Regular cleanings and exams are necessary to maintain your dental health. During your bi-annual visit, we will examine your teeth and gums for oral health issues and perform a thorough cleaning to remove plaque and tartar. We also may recommend fluoride or sealants to provide for added protection.
Neglecting periodontal care can compromise the health of your smile. In the early stages, a deep cleaning can treat bacteria both above and below the gum line. In advanced cases of gum disease, we can use tissue grafts. Cosmetic surgery can also be provided to enhance the aesthetics of your gums.
When the inner chambers of a tooth become infected, it can lead to discomfort and even the need for extraction. During root canal therapy, Dr. Shiver will remove infected tissue, clean the interior of your tooth, fill it with a synthetic material, and place a crown or filling for protection.
Dr. Shiver strives to preserve the natural tooth structure but in some cases, tooth extraction is the only option. He can extract a single tooth or multiple teeth, as well as non-impacted wisdom teeth. After extraction, he can place dental implants or traditional restorations to complete your smile.
To make your visit as comfortable as possible, we can provide oral sedation which will put you in a state of relaxation while also allowing you to remain awake and able to respond to questions. If you will be undergoing a more extensive procedure, we provide oral sedation free of charge.
Establishing good oral hygiene at a young age is crucial. Dr. Shiver has been caring for pediatric patients for over 30 years. He understands how to monitor the development of their teeth and provide gentle treatment. To help make dental appointments fun, we also provide your child with a free gift.
We provide custom mouth guards for patients who take part in high-impact sports as well as those who suffer from bruxism (teeth grinding) or temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorder. Professional mouth guards offer a more comfortable and secure fit, improved protection, and increased durability.
Suffering from chronic bad breath can make you feel self-conscious. In many cases, we can effectively treat halitosis with oral medications and rinses to eliminate bacteria and freshen breath. If a post-nasal drip is causing your halitosis, we can prescribe steroids to help relieve your symptoms.