Comprehensive General Dentistry for a Healthy Smile
If you have a dental infection, root canal therapy can save your tooth from extraction. During this procedure, Dr. Gorrell can remove infected tissue and fill your tooth to protect it from further damage. He can also place a dental crown to enhance the function and appearance of your smile.
If you suffer from sleep apnea, Dr. Gorrell can help you achieve a restful sleep. He has written numerous articles on the subject and understands that bulky masks and machines are inconvenient and uncomfortable. As such, Dr. Gorrell can treat sleep apnea with a small, custom-made oral appliance.
Temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorder can cause significant discomfort, affecting your jaw, face, neck, and shoulders. When treating TMJ disorder, Dr. Gorrell takes a conservative approach. Depending upon your needs, he may recommend a custom mouth guard or orthodontic treatment.
To provide high quality care, our team is committed to using the latest dental technology. With state-of-the-art imaging such as intraoral cameras and digital x-rays, we can accurately diagnose decay and misalignment. Using our advanced CEREC system, we can also provide same-day restorations.
Dental sealants are thin plastic coatings that are applied to the top surface of molars. Once they harden, sealants form a protective barrier, preventing food and bacteria from accumulating in the grooves. As such, sealants can greatly reduce your risk for decay and help to prolong your oral health.
Fluoride is a naturally occurring mineral that strengthens dental enamel and helps prevent decay. Acids from plaque and the food we eat can weaken enamel over time. At our office, we provide fluoride treatments, which help to make the teeth more resistant to acid and promote a healthy smile.
Cleanings and Exams
Cleanings and exams are the key components of preventive dentistry. During routine appointments, our skilled hygienists can gently remove plaque and tartar from your teeth. In addition, Dr. Gorrell can look for signs of tooth decay and gum disease to protect your long-term oral health.
It is vital to address gum disease in a timely manner. If left untreated, this condition can cause serious damage including gum recession, tooth loss, and bone atrophy. While prevention is the best treatment, Dr. Gorrell also offers deep cleanings and antibiotics for more advanced stages.
Dr. Gorrell always aims to save damaged teeth. However, in some cases, extraction may be the best way to preserve your overall oral health. To remove a tooth, Dr. Gorrell can use gentle techniques to minimize discomfort. When necessary, he also offers wisdom tooth extraction.
“I moved out of the area 20 years ago and happily drive 40 miles to still see Dr. Gorrell. Best dentist ever.” Kevin B.