We can certainly get your teeth and gums healthy and repair any damage, just like any dental office can. But we go a step further and show you how to avoid dental problems before they become problems. We start with a very thorough examination. Most of our patients say they’ve never had such an extensive examination of their gums or teeth. We examine your bite, or how your teeth come together; we look for oral cancer, gum disease, signs of wear on the teeth, and in short, any problem that you might encounter at a later date. We want to head off any problems and make your teeth and gums healthier so you will be spending less time in the dental chair.
Oral Cancer: Are You at Risk? Did you know that one American dies every hour from oral cancer? And the mortality rate has remained virtually unchanged for 40 years? The good news is that there’s a 90% cure rate if it’s detected early. Visiting your Dentistry regularly can keep you on the right track of early detection.
This is a surgical procedure we perform in-office to remove one or more wisdom teeth. These teeth are located in the back corners of your mouth on both the top and bottom. The main reason to have these teeth removed is due to pain, infection, or additional dental problems that are occurring. We perform oral surgeries outside of wisdom teeth extractions as well.
We are pleased to offer our patients the soft tissue laser. It is now possible to have comfortable dental visits and faster healing times. This amazing laser makes many surgical procedures – like gingival contouring, biopsies, and frenectomies – a breeze since it is done in a less invasive and less traumatic manner. It can strengthen the gums, preventing the need for painful, more expensive gum surgery. The laser can even help prevent the outbreak of canker sores and heal them quicker.
Periodontal treatments are used to clean and heal infected gums, the type of treatment depends on how severe your disease is. If it is caught early on (when it is only gingivitis), and no damage has been done to the supporting structures under the teeth, the disease can be cured with a simple deep cleaning. More serious disease may require medication or scaling and root planing, which removes plaque and tartar build up all the way to the very bottom of your periodontal pocket.
Scaling and Root Planing, also referred to as periotherapy, is a non-surgical procedure used to treat gum disease, it is often referred to as a deep cleaning. Your dentist will often use a local anesthetic to minimize any discomfort you may experience, and it could take more than one visit to complete the cleaning. The plaque, bacterial toxins and tartar deposits on your teeth and root surfaces will all be removed and then the roots will be smoothed so that it is less likely the bacteria will re-adhere to the surface.
A root canal is an endodontic treatment that eliminates the infected pulp of the tooth. During this treatment the infected area is removed from the inside of the tooth and is sealed with a rubber like material for protection of the decontaminated tooth.
Bone grafting may be necessary before you can go through with your dental implant procedure if your jawbone is too soft or too thin. A weak jawbone can cause dental implant surgery to fail, so the graft creates a more solid base for your implant. After a few months the bone regenerates to be able to securely place dental implants. In some cases you can also choose to use artificial bone for the graft.
A gum graft may be necessary to protect your teeth from the damaging effects of gum recession, or just to improve the aesthetics of your smile. There are three different methods that can be used for gum grafting, we determine which is most suitable for each individual patient. Tissue is taken from either the roof of your mouth or areas of your gums that have not receded to replace the tissue over the exposed root.
Feeling anxious about your next dental appointment? We offer dental sedation to calm your fears. This way you can feel at ease about the noises and equipment used by our staff. Call us today to find out more about your treatment.
Reimels Dentistry understands that being in pain and discomfort is no fun. Our highly skilled dentists and staff are available to help handle any dental emergency, during or after our office hours.