A Positive, Gentle Dental Experience
We understand how uneasy some patients may feel about their dental visit. The Canton Heights Dental team wants to make a difference by providing a relaxing environment and a positive experience. Our entire team is dedicated to providing you with excellent, personalized care and service to make your visits as comfortable and pleasant as possible.
Dr Klausmeyer and his team at Canton Heights Dental will provide you and your family with excellent, personalized care to make your visits as comfortable as possible. We provide full-service dental care for everything from cleanings to cosmetic makeovers, including:
- Dental Check-Up, X-Rays and Cleanings
- Tooth-colored Fillings
- Root Canal Therapy
- Scaling and Root Planing
- Crowns and Bridges
- Tooth Extractions
- Bonding and Sealants
- Dental Implant Restoration
- Cosmetic Contouring
- Cosmetic Dentistry
At Canton Heights Dental we realize that prevention, early diagnosis, and patient education are critical to our patient’s overall mouth- and body health. Our Canton dental office is one of the most comfortable and experienced in Cherokee County.
Dental Check-Ups and Dental Cleanings
Canton Dental Care’s professional staff members are true believers that preventative care and patient education are the keys to dental health. We focus on regular dental exams to check the overall health of your teeth and gums. Routine cleanings, flossing, sealants, and fluoride are all helpful in preventing dental disease in both adults and children. Your initial dental exam includes a visual examination, charting, periodontal probing, and diagnosis and treatment recommendations. We will also take x-rays, including a panoramic x-ray and bite-wing x-ray series for proper diagnosis of all your teeth.
In the past, patients’ fillings were made of a silver amalgam material. Today, composite resins, or tooth-colored fillings, provide durability and resistance to fracture in small- to mid-size fillings. These are more natural-looking and metal-free.
Root Canal Therapy
Root canal treatment is needed for two main reasons. The first is infection. An untreated cavity is a common cause of pulp infection. The infection destroys the enamel and dentin of the tooth until it reaches the pulp. Bacteria then infect the pulp. Antibiotics can’t reach all the bacteria inside a canal. They are given to reduce the number of bacteria that spread outside the canal and into the bone. The inflammation caused by the infection reduces the blood supply to the tooth. The reduced blood supply also keeps the pulp from healing.
The second reason for a root canal is damage to the pulp that can’t be fixed. A fracture in a tooth can damage the pulp. So can a less severe blow to the tooth (trauma), even if there’s no visible damage right away. In time, the tooth may darken because of bleeding within the pulp.
Scaling and Root Planing
Scaling and root planing is a careful cleaning of the root surfaces to remove plaque and calculus [tartar] from deep periodontal pockets and to smooth the tooth root to remove bacterial toxins. Scaling and root planing is often followed by adjunctive therapy such as local delivery antimicrobials and host modulation, as needed on a case-by-case basis.
Crowns and Bridges
A crown or bridge is a tooth-shaped cover placed over a tooth that is badly damaged or decayed. Many people call it a cap. These may be placed for several reasons. Usually the tooth has been broken or severely damaged by decay. As a result, a filling can’t replace enough of the tooth or make the tooth strong enough. Crowns, bridges and veneers can all be used to improve your appearance as well. They may be placed to cover misshapen or badly discolored teeth.
Veneers are thin pieces of porcelain or plastic cemented over the front of your teeth to change their color or shape. Veneers are used on teeth with uneven surfaces or are chipped, discolored, oddly shaped, unevenly spaced or crooked.
Gum disease, trauma or crowding can loosen or severely damage a tooth. A tooth that is severely damaged may need to be removed. We take care to numb the area to prevent discomfort and provide you with post procedure instructions to ensure a speedy recovery.
Tooth whitening lightens teeth and helps to remove stains and discoloration. Whitening is among the most popular cosmetic dental procedures because it can greatly improve how your teeth look. Most dentists perform tooth whitening.
Whitening is not a one-time procedure. It will need to be repeated from time to time if you want to maintain the brighter color.
A sealant is a clear or tinted plastic protective coating for teeth. It is painted onto the chewing surfaces of the back teeth (molars and premolars). These are the areas where most cavities form. Molars and premolars have grooves and crevices. Dentists call these pits and fissures. Food can get stuck in these crevices. Some are so deep that the bristles of a toothbrush can’t reach into them. Grooves and crevices provide the perfect environment for bacteria to grow and cause cavities. Sealants help to prevent this from happening. They cover the grooves and crevices so that food cannot get into them.
Dental Implant Restoration
A new alternative in tooth replacement, dental implant restoration is the next best thing to your original healthy teeth as it provides you with a long-term option for replacing missing teeth.
Dental partials and full dentures may be a practical option for you to replace missing teeth. Canton Heights Dental will work with you to determine the best possible treatment plan that fits your lifestyle.
Tooth reshaping, or contouring, is a relatively new treatment now available in cosmetic dentistry. Dental reshaping and contouring is a procedure to correct crooked teeth, chipped teeth, cracked teeth or even overlapping teeth quickly.
At Canton Heights Dental, we care about your smile and can improve the appearance of your teeth using cosmetic dentistry techniques mentioned above including bleaching, bonding, veneers, reshaping, orthodontics, or implants.
Office Hygiene and Safety
We maintain sterilization and cross contamination processes using the recommendations of the American Dental Association (ADA) and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).
Contact our Canton dental office to request your first, or next, dental appointment or call (770) 479-1444.