Your mouth is a home to countless bacteria. Thankfully, keeping this under control is a manageable task. Taking care of your teeth is one of the main things you need to do to keep your mouth healthy. By brushing and flossing every twice daily and going in for a routine cleaning and examination, you can avoid numerous health problems. Dr. Erik Wiseman and Dr. Brock Tidstrom provide the necessary general dentistry services needed to have a beautiful, healthy smile.
- Routine Dental Cleaning
It is suggested that patients should be seen for a dental cleaning and routine exam every 6 months or as recommended by your dentist. During the cleaning, plaque and calculus will be removed from your teeth, leaving behind a bright and polished smile. digital images may need to be taken to help detect possible cavities in between teeth that cannot be seen by the naked eye.
- Pediatric Dentistry
Children of all ages are welcome at our practice! A child should start going to the dentist at 18 months old. A good rule of thumb is as soon as the first tooth erupts, bring them in. That way, your child can have a positive first experience at a young age and the parent can get valuable advice in helping care for their child’s teeth.
- Endodontic Therapy (Root Canals)
Root canal therapy is needed when a cavity has reached the pulp of a tooth causing an infection of the nerve, or when severe trauma has affected the tooth. Regular checkups with your dentist helps to avoid and prevent the need for endodontic therapy. But once the pulp has become infected, it must be treated to avoid further issues since it cannot heal by itself. Some signs that a pulp is infected include sensitivity to hot or cold foods or liquids, pain, swelling, or even a bad taste in the mouth. For some patients, no symptoms are obvious and they are unaware a problem even exists until they are seen by their dentist for an exam.
When endodontic therapy is performed, your dentist will clean out the infected pulp, and disinfect the canals of the tooth. Once the area has been disinfected, the canals of the tooth are filled with a special material to prevent from further infections, and help in the healing of the tooth. Sometimes a core build-up, bonded post, and crown are necessary for restoring a tooth to function.
- Dental Emergencies
Dental emergencies can be very frightening and often painful. Prompt treatment is generally required to alleviate pain and ensure the patient’s oral and overall health. If you’re dealing with a dental emergency, call us immediately at 605-692-9555 and we will schedule you in as soon as possible.
- Periodontal Services
Though your mouth may feel healthy and you may not have any symptoms, periodontal disease can progress without a patient knowing. If left untreated, periodontal disease can destroy the supporting bones in your mouth. This is why early treatment and prevention is so important! Your dentist will make sure you are receiving the highest quality of care that will assist in preventing periodontal disease from developing.
- Digital Images
Digital Images are a great preventive, diagnostic tool that provides important information not visible during a regular dental exam. Our dental team will utilize this important information to safely and accurately detect any dental abnormalities and then create an accurate treatment plan.
Cone beam CT imagery, or dental 3-D x-ray, allows us to view all dental structures in all dimensions. With this technology, we can more predictably access, diagnose, and treat dental concerns, including the treatment planning and placement of dental implants. Knowing all dimensions of the jaw bone allows for precise guided implant placement, resulting in faster recovery and increased predictability for restored function.
Complete dentures are used to replace a person’s teeth when they are all missing. Removable dentures are designed to restore the health, function, and beauty of your smile. They are crafted to fit your individual mouth comfortably and snugly. When in place, dentures can:
- Help restore your ability to eat and speak
- Replace your missing teeth
- Prevent facial sagging
- Improve the appearance of your smile
For those patients looking to improve the stability of an existing denture, consider connecting your denture to dental implants.
Schedule an appointment or call us for a consultation to learn more about Prairie Skies Family Dentistry. Call us at (605) 692-9555