A root canal treatment is used to repair and save a tooth that is badly decayed or becomes infected. During a root canal treatment, the nerve and blood supply are removed and the inside of the tooth is cleaned and sealed. Without treatment, the tissue surrounding the tooth will become infected and abscesses may form. Root canal procedures have the reputation of being painful; however, most people report that the procedure itself is no more painful than having a filling placed.
No matter your age, orthodontics can protect your bite, maximize your teeth's effectiveness in performing their functions and create a well-aligned smile. Today's orthodontics involves repositioning of the teeth and underlying roots, providing better support for the crown of the tooth. Orthodontic treatment is now associated with the benefits of greater esthetic appeal, increased comfort and reduced treatment time. Orthodontic treatment can also rejuvenate your facial appearance by reshaping the jaw, neck and lips, especially when combined with maxillofacial surgical procedures. In addition, well-aligned teeth make oral hygiene easier to maintain. Today, orthodontic intervention occurs much earlier in their oral development. Dr. Ferguson has received further training and provides traditional metal braces within our practice.
Like traditional braces, Inivislign straightens teeth and effectively treats a wide variety of cases, including crowding, spacing, crossbite, overbite and underbite. However, they are uniquely clear and nearly invisible. And because they can be removed on a limited basis they allow you to eat whatever foods you enjoy, brush and floss your teeth normally for better periodontal health. They are smooth and comfortable causing limited or no irritation to cheeks and gums. Talk to our dentists and see if Invisilign is right for your or your teen.
Drs. Ferguson and Clark provide various oral surgery procedures, which include, but are not limited to:
- Wisdom Teeth Removal
- Boney Recontouring
A dental implant is an artificial tooth root that is surgically placed in the jaw bone. A crown, bridge or denture is then placed on the implant. Implants can be used to replace single teeth, support bridges and support restoration of dental implants.