Our Services

Our practice provides comprehensive dental treatment for the whole family. We recommend having your teeth cleaned twice a year. At one of those visits (once a year) we recommend having dental radiographs (x-rays) taken and an exam done by one of our dentists. A shortened list of our basic services with brief explanations are listed below.

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Operative Dentistry

  • Composite restorations: tooth colored fillings
  • Silver amalgam restorations: traditional silver fillings
  • Sedative restorations: temporary fillings done to control rampant decay or for cancer patients
  • Gold inlays/onlays: traditional filling material with precious metal as their primary component
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Prosthetics

  • Crowns: a restoration that completely covers tooth to provide improved strength and/or function
  • Bridges: a series of crowns used to replace missing teeth
  • Veneers: an esthetic anterior restoration

*There are many options in fixed prosthetics, and crowns can be made from a multitude of materials. A thorough discussion with the dentist is required to determine what the best choice is for each patient.

  • Dentures: both full and partial
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Endodontic

  • Root canal: a process to sterilize and fill the interior of a tooth
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Periodontal

  • Prophy: a typical cleaning appointment done every six months
  • Scaling and rootplaning: a more thorough version of prophy appointment usually involving anesthetic
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Oral Surgery

  • Simple extractions: removal or ‘pulling’ of tooth/teeth
  • Surgical extractions: removal of tooth/teeth by means of surgery
  • Biopsy: tissue removal to check for abnormalities

*In addition, our dental office has a close relationship with a dentist specializing in this field. Dr Stern lives in Jackson and once a month visits our practice. He provides treatment while here. Most of our wisdom teeth extractions are performed by Dr Stern.