Our General Dentistry Services
Exams & Cleaning
Professional exams/cleanings are important for every member of your family – from young children to the elderly. Our trained dental professionals are accustomed to working with people of all ages, so we can treat your entire family.
No matter what type of filling material you prefer, the procedure involved in getting a filling is the same. Your dentist begins by removing any decay present, then filling the tooth with filling material, and finally making certain that your bite is as natural as it was to begin with.
Sealants are used primarily for two reasons: to smooth out the surface of a patient’s teeth, making them easier to clean; and to guard against tooth decay in cavity-prone patients. Sealants normally last for several years, but it is necessary for your dentist to examine the sealant on a regular basis to check for wear or chipping.
A root canal procedure begins with your dentist removing the pulp and nerve of the tooth, then sealing it off. Although the procedure may sound painful, modern dentistry has provided us with several different alternatives with regard to conscious sedation and numbing the affected area. Thanks to present-day dental technology, root canals are no more uncomfortable for the patient than any other dental procedure.
Gum disease not only impacts your oral health; it has also been connected with other serious maladies such as diabetes and heart disease. At Forever Smiles, we recognize the importance of periodontal care for our patients.
Oral Cancer Screening
Patients with early stages of oral cancer often exhibit few if any symptoms. Fortunately, your dentist can use a variety of cutting-edge technological methods to examine patients for any early signs of oral cancer that may be present. Early detection is extremely important in fighting the disease, which is why oral cancer screenings are so important.
Conscious sedation refers to sedation methods that are designed to relax the patient. Each of these techniques allow you to remain fully awake during your trip to the dentist, but feel much more relaxed and at ease.
The fact is that almost anyone is a candidate for tooth extraction; it just depends on the situation. There are many different reasons why a patient may need to have a tooth pulled – severe decay, gum disease, or “crowded” teeth, just to name a few. Your dentist will only recommend extracting a tooth if it’s absolutely necessary. Any age of patient may need to have a tooth pulled – from the very youngest to the most elderly.
If your child is experiencing any type of dental problem, it’s obviously important that we address the issue as early as possible. But there are other reasons why pediatric dentistry is so important. Visiting the dentist may be intimidating for young children at first, which is why it’s vital that we make those early trips to the dentist as relaxing and pain-free as possible.