Wisdom Teeth Extraction

Wisdom teeth, or third molars, are the last teeth to erupt within the mouth, usually in a person’s late teens or twenties. When they align properly and gum tissue is healthy, wisdom teeth do not have to be removed. Unfortunately, this does not generally happen. The extraction of wisdom teeth is necessary when they are prevented from properly erupting within the mouth. They may grow sideways, partially emerge from the gum and even remain trapped beneath the gum and bone. Impacted teeth can take many positions in the bone as they attempt to find a pathway that will allow them to successfully erupt. Your dentist can determine if you need your wisdom teeth removed from the x-rays taken during your usual hygiene cleanings.

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Preventive Dentistry

Regular preventive dental appointments are an important step in your oral health routine. These biannual checkups can also result in less extensive and less expensive treatment for dental conditions that may develop, and help you keep your natural teeth for a lifetime. During a regular preventive appointment at American Family Dentistry, you will receive a thorough hygiene cleaning and a dental exam to check for cavities and other conditions. You may also receive x-rays.

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Restorative Dentistry

Restorative services help restore a lost or damaged tooth due to dental disease or injury. These services include fillings, crowns and bridges, implants, gum disease treatments and root canals. At American Family Dentistry, we will do everything we can to repair the functional structures of your mouth. Our highly-trained team of dental professionals offers a wide range of restorative dental services to help you feel more comfortable talking, eating and living your daily life.

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Children's/Pediatric Dentistry

We offer a range of dental services designed to meet the unique needs of children and teens, including oral exams, digital x-rays, cleanings, fluoride treatments, gum disease prevention, sealants and cavity repair. Whatever their dental needs, you can count on us to start them down the path and be there every step of the way toward a lifetime of good oral health.

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Dental Implants

Dental implants are changing the way people live and are often the best option for people who have experienced tooth loss. They are the closest thing to natural teeth that modern dental technology has to offer. They are a desirable alternative to dentures as these are “permanent teeth” that look, feel and function similar to natural teeth. Dental implants are tiny titanium posts that are surgically placed into the jawbone where teeth are missing. The posts act as tooth root substitutes and, within three to six months, the bone bonds with the titanium to create a strong foundation for artificial teeth. If you are considering dental implants, give us a call and we will thoroughly examine your mouth and dental records to determine if they are a good option.

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Cosmetic Dentistry

Cosmetic dentistry enhances the appearance of your teeth using a variety of techniques, including whitening, straightening, restoring or replacing your teeth. At American Family Dentistry, we offer a variety of whitening techniques and different types of veneers, all designed to help give you confidence and make your smile beautiful.

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Oral Surgery

Oral surgeons care for patients with more serious problems, such as wisdom teeth, facial pain and misaligned jaws. They specialize in procedures involving TMJ disorders, orthognathic surgery and wisdom teeth removal.

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Senior Dentistry

As we age, our dental care needs change. Seniors may need more restorative care to ensure a healthy smile. At American Family Dentistry, we offer complete senior dental care, including dentures, dental implants, gum disease prevention and a discount program for our older patients.

 

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Periodontal/Gum Disease

Periodontal disease, also called gum disease, is a bacterial infection of the gums and bones that hold the teeth in place. Gum disease can affect patients of all ages, and even the healthiest of smiles can be at risk. Gingivitis is the initial stage of this disease, and, if treated at this stage, gum disease can often be prevented and reversed. However, if left untreated, gum disease can cause tooth loss and unsightly changes to the soft tissues around the teeth. The good news is that gum disease is relatively easy to prevent by maintaining proper dental hygiene (brushing and flossing) and making regular dental visits.

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Endodontic/Root Canal Therapy

Root canals are typically needed when an untreated cavity progresses rapidly and spreads to the pulp of the tooth. The tooth pulp is made up of blood vessels, connective tissues and nerves. Once the bacteria of decay have reached the tooth pulp, it can be extremely painful. If your dentist determines that a root canal is the best solution for you, the procedure can typically be done with minimal discomfort and often keeps you from losing the tooth.

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Prosthodontics

Prosthodontics deals with simple to complicated full-mouth restorations that may involve crowns, veneers, fixed bridges, dentures, dental implants, or mixed implant and natural tooth restorations. Your general dentist may refer you to a prosthodontist for more complex restoration or replacement cases.

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TMJ Disorders

TMJ disorders are a family of problems related to your complex jaw joint. TMJ stands for temporomandibular joint, which is the name for each joint (right and left) that connects your jaw to your skull. If you have had symptoms like pain or a “clicking” sound, you’ll be glad to know these problems are more easily diagnosed and treated than they were in the past. Since some types of TMJ problems can lead to more serious conditions, early detection and treatment are important.

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Sedation Dentistry

Powerful pain-killing medications known as anesthetics not only help a patient avoid discomfort during a procedure, but post-operatively as well. Your dentist will talk to you about the most appropriate sedation option to address your particular needs.

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After Hours Emergency

Dental emergencies can happen at all hours of the day and night. In order to keep every tooth we care for safe, we offer some guidelines on what to do in every situation. And if that isn’t enough, we always have a dentist on call seven days a week to handle any after-hour emergencies for our current patients.

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Specialties And Services

  • General Dentistry
  • Restorative Dentistry
  • Children's/Pediatric Dentistry
  • Cosmetic Dentistry
  • Oral Surgery
  • Senior Dentistry
  • Endodontic/Root Canal Therapy
  • Prosthodontics
  • TMJ Disorders
  • After Hours Emergency

Harpole, Steven J., DDS General Dentist- Sedation Dentist

Steven J. Harpole, DDS
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Specialties And Services

  • General Dentistry
  • Restorative Dentistry
  • Children's/Pediatric Dentistry
  • Cosmetic Dentistry
  • Oral Surgery
  • Senior Dentistry
  • Periodontal/Gum Disease
  • Endodontic/Root Canal Therapy
  • Prosthodontics
  • TMJ Disorders
  • Sedation Dentistry
  • After Hours Emergency

III, Carl A. Trey Labella, DDS Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon

Carl A. Trey Labella III, DDS
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Specialties And Services

  • Wisdom Teeth Extraction
  • Dental Implants
  • Oral Surgery
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1st Continential - Dental Solutions DHMO
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Aetna
Ameritas
Assurant
Assurant SHMO
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Careington Platinum
Cigna
Cigna DHMO
Connection/GEHA
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DeCare
Delta Dental PPO
Delta Dental Premier
Dentegra
Dentemax
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Guardian
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Humana
Humana Advantage
Humana DHMO
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MetLife
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Principal
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UHC
United Concordia
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Wellpoint/Unicare