At Fern Creek Dentistry, we pride ourselves on treating every member of the family. Family dentistry is focused on preventing potential complications, rather than treating them. If you and your family are in need of professional dental services, we can help!
The American Dental Association (ADA) recommends a routine check-up up roughly twice a year. A routine appointment with Prashant Patel, DDS will typically include a professional cleaning and a detailed examination of your teeth, gums, and other oral tissues.
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Just like physical exams are important to your overall health, dental exams are important to your oral health. Believe it or not, these exams are also important for your overall wellbeing as well. Fern Creek Dentistry can help you to protect your oral and overall health with regular dental exams.
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Oral Cancer Screening
Oral cancer typically does not get as much attention as other types of cancer, but that does not mean that detection and treatment are any less important. Oral cancer can be deadly, especially when not found and treated early on. The problem is though that you might not ever know anything is wrong until oral cancer gets worse. The later oral cancer is treated, the lower the chances of survival. At Fern Creek Dentistry, we can help to detect oral cancer early with oral cancer screenings.
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Your periodontal (gum) tissues are just as important as your teeth. Periodontal disease is the leading cause of tooth loss in the United States. Periodontal disease is the result of an infection in the gum tissues, connective ligaments, and eventually the alveolar bone.
The disease is characterized by gums that are swollen, red, and tend to bleed during brushing and flossing. Luckily, periodontal disease is easy to prevent and treat if it is caught early enough. If we notice signs of advanced periodontal disease, we may recommend a scaling and root planing procedure. The goal is to return your gums to a pink, healthy state.
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If you participate in physical activities that put you at risk for dental trauma or injury, we strongly recommend a mouthguard. A mouthguard will protect your teeth and prevent dental emergencies.
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Many people grind or clench their teeth on occasion. This is a condition medically known as bruxism. The occasional grinding and clenching typically do not cause any harm. However, when it occurs on a regular, uninterrupted basis, this is when serious damage can occur. If you suffer from sleep bruxism, Fern Creek Dentistry can help with a nighttime mouthguard.
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The temporomandibular joint (TMJ), allows us to move our jaw forwards, backward, and side-to-side. Any problems that prevent us from using this joint properly are known as TMD or temporomandibular joint disorders. We provide some treatments designed to alleviate any pain or discomfort associated with the TMJ.
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Sleep apnea is a condition that is common as well as dangerous. When you have sleep apnea, you stop breathing while you sleep. The pauses are only temporary, but they frequently occur throughout the night. Because of this, the quality of your sleep is disrupted, leaving you susceptible to serious side effects. If you have sleep apnea, Fern Creek Dentistry can help.
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Dentistry for Kids
The health and well-being of your child are a top priority. An important part of keeping your child healthy is helping them to develop good oral care habits. Starting early helps your child to carry their dental care habits into adulthood. At Fern Creek Dentistry, we can provide your child with the professional dental care they need to maintain a lifetime of good oral health.
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To learn more about our family dentistry services call (704) 380-9555, and schedule an appointment now!