New Patient Exam
You will be warmly greeted upon your arrival to our office by our friendly front desk staff. We’ll review your medical history and enter your answers into your chart for you, so you don’t have to fill out any papers or hassle with entering the information yourself on an iPad. Once that’s completed, we’ll take any needed digital photos, X-rays or scans. The doctor will meet with you, perform a thorough examination of your mouth and prepare a custom treatment plan for you. All your questions will be answered and all costs will be discussed with you before scheduling your next appointment.
If you are in pain, have broken or lost a tooth, or are experiencing dental trauma, we can help. Our doctors are used to dealing with dental emergencies and will help you get out of pain as fast as possible. We offer same-day emergency treatment during regular office hours and after hours for patients of record.
Our friendly staff is ready to assist you. Call 478-923-0232 to get help now!
Gentle Tooth Extractions
Our first priority is always to try and save your natural teeth whenever possible. If that isn’t possible, our doctors can gently and carefully extract your unsavable tooth or teeth. This can then be followed by a treatment known as socket preservation that prepares the extraction site for the placement of a dental implant.
We offer local anesthetic, IV sedation and no-cost oral sedation to keep you comfortable during an extraction.
When needed, our doctors perform bone grafting to create a stable foundation for dental implant placement or to repair damage to the bone caused by gum disease. They use special growth factors to speed healing and promote the regrowth of your natural tissue.
Our doctors perform aesthetic crown lengthening to prepare a tooth for a crown or veneer. They gently remove excess gum from the area for effective placement of the new tooth restoration and so that the end result will look natural and aesthetic.
Peri-implantitis is a progressive inflammation of the gums that occurs when dental implants are not properly maintained and bacteria is allowed to congregate on the implant surface under the gumline. It is the leading cause of implant failure, but our doctors can help. They provide expert treatment to help you keep your implants for life using LAPIP® laser therapy. Using the same laser they use for gum disease treatment, the doctors gently and fully resolve the infection by eliminating the diseased tissues while leaving the healthy ones intact.
Biopsies and Cancer Screening
Our doctors will manually and visually inspect your mouth for any signs of potential oral cancer, including lesions or unusual growths in your tissues. If needed, they will take a small sample of tissue to be used for a biopsy.
When a child needs orthodontic treatment, one of the main concerns for both the kid and their parents is how long they will need to be in braces. Our doctors offer Accelerated Osteogenic Orthodontics (AOO™), also known as Wilckodontics®, a safe treatment that dramatically speeds up the time needed to properly straighten teeth. With AOO, cases that would normally take two to three years can be completed in just six to nine months!
The frenum is the name given to the small line of tissue that connects your lip to your gums. You also have a frenum that connects the underside of your tongue to the floor of your mouth. Some people suffer from having a frenum that is too strong or too short and it ends up restricting the movement of their mouth. This condition is commonly called tongue-tie or lip-tie, and it can make it difficult to speak or swallow properly. Our doctors perform a procedure called a frenectomy whereby they gently trim, remove or adjust the frenum to create the proper mobility and solve these problems.