General dentistry includes; fillings to repair tooth decay, crowns for fractured or broken teeth, root canal therapy for abscessed or infected teeth and extractions (as a last resort for a tooth beyond repair).

Dr. Dailey lays out a treatment plan to meet the needs of each person and to provide them with comprehensive dental care to last a lifetime. In order for Dr. Dailey to develop a treatment plan, it is necessary to have a full set of dental x-rays and photos.

Occasionally impressions of the teeth are needed to develop a more complex plan that includes the replacement of missing teeth.


Snoring and Sleep Apnea

Factors that affect obstructive sleep apnea are as follows:

  • Age
  • Obesity
  • Alcohol
  • Sedative Hypnotics (sleeping pills)

Cosmetic Dentistry Information

Some of the more common procedures involve:

  • Bonding
  • Contouring and reshaping
  • Veneers
  • Whitening and bleaching

Jaw / TMD

One of the most common jaw disorders is related to a problem with the temporomandibular joint, the joint that connects your lower jaw to your skull, and allows your upper and lower jaw to open and close and facilitates chewing and speaking.

Flap Surgery

Some people have problems with gums that don’t conform to their teeth as well as they should. Gums should be snug around the base of teeth so the teeth can be anchored firmly and grow properly.

Scaling and Root Planing

Advanced gum disease sometime requires the dentist to clean below the gum line to remove stubborn, crusty deposits called tartar or calculus, and to remove damage near the tooth root.

Extractions

Tooth extraction procedures today are far less painful than ever before, thanks to powerful anesthetics and sedatives.

Root Canal Therapy

Root canal therapy is a remarkable treatment with a very high rate of success. It involves removing the diseased tissue, halting the spread of infection, and restoring the healthy portion of the tooth.

Crowns

Crowns are typically used to restore a tooth’s function and appearance following a restorative procedure such as a root canal. When decay in a tooth has become so advanced that large portions of the tooth must be removed, crowns are often used to restore the tooth.

Bridges

Bridges are natural-looking dental appliances that can replace a section of missing teeth. Because they are custom-made, bridges are barely noticeable and can restore the natural contour of teeth as well as the proper bite relationship between upper and lower teeth.

Missing Teeth

Fixed bridges and implants are often used to replace missing teeth and to correct some kinds of bite problems.

Sealants Information

Sealants actually were developed about 50 years ago, but didn’t become commonly used until the 1970s. Today, sealants are becoming widely popular and effective; young children are great candidates for preventative measures like sealants because in many cases, decay has not set in.

Braces (Orthodontia)

Braces are applied to teeth for various reasons, including poorly aligned jaws, crooked, crowded and missing teeth, or a bad bite (also called malocclusion).