At Rochester Family Dental we all work together to make your trip to the dentist as enjoyable as possible. Many people have anxiety when it comes to visiting the dental office. Your comfort is important to us.
We are pleased to offer dental services for the entire family including:
- Cleanings and scaling
- Crowns and bridges
- TMJ treatment
- Night Guards
- Sleep apnea oral appliances
- Root canals
- Implants restorations
Everyone should have a professional dental cleaning at least every six months. It is important to have the plaque and calculus (tartar) removed in order to keep the gums healthy. We will do a thorough dental exam including oral cancer screening, caries detection, occlusal evaluation, and any necessary radiographs (X-rays). Measurement of the gum tissue (probing) is performed yearly to continually check for or monitor periodontal (gum) disease. Preventative care is very important to keep your mouth healthy.
Do you have pain or tenderness in your jaw? Do you have sore or sensitive teeth? Is your jaw sore in the morning? Do you have pain when chewing? Have you ever broken a tooth? Do you get headaches or neck pain?
These are all signs that you may have TMJ dysfunction. Dr. Ann has a lot of experience helping patients to relieve their TMJ symptoms and protecting their teeth. The first step is a thorough TMJ exam to then determine what treatment options might be right for you.
Periodontal (Gum) Disease
The signs of periodontal disease are bleeding gums, loose teeth, sore gum tissue, and bad breath. Periodontal disease occurs when plaque and bacteria build up on the teeth. This bacteria is a local infection that causes the gum tissue to become swollen and bone to be lost around the teeth. Periodontal disease can be treated with in-depth cleanings called scaling. For your comfort a local anesthetic, or novocaine is used to make the procedure painless. Periodontal Disease that is left untreated can result in tooth loss.
Over time teeth loose their luster and brightness. Professional tooth whitening is a simple way to bring back that younger looking smile. Both in-office whitening and custom take-home trays are available to help you achieve that brighter, whiter smile.
Missing teeth can be replaced with implants, bridges, or a removable denture. Implants replace the root of the missing teeth while bridges use the adjacent teeth for support. Dentures are also an option to replace teeth, although unlike implants and bridges they have to be removed at night.
Ask Dr. Ann which option would be best for you.