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 arise. 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.
Read below to learn more about our restorative and preventative dental services, or call our office today and we will be happy to answer any questions you may have!
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. With every regular dental exam we perform at Reimels, we thoroughly inspect for any signs of oral cancer, like abnormal sores or growths inside your mouth – keeping you on the right track for early detection and prevention.
This is a surgical procedure we perform in-office to remove one or more wisdom teeth. Wisdom teeth are located in the back corners of your mouth on both the top and bottom, however some patients do not have all four. The main reason to have these teeth removed is due to pain, infection, lack of space for the teeth, or additional dental problems that are occurring. We perform oral surgeries outside of wisdom teeth extractions, as well. Learn more here.
Scaling and Root Planing, also referred to as periotherapy or deep cleaning, is a non-surgical procedure used to treat gum disease. Your dentist will 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 so you will be able to return to optimal oral health. Then, your teeth’s roots will be smoothed so that it is less likely that the bacteria will re-adhere to the surface.
We are pleased to offer our patients treatment through our soft tissue laser. It is now possible to have comfortable dental visits with faster healing times. This amazing dental 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 also help strengthen your gums, preventing the need for painful, more expensive gum surgery. This laser can even help prevent the outbreak of canker sores, and heal them more quickly.
Bone grafting may be necessary before a 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, which we determine on an individual basis. Tissue is taken from either the roof of your mouth, or areas of your gums that have not receded, to replace the tissue over your exposed root.
Root canal therapy is an endodontic treatment used to repair a badly damaged or decayed tooth. This treatment eliminates the pulp of a tooth that is has become infected. During this treatment the infected area is removed from the inside of the tooth, and the tooth is then sealed back with a rubber-like material in order to prevent any further harm or damage to the decontaminated tooth.
We hear from many patients that a root canal is one of their most feared dental procedures, but with today’s advanced dental technology and our team’s expertise, receiving the root canal itself is no more painful than having a cavity filled. The painful part occurs before your treatment, as your infection affects the nerves inside your tooth!
Feeling anxious about your next dental appointment? We provide sedation dentistry to calm your fears, decrease extreme tooth sensitivity, and provide relief for a bad gag reflex or low pain tolerance. This way you can feel at ease about any noises or uncomfortable sensations cause by the equipment used by our staff throughout any treatment you may need. Call us today to find out if sedation dentistry is right for you.
At Reimels Family & Cosmetic Dentistry, we understand that feeling pain or discomfort in your teeth or gums is no fun. Our highly skilled dentists and staff are available to help handle any dental emergency, during or after our office hours. If you are experiencing extreme pain, continuous bleeding, or a severely cracked or loose tooth, call us at 704-948-1111 and we will help you get the relief you need as soon as possible.