Our Services

Cleanings & Prevention

Preventing dental disease for your family starts at home with good oral hygiene and a balanced diet. We’ll help you and boost your efforts in the dental office with the latest knowledge, technology and treatments to promote, restore, and maintain your oral health—and your gorgeous smile!

Preventative care here at Affinity Dental includes regular dental exams, cleanings, and X-rays. Sealants and fluoride are also great preventive treatments that help protect your teeth.

Avoid serious and costly dental problems down the line with a mutual plan for preventative care. It’s the key to having a healthy, confident & beautiful smile!

Cosmetic Dentistry

In the past decade there’s been a dramatic interest in cosmetic dentistry. We all realize that having a healthy, bright, beautiful smile enhances our appearance and allows us to smile with confidence. Thanks to the advances in modern cosmetic dentistry, we are able to improve our teeth and smile with quick, painless and surprisingly affordable treatments.

Cosmetic dental treatments can:

  • Change the size, shape and alignment of certain teeth
  • Fill in unattractive spaces between teeth
  • Improve or correct bites
  • Lighten or brighten the color of teeth
  • Repair decayed, broken, cracked, or chipped teeth
  • Replace missing teeth
  • Replace old, unattractive dental treatments

Remember, your smile speaks before you even say a word!

Gum Disease

Signs and symptoms of gum disease:

  • Bleeding gums—Gums should never bleed, even when you brush vigorously or use dental floss.
  • Loose teeth—Caused by bone loss or weakened periodontal fibers (fibers that support the tooth staying in the bone).
  • New spacing between teeth—Caused by bone loss.
  • Persistent bad breath—Caused by bacteria in the mouth.
  • Pus around the teeth and gums—Sign that there is an infection present.
  • Receding gums—Loss of gum around a tooth.
  • Red and puffy gums—Gums should never be red or swollen.
  • Tenderness or Discomfort—Plaque, calculus, and bacteria irritate the gums and teeth.

If you’re experiencing any of these symptoms, we can help.

White Fillings and Crowns

Nobody wants to lose a tooth, but despite advances, teeth are still susceptible to decay, infection, and breakage and sometimes need to be restored back to health. Through up-to-the-minute techniques and technology, we are now able to offer more options for restoring a tooth back to its normal shape, appearance and function.

Reasons for Fillings and Crowns

Should your teeth ever require a restorative treatment, you can rest assured knowing we will always discuss the available options with you and recommend the most comfortable and least invasive treatment that’s right for you. Providing you with excellent care is our number one priority when creating your beautiful smile.

  • Enhance your smile
  • Fill in unattractive spaces between teeth
  • Improve or correct an improper bite
  • Prevent the loss of a tooth
  • Relieve dental pain
  • Repair damaged and decayed teeth
  • Replace missing teeth
  • Replace old, unattractive dental treatments
  • Restore normal eating and chewing
  • Remember to give your teeth the attention they need today!

Extractions

Whether your dentist refers you to our office, you have pain or symptoms causing you concern, or you simply have questions you would like answered, please contact our office today to schedule an appointment. We are here to answer your questions and provide the treatment you deserve!

Endodontics

Signs and symptoms of endodontic problems:

  • Inflammation and tenderness in the gums
  • Teeth that are sensitive to hot and cold foods
  • Tenderness when chewing and biting
  • Tooth discoloration
  • Unexplained pain in the nearby lymph nodes
  • Reasons for endodontic treatment

Historically, a tooth with a diseased nerve would be removed immediately, but endodontists are now able to save the natural tooth in most cases. Generally, extracting the inner tooth structures, then sealing the resulting gap with a crown restores health and functionality to damaged teeth.

Endodontic treatment (or root canal therapy) is performed to save the natural tooth. In spite of the many advanced restorations available, most dentists agree that there is no substitute for healthy, natural teeth.

Dental Anxiety and Fear

The comfort, relaxation, and happiness of the patient are the primary focus of any good dental practice. The staff at the practice will do whatever they can to reduce anxiety, allay fears, and provide painless, quick treatments.

Recent technological advancements have meant that in many cases, dentists are able to replace noisy drills with painless laser beams. There are also a wide variety of safe anesthetics available to eliminate pain and reduce anxiety during routine appointments.

How can one overcome dental anxiety?

Dental anxiety and fear can become completely overwhelming. It is estimated that as many as 35 million people do not visit the dental office at all because they are too afraid. Receiving regular dental check-ups and cleanings is incredibly important. Having regular routine check-ups is the easiest way to maintain excellent oral hygiene and reduce the need for more complex treatments.

Here are some tips to help reduce dental fear and anxiety:

Talk to us – We can’t read minds. Though it can be hard to talk about irrational fears with a stranger, we can take extra precautions during visits if fears and anxiety are communicated.

Bring a portable music player – Music acts as a relaxant and also drowns out any fear-producing noises. Listening to calming music throughout the appointment will help to reduce anxiety.

Agree on a signal – Many people are afraid that the dentist will not know they are in significant pain during the appointment and will continue with the procedure regardless. The best way to solve this problem is to agree on a “stop” hand signal. Both parties can easily understand signals like raising the hand or tapping on the chair.

Spray the throat – Throat sprays (for example, Vicks® Chloraseptic® Throat Spray) can actually control the gag reflex. Two or three sprays will usually keep the reflex under control for about an hour.

Take a mirror – Not being able to see what is happening can increase anxiety and make the imagination run wild. Watching the procedure can help keep reality at the forefront of the mind.

If you have questions or concerns about how we can help you overcome anxiety and fear, please contact our office.

Dental Emergencies

Dental emergencies are quite frightening and often painful. Prompt treatment is almost always required to alleviate pain and to ensure the teeth have the best possible chance of survival.

Sometimes, teeth become fractured by trauma, grinding, or biting on hard objects. In other cases, fillings, crowns, and other restorative devices can be damaged or fall out of the mouth completely. If there is severe pain, it is essential to contact our office immediately. The pain caused by dental emergencies almost always gets worse without treatment, and dental issues can seriously jeopardize physical health.

Surgical Instructions

While most dental surgery is performed on an out-patient basis, it remains an involved procedure that requires specific preparation and aftercare. In an effort to provide safe, comfortable care, we encourage you to review our pre- and post-operative instructions, which are intended to facilitate a smooth operation and safer recovery.

If you have any questions or concerns about your surgery, please contact our practice today.