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General Dentistry

General dentistry is centered on providing patients with the proper dental treatment in a timely manner to maintain optimal oral health.  This is accomplished by addressing diseases before they cause problems in the patient’s mouth.  Periodic dental cleanings combined with exams are essential to stopping diseases long before they compromise oral health.  Allenwood Dental is squarely focused on providing patients with comprehensive dental care that improves and maintains oral health.

Dental Exams and Cleanings

Visit Allenwood Dental for a dental cleaning, exam, and x-ray and you will benefit from preventive and diagnostic dental services.  Our diagnostic services are highlighted by an evaluation of your gum tissue, x-rays to reveal potential decay, and an oral cancer screening/exam.  Our dental health care professionals carefully analyze and update patients’ medical records.  If you take any medications or have health problems such as diabetes, heart ailments, pregnancy, or a condition that might impact your oral health, let us know.

Our dental preventative services range from fluoride application to stain removal plaque/tartar removal, sealants, cleaning and adjusting dentures, fillings, crowns, and polishing teeth.  We also provide invaluable guidance in regard to oral hygiene to help you avoid gum disease, diabetes, infections, stroke, heart disease, and other negative ramifications from the failure to properly clean your mouth.

Periodontal Disease Also Known as Gum Infection

Gum tissue infections, sometimes referred to as periodontal disease affects both the tissue and the bone that supports the teeth above.  The failure to treat periodontal disease in a timely manner can cause tooth loss.  Studies reveal periodontal disease is also tied to cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and additional diseases. 

If you have gum disease, Allenwood Dental can help.  We provide a wide array of treatments to offset, reverse, and even prevent the disease’s potential damage.  Keep in mind your gum disease’s progression will be uniquely shaped by a wide array of factors ranging from your genetic predisposition to your unique oral hygiene.

The challenge lies in identifying periodontal disease in a timely manner.  This is difficult as periodontal disease has the potential to advance without the patient knowing it.  In fact, this disease does not cause any pain whatsoever.  You might not even know you have periodontal disease until you spot blood on your toothbrush after brushing.  There is also the potential for the bleeding to stop and no other signs arising until the teeth begin to loosen.

Root Canals

Root canal treatments remove the nerve that has been infected along with the tooth’s damaged pulp.  The procedure requires the tooth to be sealed to guard against subsequent infection.  In some cases, root canal treatment is the sole option remaining for the dentist to preserve the patient’s natural tooth instead of resorting to extraction.

Dental Crowns

Dental crowns are also referred to as caps and covers.  Crowns are placed atop a tooth or a dental implant.  The purpose of the crown is to restore the tooth for proper functionality, size, and shape.  The crown strengthens the tooth while simultaneously enhancing its aesthetic.

If you have a tooth that is misshapen or discolored, a dental crown will improve its look.  If you have a cavity that is so large that it cannot accommodate a filling, a dental crown will prove helpful.  Furthermore, if you have undergone a root canal, you will need a crown to safeguard the tooth that has been restored.  Dental crowns also help protect teeth that have cracked, weakened, or become worn.

Dental Bridges

Dental bridges are exactly as they sound.  These bridges connect the space between one or several missing teeth.  Bridges are used to stop teeth from moving out of position, distribute bite force appropriately, restore a compromised smile, and enhance chewing/speaking.  Dental bridges are also used to maintain the patient’s facial shape.

Dental Fillings

Most patients are aware of the fact that dental fillings are most commonly used for cavity treatment.  However, dental fillings can also repair broken teeth, cracked teeth, and those that have worn over time.  Visit Allenwood Dental for your dental filling and we will make the procedure as painless as possible. 

We rely on local and optical anesthetics to minimize or even eliminate pain through numbing.  Our dentist will then remove the decayed portion of the teeth, restore them with a composite filling that matches the color of the tooth, and conduct a bite check to ensure proper alignment.

Looking for a Dentist in Woodhaven? Schedule an Appointment at Allenwood Dental

If you are on the prowl for a general dentistry practice in Woodhaven, look no further.  Our dental practice is here to restore your smile and improve your oral health.  Let us examine your mouth, provide suggestions for improved oral health, and perform restorative procedures/treatments as necessary.  Reach out to us today to schedule an appointment.