Dr. Bussiere offers a wide range of services designed to maintain the health of our patients' teeth and gums. These treatments not only prevent dental problems, but can also treat serious health conditions like temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorder and sleep apnea.
The general dentistry services available at our Avon practice are an integral component of an effective oral hygiene routine. To learn more, or to schedule an appointment at our office, reach out to our practice today.
Preventive & Periodontal Care
Dr. Bussiere stresses the importance of preventive care and its ability to guard against more extensive, costly dental work in the future. Many of our general dentistry services screen for dental problems so they can be addressed before they develop further.
Our preventive care services include:
- Hygiene cleanings: Even patients who practice stringent oral hygiene habits need to undergo professional cleanings twice a year. During cleanings, our team is able to remove hard-to-reach plaque and tartar that can contribute to tooth decay or infection. We prefer ultrasonic cleaning instruments over traditional metal scraping tools. Ultrasonic vibrations gently clean the teeth and allow us to reach plaque and tartar that extends beneath the gum line. During a cleaning, we are also able to check for early signs of decay that can often be treated with a simple dental filling.
- Patient education: Regularly-scheduled cleanings are complemented by proper at-home care. During visits to our practice, we educate our patients on flossing and brushing techniques that can be used to adequately care for your teeth between appointments.
- Oral cancer screening: Dr. Bussiere thoroughly examines patients for early signs of oral cancer, like abnormal growths and lesions. By alerting patients to possible signs of oral cancer, diagnosis and treatment can be sought during the condition's earliest stages.
Maintaining the health of the gums provides the foundation for strong, healthy teeth. We offer gum treatments to prevent and treat periodontal problems such as gum disease and a receding gum line.
Sleep Apnea & TMJ Treatment
Dr. Bussiere provides diagnosis and treatment for other health issues like TMJ, bruxism (teeth grinding), sleep apnea, and snoring. In many cases, these conditions are caused by a poor alignment of the teeth or jaws. We often recommend a customized oral appliance to realign the jaw while a patients sleeps. Appliance therapy relaxes the jaw muscles to ease the symptoms of TMJ and bruxism, and also opens the airway to treat sleep apnea and snoring. Dr. Bussiere can recommend the best treatment options for you during a thorough examination.
Dental emergencies can happen anytime and anywhere. Although our office is only open during regular business hours, we are available to assist our patients in the case of a dental emergency. Patients in need of emergency services should contact our call service for further information.
Once you have achieved excellent oral health using our general and restorative dentistry options, you may want to consider how our cosmetic dentistry services can help you achieve a beautiful smile. To learn more about our excellent dental care that can protect the strength, health, and beauty of your smile, contact us at Avon Center Dentistry.