All Other Services
Tooth extraction is both a safe and straightforward and is nothing to be afraid of. Simple extractions are quite common and normally require just local anesthetic to allow us to remove the tooth. Read More About Tooth Extractions.
Emergency Dental Care
There are some dental emergencies that you can handle on your own from the comfort of your own home. At Raptou Family Dental, we can help you to determine what steps you need to take in the event of a dental emergency to ensure that your injuries are treated properly. Read More About Emergency Dental Care.
Cavities are one of the most common dental issues. When cavities develop, treatment is needed right away. At Raptou Family Dental, we can treat cavities with composite fillings. Read More About Tooth Fillings.
Inlays & Onlays
Inlays and onlays are used to restore portions of the tooth, or to strengthen a tooth. They are alternatives to using fillings or a crown to restore the integrity of the tooth. Read More About Inlays & Onlays.
A crown is a covering that will wrap and protect the entire surface of a tooth, allowing it to look and function just like the original tooth. Crowns work to strengthen the tooth while protecting the existing structure, extending the life of the tooth longer than it would be with a filling or another restoration and dental crowns tend to last longer. Read More About Dental Crowns.
Dental bridges are fixed appliances that will work to restore the structure and function of your teeth after tooth loss. These appliances are non-removable, so they will become a permanent part of your smile. There are many different types of bridges, and we can help you to choose the option that is right for your unique dental needs. Read More About Dental Bridges.
Dentures & Partials
When the condition of the teeth has deteriorated so far that they can no longer be repaired, removal is the only option. Dentures are a "replacement" option for missing teeth. There are two variations of dentures: partial dentures and full dentures. The difference between the two lies in how many natural teeth remain. Read More About Dentures & Partials.
Periodontal (Gum) Disease
Gum disease starts small. It is almost invisible. Your gums become red and swollen as a result of irritation and inflammation caused by a buildup of plaque and bacteria. Your gums may even bleed when you brush or floss. Unfortunately, these symptoms are often ignored. Your swollen gums pull away from your teeth, creating pockets. Bacteria fall into these pockets and start attacking your periodontal ligaments and your jawbone. Read More About Periodontal (Gum) Disease.
Root canal therapy is needed when the nerve of a tooth is affected by decay or infection. In order to save the tooth, the pulp (nerve and blood supply), bacteria and any decay are removed, and the resulting space is filled with an inert material called gutta percha. After the tooth is healed, getting a crown is recommended, because the tooth will become brittle. Read More About Root Canals.
Wisdom Teeth Extractions
Your wisdom teeth, or third molars, are the last of your molars to erupt. They often show up in your late teens to early 20s, which is how they have earned their name. These teeth are also the most likely to cause serious pain and other problems. At Raptou Family Dental, we can restore the health to your mouth, and alleviate your pain, with wisdom tooth removal. Read More About Wisdom Teeth Extractions.
At Raptou Family Dental, we can provide you with a custom fit nightguard to help alleviate the symptoms of bruxism. While there are different types of nightguards widely available at most drug stores, these types of mouthguards are not recommended. In many cases, they do not fit your mouth properly, and can increase your risk for complications, including trouble breathing. We create your custom fit nightguard from digital impressions of your mouth. Read More About Sports Mouthguards and Mouthguards/Nightguards.
TMD (TMJ Dysfunction)
Normal TMJ function is essential not only for chewing and speaking, but for overall comfort in your jaw. When your TMJ is misaligned, you may experience headaches, extreme pain in the jaw, and ear or sinus infections. We can identify and treat these alignment issues so that you do not experience additional concerns associated with TMD. Read More About TMD.
Sleep apnea is a condition that affects millions of Americans. It is a condition that occurs when your sleep cycles are disrupted multiple times throughout the night, night after night. The cause of sleep disruption is the cessation of your breathing or an apneic event. These apneic events last for several seconds and occur numerous times during the course of your sleep. Every time you stop breathing, you wake up, even if you have no idea that it is happening. Moreover, every time that you wake up, your body has to start its sleep cycles all over again. Read More About Sleep Apnea.
Dentistry for Kids
Your child should have their teeth professionally cleaned and examined every six months. With cleanings, we can eliminate even the most stubborn buildup from their teeth. We are also able to clean all areas of their teeth, including the ones that they might not be able to effectively clean on their own. This helps to prevent the formation of cavities and other serious oral health issues. Read More About Dentistry for Kids.
Botox and Dermal Fillers
Botox is a liquid treatment that we inject directly into your skin. Once injected into the skin, it goes to work blocking the signals sent by the nerves to targeted muscles in the face. By disrupting these signals, the muscles cannot contract. This allows your skin to smooth out, reducing the appearance of lines and wrinkles, or even eliminating their appearance. Read More About Botox and Dermal Fillers.
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