Special Needs Dental Services
Taking good care of your teeth and gums is an important part of life. A beautiful smile not only looks good, but it is also an indicator of your overall health. Studies have shown that systemic illnesses, such as cardiovascular disease and diabetes, are directly linked to oral health complications like periodontal (gum) disease. At Special Care Dentistry of Oregon, our goal is to help you maintain excellent oral health and improve your overall quality of life. Our services include preventive, restorative, cosmetic, and emergency dentistry. If you are in need of any professional dental treatment, you have come to the right place!
At Special Care Dentistry of Oregon, our mission is to provide a dental home for patients with special needs. Too often we hear stories of patients unable to find care for themselves or their loved ones. Our office provides exceptional care in our patient-focused practice model. Our goal at Special Care Dentistry of Oregon is to provide health equity among our patients with special needs.
Unfortunately, we understand that some people experience fear or anxiety when they think about a trip to the dentist. In some cases, these phobias can even prevent a person from receiving the dental care they need to maintain proper oral health. At Special Care Dentistry of Oregon, we offer sedation dentistry to create a more comfortable and enjoyable experience for our patients.
A large part of our practice involves preventative dentistry. We take great pride in treating every member of the family, from infants to grandparents! These treatments are often simple and straightforward, designed to prevent potential problems. A routine appointment typically consists of professional cleaning and check-up exam. We may also recommend an oral cancer screening for adults, and fluoride treatment for children. If we notice any instances of tooth decay or gum disease, you may need restorative treatment.
Restorative dentistry is designed to fix any problems you may have with your teeth, gum tissues, jaw, and bone structure. We may recommend a dental filling to correct instances of minor or moderate decay. If the damage is substantial, you may need a dental crown. A dental crown is a tooth-shaped cap that improves the function and aesthetics of the tooth. If the tooth is beyond saving, Dr. Summers will perform a tooth extraction. Tooth loss is much more common then you may think. For this reason, we offer several replacement solutions, some of which include bridges, dental implants, and dentures.
Oral surgery is used in many dental treatments at Special Care Dentistry of Oregon, including extractions, dental implants, and removal of wisdom teeth. In some instances, root canal therapy can be used to help save a tooth from extraction. During your consultation with Dr. Summers, we will discuss your anesthesia options, as well as the risks and benefits of your particular procedure.
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