Nashua Dental Exam & Cleaning
Kalil & Kress offers comprehensive dental exams, including diagnosis, preventive care, and treatment of common dental problems for patients of all ages. Since it’s never too early or too late to start taking better care of your teeth, picking a dentist who can take care of your whole family is always a smart choice. Remember that good dental hygiene practices are learned at home and at the dentist’s office. It’s very beneficial to have a professional in your corner to provide advice on the most effective ways to promote oral health at every stage of life.
Some of the most common services, treatments, and procedures performed at Kalil & Kress include:
Oral Health Examination
This involves a visual examination of the teeth, gums, and jaw to check for signs of decay, disease, bite misalignment, crooked or poorly spaced teeth, and other abnormalities. X-rays, TMJ, and oral cancer screenings fall into this category.
This is a basic preventive treatment that includes removing minor plaque and tartar buildup to reduce the risk of gingivitis and cavities. It leaves teeth feeling fresh and clean. Getting preventive cleaning every six months is ideal for most children and adults.
Gum Disease Intervention
Treatments for moderate gingivitis and early stages of periodontitis involve scaling teeth. This just means scraping off tartar below the gum line where it builds up and causes gum irritation. It may also involve root planning (smoothing the tooth root so bacteria and plaque can’t build up as easily).
Fluoride Treatment & Dental Sealant
These preventive treatments are usually recommended for children to limit tooth decay. However, adults can also receive these procedures. Fluoride gel is applied topically twice a year. Dental sealant is brushed onto the chewing surfaces of molars where tiny grooves in the enamel can’t be adequately cleaned by toothbrush bristles. A sealant generally lasts for several years.
This cosmetic procedure is intended for adult patients with a buildup of staining on their teeth from food and beverage consumption, smoking, and other lifestyle habits. In-office KöR® whitening is available which achieves a beautiful healthy and natural-looking result. KöR® whitening is a comfortable, easy process with low to no sensitivity. The process is very safe for your teeth and gums.
Fillings & Crowns
These basic tooth restoration procedures are designed to fill in areas of tooth decay or damage. You can get metal amalgam and composite fillings as well as metal and ceramic crowns from a family dentist. Fillings are appropriate for patients of all ages. Ceramic crowns are most often recommended to restore adult teeth.
An infection in the pulp of a tooth is the most common cause of a toothache. A root canal procedure is done to relieve pain and stop the spread of bacterial infection. This treatment involves removing infected tooth pulp and restoring the tooth with a filling or crown. A less extensive treatment called a pulpotomy is used for baby teeth.
Extractions range from pulling baby molars that have splintered to removing decayed or damaged adult teeth. A general dentist can also perform simple wisdom tooth extractions. A referral to an oral surgeon is made when wisdom teeth are impacted. This procedure is easiest to do before children reach their late teens.
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