GENERAL AND PREVENTATIVE CARE
Prevent problems in your smile before they start with preventative dentistry from Smiles Dental P.C. Dr. Krugman-Johnson and her team can help you maintain a lifetime of optimal oral health with a comprehensive list of general dentistry services.
Did you know that half of all adults have some form of periodontal disease, often without realizing it?Even though it’s responsible for adult tooth loss, bleeding gums, bad breathand receding gums, there is often no pain associated with periodontal disease until it’s too late. On the positive side, periodontal disease can be prevented with proper hygiene, home care and professional treatment from Smiles Dental P.C.
In some cases, injury or decay damages a tooth extensively and an extraction is the proper treatment option to start you on the path toward complete dental health. At Smiles Dental P.C., we can remove your troublesome tooth (whether it be routine or surgical extraction) and give you the treatment options for replacing that tooth.
Do you or your child still have wisdom teeth? These are your third and final set of molars and are the last teeth to grow into the mouth. At some point in life, most everyone requires that their wisdom teeth be extracted as a measure of preventative dentistry. If you have been putting off their removal, Dr. Krugman-Johnson and the Smiles Dental P.C. team can help.
First, a dental exam, including digital X-rays, will show whether or not you or your child have impacted wisdom teeth that need removing. If so, Dr. Krugman-Johnson and her team will be happy to address any questions or concerns you may have. It is our top priority at Smiles Dental P.C. to keep you and/or your child anxiety-free during all procedures, and you should know that with today’s dental technology, wisdom teeth removal procedures have been improved to maximize your comfort and speed your recovery time.
There’s no reason to worry! Thanks to advances in technology, root canals are no longer a procedure that should cause anxiety in dental patients. In fact, because a root canal is only necessary when damage has occurred to the nerve tissue inside of a tooth, this procedure actually relieves pain instead of causing it. Dr. Krugman-Johnson starts by removing the soft tissue within the tooth when it has become infected and inflamed and then fills the void with an inert material. The procedure is completed with the placement of a crown. There’s no reason to fear a root canal. Relieve your pain today with this routine procedure at Smiles Dental P.C.
Trust the tried and true method for correcting teeth damaged by decay ─ dental fillings from Smiles Dental P.C. To complete this routine procedure, Dr. Krugman-Johnson will remove the decay, replacing it with “filling” material, such as a precious metal or tooth-colored resin, resulting in a lasting restoration.
Do you have unexplained chipped or cracked teeth? Do you wake up with headaches? If so, there is a good chance this is due to grinding or clenching your teeth while you were sleeping. To keep you from seriously damaging your teeth, Dr. Krugman-Johnson recommends a nightguard ─ a dental appliance that protects your teeth as you sleep. Ask Smiles Dental P.C. about having your own nightguard custom created by Dr. Krugman-Johnson for a perfect fit.
According to the American Dental Association, mouthguards prevent approximately 200,000 injuries each year in high school and collegiate football alone. With a properly designed and custom fit mouthguard from Dr. Krugman-Johnson, your child will be better protected from athletic oral and facial injuries. If your child plays sports or other similar activities, talk to the Smiles Dental P.C. team about having a comfortable, resilient, and tasteless mouthguard custom fit to protect their smile.
Smile Dental P.C.
Kallie Krugman-Johnson, DDS
510 Madison Ave.
Norfolk, Nebraska 68701
Monday – Friday
8:00AM – 5:00PM
(closed for lunch: 1PM – 2PM)