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Drs. Lance Porter and Will Warren, and the Porter Dental Health Clinic team are completely capable of dealing with any oral health issue that arises in your mouth. However, we are big advocates of preventing oral health issues before they happen in the first place!
Preventing dental disease with general dentistry services can save you valuable time and money in the long run — it can also help you avoid pain and other unpleasantness associated with tooth decay, gum disease and similar problems.
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Even if you are diligent about brushing and flossing your teeth in your everyday life, you still need to schedule regular hygiene visits with our team. During these visits, we can target hard-to-reach spots in your mouth with special instruments and techniques, and offer tips to optimize your at-home hygiene habits.
Dental sealants are a great way to prevent tooth decay, particularly in young children. These tiny pieces of plastic are fitted over the grooves and crevices on the chewing surfaces of the back teeth to physically block out bacteria and particles of food from accumulating.
With DIAGNOdent, we can find tooth decay sooner than normal, before it causes more widespread damage. The non-obtrusive pen-like device passes through the mouth, scanning the teeth with pulses of laser light.
Digital X-rays are a safe, quick, convenient and non-obtrusive way to look for problems in the areas between the teeth and under the gumline, which the naked eye can’t see.
Oral cancer screenings are exams performed to look for signs of cancer or precancerous conditions in the mouth. The earlier mouth cancer is detected, the better the chances of curing it.
Gum disease has been linked to serious health conditions such as heart disease and diabetes. Medical therapy and deep cleanings can stop the early stages of gum disease from advancing.
Root canal therapy rehabilitates teeth that have become infected and cause significant pain. During treatment, infected or diseased tissue is removed from inside the tooth, and cleaned and sealed off to prevent further infection.
Temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorder is a problem affecting the joint that connects the lower jaw to the skull. TMD can limit the jaw’s range of motion and cause pain and other complications.
Although we take great measures to save weak or damaged teeth, some teeth are better off being extracted. Numbing medication is used to prevent any pain or discomfort during the extraction process.
Some people simply don’t have enough room in the jaw for their wisdom teeth (i.e., the last molars) to grow into. In these cases, our team extracts the wisdom tooth during an in-office procedure. More complicated extractions may require an oral surgeon.