Endodontics, also known as root canal treatment, involves treating the dental pulp/nerve. If the dental pulp becomes diseased due to etiological factors such as: trauma, tooth breakage, or cavity, it must be treated to save the tooth. Treatment involves removing the tooth's nerve, sterilizing the tooth from within, and sealing the tooth from further exposure to bacteria. Many teeth requiring root canal therapy will also need a core filling to rebuild missing tooth structure. If this is the case, the tooth will require a full-coverage crown. Full-coverage crowns encapsulate the tooth and prevent it from fracture following the endodontic treatment. Our office provides anterior endodontic therapy, meaning root canals to the front teeth.
Miscellaneous Dental Treatments:
Dental restorations, also known as dental fillings, are materials utilized to restore a tooth to its proper shape and function following tooth breakage or cavity removal. This treatment is a direct restoration, meaning that the tooth is rebuilt or repaired directly in the mouth in one appointment. Two types of dental restorations are:
Fixed prosthodontics refers to indirect restorations that are permanently attached. This type of treatment is labeled "indirect" because it involves the restoration being fabricated at a dental lab prior to being delivered into the patient's mouth. As proud supporters of Oklahoma's small businesses, each of our labs is locally owned and operated! During the initial appointment, the patient's tooth or teeth are prepped and an impression is taken of the prepared teeth to send to the lab for fabrication of the restoration. Fixed prosthodontic restorations come in a variety of types: yellow gold, white, and porcelain. All porcelain restorations are shade-matched with the patient at the initial appointment. Dental cement is used to permanently attach the delivered restoration. Fixed prosthetic services we offer:
Stephanie R Schmidt DDS proudly serves families and individuals
beginning at age six months.
There are several types of examinations, the three most common include:
Radiographs, commonly known as x-rays, aid in the diagnosis of cavities, gum disease, and oral cancer. Our office utilizes the latest in digital radiography, exceeding all of the necessary standards for limited exposed radiation. While there are many types of x-rays, the three most commonly utilized in our office include:
Preventive dentistry involves the care of keeping your teeth and gum tissue healthy. This can include: cleanings, regular dental checkups, fluoride, and sealants. This type of care is meant to work in conjunction with twice daily home care of brushing and flossing. Together, caring for your mouth can aid in avoiding or lessening the effects of cavities, bone loss, gingivitis or periodontitis. Types of preventive services we provide include:
Removable Prosthodontics refers to a specialty of dentistry that replaces missing teeth. This type of prosthesis replaces missing teeth and gum tissue via a non-permanent appliance that can be removed. Removable appliances can replace an entire arch of teeth, commonly known as a denture, or individual sets of teeth, commonly known as a partial. Removable prosthetic services we offer: