Professional Dental Cleaning & Exams
Your oral hygiene is essential to maintaining the health of your teeth and gums, so that you can smile for a lifetime. Our doctors know what oral hygiene schedule will work best for your mouth, and our friendly hygienists will gently clean your teeth, help you to prevent gum disease, detect early onset cavities, and ensure that you’re taking the best possible care of your teeth and gums.
Reasons for routine cleaning and exams:
- Regularly scheduled exams and professional dental cleanings help prevent cavities and detect them when they are easier to treat.
- Professional dental cleanings remove tartar that is too tough for your toothbrush to tackle.
- Professional cleanings by a dental hygienist help to brighten your smile and reduce or remove staining.
- A proactive and consistent approach to examinations and professional cleanings can help prevent tooth loss and gum disease.
- Regularly scheduled examinations can help you save money by avoiding costly procedures.
Dental Emergency Treatment
Nearly all of us have experienced dental pain at some point in our lives—but sometimes, that pain is enough to send you rushing into the dentist office as fast as you can. If you’ve chipped a tooth, broke a filling, or you’re in unbearable pain, contact us immediately for our same-day emergency services. We leave open slots throughout the day to help care for all dental emergency situations involving your teeth and gums.
A fractured tooth, a severe cavity, or a dental infection can quickly become severe pain and can be a serious health concern. If you are in pain, call us immediately, and we will help you to resolve your pain as quickly as possible.
How to Handle a Dental Emergency
When you’ve found yourself facing a dental emergency, it can be easy to immediately start to panic. Take a deep breath and follow these tips on how to handle variations of dental emergencies before you can get into our office:
- Care for toothaches by rinsing your mouth with warm water. Be sure to use dental floss to release any food that may be trapped between your teeth. Do not put painkillers against your aching tooth—this can result in burning your gum tissue.
- Save the pieces of broken or chipped teeth, and be sure to rinse out your mouth and any pieces of your broken tooth fragments. Apply a piece of gauze to the area if it’s bleeding, and contact us right away for professional evaluation.
- If your tooth was knocked out, place the tooth in milk, and call us immediately. You can try to put it back in its socket, but never force it in place.
- If you lose a filling, make sure to rinse and brush the area thoroughly until the tooth can be evaluated and treated. You can also use over-the-counter dental cement to fill the hole until you can get to the dentist.
- If wires and braces break and are poking your gums and mouth, cover the end with orthodontic wax, cotton, or with a piece of gauze until you can get into the office