The majority of dental treatments are carried out to prevent or treat the two most common oral diseases which are tooth decay and periodontal disease (gum disease). Common treatments involve the restoration of teeth, extraction or surgical removal of teeth, scaling and root planing and endodontic root canal treatment.
Preventive dentistry is the practice of caring for a patient’s teeth to keep them healthy. This helps to avoid cavities, gum disease, enamel wear, and more.
There are many forms of preventive dentistry, such as daily brushing and annual dental cleanings. These practices are designed to ensure that teeth are clean, strong, and white.
Annual dental cleanings and exams will allow us to identify problems and take care of them right away.
Cosmetic dentistry is aimed at creating a positive visual change in your teeth. Most think of teeth whitening or veneers when cosmetic dentistry comes to mind, but today’s cosmetic dentistry has evolved to address both functional and esthetic patient concerns. Dr. Matt is skilled in cosmetic dentistry, and can help to improve your smile, your overall appearance, and even your confidence and self-esteem.
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It is very important to maintain the health of the primary (baby) teeth. Neglected cavities can lead to problems which affect developing permanent teeth. Primary teeth are important for:
- Proper chewing and eating
- Providing space for the permanent teeth and guiding them into the correct position
- Permitting normal development of the jaw bones and muscles
- Primary teeth also affect the development of speech
Feeling very anxious before and during dental treatments? Oral sedation and nitrous oxide sedation are options that Timber Dental offer. Difficult experiences in the past with previous dentist may cause anxiety.
We discuss options with you. It is our goal to provide you with workable choices on how you want to go through the procedure.