120 Clifton Springs Professional Park
Clifton Springs, NY 14432
Phone: 315.462.5633
info@grapelakesdental.com 

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Our Services

Adult and Kids Teeth Cleaning

The American Dental Association recommends you visit the dentist at least once a year. If you have a history of periodontal disease, your teeth should be cleaned more often to prevent the recurrence of infections or disease.

 

Periodic Oral Evaluation

A periodic oral evaluation is performed to record or determine any changes in the patient’s dental and medical health status since previous comprehensive or periodic evaluation. Included in the evaluation is an oral cancer evaluation and a periodontal screening.

 

Periodontal Treatment

Periodontal treatment focus on the gums and bones supporting the teeth. Inflammation, tooth loss and bone damage are all causes of periodontal disease. Gingivitis and periodontistis are two forms of periodontal disease. In some cases surgery is recommended to treat periodontal disease, good oral hygiene and treatment from dentist are also proven to treat some periodontal disease.

 

Composite (White) Fillings

A filling is used to restore decayed teeth.  A composite (white) filling is a tooth-colored filling that restores the tooth and the composite bone helps to support the remaining structure of the tooth which can help insulate the tooth from excessive temperature changes as well as prevent breakage.

 

Crowns and Bridges

Crowns and bridges are prosthetic devices that are fixed onto existing teeth or implants.

 

Veneers

Veneers are a composite resin or ceramic material that is ultra-thin and is bonded to the font of the teeth.

 

Whitening

Using a gentle hydrogen-peroxide gel-activated solution to restore the natural white of the teeth.

 

Implant Placement

Dental implants are completed in a three-step process. The first step consists of burying the implant flush with the bone but underneath the gum.  This replaces the tooth root and also protects the implant from force while healing. During the second step a post called the abutment is connected to the implant. The gum is allowed to heal before the third step is completed. The final step is to fabricate and connect the prosthetic teeth to the implants.

 

Implant Restoration

Implant restoration is the use of dental implants to restore the mouth to a healthy bite and smile. 

Removable Partial and Full Dentures

Dentures are a removable appliance that can replace missing teeth and restore your smile.

Removable partial dentures are replacements for teeth that have been lost. The replacement teeth are attached to a pink or gum-colored plastic base that will connect or clasp to your existing teeth.

 

Removable full dentures are make it easier to eat and speak for people who have lost most or all of their teeth. The aesthetic benefits are also there because without teeth the facial muscles sag causing you to look older and your facial profile changes. Full dentures restore the smile and facial aesthetics.

 

Implant Supported Denture

When all teeth are lost but there is enough bone in the jaw to support an implant then implant supported dentures are use and simply snap onto the implants.

 

Root Canals

Treatment done to the inside of the tooth when the pulp has become infected or inflamed. The infected or inflamed pulp is removed and the tooth is cleaned and disinfected. After the inside is cleaned it is filled and sealed with a rubber-like material and then the tooth is restored with a crown or composite filling for protection.

 

Sedation Dentistry

Sedation dentistry is used to remove some of the anxiety of going to the dentist. With the use of medications patients can relax while usually remaining awake during the procedures.

 

Wisdom Teeth Extraction

The process of extraction consists of opening the gum tissue over the tooth and taking out any bone that is covering the tooth. The tissue is separated that connects the bone to the tooth and the tooth is then removed.

 

Dental Extraction

A local anesthetic is used to numb the area where the tooth will be removed. For an impacted tooth, the gum and bone tissue that cover the tooth will be cut away.


The dentist will use forceps to grasp the tooth, and then will gently move it forward and backwards to loosen it. In hard-to-pull cases the tooth is removed in pieces.

 

Occlusal Guard

An occlusal guard is used to protect the teeth from damage caused by clenching or grinding.  This is a horseshoe shaped plastic piece worn in the mouth and creates a barrier between the upper and lower teeth.


Sealants

A dental treatment used to prevent tooth decay by filling in deep grooves of the teeth. This is a thin plastic costing and typically used on the back teeth.

 

Oral Cancer Screening

An oral cancer screening consists of a visual inspection of the mouth and palpation of the jaw and neck.

 

Oral Pathology Services

Oral pathology is a specialty concerned with the diagnosis and study of the cause and effect of diseases affecting the oral and maxillofacial region.

 

TMJ Treatment

Temporomandibular Join is the hinge connecting your jaw bone to your skull. Pain in the TMJ disorder can cause pain in the joint and the muscles that control the jaw movement. Pain relievers can be used either over-the-counter or prescribed to relieve the pain. Therapy treatments include bite guards (oral splints), physical therapy like ultrasound, heat/ice and exercise to strengthen the jaw muscles.

 

Sleep Appliances

We offer both night guards and sleep appliances called TAP3 (and other brand). Mandibular re-positioning device.

Emergency Services

Tooth Ache

When you have a tooth ache, first clean around the sore tooth carefully. A warm salt water rinse should be used to remove any food that is trapped in the teeth. DO NOT use aspirin on the tooth or the gum. If you experience facial swelling a cold compress can be applied. We recommend taking acetaminophen to temporally relieve pain. If the pain continues for more than a day, please contact the office to schedule an appointment. 

Cut or Bitten Tongue, Lip or Cheek

You may apply ice to any bruised area. If you have bleeding, gently (but firmly) apply pressure with sterile gauze or a clean cloth. After 15 minutes, if the bleeding has not stopped and you have held pressure to it please go to an emergency room. 

Broken Tooth

First you will need to rinse the area with warm water. Then place a cold compress over the area of the face that is injured. Find and keep any broken tooth pieces. Contact the office immediately. 

Knocked Out Permanent Tooth

It is important to find the tooth, only hold it by the crown or top of the tooth and do not touch the root. Rinse the tooth off, but do not clean or handle it more than needed. Place the tooth back in the socket, and hold in place using a clean cloth or sterile gauze.  If you are unable to place the tooth back in the socket, put it in a cup of milk or water. Time is very important with a knocked out tooth so contact the office immediately. 

Possible Broken Jaw

If an injury has occurred to the jaw, please close the mouth and tie it closed with a towel, tie or anything available. You will need to go to the emergency room immediately. 

Bleeding After a Baby Tooth Falls Out

When a baby tooth falls out sometimes bleeding occurs and a folded piece of gauze can be placed over the bleeding area and held tightly for 15 minutes. If the bleeding continues after that please call the office. 

Cold or Canker Sores

You can get over-the-counter medication to relieve cold and/or canker sores. If the sore does not go away after treatment, please contact the office for an appointment. 

 

 

 

 

 


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Clifton Springs, NY 14432

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