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General Dentistry FAQs

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What restorative procedures do you offer?

We offer a wide range of restorative procedures, including dental crowns, root canals, orthodontics, cavity removal, and tooth bonding.

Is general anesthesia needed for most restorative procedures?

It can be used for some procedures, if necessary. We prefer to use local anesthetics and sedation dentistry techniques as an alternative.

What is sedation dentistry?

Sedation dentistry is when an oral or intravenous sedation medication is administered prior to a dental procedure. This method allows the patients to fully relax and be comfortable during their procedure, but conscious enough to respond to commands. Although patients are awake during the procedure, they rarely remember the procedure.

What is the basic procedure for cavity removal?

Cavity removal is done by first removing the decayed section of the tooth, and then filling the cavity in with porcelain or a composite resin.

What is ‘endodontic’ treatment?

It is a technical term for the procedure most people refer to as a ‘root canal’.

What does the term ‘orthodontics’ mean?

Orthodontics is the practice of designing, applying, and adjusting corrective appliances, such as braces, to bring the teeth and jaw into proper alignment.

How many appointments are generally required for restorative dentistry?

A series of appointments may be needed for restorative procedures. This is because they can involve the use of fillings or bonding materials that are custom-made to fit your mouth using dental molds.

Restorative procedures also entail removing decaying dental pulp and filling or bonding the tooth as a first step, before capping or crowning in a later appointment.

If you think you could benefit from the restorative dental procedures we offer, you should contact Windham Dental Associates today! There’s no better time to improve your smile and improve your life.