People of all ages require dental healthcare. From children to adults in their advanced years, Dr. Diehnelt and our team provide preventive, restorative and cosmetic services that help improve oral function, health and the aesthetics of a beautiful smile. Our family-friendly practice is welcoming and serene to all our guests. By utilizing the latest technology and advanced treatment protocols, we can help people throughout our community manage their oral health.
Cleanings and Checkups
Receiving regular cleanings and checkups is an important component of preventing and detecting disease and other oral health problems. Cleanings and checkups are the best way for our dentist to keep an eye on your oral health. A checkup is very thorough; it can reveal everything from dental caries and gum disease to oral cancer and TMJ disorder. In almost all instances, detecting disease and oral health issues early means that patients’ treatment will be cost-effective and minimally invasive.
Like checkups, cleanings have oral health benefits, too. A professional cleaning is the only way to remove the accumulation of calcified (and dangerous) substances like tartar. Since the instruments used during cleanings remove tartar, regular cleanings can help prevent periodontal disease.
Since tooth decay and general tooth wear affect nearly everyone at one point in their lives, receiving a restoration is almost a universal experience. Restorations are necessary because damaged teeth cannot regenerate new tissue to heal themselves. When significant damage is present, it will expose the softer contents of a tooth to debris and bacteria. This is why restorations are important for preventing cavities, chips and cracks, and dental infections. Our practice places composite (tooth-colored) fillings, crowns, bridges, inlays and onlays.
Prevention is a huge aspect of our practice’s mission. By preventing disease, we can save our patients from developing uncomfortable and destructive health conditions while also keeping their healthcare costs as low as possible. Common preventive services include checkups and cleanings, fluoride treatments and dental sealants. Fluoride treatments and dental sealants strengthen the outside of teeth to prevent decay and tooth wear.
Periodontal disease is a major threat to your oral health. Without treatment, gum disease can become chronic and progressive. Advanced gum disease is actually the leading cause of tooth loss in adulthood. Our practice offers periodontal therapy to improve gum health and manage the progression of gum disease. Periodontal therapy involves specialized treatment called scaling and root planing. Scaling removes tartar accumulation below the gum line and along the roots of teeth, while root planing gently smooths the roots of teeth to thwart future tartar attachment.
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You should visit the dentist regularly to protect your oral health. With regular visits, you increase the odds of our team detecting potential problems and conditions as early as possible. Early detection, in most cases, means that a person’s treatment will be minimally invasive, short, and budget-friendly.
Beyond checkups, regular cleanings are essential to protecting your oral wellbeing, too. A cleaning involves gently scraping away harmful substances like tartar, cleaning deeply between teeth, and polishing teeth. Receiving a cleaning is not uncomfortable or invasive.
In addition to preventing problems, a dental checkup could reveal issues that could affect the entire body such as oral cancer, enlarged glands, and infections such as abscesses.
While our practice hopes that none of our patients have to endure dental emergencies, we know that accidents happen. If you are in need of expedient treatment for a chipped/cracked tooth, knocked out tooth, or if dental restorations like crowns or fillings have fallen out, you will want to call our practice as soon as possible to schedule an appointment. We offer same-day treatment for issues like abscessed teeth and broken or loose teeth.
Brushing and flossing is your first line of defense against common oral disease like cavities and periodontal (gum) disease. You should brush your teeth at least twice a day and floss your teeth once a day, every day. Brushing and flossing are necessary to preventing the accumulation of plaque and tartar, both of which contribute to dental caries and gum inflammation.
Periodontal disease is a condition where the gums become severely inflamed and infected. Normally caused by neglecting one’s oral health, which results in the accumulation of tartar and bacterial overgrowth, periodontal disease can advance into a very serious health condition. Advanced periodontal disease can wreak havoc on your health by destroying gums, teeth, and even bone with a powerful, chronic infection. There are also numerous studies that explore the link between periodontal disease and cardiovascular health.