Full-Service General Dentistry
Dental Exam, Teeth Cleaning & More

Our office offers a broad spectrum of general dentistry services for the whole family. As specialists, our ultimate focus is to make your experience as comfortable as possible as we achieve the smile you desire.

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Comprehensive Dental Exam

During your first dental exam, a complete set of x-rays will be taken and a comprehensive exam will be done. This exam will include a detailed look at all the teeth, soft tissue, supporting structure alignment, bite and more. All of this information will be evaluated so that we may accurately assess your dental needs.

Preventive Teeth Cleaning & Periodontal Therapy

After your dental exam, you will be ready for the preventive oral hygiene session. At this time, you will have access to the most up to date procedures for controlling dental disease. Specific approaches will be recommended for your individual needs. So whether you are someone who only needs a routine teeth cleaning every 6 months or if you need periodontal therapy, our highly trained and licensed dental hygienist will recommend what the best approach to receive maximum longevity from your natural dentition. We consider this dental hygiene session to be one of the most valuable services we offer to our patients.

Additional General Dentistry Services

  • Root Canals
  • Extractions
  • Fillings
  • Crowns
  • Bridges
  • Dentures/Partial Dentures

Root canals

Many people think that a root canal procedure is painful, but it is actually the discomfort leading up to it that causes the pain. The root canal procedure is typically not any more painful than having a filling placed. A root canal is done to save a tooth that has extensive decay or has an infection.

Dr. Gunderson will treat bicuspid and anterior teeth if they are in need of a root canal. He will typically refer his patients who need a root canal on one of their molar teeth to a specialist called an endodontist. The reason for this is that the molar teeth can have multiple canals and the specialist has special equipment for the most optimal result.

Extractions

The following are some of the reasons teeth need to be extracted:

  • Broken, cracked, or extensively decayed teeth to the point that the tooth cannot be restored
  • Advanced gum disease
  • Non-functioning teeth such as wisdom teeth

Dr. Gunderson makes every effort to maintain natural functioning teeth to prevent drifting and more of a financial expense to the patient.

Tooth-Colored Fillings

Dr. Gunderson only uses the finest tooth-colored composite resin material when filling teeth. So whether you are replacing old silver fillings or placing a new filling due to decay rest assured that it will be done with a tooth-colored resin material. Tooth-colored fillings are a cosmetic dental procedure that restores the natural color and appearance of your teeth.

Crowns (Cap)

A dental crown is used to cover a tooth that is decayed, broken, has an extensive filling, or has had a root canal. A crown helps to support and protect the tooth. Dental crowns can be made using a variety of materials depending on the need. With today's modern technology all porcelain crowns are very life-like and can closely mimic a natural tooth. Dr. Gunderson uses only the finest dental laboratories to fabricate our crowns.

Bridges

A dental bridge is permanently cemented in place to restore an area where a natural tooth is missing. As long as the space has teeth on either side of it, a bridge can be done. Whenever a tooth is removed within a short period of time a bridge or an implant should be done to prevent drifting of the other teeth.

Dentures/Partial Dentures

Dentures and partial dentures are used when a patient is missing some or all of their natural teeth. An alternative to having a removable denture would be to have implants placed and then restore the mouth with fixed bridges. Many denture patients choose to have a few implants placed with special clips fabricated into their dentures so they securely snap in place.