Dental Clinic

Dental Clinic

At our Rigby dental clinic, we offer all of the dental products and services you need for all stages of tooth decay. We also provide these services with a number of relaxing spa amenities to help sooth your nerves. At Cedar Creek Dental, you can sit back and relax while your treatment is taking place.

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Dental Information

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Are you a fan of tooth decay? Do you enjoy being exposed to high amounts of radiation during x-rays? Well we’ve got news for you! Regularly seeing your dentist has been shown to have a significant reduction in tooth decay, and we can diagnose Rigby dental problems with 90% less radiation exposure than traditional methods! We are dedicated to making sure that you are as comfortable as possible here at Cedar Creek Dental. To make sure of this we have even added spa-like amenities which are included in your exam. We make coming to the dentist a pleasurable experience.

Still not convinced? Maybe you had a bad experience as a kid and now you’re worried about the dangerous activities that take place in our Rigby dentist’s office? Relax. We’ll take great care of you. We just want to help your teeth look and feel their best. Patients who receive a standard check-up every six months have the best chances of avoiding root canal, periodontal disease, or worse. They also help you have a cleaner, whiter smile.

Step One

So what is it we’ll do? Here at Cedar Creek Dental we have a great system worked out. First we do some simple x-rays. These allow us to find any issues their might be. We can assess the health of your teeth and get a good idea of the condition of your root alignment. These x-rays can also help us find more serious problems like cysts or tumors.

Step Two

After assessing the health of your teeth, we give you a proper cleaning. To get the most benefit from professional Rigby dental cleanings, it’s important that you keep regular daily brushing habits afterward. 

Our cleaning will help you keep the invisible film of acid and bacteria known as plaque at bay. This bacteria lingers on your teeth and can inflame your gums, causing gingivitis. Professional Rigby dental cleanings will give you the absolute best treatment you could ask for and stop this at the “root” of the problem.

And that just about does it folks! How was it? Not so bad or scary right? What’s scary is not coming in to Cedar Creek Dental to get your teeth checked and cleaned regularly. We just want to help keep you at your best! After the x-rays you’ll take a survey and we’ll begin discussing any additional action that may need to be pursued. Dr. Mikesell is always available and happy to go over the risks and rewards of all your options. The idea is for you to work together to decide how to help you get your best smile possible.

Have any further questions or concerns? Whether you’d like to set up your first appointment or just learn more about what we do, please give us a call at 208-754-8788. We love creating beautiful smiles that will last a lifetime.

Dental Insurance and Billing Information

Before going through any of our Rigby dental procedures, you will obviously want to know about our insurance and billing process.

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Dental Health

Dental hygiene is a crucial aspect of living a healthy life. Without it, we will inevitably experience tooth decay, bad breath, and of course, a great deal of pain. Keeping up with your dental health is imperative, and that means making regular appointments with your Rigby dentist for exams, x-rays, and cleanings.

Keeping a healthy smile will prevent periodontal disease, and the need for more complicated procedures such as Rigby dental root canals, dental implants.

Dental Decay

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Dental decay in some form is something almost everyone will experience in their lifetime. Some are blessed with amazing genes that allow them to go most of their lives without too much dental trouble, while others must maintain above-average dental hygiene just to keep cavities from forming.

No matter what stage of dental decay you are experiencing, your Rigby dentist at Cedar Creek Dental can help. 


Like almost all dental problems, the main culprit in dental decay is plaque. It results from a combination of bacteria that naturally lives in your mouth with carbohydrates from the food that you eat. The bacteria in plaque feeds mainly on carbohydrates. 

The Dental Decay Process

  • Demineralization: This is the stage at which plaque begins eating away at the enamel – the protective outer layer of the tooth. The enamel can be naturally replaced through better dental hygiene and improved diet.
  • Cavity Formation: This is the stage at which plaque has eaten away a hole in the dentin, the second layer of the tooth. The dentin can’t be naturally replaced. Our Rigby dentist can provide a white fillings to solve the problem.
  • Pulpitis: The tooth pulp, as the name implies, is the soft fleshy tissue at the center of the tooth. It is mainly comprised of blood vessels and the tooth nerve. Plaque can eventually begin to infect the tooth pulp, leading to inflammation and swelling. This puts pressure on the tooth nerve resulting in the cutting off of blood supply to the nerve, as well as a lot of pain. At this stage, your Rigby dentist can perform a root canal.
  • Abscess: Over time, an inflamed pocket of pus will form, usually near the gum line. It usually resembles a pimple. It is important that the abscess is drained before toxins work their way into the bloodstream. We can drain the abscess and perform a root canal at this stage.

You don’t have to live with the pain of dental decay. If you are experiencing dental decay at any stage, don’t hesitate to contact Cedar Creek Dental. We offer dental services for all stages of tooth decay in a relaxing and comfortable Rigby dental clinic. We also provide plenty of relaxing spa amenities to help you relax, including:

  • Warm hand wax
  • Chair massage
  • Aromatherapy
  • Warming blankets
  • Chair massage
  • Conscious sedation

Cosmetic Dentistry

Cosmetic dentistry is all about helping you achieve the smile you want. Over the years, dentistry has made great technological strides, giving our Rigby dentists the ability to improve your smile through the use of products such as porcelain veneers.

Dental Bridges

Our Rigby dental bridges will bridge the gap of missing teeth. Our porcelain bridges will help solve problems associated with missing teeth, such as:

  • Bite and jaw joint problems which result from teeth shifting around to fill the spaces
  • Diminished ability to chew food
  • “Sunken face” from missing teeth

At our Rigby dental clinic, our bridges are made to look, feel, and work like natural teeth, bringing back the beauty and strength of your former tooth structure.

If you need a top quality Rigby dental bridge, contact us today!

Dental Crowns

Our Rigby dental crowns will help restore their teeth to their natural look and feel. Crowns also help restore the strength of your tooth, reducing the possibility of complications in the future. Best of all, the crowns at our Rigby dental clinic are comprised of all-ceramic materials that are tooth colored.

Whether you need a simple filling or a full crown, our CEREC same-day crowns will be complete in a single appointment.

First, we anesthetize your tooth, then we prepare your tooth for its restoration by making sure all of the decayed and weakened tooth tissue is removed. The amount of healthy tooth structure that remains will determine whether we are doing a simple filling or a full Rigby dental crown.

Then, our CEREC machine is used in the restoration of your tooth via its 3D software, which takes a digital picture and then converts that picture into a 3D virtual model on our computer screen. We then design your tooth’s restoration using our CEREC 3D computer program. It only takes a few minutes before the design is complete, and then the restoration data is sent to our office milling machine, where a ceramic block that matches your tooth shade is placed.

After ten to twenty minutes, your Rigby dental crown is placed in your mouth to make sure it fits. Once this is determined, we then set to work “baking” your crown to crystallize the porcelain in a 700 degree Celsius oven.

Finally, we polish your Rigby dental crown and then bond it to the prepared tooth.

All of this is accomplished in one single appointment.

Our Rigby dental crowns have lead to many satisfied customers. If you need a dental crown in Rigby, contact us today to schedule an appointment.Dental Exams, X-Rays, & Cleanings

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Here is our archive of blog posts associated with our Rigby dental exams, x-rays, and cleanings

Some quick facts you should know:

  • Your chances of tooth decay are reduced significantly by visiting the dentist twice a year.
  • Modern digital x-rays can achieve the same (or better) results with 90% lower radiation exposure.
  • Every time you come into our office for an appointment, you will be treated to our spa-like amenities to help you relax and enjoy your time with us.

Rigby Dental Exams

At Cedar Creek Dental, we know what to look for in terms of dental decay. The process of dental decay starts off as plaque begins eating away at the outer-lining of the tooth (the enamel). Fortunately, this enamel can be replenished naturally with a combination of dental cleanings, improved dental hygiene, and improved diet.

Early stages of dental decay appear as dark spots on the tooth which many mistake for cavities, when in fact these are simply areas being worn away in the enamel (a cavity doesn’t form until plaque eats away at the dentin – the hard, bony layer of the tooth). These can sometimes appear as white spots, which is why many people miss them. It takes an experienced dentist to identify this problem.

Sometimes people have cavities that don’t manifest any pain symptoms. At our Rigby dental clinic, we can identify cavities you might not have noticed, especially if they are in hard-to-see areas like the back of your mouth or in between teeth. It’s important to get these cavities filled before the plaque festers and works its way into the tooth pulp (the soft, fleshy center of the tooth that contains the tooth nerve). If that happens, you most definitely will notice it.

Other issues we can identify with our Rigby dental exams include:

  • Wisdom teeth that need to be removed.
  • Misaligned teeth that can cause problems for surrounding teeth.
  • Periodontal (gum) disease.

It’s important that we identify periodontal disease early on, as the beginning stage (gingivitis) often doesn’t cause pain and can be reversed. However, if it progresses into full-blown periodontitis, you may have the condition for life.

Gum disease happens due to plaque buildup at the gumline. The body responds to the bacteria in plaque by releasing a hormone that causes the gums to become inflamed. Over time, the gums can begin to recede, the teeth become loose, and advanced dental decay and tooth loss eventually occur.

At our Rigby dental clinic, we have ways of identifying and reversing gingivitis, as well as ways of treating periodontal disease.

Digital X-Rays

Our digital x-rays are safer than traditional x-rays because they only require 10% of the radiation that x-rays of yesterday used. They also provide:

  • Faster images
  • Clearer images
  • Digital images that can be emailed

Teeth Cleaning

The teeth cleaning you will get at our Rigby dental clinic will not only clean out plaque from major areas of your teeth, but also from hard-to-reach areas where plaque is likely to fester. It’s a great treatment for both hygienic purposes as well as aesthetic ones – your teeth will look bright and healthy after your dental cleaning.

Dental Fillings

At Cedar Creek Dental, our Rigby dental fillings are white and resin-based, meaning they will fill your cavities without resulting in that “metal-mouth” look.

The technology involved in Rigby dental fillings has come a long way since the 1990’s. Our white, resin-based fillings are aesthetic in appearance, as they look and feel like your natural teeth. They also do not contain any harmful heavy metals like mercury, so they are safer for your long-term health.

Our Rigby dental fillings adhere easily to your teeth, filling in cavities, cracks, chips, and other areas which require filling.

In no time, your mouth will be back to its natural health and beauty.

Dental Implants

Our Rigby dental implants are the perfect solution to decayed, damaged, or chipped teeth. Dental implants will help you recover your smile to its natural beauty. They look and feel just like natural teeth, and are designed to blend in seamlessly with the rest of your teeth.

Our Rigby dental implants are surgically placed in the jawbone, and then is allowed to heal. Your jaw bone will actually grow around the implants and secure it into place. Then, we install the artificial tooth/teeth.

Our Rigby dental implants are dependable, aesthetically appealing, and will improve both the structural and beauty of your mouth.

If you need a dental implant in Rigby, contact us today. At Cedar Creek Dental, your dental hygiene is our top priority.

Periodontal Disease

Periodontal disease is disease which affects your gums. Gingivitis is one of the more common forms of periodontal disease. Unfortunately, once you have periodontal disease, you have it for life. If you live in Rigby and have periodontal disease, then you should have regular check ups and cleanings from your Rigby dentist.

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