Great Falls, MT
Oral hygiene is important for everyone in your family, from young children to senior adults. Brushing and flossing help to prevent a wide array of different oral health issues, keeping smiles healthy and beautiful. While these daily habits are essential for maintaining your oral health, they are only a part of the equation. Even with proper care, issues can still arise. At River's Edge Dental, we provide dental services for everyone in your family, from your youngest members to the oldest. We can help everyone maintain optimal oral health, helping you to prevent serious issues and keep your smiles happy and healthy.
Just like adults, kids need routine cleanings and exams, too. We provide your child with the cleanings and exams they need while also ensuring that their teeth and jaws are growing and developing properly. We provide a safe and secure environment, helping to make sure your child feels comfortable so that we can help them develop good oral hygiene that will ensure optimal oral health as they get older.
Your child should have their visit six months following the eruption of their first baby tooth, or by their first birthday, whichever occurs first. This visit is generally short. The focus is to introduce your child to the dental office and to help them get used to us. We take a quick look at their mouth and go over oral hygiene and oral habits with you, as well as answer any questions you may have.
Kids have accidents. Accidents that result in dental injuries require treatment right away. We can provide your child with the emergency care they need, whether they develop a toothache, chip or crack a tooth, displace a tooth, or even knock a tooth out completely. If a baby tooth is knocked out or needs to be extracted, we can help to ensure proper development of the adult tooth below with a space maintainer.
A dental cleaning falls in both the category of preventive care and cosmetic care, particularly for patients who have a prosthetic, such as a dental bridge, an implant or veneers. Maintaining a good oral care regime is even more important with dental appliances to meet and extend their lifespan. Brushing, flossing, while also having plaque and tartar removed, will reduce the likelihood of developing infection and tissue damage.
Gum disease is a common dental issue that only grows worse the longer it goes untreated. We can provide the periodontal treatments you need to restore the health of your mouth following the development of gum disease from scaling and root planing to more invasive treatments like pocket reduction surgery and more.
While the preferred solution is to treat a damaged or decayed tooth, which allows it to remain in its socket, sometimes this is not possible. If a tooth is damaged beyond repair, extraction is the best option. By removing the tooth, we can help to prevent more serious damage and infections. Once the teeth have been extracted, they can be replaced.
Sealants are a preventative treatment that is designed to help prevent cavities from forming on the chewing surfaces of your molars. They seal the deep crevices on these surfaces, preventing the buildup of bacteria and food particles while also making your teeth easier to keep clean.
A night guard is an oral appliance that provides a cushion for your teeth and jaw while you sleep, preventing bruxism. We also provide mouthguards, which protect your teeth and jaws from injury while you play sports. Both of these devices are custom made to ensure proper fit, comfort, and optimal protection.
Also called laughing gas, nitrous oxide is the mildest, safest, most common form of sedation. It involves the use of an inhaled gas, which is mixed with oxygen, that helps you to feel relaxed and calm, and completely conscious, during treatment. The effects wear off almost immediately, and there are no lingering side effects.
For more information on our family dentistry services, and to schedule your appointment, call River's Edge Dental today at (406) 315-5882!