Chipped tooth? Filling came out? Toothache? Swelling? We’ll see you ASAP. Read more
Dental emergencies don't run on a schedule, and we understand that. When these problems arise, we will do our best to shift our schedule to get you out of pain STAT.
To properly evaluate your issue, we will complete a clinical exam along with an X-ray, to give you a clear understanding of what treatment is needed to have you feeling comfortable again.
Say goodbye to the days of metal fillings and welcome in the age of modern, esthetic materials. At Smiles Elevated, we are a mercury-free practice! Read more
When you develop a cavity, we carefully remove the decayed area and restore the tooth with the highest quality tooth colored filling material. For larger cavities or perhaps a broken cusp, ceramic fillings may provide a more conservative option to full coverage crowns.
Whether you’ve lost a tooth or it was never there to begin with, dental implants provide an esthetic alternative to natural teeth. Read more
Dental implants are metal posts that are surgically positioned into the jawbone to provide stable support for artificial teeth. If you lost a tooth long ago, you may first need some additional bone grafting to prepare the area for implants. Dentures and bridges mounted to implants won’t slip, so you can feel more comfortable and confident about eating and speaking. After receiving implants, regular follow-up visits are a must.
Crowns are full-coverage restorations used to cover a tooth that is weak and likely to break without reinforcement. Read more
Perhaps you have a large cavity that a filling can no longer fix, or bit into an olive pit and your tooth hasn’t felt the same. Maybe your tooth had a root canal or is discolored, but a veneer wasn’t an option in your case. A crown may just be the right solution!
If your tooth is severely decayed or infected, leaving you cringing in pain, root canal therapy can save your tooth and get you out of pain fast. Read more
If you are in pain, we will complete a full diagnostic workup to verify that your tooth is restorable and indeed needs root canal treatment. Dr.Wood works with many kids who don’t like shots, so she will get you out of pain in the most gentle way possible. Because let’s face it, adults don’t like shots either. Following the procedure, we will walk you through next steps so you are relaxed and ready to get back to normal activities.
There is nothing Dr. Wood loves more than getting kids excited about brushing and looking forward to their next visit! Read more
She works with many kids and is passionate about helping parents come up with creative ways to get their kids to brush and prevent oral disease. If they do get a cavity, rest assured your kids won’t be screaming in pain and will actually feel proud of how well they did after their visit!
Whether as a result of trauma or advanced periodontal disease, some teeth just cannot be saved. Our goal is to make goodbye as painless and forgettable as possible. Read more
Extractions don’t have to be traumatic. In fact, Dr. Wood is trained in advanced techniques to preserve as much bone and gum tissue as possible following tooth removal, so that you are in a good position for whatever tooth replacement option you choose. If you are anxious, we provide options to manage your jitters in advance, so you can focus on rest and recovery rather than the procedure itself.
If you have lost some or all of your teeth, dentures may be a good solution. Read more
They can rest on your gums or snap onto dental implants inside the bone for increased stability. Whichever option works for your lifestyle and budget, modern dentures can look natural and beautiful.
If you have lost a tooth and a dental implant won’t work in your particular circumstances, bridges provide an alternative solution. Read more
Bridges fit over your existing teeth and are fixed, semi-permanent fixtures that don’t require nightly removal. They are typically made of ceramic over metal or zirconia for those with metal allergies. Proper home care is essential to maintaining the health of the teeth and gums around your bridge.
Bad breath got you down? We understand how uncomfortable and embarrassing this may feel and will help you figure out the cause and solution to the issue. Read more
Most bad breath results from poor oral hygiene, but may also be caused by gum disease and other medical conditions. If your home care needs some tweaking, we will coach you on proper brushing and flossing techniques and tongue scraping, and arrest any gum disease. We will also make recommendations for products to help prevent odors and provide physician referrals if medical conditions are the culprit.
Some patients require more than routine preventative tooth and gum cleaning. Read more
If it has been a few years since your last dental cleaning, your gums are bleeding while you floss, your teeth have shifted, or you have noticed your breath just won’t stay fresh, these are signs that a deep cleaning may be in order. Deep cleanings remove bacteria and tartar buildup from under the gums to arrest the disease process and promote healing.
If you clench or grind your teeth, a customized night guard can help protect your teeth and restorations from chipping and cracking. Read more
If you are involved in high-impact sports, an athletic guard may also help protect your teeth from trauma while you train.
If you snore, wake up often, or were diagnosed with obstructive sleep apnea, a sleep appliance may help you and your loved ones get better rest. Read more
We routinely screen all patients for obstructive sleep apnea, so if you show signs of this condition, we will walk you through proper testing procedures and treatment. If you have already tried using a CPAP machine and could not tolerate it, a sleep appliance may be a great alternative.