Our team at Westhill Dental is committed to providing full service dentistry. We do that by treating each patient with compassion and dignity. Our goal is to help our patients prevent cavities and dental diseases throughout each stage of their lives. We invest in the latest technology so we can provide the best preventative care possible. Our preventive dental services include regularly scheduled exams with the dentist, thorough teeth cleanings with highly trained dental hygienists, digital x-rays, and oral cancer screenings. Our other dental services include the following.
DENTAL CLEANINGS & REGULAR CHECKUPS
Regular dental checkups are an important part of maintaining optimal oral health. First and most important is good home care – brushing and flossing. This is so important because it is the environment that your teeth are sitting in on a daily basis. If your mouth is dirty and full of plaque or food it is very harmful to both tissues and teeth. Secondly, regular dental cleanings and exams help to avoid tooth decay and gum disease and to prevent many expensive dental treatments.
DENTISTRY FOR KIDS
We love kids and believe it is important for their long-term health to give them a positive first experience in a dental office. The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry recommends that your child have their first visit to the dentist by their first birthday (or when their first tooth erupts). Research shows that early detection and good oral health care impacts their general health and can help improve their school readiness. In addition, children benefit from early exposure to the dental office because it alleviates unnecessary future anxiety about the unknown and allows us to establish a relationship for the future.
TOOTH COLORED DENTAL FILLINGS
When decay gets down below the surface enamel and into the dentin of the tooth, we must remove the cavity (also called caries) and fill that space with a restorative material to preserve the tooth. Common filling materials are silver amalgam and composite resin ( tooth colored dental fillings).
ROOT CANAL THERAPY
Sometimes the pulp inside a tooth becomes infected. When this happens, the infection must be removed with root canal therapy (also called endodontic therapy) to save the tooth. The nerve tissue and blood vessels are removed and the inside of the tooth is cleaned with tiny files and irrigating solutions. The decontaminated canals are then filled with a filling material. Root canal therapy both removes infection and protects the decontaminated tooth from future infection.
A dental extraction is the removal of a tooth and is performed for a wide variety of reasons, including tooth decay. Fortunately, modern dentistry makes routine tooth extractions relatively comfortable, painless procedures.
DENTURES AND PARTIALS
Dentures and Partials are prosthetic devices designed to replace missing teeth ( Some people call this a plate). Conventional dentures are removable; however, there are many different designs, some which rely on bonding or clasping onto teeth or dental implants.
Bruxism is a condition in which you grind or clench your teeth. Some people are not even aware that they do this and may unconsciously clench their teeth together during the day or at night while they are sleeping. The evidence is often wear on their teeth, headaches and neck pain symptoms.
CUSTOM SPORTS MOUTH GUARDS
If you are an athlete, it is important to protect your teeth during both practices and games. Dental trauma occurs in 25% of children ages 7-14. While some of that injury is accidental, many injuries are sports related. A mouth guard can help protect your teeth from being broken, displaced, or damaged and requiring years of costly maintenance and restoration.
You will find a caring atmosphere at Westhill Dental where you and your family will feel comfortable and confident that you are in excellent care. Our approach to treatment is conservative. But, our approach to prevention is progressive. Our dental team wants to help you maintain your teeth in their natural state as long as possible. Hopefully, in addition to a good home care regimen, we can help you keep your youthful, natural smile for a lifetime!
NO INSURANCE? NO PROBLEM!
We believe quality dental care should be affordable and accessible for everyone. If you don’t have insurance or need additional help working treatment into your budget, we’re happy to offer flexible financing options.
Welcome To Our Dental Family
Westhill Dental Greenville is accepting new patients of all ages. Call today to schedule an appointment. We offer a full suite of services, including breathtaking, customized smile makeovers.