Helping our patients maintain a healthy mouth and smile is the main goal of general dentistry. We prefer to provide more minor, preventive care than to see patients suffer with more intensive treatments from a problem that was not managed in time. We want to ensure that your oral health is in its optimal state and positively contributing to the health of your entire body. We are here to brighten your smile and pave the way for a brighter life.
Cleanings And Exams
Having a dental practice perform a checkup and regular cleaning gives a preventive approach to dental care. These general dentistry treatments help prevent problems with your teeth, gums and jaw bones, or they catch and manage problems before they worsen. During your visit, our doctors will take a picture of the current standing of your dental health and what would be needed to keep your oral hygiene in its best state.
A common request we receive is how to make a smile whiter and brighter. This is a relatively simple and quick treatment option that can be performed periodically. Certain foods and beverages, such as wine and coffee, stain the teeth and contribute to discoloration. The teeth whitening process provides a solution that lightens the shade of the teeth. Additionally, the process actually rids the teeth of plaque and tartar that tend to lead to dental problems.
Composite fillings act as a dentistry solution for problems such as tooth decay or cracks. A composite filling is a tooth-colored plastic and glass mixture used to restore decayed teeth. This procedure is also utilized for cosmetic improvements of the smile by fixing any discoloration or reshaping any disfigured teeth.
Root canals are needed when decay and bacteria spread for too long without treatment. At a certain point, this decay makes it to the pulp inside the tooth. This pulp includes nerves, therefore infection generally causes a lot of pain. Since this is happening on the inside of the tooth, you won’t necessarily see the damage. Instead, you could feel it through pain and notice other signs that include bleeding, swelling and bad breath.
An extraction is performed to remove a tooth, whether because of disease, crowding, or damage. When extractions are required, the area around the tooth will be numbed and your dentist will remove the tooth. A small amount of bleeding is normal, as your mouth will replace the removed tooth root by forming a blood clot in the area.
Endodontics is the branch of dentistry focused on the dental pulp and the tissues surrounding the roots of teeth. Endodontists are referred to as specialists in saving teeth because they are committed to helping patients maintain their natural smile for life. Endodontists are in fact dentists, but they have also completed additional years of training beyond dental school. This additional education is concentrated on preserving natural teeth through highly specialized dental procedures such as root canals or endodontic retreatments.
Oral surgery is basically surgery on the oral cavity, no matter what happened (dental disease, injuries, and much more). Our surgeons are constantly learning and improving so that we can offer the highest quality dental medicine.
We perform surgeries for tooth removal (especially impacted teeth) and dental implants. There are also times when we need to perform surgery, such as taking biopsies, to diagnose and treat diseases. Cosmetic surgeries are also popular. We want our patients to have a smile they love.
We are here for you at Leesville Dental Studio, especially during emergencies.
Though nobody wishes an emergency on anyone, they do happen. You need to be prepared. Just a little knowledge could be the difference between losing and saving your tooth. It is also important to know our number or have it close!
You need to contact us right away if you are having an emergency! If we are not open, go to the nearest emergency center.
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