Routine Exams/Dental Hygiene
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.