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Online Dental Education Library

Our team of dental specialists and staff strive to improve the overall health of our patients by focusing on preventing, diagnosing and treating conditions associated with your teeth and gums. Please use our dental library to learn more about dental problems and treatments available. If you have questions or need to schedule an appointment, contact us.

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Our Services
...At our office, you'll get the best modern dentistry has to offer! Our Cosmetic Dentistry services include: Cosmetic Bonding, to repair small chips or cracks Cosmetic Gum Surgery, to frame your teeth beautifully Crowns & Bridgework, to replace large amounts of lost tooth structure and/or missing teeth Dental Implants, for the longest-lasting tooth replacement available today Inlays & Onlays, to fill teeth with larger cavities Invisalign® Clear Aligners, for highly discreet orthodontic treatment Orthodontic Treatment, to move teeth into the right position Porcelain Veneers, for repairing larger chips and cracks, and reshaping teeth Removable Dentures, to help you smile again Teeth Whitening, to brighten a faded or discolored smile Tooth-Colored Fillings, for a completely natural, healthy look Tooth Contouring & Reshaping, for a pleasing tooth shape We also offer: Oral Cancer Screenings, to detect disease at a curable stage Periodontal (Gum) Disease Therapy, to prevent tooth loss Professional Teeth Cleanings, to maintain good oral health Root Canal Treatment, to save an infected tooth Sealants, to protect children's teeth from decay TMJ/TMD Treatment, for chronic jaw pain Tooth Extractions, when a tooth is hopelessly damaged or decayed Implant Dentistry If you are missing one or more teeth, dental implants offer the comfort and security of a permanent replacement that looks and functions just like your natural teeth...

Oral Hygiene for Kids
...If it takes hold, it can form a cavity in the enamel and then progress deeper into the tooth — causing discomfort, difficulty eating and speaking, and a need for fillings or root canal treatment...

Fillings
...Should that happen, you would need root canal treatment...

Extractions
...The damaged tooth might need a full-coverage crown, a root canal treatment, or both...

Cracked Teeth
...For larger cracks that involve the pulp of the tooth, root canal treatment is generally required...

Root Canal Retreatment
... There are several reasons why your root canal treatment may not have succeeded at first...

Root Canal Surgery (Apicoectomy)
Occasionally, root canal treatment proves unsuccessful at resolving an infection in the tissues near a tooth's roots...

Root Canal Treatment
Root canal treatment — also called endodontics (“endo” – inside, “dont” – tooth) — is a set of specialized procedures designed to treat problems of the soft pulp (nerve) tissue inside the tooth...

Root Canal Treatment FAQs
If you have been told you need root canal treatment, you may be feeling a bit nervous...

Root Canal Treatment for Children
Root canal treatment is a safe and effective way to stop many kinds of tooth pain, and to keep a tooth from being lost due to decay or injury...

Whitening Traumatized Teeth
... Related Articles Whitening Traumatized Teeth Sometimes teeth that have had root canal treatment darken over time...

Cosmetic & General Dentistry
...These procedures include: Cleanings & Oral Exams, to keep your teeth and gums healthy, and catch early signs of dental disease Cosmetic Bonding, to repair small chips or cracks Crowns & Bridgework, to replace large amounts of lost tooth structure and/or missing teeth Dental Implants, for the longest-lasting tooth replacement available today Extractions, to remove unhealthy teeth that cannot be saved Fillings, to restore decayed teeth Inlays & Onlays, to fill teeth with larger cavities Invisalign Clear Aligners, for highly discreet orthodontic treatment Oral Cancer Screenings, to detect a dangerous disease that can be cured if caught early Orthodontic Treatment, to move teeth into the right position Porcelain Veneers, for repairing larger chips and cracks, and reshaping teeth Removable Dentures, to help you smile again Root Canal Treatment, to rescue diseased teeth Sealants, to help prevent cavities Teeth Whitening, to brighten a faded or discolored smile TMD Treatment, for pain in the jaw area that can interfere with biting and chewing Tooth-Colored Fillings, for a completely natural, healthy look Tooth Decay Prevention, so you keep your natural teeth as long as possible When to Visit the Dentist Many people only go to the dentist when something is wrong...

Emergency Care
...Sometimes, tooth pain indicates that you may need a root canal treatment — a procedure that not only relieves the pain of an infection deep inside the tooth, but also can keep the tooth from having to be removed...

Endodontics
...Of course, root canal treatment doesn't just relieve pain — it also stops the infection by removing dead and dying tissue from the tooth's pulp...

Implant Dentistry
...An implant will never decay or need root canal treatment, and feels just like the tooth that was there...

Pediatric Dentistry
... Root Canal Treatment — Perhaps you have had a root canal treatment yourself, to save an injured or severely decayed tooth...