Your smile needs regular care to help it look and feel its best and function naturally. It is second nature to call Dr. Halle-Brown whenever you have a problem or notice something out of the ordinary; however, you should also visit Upper Bucks Dental Arts for general dentistry services.
General dentistry encompasses several dental treatments to help you achieve and maintain optimal oral health for a lifetime. So whether you want to schedule your next dental checkup or need more complex restorative treatment, we are here to take care of your smile. We are pleased to provide comprehensive general dentistry at our Quakertown, PA office to meet all of your dental needs and goals for a healthy, beautiful smile.
What is a Root Canal?
A cavity, or even damage too small to be seen with the unaided eye, can permit an infection to reach the pulp at the center of your tooth. This can result in pain, swelling, and even problems for your general health. An infection used to mean a lost tooth, but Dr. Halle-Brown offers root canal therapy using rotary endodontics. Dr. Halle-Brown uses rotary endodontics to ensure that root canal therapy is as comfortable and efficient as possible.
Rotary endodontics allows us to complete your root canal therapy and other endodontic treatments more quickly and with less discomfort. It involves using a specialized electrical handpiece that makes the treatment easier for us and more comfortable for you. This handpiece helps us to speed up the treatment.
Root canal therapy is an endodontic treatment that involves removing infected dental pulp and tooth nerve. You may benefit from root canal therapy if you notice any of the following symptoms:
- Extreme tooth pain, especially when biting down and chewing
- Swelling and tenderness in the nearby gums
- Persistent or recurring pimples on the nearby gums
- Discoloration (darkening) of the tooth
- Increased tooth sensitivity to hot and cold temperatures
Root canal therapy can relieve these unpleasant symptoms and return your smile to good health.
Traditionally, dental fillings have been made of silver amalgam. However, our dental office uses only composite, or tooth-colored, filling material. We use composite filling materials to provide you with a more natural-looking result and to promote better long-term oral health. There are many benefits to composite fillings, including:
- Material that bonds to your tooth to provide more support for the tooth’s structural integrity
- Reduced risk of the treated tooth breaking or fracturing in the future
- Insulation from temperature changes caused by foods and beverages
- Better seals around the edges of the damaged area, increasing the tooth’s resistance to decay and leaks
- The ability to correct cavities that are too small for amalgam fillings to repair
- Fillings that can be repaired and replaced without being removed from the tooth
- No mercury or other metals are used, making the filling safer
When you receive a composite dental filling, we will carefully select a filling that matches your natural tooth color to give you a more beautiful and healthier-looking smile. Fillings can usually be placed in a single appointment.
General Dentistry Treatments in Quakertown, PA
Many dental services are a part of general dentistry. Our general dental treatments include:
Dr. Halle-Brown can create custom sports mouthguards and nightguards using dental impressions. Sports mouthguards protect from dental injuries, and nightguards prevent problems like tooth wear and teeth clenching and grinding.
If you have a sudden dental problem, call our office immediately. We provide emergency dental care for patients with a variety of problems, including lost or broken teeth, tooth pain, or broken dental restorations.
Our family-friendly dental office provides services for patients in every age group. If you need a dentist that can see your whole family, contact us today.
We use dental lasers to treat gum disease and gummy smiles. Dental lasers are quiet and painless dental tools that target and treat soft tissues.
Nitrous oxide and oral conscious sedation are types of dental sedation that ensure patient comfort and relaxation during dental treatment. We often use dental sedation for lengthy dental treatments, but we will also recommend sedation for anxious or fearful patients.
Dr. Halle-Brown provides thorough sleep apnea therapy, coordinating with general practitioners for sleep studies as needed. She creates custom treatment plans for patients with digital scans for custom sleep appliances.
Removing an impacted or infected tooth can sometimes save a smile. We provide comfortable dental extractions in our office using anesthetic or dental sedation.
Call Our Dental Office
To learn more about our dental services and to schedule your next visit to our friendly office, we welcome you to contact us today. Call (215) 876-0543 or request a dental consultation on our website.