Comforting Dental Procedures & Dental Services
Protect and enhance the natural beauty of your smile by receiving the very best in dental procedures and dental services from the team at Arnesen, Herbert, and Endean, D.D.S. Our compassionate dentists have a gentle touch when it comes to helping you with your oral health, which means you won’t have anything to fear when it comes to getting stunning results from our dental team.
All three of our dentists specialize in a variety of different preventative, general, and cosmetic dental procedures, which ensure that you are able to get all of your dental work needs performed at our office. Furthermore, you will always be treated with the personalized attention you deserve when you come to our office, which helps us deliver you the best oral health results possible.
How you care for your teeth at home is one of the key factors to keeping a beautiful, healthy smile that will last a lifetime. Keeping your teeth and gums healthy isn’t a challenge if you know how to care for them properly. Our dentists recommend that you eat balanced meals, reduce the number of sugary snacks you eat, and brush and floss on a regular basis to control the plaque and bacteria in your mouth. Brushing should happen at least twice a day using a soft bristle brush while daily flossing should be used to clean the spaces between your teeth and disrupt plaque colonies.
Dental decay begins, more often than not, in the deep grooves of your teeth, especially on the surface of your molars or premolars. By adding our sealant, you are able to protect these teeth by creating a smooth surface that makes these teeth much easier to clean on a regular basis.
Periodontal disease aggressively attacks and wears down your gums and the bone that supports your teeth, which can end up causing you a lot of pain as well as potential tooth loss. This disease originates with plaque and tartar and is characterized by red, swollen, and bleeding gums. Four out of five people in today’s society have periodontal disease and don’t even know it. That is because it is usually painless in the early stages.
Don’t let this painlessness fool you, though, periodontal disease is the number one reason for tooth loss and has been linked to other diseases such as stroke, bacterial pneumonia, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and an increased risk during pregnancy. Smoking is also known to increase the risk associated with periodontal disease.
How do you fight this disease? By exercising good oral hygiene, eating a balanced diet, and visiting our dentist for regular dental services. We also provide an assortment of periodontal treatments that help you regain the health of your gums before you experience loose teeth, new spacing between teeth, persistent bad breath, receding gums, or any of the other signs and symptoms that come with this disease.
While the incidences of tooth decay have significantly diminished over the years, teeth are still susceptible to decay, infection, and breakage and need to be restored back to health. Modern technology’s improved techniques have made it possible for our dentists to offer more dental procedures than ever before to return your tooth back to its normal shape, appearance and function.
Patients that are in need of this dental procedure can rest assured that our knowledgeable team will discuss all of the available options with them so that the most comfortable and least invasive treatment can be found. Providing our patients with excellent care is always the top priority of our dentists. Not sure if you need restorative dentistry services? Here are some reasons you might need our dental services:
- Enhance Your Smile
- Fix Unattractive Spaces between Teeth
- Improve or Correct an Improper Bite
- Prevent the Loss of a Tooth
- Relieve Dental Pain
- Repair Damaged & Decayed Teeth
- Replace Missing Teeth
- Replace Old, Unattractive Dental Treatments
- Restore Normal Eating & Chewing
It can be a very frightening and painful experience to have a dental emergency. Luckily, our talented team of dentists is here to help you immediately alleviate pain and ensure the best possible chance of survival for your damaged teeth.
The most common type of dental emergency we experience at our office is someone with an avulsed tooth, which is when a tooth has been knocked out of the mouth. Setting up an appointment with us right away is the key to saving the tooth, but there are some other things you should do to improve your chances of saving the tooth. The first thing you should do is to carefully pick up the tooth by the crown and rinse it with saline or saliva. Do not rinse the tooth with water and make sure you do not touch the root. If possible, you should try to place the tooth back into its socket, but if it can’t be replaced, you should place it into a cup of milk instead as you make your way to our dentist.
The other common dental emergency we see is when a patient comes in with a lost crown or filling. This usually happens because the tooth underneath the dental treatment is decaying. An unprotected tooth will usually become very sensitive and it requires a dentist to fix this treatment and help you alleviate your pain. If you can’t make it to the dentist right away, we recommend placing the crown back in with toothpaste; never use glue to replace a crown.
Wisdom Tooth Removal
In most cases, your mouth does not have adequate enough space to allow for your wisdom teeth to erupt properly and become fully functional additions to your teeth. This can cause your wisdom teeth to become impacted in an undesirable or potentially harmful position and, if left untreated, can end up causing infections, damage to other teeth, and possibly even cysts of tumors.
Wisdom teeth removal is one of the most common procedures people go through and it is generally performed under local anesthesia. This type of surgery does not require an overnight stay, but does come with post-operative instructions and medication to aid you in managing any discomfort or swelling that might occur after the dental procedure.
Cancer Clearance & Maintenance
Cancer is one of the most frightening diseases people suffer from and undergoing treatments to battle it is a life changing experience. What is not often discussed is how important good oral health is prior to beginning your cancer treatments. Chemotherapy and radiation can cause tooth loss and necrotic jaw bone loss with you don’t receive the proper dental treatment.
The team of dentists at our office is trained to provide a meaningful dental clearance for your chemotherapy or radiation treatment, which helps you minimize the potentially disastrous side effects that come with cancer treatments. The protocol we use consists of an exam and x-rays to determine any care you need prior to beginning your treatments as well as any prescriptions and advice you might need to learn how to best manage your oral health before, during, and after your cancer care treatments.
Furthermore, your cancer treatments might leave you with bouts of dry mouth, mouth sores, ulcers, difficulty swallowing, or even difficulty speaking. Our staff provides you with the compassionate dental services you need to maintain your oral health during these times so that you can improve the quality of your life after cancer treatment. We understand how intimidating and scary chemotherapy and radiation therapy can be, which is why we are here to help you regain your oral health and feel better and more confident.
Contact us for more information to learn how we can restore your smile with our dental procedures. Our team is proud to offer our high-quality services to patients located throughout the Plymouth, Minnesota, area.