At YAO Dental Clinic, our services are divided into six main categories:

1. Orthodontics

We offer four different kinds of braces: the traditional metal braces, the ceramic braces, the lingual braces, and invisalign. Each new patient will have a one-on-one session with our orthodontic specialist to discuss the best methods for their particular case. At YAO, we want to work with you. Thus, we’d love to hear all your concerns, constraints, and/or requirements before we begin with your treatment.

2. Dental Implants

For patients who have suffered tooth loss from decay, gum disease, or injury our practice offers Implants. Dental implants are replacements for tooth roots.

3. Cosmetic Treatments

Cosmetic treatments includes teeth whitening, fillings (for repairing cracked or broken teeth), dentures (for replacing missing teeth), or crowns (for restoring an already broken tooth, or covering misshaped or discolored teeth).

4. Root Canals

The tiny canals contain the pulp of the tooth also commonly referred to as the nerve, which originates from the pulp chamber. Any trauma or infection of the nerve will result in the need for root canal therapy. Common reasons for root canal therapy include:

  1. Tooth decay invades the tooth, penetrating through the enamel and then the dentin in to the pulp.
  2. A tooth has become abscessed — also known as infected — from decay.
  3. Trauma, such as a chipped or broken tooth, occurs and results in the exposure of the nerve.
  4. A tooth is slowly dying, due to aging or past trauma that did not result in the need for treatment at the time of injury.

5. General Treatments

General treatments includes: Periodontal care (gum disease) and preventive care (examination, periodic x-rays, and cleaning).

6. Extractions

There are two types of extractions:

A simple extraction is performed on a tooth that can be seen in the mouth. General dentists commonly do simple extractions. Most of these can be done using just an injection (a local anesthetic), with or without anti-anxiety drugs. In a simple extraction, the dentist will grasp the tooth with forceps and loosen it by moving the forceps back and forth. Then the tooth will be pulled out. Sometimes the dentist will use a dental “elevator” to help loosen the tooth. This is an instrument that fits between the tooth and the gum.

A surgical extraction involves teeth that cannot be seen easily in the mouth. They may have broken off at the gum line or they may not have come in yet. To see and remove the tooth, the dentist or oral surgeon must cut and pull back the gums. Pulling back the gum “flap” provides access to remove bone and/or a piece of the tooth.

Should you have any questions regarding our services or a service that is not listed, please do not hesitate to contact us directly.

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