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.

Perio Therapy

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.

Tooth Extractions

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.

1 Year-old Exams

Do you know when your child’s dental care should start? According to the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, the appearance of the first baby tooth is a good indicator. Here’s a simpler way to remember ─ your child should most definitely visit the dentist by his or her first birthday. The Smiles Dental P.C. team has developed a program that addresses the oral health of children beginning at one year of age. While the appointments are relatively short and inexpensive, Dr. Krugman-Johnson feels strongly that spending time discussing your young child’s dental needs is valuable.

Start your child on a lifetime of optimal oral health. Once your child is one year of age, contact Smiles Dental P.C., and Dr. Krugman-Johnson will work with you to design a plan to ensure the best possible oral health for your child.

Root Canals

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.

Oral Cancer Screenings

As your dental practitioner, Dr. Krugman-Johnson is the only medical professional in a position to routinely evaluate and detect abnormalities in your oral health, including oral cancer. 41,000 Americans will be diagnosed with oral cancer this year (12,500 of which will be fatal cases), and early detection is vital. A patient who does not seek regular, continuous care from a dental professional is putting their health at risk by delaying a diagnosis in the early stage of oral cancer. Dr. Krugman-Johnson is dedicated to providing you with an oral cancer screening.

Fillings

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.

Nightguards

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.

Mouthguards

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.

Contact Us

Smile Dental P.C.
Kallie Krugman-Johnson, DDS
510 Madison Ave.
Norfolk, Nebraska 68701
Ph: 402.371.9552

Hours

Monday – Friday
8:00AM – 5:00PM
(closed for lunch: 1PM – 2PM)

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