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Family Dentistry
For Family Dentistry, we provide the following services:

Restorative Dentistry
Restorative dentistry consists of procedures performed by your dentist that help fix decay and/or damaged teeth. Proceeding an examination, your dentist will inform you if any of these procedures are recommended.
•  Dental Fillings
•  Partial Dentures
•  Full Dentures
•  Dental Bonding
•  Dental Crowns
•  Dental Bridge
•  Dental Implant
•  Root Canals
•  and TMJ Therapy

Preparing for Your Child's Visit
Your child's dental visit will consist of a thorough review of your child's dental and health information and a comprehensive dental examination along with a discussion on proper diet, nutrition and good oral hygiene habits.

Depending on the age of your child, we will complete a professional dental cleaning, re-mineralization therapy, and take any necessary x-rays. Dr. Beesley and Dr. Struby will take time to discuss any concerns you may have, and prepare you for what you can expect during your child's oral development. If decay is found, the information collected will allow the dentists at South Meadows Dental to prepare a treatment plan if necessary and recommend the best options for your child's dental care.

We encourage you to stay with your child during the initial examination, and during future visits you can let your child join us on their own, depending on age and comfort.

Sealants
Sealants are generally used to help prevent tooth decay on the biting surfaces of back teeth (molars). The natural grooves of these teeth can trap food that can resist casual brushing and rinsing. If left in place, the trapped food allows bacteria to multiply, eventually causing tooth decay and requiring costly attention.

Sealants are painted directly onto the tooth where they seal the natural grooves to help prevent tooth decay. While sealants are durable, they are not permanent. They can last up to 5 years of normal wear before needing replacement.

Sealants offer a cost-effective, preventative step to reduce the chances of tooth decay on the chewing surfaces of molars. However, they do not replace the need for regular brushing and flossing.

Examinations
Regular examinations help detect and prevent health issues before they become serious. Consistent dental check-ups help catch problems when they are small and easier to treat. Left unattended, small treatable problems become worse and may require more extensive, expensive procedures to repair. Dental examinations generally include the following:
•  Gum Disease screening.
•  Oral Cancer screening.
•  Visual tooth decay evaluation.
•  Visual gum disease examination.
•  Gum pocket measurement and tracking.
•  X-ray examination to detect: tooth decay, cysts, tumors, problems below the gums and other hidden issues.

Professional Cleanings
Professional cleanings performed by a licensed dentist or certified hygienist are just as important to your dental health as daily brushing and flossing. Using specialized tools and training, your hygienist or dentist will:
•  Remove plaque build-up from the surfaces of teeth. (Bacteria in the mouth form plaque, which collects on teeth and causes decay, gum disease, and gingivitis.)
•  Remove tartar from teeth surfaces. (Tartar, or calculus, is plaque that has become so hardened on the teeth that its removal requires special procedures. Tartar below the gum line is also an indicator of gum disease.)
•  Remove surface stains from teeth through polishing.

Gum Disease (Periodontal Disease)
Gum disease accounts for approximately 70% of all tooth loss in adults. Early signs of gum disease include bleeding gums when flossing or brushing and gums that are red, inflamed, or swollen.

Gum disease and tooth decay are caused by the same bacteria. These bacteria form plaque beneath the gum-line, which eats away at the bond between tooth and gum. If deterioration is allowed to continue, "pockets" form in between the teeth and the gums. Pockets deeper than 3ml may require special treatment to remove the bacteria and plaque. Without treatment and continuous maintenance, gum disease will eventually weaken the bonds that hold the teeth in place.

There is no permanent treatment for gum disease. However, it can be kept under control with proper personal hygiene and regular visits to a trained dentist or hygienist.

Porcelain Veneers
Porcelain veneers are custom crafted porcelain laminates fitted by a dentist over the front of an existing tooth. They bond directly to the front of the tooth, dramatically enhancing its shape, color, and appearance. Porcelain veneers are:
•  Virtually undetectable.
•  Very durable.
•  An effective way to improve smile appearance.



South Meadows Dental & Orthodontics
825 South Meadows Parkway
Reno, NV 89521
Phone: (775) 852-8181
Fax: (775) 852-8199









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