Ongoing care for your oral health is the best way to protect your smile. The first step is preventive care. Daily brushing and flossing at home combined with routine visits to our office for cleanings and checkups can go a long way in keeping your teeth and gums healthy. If you are searching for a dentist in Buford, GA, call our team today. We look forward to providing you with a comfortable and high-quality dental experience.
Cleanings & Exams
We recommend that most patients come in for at least two cleanings a year to maintain clean, healthy teeth and gums. Our hygienist will provide you with a thorough cleaning – not only do your teeth feel and look great after a cleaning, this is the best way to prevent gum disease.
A dental exam ensures that any dental or oral health issues are identified as quickly as possible. Small pockets of decay or cracks in the teeth can be easily fixed at our office, often the same day as your checkup. However, if you skip your annual exams, those small problems can be more extensive, resulting in larger, more expensive dental issues.
Oral Cancer Screening
We perform oral cancer screenings during regular dental check-ups. We provide this service to our patients to protect their oral and overall health. Oral cancer screenings help discover warning signs of oral cancer, even in early stages.
When your tooth has a large filling, root canal or extensive damage, it needs protection. Dental crowns are used to protect damaged teeth with a complete covering. Crowns are designed to fit over your teeth and are formed to fit your smile. Porcelain dental crowns look, function and feel like your natural tooth, but keep it protected against the pressure of chewing and other normal functions. If you are in need of a dental crown in Buford, GA, give us a call!
Since jaw clenching and teeth grinding often occur at night when you cannot control it, the best treatment is protective gear. A dental nightguard can ensure your teeth do not rub against each other and help protect the jaw from pressure by shifting the alignment. We can create a customized nightguard that fits comfortably over your teeth. This can prevent dental and jaw damage, plus relieve pain or discomfort. It also stops the annoying sound of teeth grinding that can keep your sleep partner awake. An added benefit is that nightguards can help with snoring. A nightguard could be the perfect solution if you are suffering from jaw pain or discomfort.
How well your athletic mouthguard protects your teeth depends on how it is made. There are inexpensive options that you can buy that form around your teeth, but these are not as comfortable or effective as a mouthguard made by your dentist. Our dental team can make a custom sports mouthguard, giving you or your child the best protection during impact. It is worth the investment; the cost for fixing broken teeth and other sports-related mouth injuries will be much higher than the money you spend on a quality mouthguard.
Many times, dental health problems can be treated and tooth extractions can be avoided. Even a severely infected or broken tooth can often be fixed with a root canal or tooth repair. However, if a tooth is no longer viable, it can pose a health risk and should be removed. This can happen when the tooth structure is damaged down to the root or other serious tooth problems make it impossible to restore the tooth health. Our team goes the extra mile to ensure the comfort and care of each patient during a tooth extraction.
Sometimes the first and only sign of an infected tooth is pain. Other symptoms can include discolorations and bad breath. But pain is what often spurs a call to the dentist to get relief. Many people cringe when they hear they need a root canal, but it is not a procedure to fear. It is the quickest and most effective way to stop the pain while preserving the tooth. Once the infection is gone, so is the severe pain. We put a dental crown on the tooth to protect it from damage.
TMJ/TMD can cause many symptoms that can be aggravating to live with, including jaw pain, facial pain, clicking in the joint, headaches and jaw dysfunction. By addressing the underlying causes of stress on the jaw, the symptoms of TMJ can disappear, giving you relief. Our dental team uses advanced dental technology to determine the cause of TMJ to offer a treatment solution that will reduce stress on the temporomandibular joint and surrounding muscles while offering relief from pain and discomfort. If you need help with TMJ in Buford, GA, call our office today!