Clemmons Comprehensive Dental Care offers a full array of dental services to help you maintain healthy teeth. You can read more on this page about specific services.
Initial Oral Examination
Your initial comprehensive oral examination includes an intraoral examination including oral cancer screening, charting of existing dental conditions, periodontal probing, and treatment recommendations. We usually take a full mouth series of digital x-rays for proper screening purposes. Unlike traditional dental x-rays, our digital x-rays emit low doses of radiation, and all patients are covered with a lead apron, which includes a thyroid colar to further reduce unnecessary exposure. In addition to this, we do not house toxic chemicals for the development of traditional x-rays, since we only use digital x-rays.
Implants are synthetic structures that are placed in the area of the tooth normally occupied by the root. Implants fuse to the bones of the jaw and maxilla, and act as a foundation for an artificial tooth, permanent bridge, or can be used to stabilize a partial or complete removable denture. Unlike natural teeth, implants are not subject to dental decay, so are a great choice for patients who suffer from dry mouth, or any other condition that may contribute to the development of dental caries.
Veneers are thin pieces of porcelain cemented over the front of your teeth to change their color or shape. Veneers are used on teeth with uneven surfaces or are chipped, discolored, oddly shaped, unevenly spaced or crooked. Read More...
Crowns and Bridges
Crowns are strong protective coverings which are placed over the natural "anatomical" crown, or part of the tooth that you see in your mouth. There are a variaty of materials that can be used to make a crown, including cast metal such as a gold alloy, porcelain fused to metal (gold or high noble metal alloy on the inside of the crown for strength and biocompatiability, and porcelain on the outside for good cosmetic appearance), or all porcelain (usually used on front teeth for superior cosmetic appearance). Crowns are typically used to restore a tooth's function and appearance following a restorative procedure such as a root canal. When decay in a tooth has become so advanced that large portions of the tooth must be removed, crowns are often used to restore the tooth. Read More...
Teeth Whitening or bleaching is an effective way of riding a person's smile of stained, dull or discolored teeth. The most effective way to whiten teeth is through the use of custom bleaching trays. This especially works to remove stain caused by tobacco, coffee, and other food sources. The procedure involves having impressions of your teeth taken to fabricate models from which your bleaching trays will be made. From there you will be given a bleaching kit to take home with you. This kit will include your custom trays with a storage case, as well as whitening syringes which you will fill your trays with. For most patients, we recommend that you wear your bleaching trays for 20 minutes a day for 4-6 weeks to notice a significant difference in the shade of your teeth. Not all people are candidates for teeth whitening procedures, so it is important to come in for an evaluation by a dentist prior to bleaching teeth. Read More...
Root Canal Therapy
Root canals are tiny passageways that branch off from beneath the top of the tooth, coursing their way vertically downward, until they reach the tip of the root. These canals contain nerves and blood vessels. If dental decay goes untreated for an extended period of time, this decay can cause a condition called pulipitis, which is the inflammation of the nerve tissue in a tooth. At this point, a person may experience dental pain coming from a specific tooth, and if further left untreated, the condition becomes irriversible and will require root canal therapy to save the tooth. Read More...
There are many reasons why people get toothaches. If you are experiencing a toothache, start out by rinsing your mouth with warm water, then brushing and flossing your teeth. If food or debris is lodged between your teeth, you may be experiencing gingivitis, which is the inflammation of your gum tissues. If you are not allergic to ibuprofen, you can take this to relieve minor dental pain, and will benefit from its antiinflammatory effects. If your toothache or dental pain does not subside within a few days, you should call to make an appointment with the dentist for a proper evaluation. Read More...
We provide same day dental emergency appointments during regular business hours for both patients of record, as well as new patients. When you come in for a dental emergency visit, we focus our attention on your chief complaint, and get it addressed as soon as possible. Depending on the nature of your dental emergency, it may be resolved in one appointment, or may take more than one visit for proper treatment. If you are not a regular patient of record, we do recommend that you return to our office for a comprehensive exam to properly diagnose any other oral or dental conditions, so that you can reduce or avoid future dental emergencies. If you are experiencing a dental emergency after hours, please call us on our emergency line. If severe swelling develops, you should go to the emergency room asap. Some dental emergencies can be life threatening. Read More...
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