Dental Services

Dental Services from Vacaville Dental Care

By: Vacaville Dental Care  05/14/2014
Keywords: Cosmetic Dentistry, Root Canal Therapy, Partial Dentures

All our professionals at Vacaville Dental Care maintain the highest levels of accreditation and pursue ongoing education to stay abreast of the latest trends in dentistry. Initial Oral Examination Your initial oral examination includes a visual examination, charting, periodontal probing, diagnosis and treatment recommendations. We will also take x-rays, which includes the panoramic x-ray for proper diagnosis of the anterior (front) and posterior (back) teeth as well as the bite-wing x-ray series for proper diagnosis of proximal decay of posterior teeth. Dental Implants We will work with an implant specialist to create an implant for a missing single tooth, missing multiple teeth, or replace a removable appliance. Teeth Bleaching Our state-of-the-art, in-office Power Bleaching system will make your teeth whiter in less than 1.5 hours. Another option is our home bleaching system you take with you for results in 2 weeks. You can also consider a combination program of both systems for optimal, long-term results. Crowns and Veneers You can have a new smile with all-porcelain crowns (empressed material) on the anterior teeth. For the posterior, we use porcelain fused to metal. Fillings Do Not Eat. Avoid hot substance and eating on your new filling for 2 hours and until your numbness is gone. If you are supervising children who had fillings done, make sure they don't bite on their numb lips or tongue (it can cause serious injury to their soft tissue) You may experience cold and heat sensitivity and some soreness on your gum, this usually subsides in a few days. Call our office if you experience discomfort for more than a few days after the fillings, or if you have any questions. Root Canals You may experience moderate pain and sensitivity to pressure on your tooth. Also, you may feel gum soreness for a few days after your treatment. The healing process may take several days but the pain and discomfort should subside gradually. Take any medication that was prescribed for you according to instructions. Usually a temporary filling has been placed on your tooth, do not bite on the tooth for one hour and while you are numb. Also, until the permanent restoration is placed, be very gentle with the tooth. Try to chew with the opposite side. Continue your brushing and flossing. Follow up with the placement of your permanent restoration as you have been advised. Any unnecessary delay on placement of final restoration may damage the tooth permanently. Call our office if you are in severe pain or experience swelling or if you have any questions. Periodontal Treatment You should have a standard cleaning at least twice a year. A periodontal treatment includes an Adult Prophy (basic cleaning). If it has been over a year since your last cleaning, possible treatment will include either Periodontal Scaling (deeper) or Root Planning and Scaling (requires anesthetic). Mouth Guards Whether you are an athlete or casual sports participant, you should wear a mouth guard to protect your teeth. If you grind your teeth while you sleep, a bite guard will help reduce symptoms of TMJ. We custom make mouth guards in both soft and hard materials. Removable Dental Prosthesis For missing teeth, we can make dentures or removable partials for you.

Keywords: Cosmetic Dentistry, Dental Exams, Dental X-rays, Partial Dentures, Porcelain Fixed Bridges, Root Canal Therapy