GENERAL DENTAL PROCEDURES
General dentistry encompasses a broad range of treatments and procedures. Everyone should see a general dentist for routine oral health examinations, twice-yearly cleanings, and treatment of routine oral health complications, such as minor tooth decay. General dentistry is as much about prevention as it is about treatment.
- Periodontal Therapy
- Root Canals
- Tooth Extraction
You can look good and have a healthy smile. Most people who are unhappy with the appearance of their teeth do not realize the numerous ways cosmetic dentistry can heal a smile. Dr. Penfold creates a customized treatment plan for you based on your age and your goals for your smile as well as your finances.
- Porcelain Veneers
- Tooth-Colored Fillings
- Teeth Whitening
There are various ways your dentist can replace missing teeth or repair missing parts of the tooth structure through restoration dentistry. Tooth structure can be missing due to decay, deterioration of a previously placed restoration, or fracture of a tooth.
- Porcelain Crown
- Porcelain Bridge
- Partial Denture
- Implant Supported Dentures
DENTAL THERAPY FOR HEADACHES
You may suffer from headaches, a popping jaw when you open or close your mouth, and pain in your jaw joints and muscles. TMJ or Temporomandibular Joint Dysfunction is a condition many people suffer from, but the good news is – it can often be treated. Based on the severity of your condition, we can recommend a course of treatment that will help alleviate your pain and make your day-to-day activities more pleasant. Ask Dr. Penfold if you might benefit from this treatment.
The top reason for seeing an orthodontist is the same for adults and kids – to treat malocclusion, or a “bad bite.”
Northwood Dental can help straighten teeth and improve your bite by correcting how your teeth fit together and how your jaws line up. We use braces, trays (also known as aligners), and other appliances — such as headgear, which attach around the head or neck to add more force to help make teeth move. We also use retainers to hold teeth in position.