General Dentistry Services to Ensure Your Oral Health
If you are having severe tooth pain, it might be from advanced tooth decay. If this happens, root canal therapy might become necessary to avoid extraction. The procedure involves removing the infected pulp within the tooth and restoring the remaining structure with a crown.
A major focus of our practice is working with our patients to prevent oral disease. Education, attention to home oral care habits, regular cleanings, and check-ups help minimize the need for dental treatments. In addition, keeping teeth free of bacteria and infection contributes to overall health and wellbeing.
Although we try to save a tooth whenever possible, sometimes extraction is the only way to end painful symptoms and restore the health of your smile. Children’s teeth are sometimes extracted during orthodontic care to allow new teeth to erupt without overcrowding the bite, causing further alignment issues.
Many people experience anxiety when it comes to visiting the dentist. Our practice offers both nitrous oxide and oral conscious sedation, and our doctors are certified in intravenous (IV) sedation as well. We can find a solution that will allow you to relax through your treatment and receive the care that you need.
If you frequently have earaches, headaches, migraines, or jaw pain, you may not realize that your jaw could be the cause of your discomfort. You may have an issue with your temporomandibular joints, or TMJs, which control the movement of your jaw. Often with the right kind of treatment, painful symptoms of TMJ disorder can be resolved.
To restore and ensure the continued oral health of all of our patients, we have a periodontist on staff. Excellent periodontal health provides a stable foundation for your teeth and can add a touch of beauty to your smile. We provide comprehensive care for your gums, from diagnosing and treating any stage of periodontal disease, to maintenance appointments in our office.
The team at Berger Dental Group not only wants to make sure that your smile is attractive, but that it is healthy. During your regular exam, Dr. Berger or Dr. Crockett will conduct an oral cancer screening. This important test can help us identify and diagnose early signs and symptoms of oral cancer. Early treatment increases a patient’s chance of successfully fighting oral cancer.
Excess gum tissue can affect the aesthetics of a smile by making the tooth's crown appear shorter and less attractive. Through a minor surgical procedure in which our doctors either remove or lift some of the tissue that is concealing a portion of the tooth, our patients will achieve a more desirable smile that appears brighter and more evenly balanced.