General Dentistry

Our office provides a variety of dental services to help improve yours and your family’s oral health. With general dentistry, we serve as your primary dental care provider. Our general dentists can diagnose, recommend treatment solutions and provide the necessary treatment to help you meet your oral needs and goals. Some of the dental services we provide include:

Fillings

At our office, we provide tooth restoration services such as fillings. We use fillings to help prevent the spread of further tooth decay and to help restore tooth structure which has been lost. They are made of tooth colored composite and when cared for properly can last for many years.

Gum Disease

Gum disease occurs over time when bacteria, or plaque, build up between your teeth and gums. If the plaque is not removed during brushing or flossing, the particle can harden and turn in to tartar. Over time, plaque and tartar become more difficult to remove at home. Generally, a professional cleaning is required for maintaining your oral health and preventing tooth decay and periodontal (gum) disease from progressing. With regular brushing and flossing of your teeth, you can prevent gum disease from occurring.

Gingivitis: If plaque and tartar is not removed, a mild form of gum disease called Gingivitis will progress, causing an inflammation of gum tissue. Your dentist would be able to properly treat gingivitis and once treated, you can help restore your oral health with daily brushing and flossing.

Periodontal Disease: Periodontal disease is an inflammation that affects and damages the gums and tooth, and if left untreated can cause the tooth to loosen or fall out. Once you have Periodontal Disease, it is not reversible, however it can be maintained with a variety of gum treatment solutions. Some of the solutions we offer to control periodontal disease include:

  • Scaling & Root Planing (deep cleaning)
  • Arestin antibiotic placement
  • Chlorhexidine irrigation
  • Periodontal surgery and laser gum surgery
  • Dental implants

At our office, we believe in treating the “whole” patient. It is important for us to help you achieve optimum oral health so that you can enjoy optimum overall health. If you suspect you have periodontal disease, be sure to not ignore it. Periodontal disease has been linked to several health conditions such as heart disease, stroke and diabetes. Our dentists and hygienists are trained in diagnosing and treating gum disease and can help you achieve a healthy and beautiful smile.

Root Canals

Root canal therapy is used for restoring a tooth that has experienced deep decay or trauma. Root canal therapy can save a tooth that otherwise would require extraction. During a root canal, the exposed or infected pulp is removed and disinfected. Once the tooth is treated and you had extensive decay, our dentist may decide to cover your tooth with a crown for protection and strength. If left untreated, the infection can attack the root of the tooth causing pain, sensitivity, or even lead to tooth loss.

Dr. Eric Henize is very skilled and experienced in Root Canal Therapy. Also, he and his team are very conscientious about pain control and implement techniques to ensure your comfort. In most instances, you will experience little to no pain and will be able to enjoy your restored tooth for years to come.

Please contact our office if you experience any pain or discomfort. We will be sure to relieve your pain and restore your smile. We strive to be the dental care provider that you and your family can call “home”. Be sure to contact our office if you have any questions or wish to set up an appointment.