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By Blue Ridge Dental
January 18, 2021
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: Dental Services  

All your oral health needs are cared for at one comfortable, convenient location. Does this sound too good to be true? It's not if your dentists are Dr. Lynette Smith and Dr. G. Bennett Smith in Mount Airy, NC. Known for their compassionate preventive, restorative, and cosmetic care, your team at Blue Ridge Dental really loves all their patients. Let's learn about just a few of their treatments.

Periodontal treatment

This takes care of gum disease, the leading cause of tooth loss among American adults (according to the CDC). With every check-up at Blue Ridge Dental in Mount Airy, both your hygienist and your dentist will perform a complete soft tissue assessment, looking for signs of dangerous gum disease.

If you show symptoms, Dr. Smith will devise the right treatment plan to manage your condition and prevent further damage. Care could include antibiotic therapy, tooth scaling and root planning, and tips and techniques on improving both flossing and brushing at home.

Root canal therapy

This reliable, restorative treatment heals an infected or damaged tooth, removing its inflamed pulp, sealing it, and crowning it for many years of additional use. Your dentist does the exam, X-rays, and complete restoration entirely in our Mount Airy, NC, office.

Most patients do very well with just a local anesthetic, and typically, teeth restored in this way last just as long as other natural teeth, says the American Association of Endodontists. That saves you extraction and expensive tooth replacement.

Extractions

At Blue Ridge Dental, we do all we can to preserve your natural tooth structure. However, sometimes a tooth must be extracted for the good of your oral and systemic health. Our dentists do both simple and surgical extractions involving:

  • Irretrievably decayed, infected, or damaged teeth
  • Baby teeth that impede orthodontic treatment
  • Erupted or impacted wisdom teeth

Plus, if you require tooth replacement afterward, we provide that as well.

Cosmetic dentistry

How your smile looks and how you feel about it are important, too. For an assessment of how your smile can change for the better, come in for a cosmetic dentistry consultation with Dr. Smith. Tell your dentist what you want to improve, and together, you'll discover how to reach those aesthetic goals.

Our cosmetic dentistry services include:

  • Porcelain veneers
  • Porcelain crowns
  • White fillings
  • In-office and take-home teeth whitening

Rest assured

At Blue Ridge Dental in Mount Airy, NC, your dentists, and their staff consider patients as long-term friends. Count on their excellent dental treatments and your thriving oral health for years to come. Phone for an appointment with either Dr. Lynette Smith or Dr. G. Bennett Smith: (336) 789-5306.