Dental Procedures in Atlanta, GA
Are you dealing with unexplained tooth pain or other issues? Take care of each of your needs when you turn to Camp Creek Dental. We are proud to be your source for dental procedures in Atlanta, GA. Our team cultivates a welcoming and friendly atmosphere, with dentistry for children, adults, and seniors available for our patients. Schedule a consultation today with our orthodontist and family dentist for more on your service options.
Dentistry for Children and Adults
Undergo the right treatments when you visit our dental office. We offer options for patients of all ages, including children, adults, and seniors. Our services include the following:
- Routine Visits and Preventive Care
- Oral Cancer Screenings
- Dental Exams, X-rays, and Teeth Cleaning
- Root Canal Therapy
- Dental Implants
- Crowns and Bridges
- Oral Surgery
Routine Visits and Preventive Care
Prevent potential problems from developing when you undergo regular care. Our preventative care includes exams, cleanings, and X-rays. As part of your custom treatment plan, we are able to recommend the right time to wait between visits.
Prevention is the key to avoiding costly dental treatment and issues that can affect your overall health. In addition to our treatments, we recommend practicing good oral hygiene and following a well-balanced diet. Regular check-ups to our office combined with good dental habits at home will help you promote, restore, and maintain your oral health.
Oral Cancer Screening
As part of our dental procedures and exams, we include oral cancer screenings. By following routine visits with your dental regimen, you may increase your chances for early detection of cancerous or pre-cancerous conditions.
During the screening, we carefully examine the inside of your mouth and tongue. Oral cancer can affect any area of the oral cavity including the lips, gum tissue, cheek lining, tongue and the hard or soft palate so we screen for all of these areas. This disease most often occurs in those who use tobacco in any form, including chewing tobacco and cigarettes.
Dental Exams, X-rays, and Teeth Cleaning
Proper dental care includes brushing your teeth to remove plaque after every meal. We also recommend regular flossing to remove food and debris from the teeth and to keep your gums as healthy as possible. Those who drink soda or coffee on a regular basis may want to consider additional treatments to complement their regular teeth cleaning routines.
As a general rule of thumb, we recommend you schedule a visit with us twice per year to have your teeth professionally cleaned. However, if you have concerns with periodontal disease or gingivitis, we will customize your treatment regimen and recommend the number of visits you should have annually or quarterly.
Our Teeth Cleaning Procedures
There are three basic types of procedures to remove plaque and bacteria from teeth while also treating the areas above and below the gum line. The type of treatment that is right for you depends on our diagnosis.
Basic Cleaning and Polish
This basic cleaning and polish is the most common, routine teeth cleaning. During this service, we remove surface stains and other debris on each tooth’s surface above the gum line. We also scrape the edges of each tooth to remove tartar, plaque, and mineral deposits. Most insurance plans cover this type of cleaning.
Full Mouth Debridement
This type of cleaning is typically necessary if it has been longer than one year since your last cleaning. It is a common treatment for patients diagnosed with gingivitis. This cleaning removes heavy calcium and mineral deposits under the gum line that are fused to the tooth and roots. Please note that this service may require a longer appointment or may be broken up into two visits.
Deep Scaling and Root Planing
This type of teeth cleaning involves treating areas both above and below the gum line. Patients go through a non-surgical treatment to remove buildup of minerals and calcium and smooth out exposed root surfaces. This treatment may also include fluoride and local antibiotics, depending on your needs.
Because these dental procedures are more invasive, they can cause higher levels of discomfort for patients. However, it is important to remember that deep scaling is necessary in moderate or advanced stages of gum disease. This treatment is often completed through the course of several visits, as it is also followed by a normal cleaning and evaluation several weeks after treatment, along with periodontal maintenance visits in three month intervals until normal tissue health is achieved.
A filling is used to repair a cracked or broken tooth, and it is commonly used during cavity treatment. To treat a cavity, we start by removing the decayed part of the tooth. We then “fill” the area of the tooth where the decayed material was removed. Our team utilizes tooth colored composite resin for our patients.
Root canals are dental procedures used to either repair or save a tooth that is badly decayed or becomes infected. During a root canal procedure, the nerve and pulp are removed and the inside of the tooth is cleaned and sealed.
Dental implants are ideal for patients who have one or more missing teeth, or are about to lose teeth due to tooth decay. The dental implant itself is an artificial tooth-root that is inserted into the jawbone and acts as an anchor to support a replacement tooth or teeth.
Dental implants look, feel, and work very much like natural teeth because they are integrated with the bone and don’t require adhesives or artificial gum lines. They are also never removed. Dental implants can last a lifetime with proper dental hygiene and routine visits.
A Dental Bridge and Crown
A crown is used to entirely cover or cap a damaged tooth. The crown can be used to strengthen a damage tooth and improve its appearance, shape, or alignment. We often fabricate our crowns in-house utilizing the ceramic and substrate material.
A dental bridge is used to fill in gaps left by missing teeth. The bridge prevents the surrounding teeth from rotating or shifting into the empty spaces, resulting in a bad bite. Bridges are commonly used to replace one or more missing teeth, and they span the space where the teeth are missing. Bridges are available in porcelain or ceramic, and are cemented to the natural teeth or implants surrounding the empty space.
Contact us in Atlanta, Georgia, to request our dental procedures for your treatment. We are available to provide dentistry for children, adults, and seniors throughout the area.