General & Preventive Dentistry in Greenwood, IN
Taking a preventive approach to your oral health can make a big difference. By staying on top of your biannual dental checkups and at-home oral hygiene routine, you can stave off more serious, costly dental issues down the road. We want patients to take an active role in their healthcare and we take great pride in being a go-to resource for our patients. Contact us to schedule your checkup!Schedule Online
Dental Cleanings & Exams
At your biannual checkup, one of our skilled hygienists will thoroughly clean your teeth by removing any built-up plaque, cleaning out any debris between teeth and below the gum line, and polishing your teeth so that they have a healthy glow. Then, Dr. Kelly will perform a visual exam of your teeth and gums as well as assess any X-ray imaging we took before your cleaning. Checkups are one of the best ways to keep your smile in tip-top shape!
Dental sealants are clear, plastic coatings that fill in the natural grooves and divots on the chewing surface of molars. They can keep bacteria and debris from building up on top of the crown and prevent cavities and tooth decay from forming. Our sealants are extremely durable and can provide protection for many years. They’re also completely transparent, so no one will even know they’re there!
Fluoride, a naturally occurring mineral, has a positive impact on dental health. Fluoride can help remineralize and strengthen enamel as well as reduce the likelihood of cavity formation. In addition to fluoride in drinking water and toothpaste, we also provide quick and easy in-office fluoride applications by brushing the fluoride on teeth after a cleaning or using a fluoridated, foam inside of a tray that patients can bite down into.
Nightguards for Bruxism
Are you struggling with nighttime teeth grinding? If so, it’s important to safeguard your teeth and jawbone from the negative effects of grinding. Grinding can significantly wear down teeth, crack or chip teeth, cause jaw and facial pain, and so much more. Our custom-fitted nightguards are worn on the upper and lower arch of teeth to absorb shock and provide a thick, protective barrier to keep your teeth safe.
Periodontal (Gum) Care
While most people understand the importance of tooth health, gums are equally just as important! If you have gingivitis or full-blown gum disease, we can provide a variety of treatments to get your gum health back on track. For patients with gum disease, we provide deep cleanings, also known as scaling and root planings where we thoroughly clean your teeth, remove any debris or bacteria below the gum line, and clear out and disinfect any pockets in the gums. We also offer ARESTIN® antibiotics which can help reverse the effects of gum disease and shrink pocket size. For advanced stages of gum disease, our team can use a soft tissue laser to remove diseased tissue and promote gum regrowth and regeneration.
Nitrous Oxide Sedation
Nervous about visiting the dentist? Don’t let that stop you from getting the care you need. We offer safe, effective nitrous oxide sedation. Nitrous oxide is a gas that we administer through a nasal mask. It puts patients into a calm, relaxed state and can sometimes even make them feel giggly, which is why it has the nickname, “laughing gas.” Nitrous oxide is safe for both kids and adults and can be used for anxiety, more complex dental procedures, or for patients with a strong gag reflex.