Wednesday, October 16, 2013


When cracks, chips and cavities affect your tooth structure, they can attract harmful bacteria and lead to additional tooth damage.  Here at Greenville Family Dentistry, one of the ways we correct these issues is with strong, aesthetic dental crowns.  Dental crowns are placed over your tooth, protecting the structure.  Each crown is custom designed and securely bonded so that is blends in with the natural shade and texture of your smile.  There is no need to alter your diet or oral care habits either. 
Regular brushing and flossing is all that is needed to keep your new crown clean and healthy.
You can learn more about the crown placement process on our website, but we would be happy to see you for a consultation.  We invite patients to visit our practice to restore the health and beauty of their smiles.

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Oral Pathology

There are a number of diseases that can affect the hard and soft tissues of the head, neck, face, jaw, and mouth.  As dentists, we want all of our patients to have healthy smiles.  Oral Pathology is a unique area of dentistry that identifies and treats diseases of the mouth and maxillofacial region. 
Through radiographic, microscopic, biochemical, and other in-office examinations, you can diagnosis and treat any diseases that may be affecting your health, including:
  • Mouth and throat cancer
  • Mumps
  • Salivary gland disorders
  • Ulcers
  • Odontogenic Infection
If you are experiencing any oral discomfort or pain, we invite you to visit our practice.  With proper diagnosis you can treat these diseases and oral health problems early on.  Through the professional care and expertise available at our office, we can find the treatment that is best for your smile needs.

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Tooth Extraction

Tooth extractions are sometimes necessary for your oral health.  There are certain conditions, including wisdom teeth eruption, infection and tooth decay that require an extraction.  At our practice, extraction procedures are simple and straightforward to ensure a speedy recovery.  Before your tooth extraction, it is important that you follow all pre-surgical instructions.  With the use of anesthetic, you can expect your procedure to be painless and comfortable.  Patients may only experience slight pressure as the tooth is eased from the socket and extracted.
After your extraction, the gum is stitched and given time to heal, or it is preserved for implant placement.  If you follow all post-op specifications, your tooth extraction will keep your smile healthy, functional and beautiful.