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Root Canal Therapy Procedure

Root Canal Therapy – Root canal therapy is a procedure that is performed on a tooth that has become badly decayed, has fractured or has become infected. Often times when there is infection of the pulp (nerve tissue), a patient will experience severe pain and/or sometimes swelling. A root canal is performed in efforts to alleviate any pain, remove any infection and save a tooth for many years to come. During a root canal the nerve tissue is removed and the inside of the nerve canals are cleaned...
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Dental Restorations and Fillings, Composite, Amalgam

Composite Restorations– Composite restorations are also known as “white” or  “tooth colored” fillings.  There are many advantages to repairing teeth with composite material. Composites require less removal of tooth structure than amalgam fillings, thereby maintaining the overall health and longevity of the tooth. Composites come in various shades of white, ensuring a perfect match to your own tooth giving it a natural appearance.   Amalgam Restorations– Amalgam restorations ar...
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Porcelain Crowns and Veneers

Crowns - When teeth have large fillings, are badly broken down or have had root canal therapy they often need full coverage protection with a crown. Crowns can be made with an underlying metal surface and an outer porcelain surface which is known as a porcelain-fused to metal crown. With current technology, crowns can now be made without any metal and are known as all porcelain crowns. These types of crowns are beneficial in cosmetic areas. Veneers - Veneers are used for cosmetic purpose...
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Professional Teeth Whitening – GLO Science

At Red Barn Dental,  we offer take home whitening products with custom whitening trays. Unlike over the counter whitening strips, the custom whitening tray is made to fit your teeth perfectly eliminating any error or accidental bleaching of gums. The professional bleach found in the whitening product given at our office is stronger than the ingredients found in over the counter products. Some patients develop sensitivity to whitening, in which case a prescription fluoride toothpaste wi...
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Dental Cleaning, Examinations and Prevention

Professional Dental Cleanings – A professional dental cleaning, also known as a “dental prophylaxis”, is performed by a trained hygienist. It consists of the removal of plaque (a sticky film of bacteria ) and the removal of calculus (tartar) with special instruments. Often times plaque and calculus can occur above and below the gum line which can lead to gingivitis-the inflammation of gums. Gingivitis can then lead to a more severe form of gum disease called periodontitis. It is important to...
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