Portfolio Category: General Dentistry

Root Canal

Although "root canals" have a bad reputation,  we have been able to save many teeth for our patients with root canal therapy.  When a tooth has abscessed or developed a persistent toothache, an opening is made in the top of the tooth to reach the soft tissues (pulp) inside the tooth.  The pulp chamber and…
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Nitrous Oxide Sedation

For patients who are a little more apprehensive of dental treatment, we have sedation with nitrous oxide gas available.  It is true that some patients have a negative reaction to nitrous oxide, but for those that it helps, it really helps.  We believe that nitrous oxide is the safest form of sedation.  The patient is always…
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Dentures

When a person has multiple missing and broken down teeth, dentures are sometimes necessary.  A good fitting, natural looking denture may take multiple appointments to fabricate.  With a complete denture case, the dentures are usually first made, then an oral surgeon removes the remaining teeth and seats the denture.  Dr. Isakson then adjusts the fit…
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Crown & Bridge

When a tooth is broken down, has had multiple large fillings, or has had root canal therapy, we recommend coverage of the tooth with a crown.  Dr. Isakson's opinion is that a crown is actually a preventive measure, that is, it prevents further breakdown and possible loss of the tooth.   Placement of a crown requires reduction…
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