According to the American Dental Association, patients should come in for routine visits every six months to maintain optimal oral health. During routine visits at Willow Creek Smiles, Dr. Nguyen will perform a thorough cleaning and a full dental examination to assess your dental health needs. These visits are vital to maintaining optimal dental health because they allow us to catch dental issues early and help you avoid bigger, more costly problems down the road. Call us today to schedule an appointment and check up on your dental health.
If you’re looking for an affordable way to protect you or your child’s teeth, sealants might be the right option. Sealants coat the chewing surfaces of teeth in order to help protect them from decay. Willow Creek Smiles offers this fairly common and simple procedure as part of our commitment to preventive care so you can rest easy knowing that the nooks and crannies of your teeth are covered.
Periodontal disease is a common dental issue that affects millions of Americans each year. To help our patients avoid this preventable disease, we offer scaling and root planing to clean your teeth and keep your gums safe. Scaling and root planing involves thoroughly removing all plaque, bacterial toxins and tartar deposits from your teeth and root surfaces, and then smoothing out the rough areas on your roots' surfaces. To learn more about periodontal care, give us a call today.
If your tooth is seriously damaged or showing signs of severe decay, Dr. Nguyen may suggest a root canal. Root canals involve removing the inflamed or infected pulp from a damaged tooth, then cleaning and disinfecting the area. A decaying or diseased tooth can be very painful, so give us a call today if you are experiencing extreme sensitivity to hot or cold foods, or aggravated chewing.
At Willow Creek Smiles, we will always do our best to save your damaged or decayed tooth. However, if the damage is severe, Dr. Nguyen may suggest an extraction. During an extraction procedure, Dr. Nguyen will administer a local anesthetic for a painless treatment, and your tooth will be removed from its socket to ensure that no further damage occurs. Once the tooth is extracted, Dr. Nguyen will preserve the empty socket with a bone graft. If a tooth extraction is right for you, Willow Creek Smiles also offers restorative solutions to fill the gap that is left behind. Call us today to learn more.