General – Periodontal Therapy
1 Year Old Exams
Do you know when your child’s dental care should begin? The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry recommends that the appearance of the first baby tooth is a good sign. For most babies, this occurs when they are between 6 months and 1 year of age. A simpler way to remember is: first dental visit by first birthday. Baby teeth serve as place-holders for adult teeth. If baby teeth are damaged, permanent teeth can grow in out of position, resulting in crowding and/or crooked teeth.
Damage to the nerve tissue inside of a tooth sometimes requires a root canal procedure. Despite the tales you may have heard regarding the procedure, most root canals are minimally uncomfortable ― especially compared to the pain and discomfort you may be feeling before the procedure. Marquis Dental Center takes advantage of advances in technology and in dental techniques that make root canal procedures more effective, while also taking less time.
A root canal involves removing the soft tissue within the tooth (the pulp) when it has become infected and inflamed. Marquis Dental Center will gently file the infected tissue out of the root canals of the tooth (where the procedure gets its name) and will fill the void with an inert material. The procedure is completed with the placement of a filling or, in some cases, a crown.
Sometimes injury or decay extensively damages a tooth. And, in certain cases, extraction is the proper treatment option to start you on the path toward complete dental health. Marquis Dental Center will gently extract your troublesome tooth, giving you the treatment options for replacing that tooth and for completing your beautiful smile once again.
Are you embarrassed about your smile because of decayed, disfigured, or discolored teeth? If so, you may be a good candidate for composite resins, also known as tooth-colored fillings or restorations. When the decay has been removed from the tooth, it is replaced with “filling” material. The new tooth-colored material is bonded to the teeth for a stronger restoration. In the past, amalgam (silver) fillings were placed into the cleaned-out portion of the tooth. However, with new advancements in dentistry, you can now have tooth-colored fillings instead of silver fillings, resulting in a longer-lasting, brighter, whiter smile.
Oral Cancer Screening
Oral cancer affects tens of thousands of Americans every year, and one case in four is fatal. As with most cancers, the key to beating the disease is catching it before it progresses to a later stage. With early detection from a routine oral cancer screening, there is a 90% success rate after diagnosis. Marquis Dental Center is truly your only line of defense against oral cancer. He and his team of dental professionals are the only ones to regularly evaluate your oral health and to notice any potential abnormalities. Gain the peace of mind that comes with a regular oral cancer screening from Marquis Dental Center. With the help of the latest dental technology, even a diagnosis of oral cancer can be successfully treated through early detection.
If your children play sports or other similar activities, mouth guards are a great way to protect their teeth from potential injury. They are easy to clean, come in many color combinations and are custom made to fit comfortably in your child’s mouth.
A nightguard is a simple solution that protects your teeth and jaw from the harmful results of nighttime teeth grinding and clenching. Marquis Dental Center provides a custom-molded, plastic mouthguard to comfortably fit over your upper or lower teeth, creating a barrier between your teeth. The cushion of the nightguard between the teeth absorbs the force of teeth grinding. A nightguard reduces teeth clenching and grinding, as well as TMJ problems by helping the jaw muscles to relax. Finally, you may rest comfortably again!
You need a complex dental procedure, and that means using a local anesthetic for the pain. But you hate that numb feeling in your mouth that takes hours to go away after you leave the dentist. At Marquis Dental Center, we have the solution: Oraverse.
Utilizing a startling breakthrough technology, Oraverse “reverses” the effects of local anesthesia, allowing you regain lip sensation in less than half time. With Oraverse, you can trust your smile, your speech, and your ability to eat and drink will return much faster, so you can get on with your life!