Preventive Dentistry in Cary NC
Building a relationship of trust between dentist and patient is essential to maintaining oral health and protecting your teeth for a lifetime. Proper dental care begins with routine checkups and professional cleanings when your child is a toddler. At Harrison Pointe Dentistry, we strive to ensure every patient is satisfied with their care at every age, benefiting from our experience and our dental care team’s focus on personal care and attentiveness.
Twice-yearly checkups and professional dental cleanings are the core of preventive dentistry. We screen for dental and periodontal disease, oral cancers, and other problems, so they are caught early and treated effectively.
Starting dental care at a young age allows us to educate your child on proper oral hygiene when they are impressionable. The result is better at-home care and fewer cavities. Dr. Lyle’s rapport with children eliminates dental fear and promotes lifelong healthy dental habits.
Applying dental sealants to your teeth protects against tooth decay. The coating shields uneven teeth surfaces against bacteria and food debris in areas difficult to reach with brushing. Dental sealants are typically used in children who have not yet mastered proper brushing and flossing but are also appropriate for anyone prone to cavities.
Dr. Lyle strives to save your teeth at every turn. However, there are situations when tooth extraction is the only option. You may have severe tooth decay or gum disease, or a tooth may be broken or cracked beyond repair. Wisdom teeth extraction can prevent complications such as impaction. Dr. Lyle does any tooth extractions necessary with an eye toward eventual restoration for a healthy mouth and lovely smile.
Deep cleaning is essential to treating periodontal disease that damages the teeth and gums. It involves scaling (scraping away tartar and plaque using special dental tools) and root planing (smoothing teeth roots so the gums will reattach, eliminating dental pockets that can harbor bacteria). After a deep cleaning, we recommend regular periodontal maintenance to ensure periodontal disease does not return.
Periodontal maintenance addresses the dental plaque that builds up and damages the teeth and gums, removing it from the teeth above and below the gum line. Without proper periodontal care, your teeth can succumb to gum disease that leads to loosening teeth, jawbone infection, and abscesses. Cleaning any pockets of bacteria around the teeth helps prevent the advancement of periodontal disease.
Preventive dental care is the best way to protect your oral health and maintain a beautiful, healthy smile. Contact us at Harrison Pointe Dentistry Phone Number 919-466-0076 to schedule a routine cleaning and begin your dental care journey with Dr. Lyle.