is equipped to handle all your dental needs. To help you understand your options, we've included descriptions of some of our leading services on this page.
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What to expect on your initial exam
Your initial oral examination includes a visual examination, charting, periodontal probing, diagnosis and treatment recommendations. We will also take x-rays, which includes a panoramic x-ray for proper diagnosis of the anterior (front) and posterior (back) teeth as well as bite-wing x-ray series for proper diagnosis of proximal decay of posterior teeth. If you are transferring from another dentist, it is always good to have them email your x-rays and dental history to us.
Crowns and Bridges
Crowns are synthetic caps, usually made of a material like porcelain, placed on the top of a tooth. Crowns are typically used to restore a tooth's function and appearance following a restorative procedure such as a root canal. When decay in a tooth has become so advanced that large portions of the tooth must be removed, crowns are often used to restore the tooth. At Simply Smiles, you can get a new crown in the same day!
Root Canal Therapy
Root canals are tiny passageways that branch off from beneath the top of the tooth, coursing their way vertically downward, until they reach the tip of the root. When decay and infection has entered into the root canal, treatment is designed to eliminate bacteria from the infected canal, prevent reinfection, and save the natural tooth. When one undergoes a root canal, the inflamed or infected pulp is removed and the inside of the tooth is carefully cleaned and disinfected, then filled and sealed. Millions of teeth are treated and saved this way each year, relieving pain and making teeth healthy again.
Toothaches are nature's way of telling you there is a problem. Sometimes, a toothache can be caused or aggravated by a piece of debris lodged between the teeth and flossing and rinsing may take care of that. Some toothaches may appear to go away, but in reality the infection may be spreading and causing the nerve in the tooth to die. That doesn't mean your problem has gone away, it may be getting worse. If your pain doesn't subside or if you notice swelling, it is time to have us examine the problem - the sooner, the better!
Our goal is to help you to minimize the risk of emergency treatment. This is why we commit a generous amount of time designing a lifetime treatment plan that will help you to offset the possibility of unforeseen pain or tooth breakage.
Do you have concerns about amalgam (silver-mercury) fillings? At Simply Smiles, we have not placed any amalgam fillings in the last 25 years. One big reason is our concern for the environment. Mercury that ends up in our water supply is definitely something to be avoided. Also, our patients and staff are exposed to a bit of mercury when an amalgam filling is placed and also when it is removed. Whether these procedures, or the presence of these fillings in our mouths, represents a health hazard, is uncertain. We would not expect any health conditions to improve just by removing your amalgams (although some people advocate that). By placing only mercury-free fillings in our office, we feel we are doing the best thing for you, for our staff, and for our environment.