The quality of your smile has the ability to make or break first impressions and all kinds of social interactions. It can also affect your self-confidence. That’s why it’s important to be vigilant about your teeth. You should go for regular teeth cleaning and always get even minor issues looked into so they can’t advance in serious diseases.
At West Orem Dental, we provide a number of dental services, ranging from preventative dentistry, cosmetic dentistry, restorative dentistry, and various others. The following is a brief overview of some of the most important and popular services available at West Orem Dental.
Preventative dentistry involves all dental services that maintain your oral health and prevents you from getting cavities or gum diseases. Some of the most popular preventive dentistry services include scaling and polishing of teeth to remove plaque and tartar and professional teeth cleaning for optimal oral health. The American Dental Association (ADA) suggests that you should seek preventative dentistry treatments at least once every few months.
Professional teeth cleaning is a set of services provided by a dental hygienist to restore your oral health and prevent gum diseases from setting in. During a regular teeth cleaning procedure, the dental hygienist removes all the accumulated plaque and tartar from your teeth and gums so they can’t lead to gum diseases like gingivitis and periodontitis. The dental hygienist also instructs you on the best dental practices to keep your teeth healthy. You should seek professional teeth cleaning once every 3 to 6 months.
Oral Cancer Screening
Anyone can get oral cancer, but you’re especially likely to get oral cancer if you consume tobacco, consume excessive alcohol, or if you’re exposed to the sun for long stretches of time. Oral screening involves a series of visual tests, physical examination, and screening tests to determine if you have any of the early warning signs of oral cancer like white or red patches in your mouth, lumps, cancerous lesions, etc. If you detect oral cancer early, it’s a lot easier to treat.
The temporomandibular joint (TMJ) is a structure present on either side of your head and it controls all of your jaw movements. Temporomandibular Joint Disorder (TMD) occurs when the TMJ is damaged, either because of the misalignment of discs, damaged cartilages, or because of injuries. In order to treat TMJ, the dentist must first identify the root cause of the problem and then treat it through medicine, therapy, or — in some cases — through surgical procedures.
Scaling & Root Planing
Scaling and root planing and both non-invasive procedures to treat gingivitis and periodontitis in their early stages. Scaling is a procedure in which the dental hygienist scrapes off all the accumulated plaque and tartar from your teeth. Root planing is a procedure in which the dental hygienist smoothens out the root surface to reattach your gums to your teeth. This effectively treats gum disease before it gets much worse.
Children have different types of oral dental care needs than adults. A pediatric dentist is someone who has been specifically trained and qualified in treating the specific complexities that arise with children. They can handle complications that may arise during the transitive period between baby teeth and adult teeth, they can treat children suffering from dental caries, and they are specifically trained in putting kids at ease.
Bruxism is a condition in which you subconsciously grind or clench your teeth constantly, either during the day due to various stress factors, at night, or even both. Persistent teeth grinding can lead to several issues like chipped teeth, tightened jaw muscles, temporomandibular joint disorder, and a lot more. A mouth guard for grinding is often used to protect your teeth from the adverse effects of bruxism. A reputable dentist first identifies the root cause of bruxism before curating a treatment plan.
We all suffer from cavities at some point in our lives. You can get cavities because of poor oral hygiene, the accumulation of plaque and tartar if you don’t go for regular professional teeth cleaning, or even tooth fractures and injuries. Composite fillings and tooth-colored fillings that can seal the cavities before the decay gets worse and infects the complete tooth. Since composite fillings are tooth colored, they look like they’re a regular part of your teeth.
If you don’t treat cavities or gum disease in time, the bacterial decay can spread to your tooth’s pulp. Once the pulp is infected, you can’t treat the issue with simple non-invasive procedures. In that case, root canal treatment is necessary to empty out the infected pulp to prevent the disease from spreading.
Dental implants are the most effective and realistic replacements for actual teeth. If you’ve lost your tooth and want to replace it permanently, then you should get a dental implant. During the procedure, the dentist will plant metal posts into your jawbone in the location of the missing tooth and then mouth a tooth replacement like a dental crown over the implant. This serves as a permanent foundation for your new tooth. Furthermore, it looks, feels, and functions just like a real tooth.
Dentures & Partials
Partial dentures are removable or temporary replacements that can be placed in the location of your missing teeth. In this case, the replacement teeth are mounted over a gum-colored plastic base. The partial dentures are attached to your natural teeth or gums and they look fairly real. But since these are temporary dentures, you have to take them every time while eating, before going to sleep, and they require a lot of special care.
The accumulation of plaque and tartar in your teeth can lead to bacterial infection. The bacteria eventually spread to your gums and bones, which leads to gum disease. There are two stages of gum disease — gingivitis and periodontitis. During gingivitis, the bacterial infection is limited to your gums. During periodontitis, the bacterial infection spreads to the bones under your gums as well and may affect your entire tooth. It’s necessary to treat gum disease as soon as possible because it’s a chronic issue and only gets worse over time.
Crown & Bridges
Do you have chipped, broken, or missing teeth? If so, dental crowns and bridges may be your best restorative option. Dental crowns are caps placed over affected teeth in order to completely hide them or to strengthen them. The underlying tooth generally has to be shaved down so that the crown can be attached. Dental bridges are usually connected to crowns and they’re used if you want to replace a missing tooth or several missing teeth.
When you lose your teeth, you start losing bone structure in the area immediately. Over time, you lose so much bone structure that dental implants are no longer an option. When that happens, you can opt for a bone grafting procedure. During the procedure, bone grafts are taken from external sources and planted at the affected site to stimulate bone growth so you can get dental implants.
My minor procedure was pleasant, quick and painless. Dr. Grant and his assistant were very cordial, professional and informative about the procedure and the follow up care.
I had another regular scheduled appointment at West Orem dental. Ease and flexible scheduling. Walked in, friendly service with no wait. X-rays and cleaning was smooth and relaxing. The friendly service and customer care had me lose track of time. I already scheduled my next appointment. Glad me and my family made the switch to West Orem Dental.
Heard about Dr. Grant at W.Orem Dental through a friend and I’m so glad I did. Office staff is very friendly and organized. Dr. Grant did great work on my fillings and left me in virtually no pain at all. I’ll definitely be going back.
Dr Grant is extremely patient with his clients. He goes out of his way to ensure your comfortable. He genuinely cares about excellence in his work. He gives personal service and takes his time with you individually. Dr Grant is not Just another dentist.
Excellent dentistry with super competent and friendly staff. First rate work! Can’t recommend highly enough!
I hate the dentist but I LOVE West Orem Dental, entering the doors are full of smiles and welcomes from Mary and Stephanie they make me feel way more comfortable, the service was great as usual I will be returning soon they’re the best
My family and I have been coming to Dr. Grant for years. We love his dental work, very professional and good bedside manner. His staff is very helpful. They also accept Care Crédit for those unexpected dental expenses that dental insurance doesn’t cover. I definitely recommend West Orem Dental.
I have been going to West Orem Dental Center for many years for all of my dental needs. The staff is so caring, kind and gentle. Their work is exceptional. Thank you for restoring my smile. I appreciate all that you do.
West Orem Dental is great. Dr. Grant and his staff are very professional. They make your dental visit experience as comfortable as possible. I’ve been a customer for many years and have always been welcomed with smiling faces.
Been coming here since I was five now its over 40 years later and I’m bringing my kids
Dr Watkins was always great and now Mark Grant is just as good and makes us always feel important
Mary is great also always finding out answers to my many questions!!
I’ve been going to the West Orem Dental for over a decade and have never been disappointed. The staff is amazing, they make you feel right at home. This is the most efficient place I’ve ever been to. Thank you West Orem Dental Center for always taking care of my teeth. They even make a Dental extraction pleasant and easy.
I have been going there for years and Dr Grant is a great dentist. He is very friendly and caring plus I am very pleased with the work he has done on my teeth.
The people are caring and do a good job to educate you about the importance of good dental health. I recommend them to take care of all your dental needs. Thank You West Orem Dental
Dr. Grant, is a good, and caring dentist…He listens to you, and helps you to decide the best treatment for your problem…I had a root canal , yesterday, was scared to death..my first one… I didn’t need to be afraid…it was a snap ! If you need a good dentist, he’s you man ..
Mary and Stephanie we absolutely amazing!!! I came in with horrible pain and needing a tooth extracted and they fit me in immediately and worked with me on everything!! I cannot tell you how amazed I am with these guys!!! And Dr Grant is one of a kind!!! No pain and super quick!!! Love love love!!!!
Well I found this dentist thru my insurance. They were great. The dentist did a great job on my teeth and dentures. I have received a lot of compliments on my teeth. I would recommend them in a minute. I even send my sister there and she was happy with the work they did on her teeth.
Very patient and explains everything … About to get my first root canal and I am very calm knowing that Dr. Grant will do an awesome job.. staff is very welcoming and make sure you are taken care of.
I have seen Dr Grant several times. I had a wisdom tooth pulled. It wasn’t an easy process, tooth just had broken the gums and had been this way for years. Dr Grant did a wonderful job, I had no pain during the procedure or afterwards, only soreness. I’m now having a root canal done and have also been well taken of….no pain. He informs you of what he will be doing. He and all his staff are very friendly. It is so comforting to walk in the door and be greeted by smiling faces from the ladies at the front desk. I feel important as a patient, well taken care of and recommend Dr Grant to anyone who is in need of a great dentist.
I have been coming to West Orem for over 20 years. The service is remarkable and the staff is wonderful. Dr Grant is the best and he is very sensitive to your needs. The staff goes over and beyond to help you and make you feel like you are the only patient in the world. Thank you West Orem Dental for caring enough to give me the best of your service.
Porcelain veneers are tooth-colored extensions or covers for your teeth made of porcelain material. Like Lumineers, they’re used to cover up your existing teeth if you don’t like their shape, color, or alignment. During the procedure, the dentist has to remove some of the enamel from your teeth in order to attach the new porcelain veneers.
Teeth whitening is the most popular cosmetic dentistry treatment. During the procedure, the dentist uses a whitening gel (with or without a special light) to bleach your teeth’s surface. The whitening gel removes all of the surface stains from your enamel so your teeth look completely white and new. However, teeth whitening procedure can only remove surface (and not intrinsic) stains.
Gingivectomy surgery is an advanced procedure conducted to treat gingivitis or periodontitis if scaling and root planing aren’t sufficient. During the procedure, the dentist removes the diseased gum tissues from your mouth and reshapes the remaining tissue. This treats periodontitis effectively and prevents it from spreading. Some people even opt for gingivectomy for cosmetic purposes to enhance the quality of their smile.
Scaling and root planing are usually enough to treat gingivitis and periodontitis. But, if periodontitis has spread to your bones, they may not be enough. Osseous surgery is a procedure in which the dentist treats periodontitis by removing some of the infected bone around the affected tooth in order to remove the disease. After getting rid of the damaged bone and tissues, the dentist smoothens the damaged bone and reattaches the gums to the teeth.
Ridge preservation is a procedure generally conducted immediately after tooth extraction. After your tooth is extracted, there’s a small hole left behind that’s incredibly sensitive. If the blood clot in that exposed socket comes undone, the nerves may get exposed, which can lead to extreme pain. Furthermore, removing a tooth also causes the surrounding bone structure to slowly erode, which prevents you from getting dental implants later. Ridge preservation is a procedure in which a bone graft is placed in the socket in order to facilitate bone generation and keep your tooth socket healthy and ready for future dental implants.
Schedule an Appointment at West Orem Dental
There are a number of different reasons you may need to make a dental appointment — some are urgent and some are routine. At West Orem Dental, we treat all of our patients with priority and provide the very best dental services possible. For more information on our dental services, please schedule an appointment today.