General Dentistry Services for Seattle Familes
Over 40% of adults in the United States have some form of gum disease, but they don’t even know it. At Ballard Neighborhood Dentist, with our general dentistry services, Dr. Sidhu helps our Seattle patients eliminate the bacterial infections around their teeth and help save their smiles.
Preventive general dental care is critical in keeping not only your mouth healthy, but your entire body as well!
Athletic Mouth Guards
If you or your child are involved in any type of sports, wearing a custom fitted mouth guard is one of your best pieces of insurance. Not only does it protect your teeth, it also reduces the risk of concussion.
Gentle Tooth Extractions
Extraction is a last resort, but sometimes it is necessary. Badly infected teeth can jeopardize the health of your entire mouth, including your healthy teeth and gums. Fortunately, we can help!
The best time to have wisdom teeth removed is during a patient's late teenage years or early 20s. These immature wisdom teeth are smaller, so surgery is less complicated and potentially less painful. If your wisdom teeth have not started to erupt, we will use x-ray imaging to locate them and determine if it’s time to have them removed.
Seal off deep grooves in the molars that are vulnerable to tooth decay with this inexpensive and effective preventive treatment. Dental sealants guard against cavities by forming a “shield” over the enamel of your teeth, keeping out bacteria and acids. Ask about pediatric dental sealants!
Applying fluoride can help remineralize weak areas of tooth enamel, keeping them more resilient against bacteria that can cause decay and cavities.
Professional Teeth Cleanings
Dental prophylaxis is a cleaning procedure that thoroughly cleans the teeth. It is an important preventive measure to help stop the progression of gingivitis and periodontal disease. We recommend our orally healthy patients receive this type of procedure twice a year.
Oral Cancer Screening
Tobacco users aren’t the only ones who should be concerned about oral cancer. Oral cancer is on the rise. That’s why at Ballard Neighborhood Dentist, Dr. Sidhu provides oral cancer screenings as part of your regular-checkup to all of our patients over the age of 18.
Our practice uses digital x-rays to produce enhanced computer images of our patient’s teeth, gums, and other oral structures and conditions. Digital x-rays are key to early detection and effective treatment of dental problems.
X-rays can be an excellent way to help diagnose oral health problems, but an intraoral camera takes it a step further. At Ballard Neighborhood Dentist, we use our intraoral camera to examine areas of our patient’s mouths that x-rays can’t show.
Are you or your family members overdue for a preventive dental exam and cleaning? Call our Seattle dental practice today to schedule your appointment from our list of general dentistry services!
Experiencing tooth pain? Call our local Ballard dental office to see if we have same-day emergency dentist appointments available.
Check out our full menu for dental services for your complete oral health care.