At Eagle Dental Care we are passionate about providing great dental care in a comfortable, caring environment. Our staff is constantly taking continuing education classes to make sure you are getting the best treatment possible. Even if you are just curious to see what your options are or want a second opinion, contact Eagle Dental Care today. We would be pleased to evaluate your smile and discuss options and what can be done. Here is a brief summary of the services we offer at Eagle Dental Care. If you have any questions please call or come in for a complimentary consultation.
Dental Hygiene + Preventative Care
Dr. Thomason recommends participating in an oral hygiene routine every day and attending regular dental checkups every six months. If you do this, your mouth will be cleaned each day and dental problems will likely be prevented. At every hygiene cleaning appointment Dr. Thomason will perform an examination of diagnostic x-rays, oral cancer screening, gum disease evaluation, examination of tooth decay, and examination of existing restorations. Your cleaning appointment will include a dental exam and removal of calculus (tartar), removal of plaque, and teeth polishing.
There are many techniques and options to treat teeth that are discolored, chipped, misshapen or missing. Dr. Thomason can reshape your teeth, close spaces, restore worn or short teeth or alter the length of your teeth. Eagle Dental Care offers bleaching, bonding, crowns, veneers and reshaping and contouring. We want you to love your smile!
A filling restores a tooth damaged by decay back to its normal function and shape. When Dr. Thomason gives you a filling, he first removes the decayed tooth material, cleans the affected area, and then fills the cleaned out cavity with tooth colored filling material. By closing off spaces where bacteria can enter, a filling helps prevent further decay. Ultimately, the best dental filling is no dental filling. You can dramatically decrease your risk of cavities and other dental diseases simply by:
• Brushing twice a day with fluoride toothpaste
• Flossing daily
• Eating a balanced diet
• Visiting the dentist regularly
A crown is a protective covering made of porcelain that looks like a tooth. This crown acts as a helmet to protect the remaining tooth from further deterioration and break down. A crown can help strengthen a tooth with a large filling when there isn’t enough tooth remaining to hold the filling. Crowns can also be used to attach bridges, protect a weak tooth from breaking or restore one that’s already broken. This is a good way to cover teeth that are discolored or badly shaped. It’s also used to cover a dental implant.
Root Canal + Endodontics
Root canal treatment is necessary when the pulp (soft tissue inside your tooth containing blood vessels, nerves and connective tissue) becomes inflamed or diseased. During root canal treatment, Dr. Thomason will remove the diseased pulp. The pulp chamber and root canal(s) of the tooth are then cleaned and sealed. If the infected pulp is not removed, pain and swelling can result, and your tooth may have to be removed.
Causes of an infected pulp that would require a root canal could be:
- A deep cavity
- Repeated dental procedures
- A cracked or broken tooth
- Injury to the tooth (even if there’s not a visible crack or chip)
If you continue to care for your teeth and gums your restored tooth could last a lifetime. However, regular checkups are necessary; a tooth without its nerve can still develop cavities or gum disease. Most of the time, a root canal is a relatively simple procedure with little or no discomfort involving one to three visits. Best of all, it can save your tooth and your smile.