We offer the latest advanced laser treatment. Lasers are now used for fillings as well as treating gum disease.
When laser periodontal therapy is needed the laser provides a small amount of light energy through a tiny fiber, which is gently placed between the gum and tooth. This light energy aids in reducing the bacteria associated with the disease. After the area is thoroughly cleaned, the body can heal the area naturally. This treatment is relatively painless and post surgery discomfort is typically less then the traditional periodontal surgery (cut and stitch).
It may take multiple visits to complete treatment and most insurance cover this treatment as your dental plan allows.
Please call our office for a consultation regarding your periodontal condition.
We use the laser to do most fillings and this reduces the need to use the drill. In most cases we do not need to use anesthetic to do a filling. Because the laser is only attracted to the dark or decay on the tooth only decay is removed and tooth structure is saved. We then fill the area with a material known as composite or white filling material that flows into the area. This is much more attractive and beneficial than the traditional amalgam (metal) fillings. Usually you will not experience the sensitivity to hot and cold that is associated with the amalgam fillings. For this reason we only do composite fillings on all teeth.
Bleaching is the latest option for a beautiful white smile. We offer several different options for bleaching including home or in office bleaching.
Please call for more information.
Root Canal Therapy
Donít panic. When your dentist says you need a root canal, thatís actually good news. It means they can save your tooth, instead of extracting it.
The procedure is not painful, as you may have heard. The tooth will be numbed so you wonít feel any pain and there is little discomfort afterwards. Extracting the tooth would be less healthy and replacement would be more expensive.
Why do people need root canal treatment? When the nerve of the tooth is irreversibly damaged by decay or an injury, pulp tissue can become infected, often causing pain, swelling and sensitivity to hot or cold. The doctor removes the pulp, fills the canals, and then closes the opening with a filling.
Dr. McEachran offers intravenous sedation for the extraction of wisdom teeth or for the apprehensive patient who may have had a traumatic dental experience in the past. This allows the patient to get the anxiety free dental care they need.
Our office has on site the latest equipment to mill crowns. We offer crowns in one appointment. The cerec crown is designed by the doctor with cad/cam computer software and then milled by the cerec machine. Your approximate appointment time is one and a half hours here in the office. They are the same cost as traditional crowns and insurance plans cover them as they would traditional crowns.
Nothing can take the place of a healthy set of teeth, but when disease or an accident ends in tooth loss, itís good to know that there are options for restoring your smile.
Implants have been used for more than a quarter century. More patients are choosing dental implants as a replacement option. According to the American Dental Society, one survey shows that more than 1.5 million dental implants were placed in a recent year, and that number is expected to grow.
Many patients choose implants to replace a singe tooth, several teeth, or to support a full set of dentures. Implants are cylinders that are surgically placed in the upper or lower jaw where they function as a sturdy anchor for replacement teeth. They are made of titanium and other materials that are compatible with the human body.
If you are interested in a consultation with Dr. Matt to discuss this option please call our office to schedule an appointment. He will be happy to discuss your options and able to answer any questions you may have.