General Dentistry

Snoring and Sleep Apnea Treatment

Sleep apnea, a serious sleep disorder, affects many people throughout the world. Sleep apnea is the reduction of airflow that occurs when someone is sleeping. Those who suffer from sleep apnea snore frequently, often gasp for breath, and experience long pauses in breathing while they sleep. To help combat snoring and sleep apnea, we offer a variety of treatment options.

During your consultation with our dentist, you will discuss your signs, symptoms, and options for sleep apnea and snoring treatment. Some of the options you discuss may include the CPAP, CPAP alternatives, and other alternative treatment. Dr. Anderson works closely with local sleep specialists in a collaborative treatment model to achieve the best possible results. For more information or to schedule your sleep apnea consultation with our dentist today, please feel free to give our Placerville, CA dental office a call. We will be happy to answer your questions.

Digital X-rays

At our Placerville, CA dental practice, we take digital X-rays to help us maintain your oral health and prevent any potential problems. Our office is equipped with the latest digital X-ray technology to ensure faster, more convenient treatment.

Having a digital X-ray taken is a much quicker and convenient process than having a traditional X-ray taken. In addition, digital X-rays emit much less radiation than their traditional counterparts. Because our dentist can view the images taken by the digital X-ray machine instantly, any developing problems or abnormalities will be diagnosed faster than ever. Call our office today to learn more about digital X-rays and their benefits.

Extractions

In certain circumstances, our dentist may find it necessary to extract a permanent tooth. If at all possible, another treatment alternative will be advised to help you maintain oral health and keep all of your teeth.

To learn more about extraction and your options for maintaining oral health, please contact our Placerville, CA dentist. We will be happy to answer any questions you may have. If you are experiencing any pain in or near your teeth or gums, please call our office immediately.

Scaling and Root Planing

To help ensure your health and safety, our Placerville, CA dentist utilizes scaling and root planing, two deep cleaning, non-surgical procedures. Scaling involves the hygienist removing tartar from the surface of your teeth, while root planing is the process of smoothing the roots of the tooth and removing any infected tooth structure.

Scaling and root planing are tools that help us fight against gingivitis and other gum diseases. If you are interested in learning more about how to maintain your oral health through preventive dentistry, please feel free to contact our office soon.

Sealants

Sealants are used to protect the back molars from tooth decay. A sealant is clear or tooth-colored and is placed on the chewing surfaces of the back teeth, where tooth decay is most likely to occur. When in place, sealants can help block out the germs and food particles that tend to cause tooth decay.

Our dentist recommends having dental sealants placed on the back teeth as soon as they erupt, which is usually around the age of six. If you are interested in learning more about dental sealants or preventive dentistry, please give our office a call. We will be happy to teach you good preventive techniques to help you maintain a beautiful, healthy smile.