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Maintain Your Smile with General Dentistry

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Root Canal Therapy

Dr. Kenneth Nash can perform root canal therapy to save the healthy outer structure of a tooth affected by advanced decay. The closest endodontist is 50 miles away in Jackson, so Dr. Nash can save you considerable time and hassle. We can usually perform root canal therapy in just one visit, and offer free nitrous oxide as well as oral conscious sedation.

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Sedation Dentistry

Sedation can help you feel relaxed and comfortable during any sort of dental treatment. Dr. Nash offers both oral conscious sedation, which is taken in pill form, and nitrous oxide, which is inhaled through a mask. Both types of sedation will help you feel relaxed, although you will not go fully to sleep. Whether you have dental anxiety or phobia, or are having a more invasive or complex procedure, dental sedation can help you receive the care you need and want.

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Extractions

For severely damaged teeth. Dr. Nash performs standard extractions, rather than referring the patient to an oral surgeon. He will also extract wisdom teeth. However, Dr. Nash does not generally extract impacted wisdom teeth; these teeth lack the room to erupt properly, so they become lodged under the gums. In these cases, Dr. Nash will refer patients to a trusted colleague.   

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Deep Cleaning

We perform deep cleanings to remove dental plaque and calculus from the teeth. This process involves two steps. First is scaling, which requires the use of either a manual or an ultrasonic instrument to remove built-up plaque from below the gum line. Next, we plane teeth roots, using an instrument to eliminate ridges where plaque can collect. Scaling and root planing can effectively treat gingivitis and the earlier stages of gum disease.

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Sealants and Fluoride

We provide sealants and fluoride to help prevent cavities. Sealants are plastic coatings applied to the back molars (beginning with the sixth year molar) to fill grooves and fissures on the surface of the tooth, where food is chewed. Sealants create a barrier that prevents food from becoming trapped, which can cause decay. Fluoride fortifies tooth enamel to reduce the risk of acid erosion and can even reverse demineralization, the precursor to tooth decay. 

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Dental Technology

We rely on advanced technology to make sure treatments are as effective and comfortable as possible. Dr. Nash uses the BIOLASE® waterlase laser to gently and precisely reshape soft tissue. When performing root canal therapy, Dr. Nash uses a rotary drill for increased comfort and effectiveness. We use a digital scanner to take impressions for crowns, bridges, and ClearCorrect™. Nash Family Dentistry also employs dental X-rays, intraoral cameras, and radiographs to monitor teeth during initial and recurrent exams.

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Preventive Dentistry

Cleaning teeth during regular dental check-ups allows Dr. Kenneth Nash to make sure hard-to-reach areas of your smile get the dental care they need. It also allows him and his team to inspect your smile for the development of oral health conditions. Catching decay, infection, and periodontal health conditions early is the best way to prevent them from becoming problems in the future.

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