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SPECIALTY DENTISTRY SERVICES

At New Image Dentistry our cosmetic dentists provide comprehensive dental services ranging from simple fillings to complex reconstructive surgery. Below is a list of some of our specialty dental services we offer. Our job is to inform you on all of the options and help you make the best, most informed decision in taking care of your dental health. Here is a quick reference list of some of the services at our dental clinic in Vancouver WA. If you have any questions, please call our office. (360) 558-3522. We are happy to talk to you or schedule you for a cosmetic consultation.

Dentist performing an Apicoectomy procedure on a dental patient

APICOECTOMY

When the inflammation or infection persists after the root canal treatment, an apicoectomy may be required. This is essentially the removal of the apex (or root tip), followed by a filling procedure to seal the root from further infection. When left untreated, infected roots can damage other teeth, spread infection, and cause regression of the jawbone.

Cleaned and sterilized oral surgeons dental instruments

ORAL SURGERY

Whether you’ve needed oral surgery for a while or just recently schedule it, read to see how this procedure can help you achieve a healthy smile. At New Image Cosmetic & Family Dentistry, we know that surgery of any kind can seem intimidating. We strive to allay your anxiety with our skilled staff, modern equipment, sedation options and complete restorative treatment.

Dentist demonstrating how to brush teeth with a child patient

FRENECTOMY

A Frenectomy is a surgery to correct problems in an infant or child’s developing mouth tissue. The word frenum refers to the muscular attachment between two tissues. The most common problem areas in the mouth have to do with the tongue and the lip. It is estimated at 3-5% of the population has some form of frenum restriction. Parents should consult with a pediatrician to determine if their children would benefit from a frenectomy.

Female dental patient being checked for periodontal disease

PERIDONTAL DISEASE

The word periodontal means “around the tooth”. This disease attacks the gums and the bone that support the teeth. Plaque is a sticky film of food, bacteria, and saliva. If plaque is not removed, it turns into tartar.

Female dental patient receiving a root canal

ROOT CANAL THERAPY

Root canal therapy is needed when the nerve of a tooth is affected by decay or infection. In order to save the tooth, the pulp, nerves, bacteria, and any decay are removed and the resulting space and filled.

Female dental patient smiling while sitting in dental chair

GUM REJUVENATION

Pinhole Gum Rejuvenation is a gum recession treatment that does not require any surgical incision or stitches. Depending on the number of teeth involved, correcting receding gums that have left exposed tooth roots can be attained in one office visit.

Female dental patient being checked for TMJ disorder

TMJ DISORDER

Tempro-Mandibular Joint Dysfunction Syndrome (TMJ) is a common condition affecting a wide variety of people. TMJ is characterized by severe headaches, jaw pain of varying degrees, grinding teeth, and an intermittent ringing in the ears. The vast majority of TMJ sufferers are unaware that the root cause of these problems is something that a dentist can effectively treat.

Male dental patient being prepped for wisdom tooth extraction

WISDOM TOOTH EXTRACTION

Third molars are referred to as wisdom teeth, are usually the last four of 32 teeth to surface in the mouth, generally making their appearance between the ages of 17 to 25. They are located at the back of the mouth (Top and Bottom), near the entrance to the throat. The term “wisdom” refers to the molars that surface at a time typically associated with maturity or “wisdom”.

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