General Dental Care to Maintain the Health of Your Smile
As a family dentistry practice, we treat patients of all ages. We are comfortable handling the specific needs of children, who may be apprehensive about receiving treatment. We are also accustomed to treating the particular needs of older adults.
If you are experiencing the symptoms of gum disease, we can perform periodontal treatment to improve your oral health. Perio Protect® trays and ARESTIN® are simple yet effective treatments for gum disease. These treatments, along with professional cleanings, can restore the health of your gums.
We provide comprehensive preventive dentistry services, including hygienic cleanings, sealants, and fluoride treatment. We also offer oral cancer screenings, which involve a manual and visual head and neck exam, and use of the advanced VELscope® system, to check for abnormalities.
TMJ Disorder Treatment
Temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorder involves problems with the chewing muscles and joints that connect the lower jaw to the skull. Night guards like the NTI-tss Plus™ relieve symptoms of the condition by repositioning the jaw. These night guards can be custom-fitted for maximum effectiveness.
Mouthguards and Nightguards
Our office has lab-grade machinery to craft custom sports mouthguards, as well as nightguards. Mouthguards prevent injuries, while nightguards protect teeth during sleep. We also offer Essix® appliances, clear aligners which provide temporary function before patients' implants are restored.
We provide oral sedation for patients who experience a high level of fear and anxiety during dental visits. Combined with a gentle approach, sedation is an effective tool to help patients get the care they need. Patients can have a relaxed experience and avoid problems from delaying treatment.
Tooth extractions are performed to correct oral health problems, such as overcrowded teeth or severe infection. Dr. Carpenter employs the latest technology and a gentle approach to ensure that your extraction is quick and comfortable. We can also recommend the best method to replace missing teeth.
Root Canal Therapy
With root canal therapy, Dr. Carpenter can treat your infected tooth without extracting it. Modern dental techniques make root canal therapy similar to getting a filling, and you can expect a comfortable experience. Root canal therapy can relieve pain, and restore normal biting and chewing.
Advanced Oral Cancer Screening
As part of every checkup, Dr. Carpenter performs an oral cancer screening with a VELscope®. This advanced technology uses natural tissue fluorescence to visualize any abnormalities within the mouth. The screening is accomplished quickly during your regular exam and there is no pain or discomfort.
Fluoride treatments are an effective way to prevent tooth decay. Protection against decay and cavities can help you avoid other costly procedures. Dr. Carpenter and Dr. Jobalia will inspect you or your child's teeth to determine the best treatment plan and ensure healthy teeth for years to come.
We have been coming to Dr. Carpenter for several years now after seeing dentists that lacked good patient relationships. Dr. Carpenter is patient with those who fear going to the dentist (that's me), explains what needs to be done and provides different options for treatment. Worth the trek from the city!Kelly B.