If you’re suffering from dental problems in Rigby, dental care should be near the top of your priority list. Don’t wait for dental problems to get worse. In many cases, improving one’s dental hygiene can stop and reverse early dental problems, but once a certain threshold has been passed, dental problems won’t get better and will only get worse. This makes treatment more complex. Too many people put off going to the dentist out of fear or because of monetary concerns. However, the sooner you get these problems solved, the better off you will be on both accounts.
Most dental problems come as a result of plaque. This is the sticky, fuzzy substance that builds up on your teeth when you go a long time without brushing. It results when carbohydrates in food combine with bacteria that naturally lives in your mouth. At our Rigby dental clinic, we provide dental cleanings to help stop the progression of plaque in areas that many people can’t reach. It is important to brush and floss regularly and properly in order to better reach these areas and prevent tooth decay.
The process of dental decay is as follows:
Periodontal disease is usually referred to simply as “gum disease” and other times as “gingivitis”. These are all essentially correct terms, but there are actually different terms for different stages of periodontal disease.
As with dental decay, periodontal disease comes as a result of plaque, specifically when it builds up at the gumline. You will notice the gums beginning to swell and becoming more sensitive. Periodontal disease progresses through the following stages:
If you are experiencing periodontal disease in Rigby, dental care at Cedar Creek Dental is your best option. We offer a number of treatments, from professional cleanings to scaling and root planing in order to remove toxin cluster pockets from the gums. We can also provide host modulation, altering the bacterial host properties in your mouth so it is not hospitable to these toxins.
At Cedar Creek Dental, we understand why the thought of going to the dentist can seem like a harrowing experience for many people. The teeth are incredible sensitive parts of the body. Even a simple dental checkup and cleaning can be anxiety-inducing in some.
Fortunately, you will find the atmosphere at our clinic to be calm and relaxing. We also offer a variety of spa amenities to help calm your nerves. These include:
Best of all, these are free with your appointment. We will also send you away with a sorbet of your choice.
Throughout the procedure, you can benefit from conscious sedation, allowing you to sit back and relax while the work is being performed. Of course, a local anesthetic is applied when necessary. You may even regard the overall experience to be a positive one.
The leading dentist at our clinic is Dr. Mikesell. He is one of the few dentists in Rigby who speaks Spanish, allowing him to communicate with more members of our community. Having been practicing dentistry since 2005 after graduating from The University of Louisville School of Dentistry, he has plenty of training, education, and experience to work from. He will communicate with you and listen to your concerns, sending you away with a healthier smile and better knowledge of how to maintain it. He is currently a board member of the Rigby Area Chamber of Commerce. Dr. Mikesell is kind and approachable. He understands that many people experience “fear of the dentist”, and can offer you the care that you need to mitigate these feelings.