Quality care starts with a good plan. At Sunridge Dental Care we want to provide the best care possible. We start with a thorough and complete examination to check for any signs of oral cancer, cavities, poor gum health, esthetic or cosmetic problems, and functional problems. We will listen to your concerns and history and together, with you, we will develop a plan that meets your needs and desires.
Dental Hygiene & Periodontal Health
When discussing oral health, creating and implementing a daily oral hygiene routine is the first thing anyone should do for his or her teeth. Just as important as your teeth are to your oral health, so too are your gums. With proper brushing and flossing, you can prevent a wide variety of dental issues from ever developing, and prevent the wear, tear, and decay of your teeth. At Sunridge Dental, we can help develop a daily oral hygiene routine that will leave your teeth strong, bright and shiny, and your gums perfectly healthy.
Pediatric (Child) Dentistry
Good dental health and habits are established at an early age. At Sunridge Dental Care we love children and want to make sure they receive, along with their parents, the proper education to help develop proper diet and habits that will lead to a lifetime of healthy smiles. If there are any problems that need to be addressed, such as cavities or improper growth and positioning of the teeth, we can advise and help fix the issues in a comfortable environment. We never restrain children, and parents are always welcome to come observe and participate in their child’s care. Our number one goal in treating children is to provide a positive experience that will establish a trusting relationship between the child and doctor.
A cavity, or tooth decay, is caused by bacteria entering into the tooth resulting in breakdown of the tooth structure. If left long enough, the bacteria can cause significant damage to the tooth, leading to pain and infection. Early or small cavities typically do not cause any symptoms or feelings of discomfort. It is best to discover and treat cavities as early as possible so more significant issues can be avoided. To do this a filling may be indicated. A filling procedure involves removing the harmful bacteria from the tooth and replacing the damaged tooth structure with a material that will seal and restore the tooth to its original form and function. Most fillings are completed using a tooth-colored material called composite that is bonded to the tooth. This material is natural looking and will provide many years of service.
If you have a tooth that is severely worn down, or suffering from significant decay, a crown may be the perfect solution for you. If you need a crown, we will clean and reduce your tooth and proceed to make a mold. The resulting mold is then used to create a custom-made crown shaped exactly for your tooth. The crown itself is made of a high-strength glass ceramic material and will then be placed over your existing tooth, restoring or enhancing the tooth’s original function and appearance. This is a perfect option for those with individual or multiple teeth in need of repair.
Occasionally, a tooth may have so much damage or decay that it is simply better to remove it. In cases such as this, our doctors can comfortably and safely remove the problem tooth. We always utilize modern numbing techniques and can effectively manage your comfort before, during, and after the procedure.
Root Canal Therapy
When significant trauma or cavities cause damage to the nerve in your tooth, pain, infection, and even discoloration can result. When this is the case, a root canal may be indicated. Similar to a dental filling, a root canal is a filling for the root of the tooth. Utilizing modern anesthesia techniques, we can comfortably complete the procedure improving the health and comfort of the tooth. In many instances, once a root canal is complete, a crown is recommended to restore the strength and function of the tooth. Your dentist will advise you on whether this is needed or not.