Dr. Opp and his Advanced Family Dentistry team have changed the way people think about going to the dentist. Let us replace your dread of "the chair" with personal service in a warm, pampering atmosphere. We will work within your comfort levels to care for and clean your teeth, prevent future dental problems, and help you achieve the beautiful, healthy smile you deserve.
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Exam & Routine Cleaning
It all starts with the dental exam. Conducted every six months for optimum oral health, your dental exam includes a cleaning, an oral exam, digital X-rays (with 90% less radiation), and a gum disease/oral cancer screening.
However, we know that even a basic dental exam can induce a certain amount of anxiety, so we also offer headphones, intra-oral cameras, and nitrous oxide (laughing gas) to make your visit much more comfortable. And our special paraffin hand treatment will leave you feeling relaxed throughout the day!
We offer an extensive array of preventative dental services designed to keep you from having to visit our office later for a more serious reason.
A sealant is a plastic resin which we apply to the chewing surfaces of your back teeth (premolars and molars) to protect the enamel. Plaque and acids can build up in the depressions of these teeth and, since it is often difficult to fully clean these surfaces with a toothbrush, cause a significant amount of decay. A sealant will bond to these surfaces and effectively seal out these destructive elements.
Do you suffer from TMJ or grind your teeth in your sleep? This very common problem is easily solved with a nightguard. This simple mouth guard is customized to fit over your upper teeth, creating a cushion to absorb the pressure of grinding and finally let you have a good night's sleep.
Each year, thousands of dental injuries occur to both adults and children involved in various sporting activities. Tooth loss, chipping, cracking, and other damage can result from the rough and tumble activities of virtually every sport. To prevent or reduce these injuries (and to protect your dental investment!) we are happy to provide custom-fitted mouthguards upon request.
Root canals (a.k.a. "endodontics") have received a lot of bad press over the years, but with our sophisticated equipment and emphatic focus on your personal comfort, this procedure is mildly uncomfortable at best—and for most patients, it's a welcome relief to the the pain they had experienced prior to the procedure.
A root canal is required when the soft tissue within a tooth becomes infected or inflamed. During the procedure, Dr. Opp will gently remove this tissue, disinfect the area, apply a filling, and cap the tooth with a protective crown.
Still nervous about your root canal? You'll be happy to know that we won't refer you to another dentist for this procedure—Dr. Opp can take care of you right in our office. Check out what Angie Johnson of Aberdeen has to say:
The severity of most dental emergencies can be alleviated with quick, decisive thinking, basic first aid, and a phone call to Dr. Opp at 605-225-2236 (or schedule an appointment online).
Bitten Lip or Tongue
If you or your child has bitten through a lip or tongue, resist the urge to panic. Gently clean the area, staunch the blood flow by applying pressure with a sterile gauze pad, and apply a cold compress to reduce swelling. If bleeding persists, please contact Dr. Opp or visit your local hospital emergency room.
A toothache may indicate anything from a bit of debris lodged against a tooth to a serious infection. If you have a toothache, rinse your mouth with warm water to clean it, then gently floss to remove any remaining debris. Never use a sharp object to remove anything stuck between your teeth, and be sure to avoid placing aspirin directly against your gums—the dissolving pill can cause substantial damage to your gum tissue. If the pain persists, please schedule an appointment with Dr. Opp as it may indicate an infection.
Cracked or Broken Teeth
If you believe you or your child has cracked or broken a tooth, rinse the area with warm water and apply a cold compress to reduce swelling. Contact Dr. Opp as soon as possible to restore your tooth.
If one of your teeth has been knocked out, attempt to replace the tooth in its socket and contact Dr. Opp. If you cannot place the tooth back into its socket, hold it by the crown (not the root!) and submerge it in a glass of warm milk until you arrive at our office.
If you believe that you or your child has a broken jaw, apply a cold compress to control swelling and visit Dr. Opp or your local hospital emergency room immediately.
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