The purpose of cleanings is to remove plaque and calculus that lead to cavities and gum disease. It also serves as a time to review your technique so we can provide feedback towards improving your home care. We will polish your teeth and remove stain so your mouth will feel fresh and clean. The doctors will evaluate any radiographs taken that day and complete a clinical exam to check the health of your teeth.
Our doctors are looking forward to meeting you. Once we’ve had the chance to hear your concerns, your medical history will be reviewed. Please bring a list of all your medications.
Important: A parent or guardian must be present during initial consultation visit for all patients under the age of 18.
Our office uses digital radiographs to limit the amount of radiation exposure. We will use an intra-oral camera so that you can see our findings. Once we have had the opportunity to our findings and complete our diagnosis, together you will formulate a treatment plan to fit your needs.
Toothache or dental emergency? What should you do?
The following is some advice on what can be done before you come in to see our doctors for your emergency visit.
Take some ibuprofen/Motrin unless otherwise directed by your physician. Call us at (913) 322-6455, and we will accommodate you as soon as possible.
Clean the area gently and apply pressure. Place an ice pack to reduce the swelling. If the bleeding doesn't stop, stitches may be necessary. Stop by the office so our doctors can help you right away.
Save the broken pieces and rinse your mouth with luke warm salt water. Apply a cold compress to the area if needed to decrease swelling. Come in and see our doctors immediately.
Apply a cold compress to limit swelling and call (913) 322-6455 so our doctors can see you right away.
Gently rinse off the knocked out tooth, if possible with milk or contact solution. If able, reposition the tooth in the socket. Otherwise, keep tooth moist in glass of milk or contact solution. Come in to be seen right away.
If floss can't get out the lodged object, call us at (913) 322-6455 for an emergency visit.
Call us at (913) 322-6455 for an emergency visit.
If you notice a painful, pimple-like swelling on your gums, call us immediately at (913) 322-6455. Dental abscesses can grow quickly and can become very serious if not treated promptly.
Call us at (913) 322-6455 when in doubt. The sooner you call, the sooner we can help you.
Tooth Colored Fillings
Are fixed prosthetic devices cemented onto existing teeth.
Dentures are tooth-colored plastic and glass mixture used to restore decayed teeth. Composites are also used for cosmetic improvements of the smile by changing the color of the teeth or reshaping disfigured teeth.
A dental implant is an artificial tooth root that is placed into your jaw to hold a replacement tooth or bridge. Dental implants may be an option for people who have lost a tooth or teeth due to periodontal disease, an injury, or some other reason.
A root canal is a procedure to replace infected pulp in a root canal with an inert material.
Teeth whitening can be a very effective way of lightening the natural color of your teeth without removing any of the tooth surface. It cannot make a complete color change, but it may lighten the existing shade.
Nitrous Oxide is a safe and effective sedative agent that is mixed with oxygen and inhaled through a small mask that fits over your nose. Nitrous oxide is one option your dentist may offer to help make you more comfortable during certain procedures.
The Six Month Smiles technique employs the latest technology and techniques in dentistry to move your teeth quickly and safely with clear adult braces. The key components of the treatment are the use of unique, clear braces and a primary focus of moving the teeth that show when you smile.
The treatment of irregularities in the teeth (especially of alignment and occlusion) and jaws, including the use of braces.
Oral appliance therapy is an effective treatment option for snoring and obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). A custom-fit oral sleep appliance can improve your sleep, restore your alertness and revitalize your health. Here is a guide to help you get started with this life-changing treatment.
A dental treatment procedure that address and corrects poorly aligned jaws and worn, missing, broken or crooked teeth.
Gum disease is more common than heart disease, stroke, cancer and Alzheimer's combined. Gum disease can be diagnosed as gingivitis or periodontitis; these different diagnoses require different treatments.
Gingivitis occurs because bacteria accumulate on the teeth and become dental plaque. If plaque is not removed, it will cause constant irritation, leading to swollen, slightly red gums that bleed.
Periodontal disease is an infection of the gum and bone that support the teeth. Left untreated, it can cause the bone to diminish, which leads to loose teeth and ultimately the loss of teeth. Periodontal disease is the number one cause for adult tooth loss; over 75 million Americans over the age of 35 suffer from some form of gum disease.
Americans cite bad breath as the least attractive trait a co-worker can have? Be more popular around the water cooler and brush after lunch. Make your cleaning