We know that many patients fear going to the dentist, but at Brenda L. Branson DMD, we alleviate your fears by educating you and providing you with the highest level of care and comfort. We offer a wide variety of services ranging from pediatric, preventive to restorative dentistry in order to best meet your dental needs.
1. Your dental exam begins with a visual examination, an appropriate set of digital X-rays taken and evaluated. We assess your dental health to arrive at what treatment is needed to serve your best interest.
At this point, we will sit down with you and arrive at a dental health plan that will address all your dental concerns. We can enhance and perfect your smile through a variety of options, selecting those that will work the best for your particular situation. As a comprehensive family practice that sees both children and adults, we are pleased to offer many services including extractions, crowns, bridges, and may others.
Some of our services include:
1. Cleanings (prophylaxis)
2. Air Abrasion
3. Composite Restorations (white fillings)
4. Crowns, Bridges
5. Removable Dentures and Partials
6. Root Canal / Root Canal Therapy
8. Bondings and Veneers
9. Cosmetic Bonding
10. Night Guards (Teeth Grinding)
11. Athletic Mouth Guards
12. Whitening/Dental Bleaching (Zoom Teeth Whitening)
13. Gum Related Issues
A bridge, also known as a fixed partial denture, is a dental restoration used to replace a missing tooth by joining permanently to adjacent teeth or dental implants.
A crown is a type of dental restoration which completely caps or encircles a tooth or dental implant. Crowns are often needed when a large cavity threatens the ongoing health of a tooth.
A dental implant is a "root" device, usually made of titanium, used in dentistry to support restorations that resemble a tooth or group of teeth to replace missing teeth.
A removable plate or frame holding one or more artificial teeth.
A dental extraction (also referred to as exodontia) is the removal of a tooth from the mouth. Extractions are performed for a wide variety of reasons, including tooth decay that has destroyed enough tooth structure to render the tooth non-restorable. Extractions of impacted or problematic wisdom teeth are routinely performed, as are extractions of some permanent teeth to make space for orthodontic treatment.
Gingivitis - The longer plaque and tartar are on teeth, the more harmful they become. The bacteria cause inflammation of the gums that is called "gingivitis." In gingivitis, the gums become red, swollen and can bleed easily. Gingivitis is a mild form of gum disease that can usually be reversed with daily brushing and flossing, and regular cleaning by a dentist or dental hygienist. This form of gum disease does not include any loss of bone and tissue that hold teeth in place.
Periodontitis - When gingivitis is not treated, it can advance to "periodontitis" (which means "inflammation around the tooth"). In periodontitis, gums pull away from the teeth and form spaces (called "pockets") that become infected. The body's immune system fights the bacteria as the plaque spreads and grows below the gum line. Bacterial toxins and the body's natural response to infection start to break down the bone and connective tissue that hold teeth in place. If not treated, the bones, gums, and tissue that support the teeth are destroyed. The teeth may eventually become loose and have to be removed.
For more information about the dental services that we offer, please contact our office today. One of our friendly team members will be happy to answer all of your questions