If you experience a dental emergency, call our office as soon as possible. If you need immediate attention after hours, leave a message on our emergency extension and our on-call team member will contact you as soon as possible. If you are unable to reach our office during an emergency, dial 911.
We are here to help you, any time, any day. When your dental health is at risk, we will do everything we can to make sure that you’re treated as soon as possible. While dental emergencies are rare, they can happen. Common dental emergencies include:
Dental x-rays are essential, preventative, diagnostic tools that provide valuable information not visible during a regular dental exam. Dentists and dental hygienists use this information to safely and accurately detect hidden dental abnormalities and complete an accurate treatment plan. Without x-rays, problem areas may go undetected.
We are all exposed to natural radiation in our environment. The amount of radiation exposure from a full mouth series of x-rays is equal to the amount a person receives in a single day from natural sources. Dentists take necessary precautions to limit the patient’s exposure to radiation when taking dental x-rays. These precautions include using protective apron to shield the body and using modern, digital sensors that cuts the exposure time of each x-ray down.
The elimination of impressions, temporaries, second appointments and waiting for the permanent restoration elevates the entire dental experience for both the dentist and the patient.
The CEREC Primescan AC system empowers us to treat our patients with dentistry that truly fits their lifestyles. One visit. No temporaries. Great results. You deserve it!
The need for dental x-rays depends on each patient’s individual dental health needs. your dentist and dental hygienist will recommend necessary x-rays based on the review of your medical and dental history, dental exam, signs and symptoms, age considerations, and risk for disease.
A full mouth series of x-rays good for three to five years is recommended for new patients. Bite-wing x-rays (x-rays of top and bottom teeth together) are taken at recall (check-up) visits and are recommended once a year to detect new dental problems.
Regular teeth cleanings with x-rays help us detect cavities in their earliest stages and allow us to provide conservative less costly solutions!
I had a long overdue deep cleaning, root canal/crown, AND fillings within a month. Dr. Thurman, Morgan, Kathy and staff were very attentive and kind with not ONLY the procedures and explanations but with checking up on me after the root canal. Also great at helping me figure out my insurance coverage and payments. Dental Elements is GREAT.- Steve
Your Decision to Choose Us as your Dental Health Partner is a Great Compliment.