THOUGHTFUL DENTAL CARE YOU CAN TRUST
At River Station Family Dentistry, we provide a welcoming space and encourage our patients to ask any questions they may have about their treatment. Above all, we aim to educate our patients about their oral health and offer individualized treatment options.
ROUTINE DENTAL EXAMINATION & CLEANING
By maintaining a good oral hygiene routine and regularly visiting the dentist, you are actively preventing various conditions. Patients should be seen for a dental cleaning and routine exam every 6 months or as recommended. During the cleaning, plaque and calculus will be removed from your teeth leaving behind a clean and polished smile. Additionally, you will receive an oral cancer exam and be evaluated for periodontal disease, any issues concerning your jaw and bite, and breathing patterns during the day and while sleeping.
Though you may not be experiencing any symptoms, periodontal infection can be present. If left undetected and untreated, periodontal disease can destroy the supporting jaw bones in your mouth and can cause tooth loss. This is why River Family Station Family Dentistry believes awareness is so important and is dedicated to educating patients about best practices for periodontal health.
FLUORIDE TREATMENT AND OTHER CAVITY PREVENTION SERVICES
Periodically fluoride treatments are recommended as a simple and quick process to help prevent tooth decay. Fluoride is a mineral, that when applied to teeth strengthens enamel. For more aggressive decay issues, River Station Family Dentistry offers other procedures that can help slow down the tooth’s decay and possibly stop it altogether.
CROWNS AND IMPLANTS
Crowns are necessary when a tooth is severely damaged or has suffered from advanced decay and cannot be helped by filling materials. Crowns cover the remaining tooth and restore its function, strength, and esthetics. Several options for crown materials are available and Dr. Bishko will discuss these on an individual basis depending on the area of the mouth that needs to be restored.
Implants can be utilized when tooth loss occurs due to gum disease, decay, or injury. This loss can create greater problems for your dental health if not treated. The teeth surrounding the missing tooth (or teeth) can begin to move, resulting in pain and discomfort as well as look unsightly. With implants, Dr. Bishko can help maintain the health of the bone in your jaw and provide a functional replacement for the lost tooth (or teeth).
Frequently people unwittingly clench or grind their teeth during the day and night due to stress or the misalignment of their teeth. This is harmful because the force of this grinding action can crack teeth – which can lead to serious issues including tooth removal, toothlessness and bone loss. The use of an occlusal guard while sleeping can help reduce the destructive force of grinding on your teeth and jaw bones.
Sealants are a very efficient and successful method for preventing decay on the biting surfaces of teeth. They are primarily placed on the permanent molars as they erupt in a child’s mouth. The sealants are maintained through out childhood and can last well into adulthood. Sealants are made of a flowable resins that is applied to the deep pits and fissures of teeth protecting them from harmful acids and plaque build up commonly found in the mouth. The application of sealants is a simple procedure requiring a short appointment and are proven to be effective in preventing decay in children.
Tooth whitening services are available at River Station Family Dentistry and can remove many tooth discolorations. With River Station Family Dentistry’s whitening treatments patients will have whiter and brighter smile.
Dental emergencies require prompt treatment. If you are experiencing a dental emergency, call River Station Family Dentistry immediately at (802) 223-2244, and the front desk will schedule you as soon as possible. Should you call after hours, voicemail will direct how to contact Dr. Bishko.