Here at Cougar Dental, we understand children can have different oral care needs than adults. That’s why our staff have been trained to take care of you and your family’s teeth at all ages. We provide a range of services in our Provo, UT clinic from cleanings, sealants to tooth extraction and more. We can safely say, you are in skilled hands with our experienced dentists, Dr. Corbin Matthews and Dr. Todd Groesbeck. You are one step closer to a healthier smile!
Dental Exams & Cleanings
Regular dental check-ups can help you stay on top of your own, and your childs, dental hygiene. One of our team will examine the mouth for any signs of decay or gum disease and regular cleanings will give your teeth that extra seal of protection. We recommend a dental cleaning and exam every six months, to keep your oral health in top condition and prevent any need for more expensive dental procedures down the line.
Dental sealants are a great way to protect your teeth at any age and are a key component in preventive dentistry, especially children with newly erupted permanent teeth. Sealants work by smoothing out the chewing surfaces of the back teeth with invisible resin coatings, protecting those hard-to-reach crevices and preventing decay. In fact, the American Dental Association reported that sealants on permanent molars can reduce the risk of cavities by 80%.
At Cougar Dental, we are happy to talk to you and your child about sealants or any dental treatment you are wondering about. Why not give us a call today and come visit us at our Provo, UT clinic. We look forward to meeting you!
The word laser may sound scary to some, but rest assured laser dentistry is the latest way to provide extra comfort and care to patients during a dental procedure. Some added benefits of laser dentistry include:
- Aids in clotting – the beam of the laser helps clot the affected area minimizing bleeding.
- Tissue surrounding the area heals quicker, speeding up recovery time.
- Bacterial infections are reduced as the beam helps sterilize the area.
Root Canal Therapy
Root canal therapy is a common procedure that involves removing infected tissue or nerves from the tooth in order to save and restore the remaining structure of the tooth. This tissue can become infected for many reasons including:
- A deep cavity
- Repeated dental procedures
- Tooth injuries causing breaks or cracks in the tooth
All of the above can cause bacteria to accumulate, resulting in the infected tissue needing to be removed. We then fill and cap the tooth with the crown, so your tooth is as good as new!
At Cougar Dental, we want to make the experience as painless as possible that is why we apply various pain management techniques including sedation therapy. So sit back, relax and let our skilled dentists handle the rest!
Sleep Apnea Treatment
Many people go to their doctors for sleep apnea treatment but did you know your dentist can help with this issue too? Sleep apnea is a medical condition affecting your ability to breath at different points of your sleep cycle. There are two types of sleep apnea: obstructive and central.
- Obstructive sleep apnea is the most common, causing the airway to narrow while you sleep, preventing oxygen from reaching the lungs.
- Central sleep apnea causes your brain to stop sending signals to your body to breathe.
Both types are incredibly disruptive to sleep, affecting a person’s day-to-day life, the longer it goes untreated. Luckily, at Cougar Dental, we can offer treatments to allow you a restful night’s sleep for obstructive sleep apnea. Want to learn more? Call us today and book an appointment with us at our Provo, UT clinic, so we can get you on the road to recovery.
Sometimes a tooth is too infected, damaged or broken to save and must be extracted to prevent further damage. We understand that having a tooth taken out can make people upset or nervous, but at Cougar Dental we want you to know, our experienced dentists are here to talk you through each step and minimize any discomfort you may feel.
Our dentists will provide you with sedation therapy and pain relief during the extraction and will also help you decide post-surgery what restorative treatment is right for you, so we can replace your extracted tooth and have you smiling again. There is no question too big or small for our team so give us a call today at our Provo, UT clinic.