General dentistry helps provide ongoing care to ensure the overall oral health of the patients. The general dentist performs routine cleanings and exams. They are responsible for diagnosing and treating a variety of conditions, from cavities to oral cancer.
Through family dentistry, on the other hand, we offer preventive dental care services for patients of all ages. This allows Dr. Haely and her team of dental professionals to monitor your and your family’s oral health, allowing us to catch and treat problems early.
General and Family Dentistry Procedures
We offer many general and family dentistry services, such as:
Intraoral cameras allow you to see inside your mouth. These small, pen-shaped cameras fit inside your mouth and can capture high-quality images of your teeth. After the dentist takes a shot with an intraoral camera, the image is projected on a screen in the room. This gives you the opportunity to see what’s going on inside your mouth.
Intraoral cameras are extremely helpful when it comes to diagnosing tooth decay because the dentist can point out exactly which teeth have been affected. That way, you can better understand what is going on with your oral health, and your dentist can explain which treatment is best for you.
Nitrous Oxide Sedation
Nitrous oxide, also known as laughing gas, is a colorless, sweet-smelling gas that is mixed with oxygen. It is inhaled through a mask that fits over the nose. The mask allows the patient to breathe in the medication, which will then take effect within the patient’s body. This sedation option allows patients to relax and fall asleep while they are still being helped through the dental procedure.
Oral surgery includes surgical procedures that involve the mouth, teeth, and gums. One of the most common oral surgery procedures is tooth extraction. When a tooth is broken, infected, or impacted, your dentist may recommend the tooth be removed. At your oral surgery appointment, your dentist will numb the area to make you comfortable and remove the tooth. A medication to prevent infection may be placed in the socket before the tooth is extracted.
Tooth extraction is often followed by restorative treatment, such as dental implants or dental crowns.
State-of-the-art Dental Equipment
Your comfort is our top priority. Our office is equipped with state-of-the-art dental equipment for better diagnosis and treatment. For example, dental lasers can minimize pain, eliminate the need for anesthesia, and shorten treatment time. Lasers can also treat gum disease, remove cavities, and reshape gums.
We also use dental x-rays to diagnose dental problems and diseases. However, patients are always concerned about exposure to radiation. Digital x-rays reduce radiation by 90 percent compared to traditional x-rays. In fact, digital x-rays can be used to diagnose dental problems at an earlier stage, which allows for less invasive treatment.
Wisdom Teeth Removal
A wisdom tooth is a third and final molar that develops in the back corners of the mouth. Most people will have their wisdom teeth removed, though some people never have them removed.
The wisdom teeth usually erupt between the ages of 17 and 25. After they erupt, wisdom teeth can cause a number of issues. They can cause pain, infection, and damage to adjacent teeth and jaw tissue. To avoid these issues, many people choose to have their wisdom teeth removed.
To learn more about our dental services, you can schedule your appointment with our dentist by calling us at (801) 394-0808 or visiting us at 548 12th Street, Ogden, UT 84404. We will be happy to guide you further.