A cavity develops when a tooth decays or breaks down. If left untreated, cavities can lead to pain, fracture or even an abscess.
The best way to prevent cavities is to have proper oral home care and see your dentist for regular six-month checkups.
It is a serious infection of the structures around your teeth (gums and supporting bone) that, if left untreated, can lead to tooth loss. We screen for periodontal disease during all of our comprehensive exams.
Sealants are thin layers of composite dental material that protect the grooves in back teeth from getting cavities. We recommend sealants be placed shortly after the eruption of premolars and molars.
Yes, Dr. Claiborne has received formal training in the surgical placement of dental implants and he is highly skilled in the restoration of dental implants.
We recommend, along with the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, that your child visit a dentist by their first birthday. You can help make the visit enjoyable and positive. You can let your children know that we will answer all of their questions for them.
Our front office staff will do all they can to assist you with your dental insurance benefit information and claims. At your visit, a down payment is expected, or we will get a pre-authorization from your insurance carrier for your services.
We offer third party financing through CareCredit, GreenSky and LendingUSA. We also offer in-office payment plans based on the magnitude of the case. We accept cash, check or credit cards.
X-rays enable dental professionals to thoroughly diagnose any tooth decay you may have. Without X-rays we cannot detect decay in between teeth. In addition to a cleaning and an intra-oral exam, X-rays are a part of our comprehensive exam.
We offer both oral sedation (a pill is given to you before your dental visit) and intra-venous sedation (an IV line is placed in the arm to administer sedative drugs) for any dental procedure. Please schedule a screening appointment to discuss which is right for you.
We will do all we can to see emergency patients during normal business hours. If you call the main number you will receive detailed instructions on what to do in case of a dental emergency. We will only treat patients of record after normal business hours. We do not prescribe drugs after hours without seeing patients in the office.