Welcome to my virtual office and thank you for considering the dental care that we provide. We enjoy delivering the finest care possible for our patients. We seek to enhance our patients' physical and emotional well being by delivering the opportunity for a pretty smile and optimal oral health. We aim to supply this service with enthusiasm, courtesy and care to patient comfort and safety.
|Address||35 Westminster Dr|
|Phone Number||(717) 243-2372|
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Periodontal, or Gum, disease is a serious infection of the tissues that hold your teeth in place and can destroy the jawbone. It is common but fairly preventable and typically caused by poor oral hygiene that allows plaque to build up on the teeth and harden, inflaming the gums which leads to tooth loss. Recent medical research has found that there is a definite connection between the health of your mouth and other chronic conditions such as diabetes, heart disease, pregnancy complications and respiratory disease.
Scaling is a non-surgical deep cleaning around and below the gumline, all the way down to the bottom of the pocket, to remove plaque and tartar and any infection that may be developing or already present. Root Planing is the smoothing (or planing) of the roots to help the gums reattach to the teeth. Scaling and root planing often take more than one visit to complete and may require a local anesthetic. Please use the area below to describe the nature of the appointment you are requesting as well as a preferred day and time to schedule.
A filling restores a damaged tooth back to its normal function and shape, and prevents further decay by eliminating areas of the tooth where bacteria can enter. There are a number of factors to consider when choosing which type of filling material is best for you; including the extent of the repair, any allergies you may have to certain dental materials, location of the filling and cost. Composite resin fillings are made from a mixture of plastic and fine glass particles and matches the color of the tooth.
Dentures are replacements for missing teeth that can be taken out and put back into your mouth. While dentures take some getting used to, and will never feel exactly the same as one's natural teeth, today's dentures are very natural looking. At our office, we offer complete dentures and partial dentures. A complete denture is one that replaces all of the teeth in the upper or lower arch. A partial denture is made when you still have some of your natural teeth remaining. It only replaces the teeth that are missing and uses clasps on several remaining teeth to help hold it in place while speaking and eating.
Oral health starts with you by eating balanced meals, reducing the number of snacks you eat, and correctly using the various dental aids that help control the plaque and bacteria that cause dental disease. Brushing and flossing are of paramount importance to oral hygiene. It is recommended after each meal or at least twice a day to protect you from tooth decay and gum disease caused by plaque. Proper brushing and flossing can enhance the health of the mouth, whiten your smile and prevent serious diseases.
A dental extraction is exactly what it sounds like: the removal of a tooth from its socket. Here at Blashford Dentistry, we will explore every option possible before extracting a tooth or referring a patient to have an extraction. However, sometimes it is the only option. When a tooth is severely damaged beyond repair it is necessary to remove the tooth. This enables us to replace the tooth or teeth with a more predictable long term solution. Simple Extraction These extractions consist of the removal of teeth that are visible in the oral cavity and usually only require the use of local anesthetic.
A dental bridge is a false tooth, known as a pontic, which is connected to crowns to fill in the area left by a missing tooth or teeth. The crowns holding it in place are attached to the teeth on each side of the false tooth. This is known as a fixed bridge. This procedure is used to replace one or more missing teeth. Fixed bridges cannot be taken out of your mouth as you might do with removable partial dentures. Please use the area below to describe the nature of the appointment you are requesting as well as a preferred day and time to schedule.
Preventative dentistry identifies routine health problems before they start and identifies serious oral health problems so they can be properly treated before they worsen. Maintaining regular exams and cleanings prevents small problems from becoming major concerns and is far less costly than having your teeth repaired or replaced. Preventing dental disease starts at home with good oral hygiene which includes brushing, flossing and a well balanced diet. It also includes regular dental exams, cleanings, and x-rays by your dentist to promote, restore, and maintain your oral health.