Preventative Dentistry Information
 
Preventive dentistry combined with good at-home care is essential to keeping your teeth and gums healthy and strong.
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Preventative Dentistry

Preventative dentistry includes screenings, treatments and therapies, maintaing the total care for your mouth, not just treating problems after they develop. Our preventative dental treaments include the following:

ORAL CANCER SCREENING

We check for oral cancer at every new patient exam and at every cleaning visit thereafter. Early detection and prevention is, after all, the best medicine.

ORAL SURGERY

Dr. Gary White is absolutely dedicated to patient comfort – and it shows in every procedure, right down to oral surgery. Though we never like to have to extract a tooth, there are several reasons why it might be the best choice. One of the primary reasons for tooth extraction is severe destruction of natural tooth. When the tooth is this badly damaged, normal restorative procedures may often fail.

If you have had an extraction, please download this form and keep it handy. It will help you know how to stay comfortable and care for your mouth.

Post Extraction Care

ROOT CANAL THERAPY

Have you been suffering from a toothache and just want the pain to stop? You may think that an extraction is your only solution but a root canal could save your tooth.

HOW WE SAVE YOUR TOOTH

When something goes wrong with the soft tissue contained within your tooth, such as decay or infection, we will remove the nerve and pulp, then clean and seal the inside of the tooth. Without treatment, the tissue surrounding the tooth will become infected and abscesses may form. Though we can often treat your infection in our office, there are times we feel your needs could be better served by an endodontic specialist. Of course we will help you with referral and appointment scheduling.

SYMPTOMS OF A TOOTH INFECTION

Although there aren’t always symptoms present, if you experience any of the following symptoms, please call us right away:

  • Sensitivity to heat or cold that persists even after the source of heat or cold has been removed
  • Darkening or discoloration of the tooth
  • Toothache, especially a severe toothache upon application of pressure or chewing
  • Swelling and tenderness in the nearby gums
  • A recurring inflammation or pimple on the gums

We want to make your root canal as comfortable and relaxing as possible and we use the most advanced, modern endodontic technique and equipment to improve success and reduce treatment time. In fact, we work hard to exceed the expectations of our patients with endodontic excellence in a friendly, relaxed environment.