Regular dental exams are an important part of preventative health care. During a dental exam, Dr. Nagle or a dental hygienist will clean your teeth and check for cavities and gum disease. Your risk for developing other oral health problems will be assessed and your face, neck and mouth will be checked for abnormalities. A dental exam might also include dental X-rays (radiographs) or other diagnostic procedures.
During a dental exam, you will likely discuss your diet and oral hygiene habits. And, a demonstration showing you how to properly brush and floss may also be given. The doctor may share tips on how you can change your lifestyle to better affect your oral health or may suggest possible cosmetic or dental procedures to improve your oral health and smile.
Informally known as a tooth pulling, a dental extraction (also known as a tooth extraction, exodontia, or exodontics) is the removal of teeth from the socket in the alveolar bone. This can oftentimes be done non-surgically. However, if bone needs to be removed in order to access the tooth then surgery may be required.
Take ease in knowing you are in great hands at Colby Family Dentistry. We know that an extraction can cause a little anxiety and we'll do our best to make the procedure as quick, painless and make you as comfortable as possible.
Crown Bridges and Veneers
Custom restoration "caps" completely covering the natural crown portion of-- or replacing the major part of-- your tooth or implant are used to treat fractured teeth or to prevent teeth with large fillings from breaking. A dental crown is a necessary treatment for patients who are struggling with a significanlty damaged and/or decayed tooth. Dental bridges are offered at Colby Family Dentistry to replace one or more missing teeth in a row. In addition, crowns, bridges and veneers can also be considered for cosmetic treatment.
Contact the friendly and supportive staff at Colby Family Dentistry today to learn how we can help you feel better about your smile.
Hospital Sedation Dentistry
We understand that visiting the dentist can be a trying experience for most children and even some adults. And, there are also patients who can't tolerate local anesthetics due to some allergies. In these cases, we are able to administer sedative drugs to reduce agitation and alleviate patient stress.
Teeth whitening is the process of using bleach or other materials to make teeth look whiter. The materials remove stains or other discoloration from the surface of the tooth.
A dental restoration or "filling" is a material used to restore the function and integrity of missing tooth structure. Tooth decay or external trauma is usually the cause for needing a filling.
There is typically no cause for alarm if you happen to need a filling every now and then. Our skilled team will make you feel at ease and may even suggest a pointer or two to help reduce the need for more fillings in the future.
Root Canal Treatment
Sometimes a tooth can become infected causing painful inflammation. During a root canal, or endodontic treatment, the inflamed or infected pulp is removed and the inside of the tooth is carefully cleaned and disinfected, then filled and sealed. Afterwards, the tooth is restored with a crown or filling for protection.
Our personalized service leaves patients feeling well informed and confident, allowing you to get your oral health back on track. We hope you'll schedule an appointment today; a healthy smile always leads to a happier and healthier body.
Implants are a likely recommendation for patients who have lost one or more teeth due to periodontal disease, an injury, or other reasons. By replacing your tooth root or bridge and creating a solid foundation for replacement teeth, Dr. Nagle and his team of highly skilled and compassionate dental professionals can get you feeling better about a healthier smile that is seamlessly beautiful and built to last.
Complete and Partial Dentures
Contact us today if we can give you a second chance at a beautiful smile. Not only can full- and partial- dentures support a healthy smile, but they can also improve your speech and ability to chew food. Dentures, (also known as false teeth), are prosthetic devices constructed to replace missing teeth; they are supported by the surrounding soft and hard tissues of the oral cavity. Conventional dentures are removable, and our qualified Colby Family Dentistry team can help you decide if they are right for you.
We look forward to seeing you at your first consultation.
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