We know that dental emergencies can be frightening. At Family & Cosmetic Dental Design, we proudly offer 24/7 access to our team of trusted professionals. No matter what time it is or what type of emergency you are dealing with, we can ease your discomfort and prevent further damage. We will even come into the office on the weekends to provide you with the care you need.
Our team is great with kids. We know how to make dental care fun and how to put young patients at ease in the office. Exams and cleanings are essential. Children as young as two should have biannual dental visits. Dr. Forde can also place sealants, which will help prevent cavities on your child’s molars. In addition, fluoride treatments can strengthen tooth enamel.
Our compassionate approach also makes us a great choice for senior dental care. Our office is wheelchair accessible, and we offer special seating if your senior loved one has back problems. Dr. Forde and his team understand the particular needs of seniors, offering a full selection of dental restorations. When caring for the smiles of our senior patients, we consider their overall health, as well as any medications that they may be taking.
TMJ disorder can cause significant facial pain, reduced oral function, and even nerve damage. Dr. Forde can supply custom-made oral appliances to realign your jaw while you sleep. In turn, this will reduce the pressure on your jaw joints, ease inflammation, and dramatically reduce discomfort. Dr. Forde also works with a team of TMD specialists for more complex cases.
Root canal therapy is performed to eliminate root canal infections and ease the pain of toothaches. This treatment also allows patients to salvage as much of their natural teeth as possible, thereby preventing the need for extraction. During the procedure, Dr. Forde removes bacteria and infected pulp from the damaged tooth. Then he replaces the pulp with a filler substances and covers the tooth with a dental crown. Root canal therapy is a relatively painless procedure that helps to return the mouth to optimal health.
Left unchecked, gum disease can destroy your smile, leading to gum recession, tooth loss, and even bone degeneration. Dr. Forde can often treat periodontitis with scaling and root planing. He will clean bacteria from your gums and eliminate rough spots on your tooth roots. Laser gum therapy is another option. The laser energy will destroy bacteria with little effect on your healthy tissues.
Dr. Forde performs all types of extractions. He can remove both wisdom teeth and severely damaged permanent teeth, using gentle methods to minimize discomfort. Dry socket is a common side effect of extraction. It can cause significant discomfort and slow the healing process. Dr. Forde will treat your gums with a special paste, and he will perform socket packing to reduce your risk for this condition.
Oral cancer is a life-threatening condition that can spread rapidly. Fortunately, however, when the disease is caught early, most patients have a good outlook. At each of your biannual appointments, Dr. Forde will conduct a visual scan. He will look for lesions, inflammation, and other signs of oral cancer. Typically, he will order a biopsy if he detects any unusual spots on your soft tissues.
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