Initial Oral Examination
Your initial oral examination includes a visual examination, charting, periodontal probing, oral cancer screening, diagnosis and treatment recommendations. We will also take x-rays, which include a panoramic x-ray, which shows all of your teeth and supporting bone structure in one view, and bite-wing x-rays for proper diagnosis of proximal decay of posterior teeth
From whitening to crowns and implants, Dr. Magnusson and Dr. Toy are equipped to handle all your dentistry needs. To help you understand your options, we’ve included descriptions of some of our leading services on this page.
A dental cleaning is a professional cleaning you receive from a dentist or dental hygienist. Cleanings should be performed every six months to prevent excessive plaque buildup. Plaque left untreated can lead to unhealthy gums and tooth decay. A routine dental cleaning should include scaling, root planing and polishing.
This is the process of removing plaque and tartar from all tooth surfaces in a variety of methods, depending on the amount of plaque and tartar.
The gums, ligaments, and bone around the teeth form the foundation for one’s teeth. All structures are also referred to as the periodontium. When the periodontium is not healthy, it jeopardizes the teeth just as a bad foundation would threaten the stability of a house. Read more about Periodontal Treatment.
A denture is a removable replacement for missing teeth and surrounding tissues. There are two types of dentures available, including partial and complete dentures. Partial dentures are used when some natural teeth remain, while complete dentures are used to completely replace all teeth. Read more about Dentures.
Good oral hygiene should always be practiced since the loss of a single tooth can have major impact upon your oral health and appearance. Although dentists will use every measure to prevent tooth loss, there still sometimes necessary occasions when a tooth may need to be removed. Read more about Extractions.
A Mini Dental Implants are proving to be the most significant advancement in Implant Dentistry. They are smaller than traditional implants, are easier to place, more affordable and reduce to amount of healing time before restorations or dentures can be placed on them. Please contact our office with your questions!
Crowns are synthetic caps, usually made of a material like porcelain, placed on the top of a tooth. Crowns are typically used to restore a tooth’s function and appearance following a restorative procedure such as a root canal. When decay in a tooth has become so advanced that large portions of the tooth must be removed, crowns are often used to restore the tooth to normal form and function. Read more about Crowns and Bridges.
“Cosmetic Dentistry Can Be Your Answer to A Perfect Smile”If you’re feeling somewhat self-conscious about your teeth, or just want to improve your smile, cosmetic dental treatments may be the answer to a more beautiful, confident smile. Read more about Cosmetic Dentistry.
Whitening procedures have effectively restored the smile of people with stained, dull, or discolored teeth.The darker tissue of your teeth, the dentin, can become exposed as the outer layer of enamel is worn away by the effects of aging or things like caffeine and tobacco. Read more about Teeth Whitening.
Implants are titanium structures that are placed in the area of the tooth normally occupied by the root. Implants are anchored to the jawbone and act as a foundation for an artificial tooth or permanent bridge. In some cases, implants can be used to attach dentures. Read more about Dental Implants.
Bonding is a process in which an enamel-like material is applied to a tooth`s surface, sculpted to an ideal shape, hardened, and then polished for an ideal smile. This procedure usually can be accomplished in a single visit. Read more about Bonding.
Root canals are tiny passageways that branch off from beneath the top of the tooth, coursing their way vertically until they reach the tip of the root. Root Canal Therapy is cleaning, disinfecting and filling infected, necrotic canal passageways. Read more about Root Canal Therapy.
Simple toothaches can often be relieved by rinsing the mouth to clear it of debris and other matter. Sometimes, a toothache can be caused or aggravated by a piece of debris lodged between the tooth and another tooth. Avoid placing an aspirin between your tooth and gum to relieve pain, because the dissolving aspirin can actually harm your gum tissue. More acute toothaches require scheduling an appointment with Magnusson Dentistry. Read more about Root Toothaches.
We use tooth-colored resin fillings that are cured to match your teeth and amalgam silver-colored fillings for posterior teeth. If a silver-colored amalgam in your mouth shows in your smile, we can replace it with a tooth-colored resin filling.
An avulsed tooth or bitten tongue can cause panic in any parent, but quick thinking and staying calm are the best ways to approach such common dental emergencies and prevent additional unnecessary damage and costly dental restoration. This includes taking measures such as application of cold compresses to reduce swelling, placing a recently lost tooth in milk or water and of course, contacting our office as soon as possible.
Most people with temporomandibular disorders have relatively mild or periodic symptoms which may improve on their own within weeks or months with simple home therapy. Self-care practices, such as eating soft foods, applying ice or moist heat, and avoiding extreme jaw movements (such as wide yawning, loud singing, and gum-chewing) are useful in easing symptoms. Read more about Root TMJ Treatment.