At Cutbirth and Sanderson, we provide a wide variety of services for the entire family. We refer to specialists only when we feel it would be in our patient’s best interest to do so. Here are just some of the procedures we provide:
Children’s exams should begin at age 2. Follow this link for ADA recommendations, and educational dental videos for your child.
Bridges – one of the many ways to replace a missing tooth by using the two teeth next to the space as anchors. A bridge is cemented permanently in the mouth and cannot be taken in and out.
Bleaching – custom-made trays to keep your teeth looking beautiful for a lifetime.
Crowns – a crown is used to restore a tooth that does not have enough tooth left to hold a filling or a tooth that is cracked. We only do crowns when it is absolutely necessary.
Dentures and Partial Dentures – removable, more affordable options for replacing several or all teeth.
Extractions – the removal of a tooth can be categorized as either surgical or simple depending on the difficulty of the procedure. We try not to extract teeth unless it is absolutely necessary.
Nitrous Oxide (Relaxing Gas) – wears off in less than five minutes so patients can drive themselves home afterward.
Porcelain Veneers – applied to the front of the teeth like a fake fingernail to whiten or reshape the teeth.
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Root Canals – Once upon a time, if you had a tooth with a diseased nerve, you'd probably lose that tooth. Today, with a special dental procedure called a root canal therapy you may save that tooth. Inside each tooth is the pulp which provides nutrients and nerves to the tooth, it runs like a thread down through the root. When the pulp is diseased or injured, the pulp tissue dies. If you don't remove it, your tooth gets infected and you could lose it. After the dentist removes the pulp, the root canal is cleaned and sealed off to protect it. Then your dentist places a crown over the tooth to help make it stronger. Most of the time, a root canal is a relatively simple procedure with little or no discomfort involving one to three visits. Best of all, it can save your tooth and your smile!
Tooth-Colored Fillings – can be used to fill cavities, but also to close spaces between front teeth.
TMJ Treatment – The TM joints are among the most complex joints in the body. Located on each side of the head, they work together to make many different movements, including a combination of rotating and gliding actions used when chewing and speaking. Several muscles also help open and close the mouth. They control the lower jaw (mandible) as it moves forward, backward, and side-to-side. Both TM joints are involved in these movements. Each TM joint has a disc between the ball and socket (see diagram). The disc cushions the load while enabling the jaw to open widely and rotate or glide. Any problem that prevents this complex system of muscles, ligaments, discs and bones from working properly may result in a painful TMJ disorder. We can help identify the source of the pain with a thorough exam and appropriate x-rays. Often, the pain may be from a sinus problem, a toothache or an early stage of periodontal disease. But for some types of pain, the cause is not easily diagnosed. The pain may be related to the facial muscles, the jaw or the TM joint. Diagnosis is an important step before treatment. Part of the dental examination includes checking the joints and muscles for tenderness, clicking, popping or difficulty moving. Your complete medical history may be reviewed, so it’s important to keep your dental office records up-to-date. We may take x-rays and may make a "cast" of your teeth to see how the upper and lower teeth fit together.
If you have any questions concerning any of these procedures, please call our office at 281-356-3721 and one of our fantastic team members will be more than happy to answer your questions.
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