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General Dentistry

MD Smile has a number of treatments for dental problems.

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Preventative Care Dentistry

Tooth decay is common and, in the past, they were filled with a silver amalgam or a dental grade composite. MD Smile actually removes the decayed section of the tooth then replaces it with a composite filling which resembles the surrounding natural teeth.

These fillings are quite durable and will last for many years. Eventually, due to normal wear and tear, they will need to be replaced by a new filling.

MD Smile usually does this procedure in just one visit! You will love the results as it will restore your tooth and do everything your original tooth did and look great, too.

Restorations (Dental Fillings)

Our most important service at MD Smile is protecting you and your family from having to return time and again for costly, painful and time-taking dental appointments. We realize that you have busy schedules and limited budgets so you need efficient and reasonably-priced dental care.

So, we recommend that you have a dental checkup and professional teeth cleaning every six months. Patients with periodontal disease may require more intense care such as frequent cleanings to control the disease.

MD Smile recommends utilizing our digital x-rays, using limited radiation, to identify cavities and other dental conditions. We take them during dental checkups for a comprehensive exam of your teeth and gums. Other recommended treatments include prescription fluoride toothpaste, dental sealants and other measures promoting strong oral health that you can do on a daily or weekly basis.

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Root Canal

Your teeth are designed to last a lifetime, however, due to tooth decay and other dental issues, they may decay so badly that they fall out.

Root Canals not only save your tooth, they may also prevent them from having to be removed. Our Endodontists (root canal specialists) have been performing root canals for more than twenty years.

So, if you would like a consultation on it to inform you all about the procedure and help eliminate any anxiety about it, please call for an appointment.

Periodontal Treatments for Gum Disease

Regular Cleaning/ Deep Cleaning

Periodontis is a common disease that attacks the gums in four stages (Gingivitis, Early Stage Periodontis, Moderate Periodontis and Advanced Periodontis). All stages eventually result in Periodontal Disease.

The disease is from a bacteria in the dental plaque. In order to rid the teeth and gums of plaque, the cells release substances which inflame and damage the gums and other areas. Symptoms include swollen or bleeding gums (ginigivitis). Soon, the teeth loosen and fall out and the jaw structure decays.

This disease may be caused by heart disease, stroke, diabetes, premature birth or a respiratory disease.

MD Smile treats the affected teeth and gums.

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tooth extraction

Tooth Extractions

Our priority as a dentist is to restore, save and repair your natural teeth whenever possible. You need your teeth to chew, bite and speak properly.

Yet, there are times, when a tooth has to be extracted. When that is necessary, our dentists at MD Smile will make all the accommodations our clients need when a tooth has to be extracted.

We go through the procedure with you step-by-step including an explanation of the anesthetics we use to add to the comfort of each patient.

Additionally, we follow up to check on your mouth and answer any questions or concerns you may have from it. Every tooth extraction patient also gets a list of practical general guidelines which will help the healing process.

Pediatric Dentistry

Before you know it that infant is a year old. It comes quickly and when it does, they should get their first ever dental checkup. In fact, by the time they reach their first birthday, tooth erupt in their little gums.

MD Smile and The American Dental Society both recommend that children have their first dental visit by six months of age and again six months or so later following the eruption of their first tooth.

Our staff at MD Smile work with children of all ages and welcome the opportunity to take them through each step in a caring and through manner. We educate the parent and child on what to expect and even tell them about the tools we are going to use for their appointment.

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dentures

Dentures

MD Smile’s goal is to provide you with a healthy and beautiful smile at and affordable price. We try to save you costly medical expenses on a variety of dental procedures.

We are a family-owned and operated dental firm and want you to feel like we are your dental home. Each patient gets our personalized attention and no one is ever treated like a “number” to increase the volume. Every patient is treated with respect by our caring, compassionate and knowledgeable staff.

If you believe you may need dentures, please call our office for a consultation. We will gladly meet with you and advise you on tooth replacement options including dentures.

Crowns and Bridges

Sometimes, no matter how well we take care of our teeth, they may still crack, decay or be traumatized. When that occurs, our MD Smile dentist can place a crown or bridge on the area affected.

A dental crown (sometimes called a “cap”) covers the damaged or broken tooth and basically becomes a replacement for the tooth. It fits so well because it is created from an impression of your teeth.

Once in place, the crown is strong and durable. We have a large variety of materials that we use to customize your crown. Your dentist will give you the best option for your situation.

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Clicking Jaw and Jaw Pain Causes and Treatment

It’s more than just an annoying sound when your jaw pops. It may be a sign of a more serious condition caused by a dysfunction of the tempomandibular joints (TMJ). These joints connect the jawbone to the skull on either side.

You are able to talk, chew and yawn because of these joints. Popping occurs in them when there is much wear and tear on them causing them to deteriorate. Once the deteriorate, popping occurs.

While popping may not be serious, certain conditions can result from the constant popping. We recommend a consultation if the condition persists.

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