Specialty Dentistry

Dental Implants
Dental implants are tooth replacements that rely on a metal post to support a custom-crafted artificial tooth or crown. The crown can be shaped and tinted so it matches the neighboring teeth for a completely natural-looking result. With dental implants from Oakridge Dental Center, your smile will look as normal and natural as it did prior to the tooth loss.
Periodontal Disease Treatment
All of us know that our teeth are important and the moment we feel any dental pain, we head straight to a trustworthy dentist. But more often than not, due to our busy lives, we tend to neglect caring for our teeth and rarely make trips to the dentist on a regular basis. Due to this negligence, some of us find that we have to pay a heavy price in the form of getting treatment for periodontal or gum disease. Periodontal disease is one of the most common reasons for tooth loss.
Root Planing and Scaling
Root planing and scaling is a standard treatment for gingivitis and more severe forms of gum disease, also known as periodontal disease. This is where the gums become swollen and inflamed and they become particularly prone to bleeding. The gums are irritated due to the presence of bacteria that accumulate on the teeth and at the roots of your teeth, under the gum line.
Mouthguards
Mouthguards help prevent trauma to your teeth during high risk activities. Both professional and amateur athletes should wear mouth guards while participating in contact sports.
Laser Dentistry
Laser dentistry was first developed in the early 1990’s and has grown steadily in popularity since then. Laser dentistry provides new technology for performing routine dental procedures in a way that many patients find more comfortable and more effective than old techniques.
Root Canals
Root canals are often recommended when decay has reached the nerve of your tooth. During a root canal, a dentist has the ability to remove the nerve of the tooth. He or she will also remove any decay existing in the enamel and pulp layers of tooth structure.
Root Canal Therapy
Root canals are often recommended when decay has reached the nerve of your tooth. During a root canal, a dentist has the ability to remove the nerve of the tooth. He or she will also remove any decay existing in the enamel and pulp layers of tooth structure.
Flap Surgery
In dental flap surgery, parts of the gum are pulled back to provide access to the roots of the teeth, which are cleaned and repaired. The bone that is exposed can be smoothed to reduce the likelihood that plaques will grow and may even receive a bone graft from a donor site. Once this is done, the gum flap is sewn back into place. Flap surgery is required when severe gum disease, also known as periodontitis, has caused damage to the bones that support your teeth.
Restorative Dentistry
General dentists often provide restorative dentistry. Restorative dentistry is recommended when a patient needs treatment for decay or has a chipped or damaged tooth. Filling, white fillings, crowns, bridges and root canals all fall under the category of restorative dentistry. Anything that restores your smile or teeth is considered “restorative.”
Oral Cancer Screening
According to the American Cancer Society, more than 48,000 new cases of oropharyngeal cancer (cancer of the mouth and throat) are diagnosed each year and almost 10,000 deaths occur annually as a result of the disease. Survival rates are significantly higher for those whose disease is restricted solely to the mouth, which makes oral cancer screenings especially important in identifying cancer in its earliest stages, before it has a chance to spread to the lungs, the stomach or elsewhere.
Sleep Apnea
Oakridge Dental Center may be able to treat your mild to moderate sleep apnea with oral appliances if initial steps like trying to sleep in a different position are not successful. It is important to have your dental sleep device fitted by a qualified professional, as incorrectly sized devices may lead to little or no improvement, and these devices also have the potential to cause temporomandibular joint (TMJ) pain.
Occlusal (Bite) Adjustment
We often get up in the morning with sore jaws and when you eat, the jaws feel lopsided. This is the indication that you need to correct the alignment of your bite or occlusal. Various reasons contribute to misalignment of the bite, including crowded, loose, missing or shifting teeth.
Gum Grafts and Surgeries
Gum recession can occur for a number of reasons, including pre-existing gum disease, over aggressive brushing, or as a result of the anatomy of the mouth making it more likely for some individuals. Gum recession needs to be evaluated to determine the best course of action.
TMJ
We now offer injectable treatments for cosmetic, facial pain, migraines and TMJ pain.