Services & Solutions
General dentistry involves all aspects of oral health. Our dentist, Dr. Dumas and his staff are able to provide you with solutions for all of your dental needs. Whether you only need a routine check-up or you would like to have porcelain veneers, our team will be able to help you.
The goal of general dentistry is to evaluate your condition and to help you obtain and maintain the best oral health possible. General dentistry gives you
a smile you can be proud of by repairing decayed or damaged teeth and by getting gums healthy and helping you maintain them. General dentistry involves any part of your mouth. Whether you need to have a tooth extracted, or you need to have serious dental work performed like filling cavities or root canals.
Comprehensive evaluations are the best way to prevent more serious dental health problems. By having the dentist, Dr. Dumas, check on the health of your teeth routinely, you can prevent cavities, gum disease, and other serious dental problems.
General dentistry can even provide you with solutions to chronic bad breath and snoring.
With all of the modern advancements in dentistry, more people have found they no longer have to go the dentist just to repair a problem they have with their teeth. A smile is one of the most important parts of your face, and cosmetic dentistry aims to provide you with the best smile possible.
Cosmetic dentistry covers all aspects of improving the look of your smile. This can be whitening your teeth, repairing chips or breaks, or replacing outdated restorations. Cosmetic dentistry treatments and procedures include:
Periodontics is the treatment of disease of the gums and surrounding bone. Standard periodontal care is arranged in phases.
Phase 1: Care includes examination and diagnosis of periodontal disease followed by root planing and soft tissue curettage. Many times this phase will utilize microbial testing and antimicrobial care. This care includes systemic antibiotics as well as antibacterial irrigation of the periodontium.
Phase 2: Care includes the reevaluation of the patient to determine the best course of care for the patient. This includes either placement on a maintenance program (cleanings every 3-4 months) versus periodontal surgical intervention.
Modern periodontal surgery includes surgery of the bone and soft tissues surrounding the teeth, soft tissue grafting, and bone grafting procedures to repair defects and placement of dental implants. The continued maintenance of the periodontal tissues is critical to prevent the return of this disease process.
Endodontics is the treatment of infections and disease of the pulp of the tooth.
Modern endodontics relies upon microscopic removal of diseased tissue, shaping of the internal anatomy of the tooth and placement of inert sealants into the root canal. Because of advances in endodontics, most patients can retain teeth that would otherwise need to be removed.
A second area of endodontics, surgical endodontics, allows for treatment of the infected tooth when the standard approach is not possible.
Following endodontic care, most teeth will need a crown to help strengthen the tooth.