We Are Here for your Family’s General Dentistry Needs
At Forest Lane Dental, dental care isn’t really about teeth as much as it is about people. Every single smile is unique, and our dentists and entire team believes each patient’s dental care should always reflect that.
Laser dentistry can be a precise and effective way to perform many dental procedures. The potential for laser dentistry to improve dental procedures rests in the dentist's ability to control power output and the duration of exposure on the tissue (whether gum or tooth structure), allowing for treatment of a highly specific area of focus without damaging surrounding tissues.
Accidents happen, and knowing what to do when one occurs can mean the difference between saving and losing a tooth. When you have a dental emergency, it’s important to visit right away and we are available for dental emergency.
At Forest Lane Dental, our goal is always to help patients keep their smiles whole and healthy for life, and one way we achieve this goal is to prevent major oral health issues by scheduling preventive dentistry exams every six months.
Dental Exams and Cleanings
Regular dental exams and teeth cleanings are essential to your oral health, which in turn is also vital to your overall health. Regular exams also ensure that any potential or developing issues are spotted early on while treatment is most effective and least costly.
Though our adult teeth are meant to last a lifetime, sometimes, for the health of the entire mouth, a tooth simply must go! Some situations that warrant a tooth extraction include: impacted teeth, or teeth that are positioned incorrectly in the mouth or jaw; a tooth that is causing overcrowding in the mouth; a severely decayed tooth; a broken tooth that cannot be repaired; periodontal (gum) disease; and in preparation for orthodontic treatments.
A frenectomy, also called frenulectomy, is a simple surgical procedure in which we remove the labial (upper lip) or lingual (tongue) frenulum, a muscular connective tissue that prevents an organ from moving too far.
For a dental implant to be successful, the jaw needs to have good quality and quantity of bone to support the implant. Sinus lift surgery can be performed when there is not enough bone in the upper jaw, or the sinuses are too close to the jaw for the implants to be placed.
Scaling and Root Planing
Scaling and Root Planing (“deep cleaning”) is highly successful at treating patients with mild to moderate stages of periodontitis, or gum disease, which affects half of all American adults today.
Full Mouth Reconstruction
Full mouth reconstruction, full mouth rehabilitation and full mouth restoration are terms often used interchangeably to describe the process of rebuilding or simultaneously restoring all of the teeth in both the upper and lower jaws.
In the US today, half of all adults over the age of 30 have some stage of gum disease. If left untreated, gum disease leads to loss of tissue and bone that support the teeth, eventually leading to tooth loss.
Root Canal Therapy
Contrary to popular belief, root canal treatments are not painful! Thanks to modern dental technology and procedures, most patients undergoing a root canal treatment with us find the entire experience no more painful than having a filling placed!
Third Molar Extraction
Wisdom teeth are also known as “third molars.” Wisdom teeth usually grow out around the age of 17 -25. Some of these teeth will only partially break through while others may stay completely buried under the gum tissue.
An estimated 85% of wisdom teeth will have to be eventually removed, according to the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons. Approximately 35% of the population is born without wisdom teeth. There is a debate amongst researchers as to the cause of this. Nine out of Ten people will have an impacted wisdom tooth.
There are different options for dealing with wisdom teeth.
If they do not break through, you may want to leave them as they are. In this situation it is advised that you have x-rays every few years to make sure there is no change in your tooth or gum health. If you are young and have them removed, you will heal faster. If one or more teeth is impacted, there is no choice but to have it removed.