services: General Dentistry
Advances in dental technology and techniques are not just for those looking for cosmetic and restorative dental transformations. Even if you are simply looking for a dental care home, you can still benefit from the state-of-the-art instruments and you-focused care our patients enjoy every day at Cardinal Dental Group. Here, you will receive efficient care that helps you maintain your oral health by preventing future problems from gaining a stronghold on your teeth and gums. Explore the following services, and make your preventive care appointment today!
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Is there a fresher feeling in the world than the way your mouth feels after you’ve received a professional cleaning? At Cardinal Dental Group, you will receive a comfortable, efficient, and effective professional cleaning every time. Not only will this cleaning remove surface stains and make your teeth look their best, but also it will remove plaque and debris that can lead to accumulation of the bacteria that cause tooth decay. You’ll wish you could have that amazingly fresh, clean feeling every day (and we’ll give you tips that will help you keep a fresh smile between cleanings)!
When your dentist removes an area of decay from your tooth, the structure of your tooth is restored with a filling material that restores pain free function of the tooth. In the past, silver-amalgam has been the most commonly used material for fillings. It is easy to shape and place and can last many years with proper care. Now, tooth-colored fillings are also available. You can find out more about tooth-colored fillings here.
Most adults have some degree of periodontal (gum) disease and don’t even know it. Gingivitis (early stage gum disease) is very common, and symptoms can be minimal at first. However, if allowed to progress, inflammation and irritation are just the start. Eventually, periodontitis can set in, resulting in receding gums and even bone loss. When periodontitis becomes advanced, its effects become more irreversible, including tooth loss and significant bone loss.
Your Cardinal Dental Group team will assess your specific gum health and will create a customized plan for you. You may only require a few professional cleanings along with some home care instructions. Or, you may need advanced treatment such as scaling and root planing – a treatment designed to clean below the gum line and to put you on a path towards regaining your health. In some cases, periodontal disease may require laser-assisted new attachment procedure, or LANAP. LANAP surgery is performed by your trained and certified dentist, Dr. Seaberg, to effectively treat the disease. Treatment for periodontal disease is vital due to proven connections between your gum health and your overall health. You will also receive extra care and instructions for maintaining your gum health. Click here to learn more about LANAP surgery.
NTI and Nightguards
If you suffer from excessively worn teeth, you may already know that you clench or grind your teeth in your sleep. Nighttime bruxism can also lead to migraines, jaw pain, and muscle pain in the neck and shoulders. Experience relief with a custom therapy appliance such as an NTI or a nightguard! NTIs and nightguards are two examples of comfortably-fitting devices that you can wear while you sleep. Depending on your diagnosis, your team at Cardinal Dental Group will select the right appliance for you to help your jaw relax and to keep your teeth from forcefully pressing together. You will notice less tension in your neck and facial muscles during the day and will probably experience more restful sleep.
NTI and Nightguards as a solution for jaw pain
Do you experience headaches on a regular basis? What about muscle pain in your neck and shoulders? You may be surprised to know that these symptoms may be related to temporomandibular joint problems, often abbreviated as “TMJ.” In addition to pain in your jaw joint, these symptoms may be a sign that you clench or grind your teeth while you sleep or that you have another chronic problem with your jaw joint. Your team at Cardinal Dental Group can create a treatment plan that helps you find relief. This plan may include the use of one of several dental appliances designed to help your jaw relax. Regardless, rest assured you will experience relief sooner than you think!
Sometimes a patient develops an issue with the deep supportive structure of a tooth – the portion of the tooth that contains the nerve as well as the “pulp.” In order to save the tooth, a root canal may be prescribed. A root canal treatment involves the removal of the pulp from within the tooth. The tooth is then filled with an inert material to maintain its structural integrity. Finally, a lifelike porcelain crown is fitted over you natural tooth structure to recomplete your smile. Due to advances in dentistry, root canals are more comfortable than ever before, so if you find you need a root canal treatment, don’t fret. Cardinal Dental Group’s gentle touch will make all the difference. Due to the complexity of some cases, we will refer you to one of our trusted specialists. Your dentist will make a referral based on best practices to obtain the best outcome for you.
Sometimes the best treatment pathway to get to your optimal dental health includes a tooth extraction. Rest assured that advances in dental technology and techniques have made treatments such as extractions faster and more comfortable than they used to be. At Cardinal Dental Group, you will have access to the most appropriate restorative dental treatment to restore your full, beautiful, and healthy smile. Complex and potentially difficult extractions are often referred to an oral surgeon with whom Cardinal Dental Group has an established relationship.
MTM® Clear•Aligner provides an innovative approach to orthodontics. You can get great results without traditional braces! No more metal brackets that rub your mouth and you can do so in a fraction of the time compared to other aligner or bracket treatments, including clear braces and invisible braces.
MTM® Clear•Aligner uses clear, virtually invisible aligners to correct minor misalignment’s such as gaps or crowding. The aligners are removable, so you can take them out to brush and floss your teeth. Your custom aligners are comfortable and most patients report that they don’t even notice them. Your dentist will progress your treatment by providing new aligners as your teeth begin to move. You can see results in as little as 3 to 6 months!
If you have questions or want to know more about MTM® Clear•Aligner contact Cardinal Dental Group today and schedule a consultation.