General Dentistry

General Dentistry

Tooth Extractions / Removing one or more sick teeth Sometimes a tooth, or the structures supporting the tooth are sick enough to warrant removal of the tooth. This is called a tooth extraction. If we’re taking out a tooth for you, there are a few things we want you to know: We want you to […]

Crowns allow us to restore a tooth that is badly damaged from decay, cracks, or fracture. Every crown is custom fabricated by a skilled technician to fit over your tooth. Most crowns that we make are porcelain due to the material’s life-like appearance. Many of our patients cannot tell the difference between a porcelain crown […]

Amalgam or silver fillings are a cost-effective way to treat decay in back teeth. In patients with less than stellar hygiene, amalgam fillings will serve a much longer period than composite fillings. What’s normal after getting a silver filling? Generally, silver fillings will have mild to moderate sensitivity to hot and cold for a period […]

Nitrous Oxide Light Sedation Nitrous Oxide (laughing gas) can help nervous patients relax.  It is a colorless, non-flammable gas, with a slightly sweet odor and taste. It is used in surgery and dentistry for its anesthetic and analgesic (pain relieving) effects. It is known as “laughing gas” due to the euphoric effects of inhaling it. […]