Dental Treatments

 

Comprehensive Exams

The American Dental Association recommends you visit your dentist at least twice a year for dental cleanings. Maintaining your oral health is crucial in avoiding pain, tooth loss and expensive restorative dentistry procedures. Jana Calhoun Dental will provide a complete checkup to determine any possible problems such as tooth decay, cracks and gum disease. We will also happily replace older, worn-out dental work as well, such as metal fillings and discolored crowns.

With a yearly comprehensive exam, we can manage small dental problems before they grow into larger, more complicated issues. Untreated cavities can grow rapidly and destroy an entire tooth, a cracked tooth may break off if not discovered and corrected, and gum disease can advance if not detected early, too. Advanced gum disease can cause tooth loss and lead to serious health issues such as oral cancer, which causes more than 7,500 deaths each year. Catching these problems early is essential in controlling them.

 

Gentle, Professional Cleanings

People over the age of four or five should visit their dentist for a professional hygiene cleaning at least twice a year. To maintain oral health, it's very important that you stay up to speed on the condition of your teeth, so that if problems are detected, they can be treated early to avoid developing more serious issues. At Jana Calhoun Dental, we provide comfortable, gentle hygiene cleanings, specifically to detect, deter and prevent gum disease.

Important Reasons to Get Professional Cleanings:

    to detect possible health risks such as oral cancer and gum disease.
    to prevent tooth loss.
    to maintain good physical health.
    to eliminate bad breath.
    to have a brighter, whiter smile.

 

General Dentistry

Jana Calhoun Dental has extensive experience working with both adults & children. We understand that these two groups have different needs & we address them all, providing only the highest-quality regular dental hygiene visits, sealants & patient/parent education.

 

Children’s Dentistry

Jana Calhoun Dental understands the concerns of the parent and the apprehension of children and dental care. And we understand how very young, pre-teens & teenagers all need different approaches in dealing with their dental behavior, guiding their dental growth & development & helping them avoid future dental problems.

 

Cosmetic Dentistry

Having a great smile can make a huge difference in the way you look & feel. Jana Calhoun Dental offers a complete range of cosmetic treatments to create the confident smile you’ve always wanted. We begin with a detailed smile assessment, discussing with you which aspects you like & dislike about your smile. Once our assessment is complete, we will discuss with you treatment options to help your smile look more natural, healthier & youthful. Your million dollar smile awaits you!

 

Restorative Dentistry

We enjoy the challenge of restoring your smile & thanks to rapid advances in dental technology, there is much more that we can do for our patients. Modern ceramic materials combined with the in-depth experience of our clinical team can assure you of an effective & long-lasting result. For example, crowns can be used to replace the top part of a tooth when it has become irreparably damaged but the root is still healthy. On occasions, cavities can become too large for an ordinary filling, so we will suggest an alternative – a ceramic onlay or inlay. These are skillfully made in the laboratory to fit the shape of the cavity & the color of the surrounding teeth.

 

Periodontal Gum Disease

Periodontal disease, or gum disease, affects millions of Americans. It is a painless infection of the tissues surrounding and supporting the teeth and is the largest cause of tooth loss. Often, patients do not even know they have periodontal disease. Since it can lead to serious complications like tooth loss it is important that it is diagnosed and treated. Recent studies also suggest possible relationships between periodontal infection and heart disease, diabetes and increased incidence of pre-term, low-birth weight babies. Recent studies have even indicated a relationship between periodontal disease and pancreatic and oral cancers.