The general dental procedures we offer at Tristate Dental Spa consist of a range of treatments and services aimed at maintaining our patients oral health, preventing dental issues, and addressing common dental problems. Here are some examples of the general dental procedures Dr. Sokol and his team perform.
Dental Examinations: Regular dental check-ups involve a thorough examination of your teeth, gums, and mouth to identify any signs of decay, gum disease, or other dental issues. X-rays may be taken to evaluate the condition of your teeth beneath the surface.
Teeth Cleaning: Professional dental cleaning, also known as prophylaxis, involves the removal of plaque, tartar, and stains from your teeth. It helps prevent cavities, gum disease, and bad breath.
Dental Fillings: If you have a cavity or tooth decay, the affected area will be cleaned and filled with a dental filling material, such as composite resin, amalgam, or porcelain. Fillings restore the tooth’s structure and function.
Dental Sealants: Sealants are thin coatings applied to the chewing surfaces of molars and premolars. They provide an extra layer of protection against tooth decay by sealing the deep grooves and pits, which are prone to trapping food particles and bacteria.
Teeth Whitening: Dental professionals offer teeth whitening procedures to enhance the color and brightness of your teeth. This can be done through in-office bleaching treatments or by providing take-home whitening kits.
Root Canal Treatment: When the pulp inside a tooth becomes infected or inflamed, a root canal procedure may be necessary. The dentist removes the infected pulp, cleans the root canal, and fills it with a biocompatible material to save the tooth.
Dental Extractions: In cases of severe tooth decay, advanced gum disease, or overcrowding, a tooth may need to be extracted. The dentist will carefully remove the affected tooth and discuss options for tooth replacement if necessary.
Gum Disease Treatment: If you have gingivitis or periodontitis (gum disease), the dentist may perform scaling and root planing to remove plaque and tartar from above and below the gumline. In advanced cases, gum surgery may be required.
Dental Crowns: Crowns are custom-made caps placed over damaged or weakened teeth to restore their strength, shape, and appearance. They can protect and strengthen teeth that have undergone root canal treatment or have significant decay or fractures.
Dentures: Dentures are removable prosthetic devices used to replace missing teeth. They can be full dentures (replacing all teeth) or partial dentures (replacing several missing teeth).
Dental Bridges: Bridges are fixed prosthetic devices used to replace one or more missing teeth. They consist of artificial teeth (pontics) anchored to adjacent natural teeth or dental implants.
It’s important to note that this list is not a complete list, and specific procedures may vary based on individual needs and on Dr. Sokol’s recommendations.