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General dentistry

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Lihue Dental provides a wide range of general dentistry treatments and services, ranging from check-ups and cleanings to mouth guards and TMJ therapies. Whatever you need, we’re here to answer any and all questions you may have.

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Teeth cleaning

Teeth cleaning is an important part of oral hygiene and includes the removal of dental plaque from teeth with the purpose of preventing cavities, gingivitis, and periodontal disease. This procedure is done by one of our experienced dental hygienists.

We encourage everyone to schedule regular cleanings, generally at least once every six months. While regular brushing and flossing is the foundation of good oral health, nothing compares to periodic professional-grade attention.

Dentures

A partial or complete set of removable artificial teeth for either the upper or lower jaw. Also known as a dental plate, dentures are an effective solution for multiple missing teeth. Dentures come in many styles and are custom-fits to ensure comfort and ease of wear. Each individual is unique, so we’ll work with you to figure out your best option.

Gum disease treatment

Periodontitis is a serious gum infection that damages the soft tissue and can destroy the bone that supports your teeth. Treatment will be used to thoroughly remove tartar and bacteria in the pockets around the teeth and to prevent damage to the surrounding bone.

Mouth guards

A mouth guard is a device for the mouth that protects the teeth and gums to prevent injury to the teeth, arches, lips and gums. A mouth guard is most often used in contact sports, as a treatment for tooth-grinders, and for TMD or TJM. Like with teeth whitening kits, there are at-home options. But your best results will come from a professional, custom fit. This is especially true for children involved in contact sports, as their mouths are still developing.

Oral surgery

Oral surgery includes the extraction of teeth, bone grafting, soft tissue grafting, dental implants, or adjustment of soft and hard tissue. The most common form are extractions, which could involve removing broken down teeth that cannot be saved, or wisdom teeth.

To learn about a more comprehensive list of surgeries we perform, see our dental surgery page.

Fillings and restorative care

A dental restoration (commonly referred to as a filling) is a repair that replaced a missing or damaged part of your tooth. Restoring a tooth is almost always preferable to extraction, so long as the tooth is able to be repaired with a filling. Preserving natural teeth keeps the strength and integrity of your jawbone and surrounding teeth intact.

Sealants

Dental sealants help prevent tooth decay by protecting areas of your teeth that are vulnerable to infection. A thin plastic layer is placed on the chewing surface of the permanent back teeth (premolars and molars), which seals the tooth from infection-causing bacteria.

TMD/TMJ therapy

Temporomandibular joint disorders affect the temporomandibular joint, which a ball and socket joint in your jaw. When this joint becomes misaligned it can cause, or contribute to, an array of painful symptoms that can affect you entire body. Each individual will require an assessment to determine what treatment is best for you.