A sealant is an invisible plastic resin coating places on the chewing surface of a child’s back adult teeth once they are fully erupted. The chewing surfaces of our back teeth are not smooth or as easy to clean with a tooth brush. The grooves on back teeth trap bacteria and food particles, and toothbrush bristles can’t always clean these crevices, creating the perfect condition for tooth decay. A sealant smooths these surfaces, making them more resistant to decay.
Splints (Occlusal Guards)
Splints protect the teeth and relieve pain for those who grind their teeth or have TMJ problems. Splints are typically worn at night. They are the least invasive way to protect your teeth from damage and resolve any TMJ disorders.
Occlusal adjustments change the shape of your teeth very slightly and do not require a crown or veneer. If your bite is off or if you are unhappy with the shape of a tooth, an occlusal adjustment can help.
Denture and Partial Relines and Repairs
If your dentures become damaged or aren’t fitting correctly, we will adjust or repair them for you in our office.
If you have a life-threatening or severe injury, call 911 or go directly to the nearest hospital emergency room. However, for existing patients, we offer after-hours dental procedures in the event of an emergency. If you are in severe pain or need Dr. Strandburg right away, call our office at 478.287.2179 at any time and an after-hours number will be provided.
If you are unhappy with the color of your teeth, we provide take-home teeth whitening. A thorough exam is required prior to whitening your teeth to see if you are a good candidate. First, a mold of your teeth will be made in order to fabricate thin and flexible custom trays. We will then instruct you on how to use the whitener, and you will receive the whitener and a tray to take home. Most people wear the trays when they go to bed, but the trays only need to be left in the mouth for a few hours, depending on the concentration of the whitening gel. Whitening results vary from person to person. Avoiding foods and beverages that stain, like red wine, tea, and coffee, will help to maintain that white smile.
“Happy Visits” for Your Kiddos
Most young children are afraid of doctors and dentists. When you bring your child who is three-years-old or older in for a checkup and exam, we try to make the experience as fun as possible. Your child’s “happy visit” includes a ride in the exam chair, looking at cartoons while we count his or her teeth, and a complementary balloon at the end of the visit. Parents are absolutely allowed into the treatment room with their children.
The Mark A. Strandburg, DMD Difference
Our office strives to treat you like family, with integrity and respect. Our staff is friendly and courteous, and we do not pressure patients into receiving unnecessary treatments for the sake of making a profit.