Dr. McMurphy offers a broad range of family dental services.
One of the most common dental services is teeth whitening. Universally applicable to just about any patient, anyone can benefit from teeth whitening services. Teeth whitening is performed in a couple different ways, giving family dentists options in how best to treat their patients.
Cosmetic dentistry. Here we have an entire topic in and of itself, all within the field of dentistry. The term cosmetic dentistry applies to any type of dentistry that is utilized for the purpose of improving the aesthetic appeal of the teeth, mouth, and gums.
Adult and Child Cleanings
Probably the most common dental treatment is a basic exam and cleaning. We’ve all heard about this one. Regular dental cleanings for both adult and children are an important part of maintaining one’s dental health. Most dentists recommend a cleaning once every six months for adults and kids alike, more frequently if there are sensitive dental issues to contend with.
We should always do our best to protect our teeth. And we should continue to take great care of our teeth, for as long as we have them. However, even though we may and usually do take good care of our teeth for years on end, there can still be situations where we might lose our teeth or they might be removed professionally. This can be because of decay, genetics, aging, poor dental hygiene, accidents and injuries, etc.
Root Canal Treatment
A root canal treatment is likely one of the most common dental operations done today. Contrary to popular belief, one does not “get a root canal,” so to speak, rather, one receives a root control treatment on the root canal area of their tooth. Let’s take a look at what the root canal is, what root canal treatments and therapies are, and what occurs in a person’s life that might cause some patients to need such treatments.
Full Mouth Rehabilitation
Life happens. And sometimes, life can lead to some pretty unpleasant health conditions. In fact, you’d be hard-pressed to find a human being who doesn’t complain of some kind of health issue. For many of us, these health issues can have a harmful impact on our teeth, mouth, and gums. Sometimes, our teeth can suffer so much damage, so much decay, and so much hardship that they require a significant amount of dental care. This is where “Full Mouth Rehabilitation” comes into play.
When it comes to dental health, creating and maintaining ideal oral hygiene should be any patient’s first priority in taking care of their teeth, mouth, and gums. This is probably the point that our dentists stress the most too, even more so than that ever-present, “Don’t forget your next checkup!” reminder that we hear.
There are many dental procedures designed to address many types of oral conditions. Our society’s dental science has advanced so much in the last few decades that we now have a state-of-the-art solution for just about any dental condition. The key here is matching up each patient’s dental situation with the right dental process to address that situation.
We want the best dental care for ourselves and our family, and part of having good dental care means using a dentist who offers several options in dental treatments. There’s no, “One size fits all” in dental service.
Restoration of Dental Implants
We can probably all agree that the most unpleasant phenomena to have occur in one’s mouth would be the loss of a tooth. There is nothing that harms a person’s self-conscious or personal image of themselves more when it comes to the mouth, teeth, and gums than a lost tooth.
When it’s time to get our teeth looked at, we often just sit in the dentist’s chair, listening to our dentist talk about various procedures, but probably not fully comprehending all of what they are saying. That’s why it is wise to do a little light reading of our own, to learn more about the various dental procedures and processes that are available to us.
If you’ve been to the dentist a time or two or taken your children or other family members to the dentist, you’ve likely heard the term “oral surgery” thrown around more than once. Oral surgery can be a confusing term, mostly because it can refer to a lot of different dental operations. Oral surgery is actually very simple and straightforward, with most types of oral surgery being accomplished in a few visits.