Preventive Dental Care in Harrisonburg, VA
Preventive Dental Care
in Harrisonburg, VA
As a modern, comprehensive dental practice, we strive to offer a wide array of services that our patients can choose from to protect, restore, and enhance their smiles. We believe patients shouldn’t have to have several dental care providers just to get the quality services that they want and need. If you would like to learn more about our comprehensive dental services or schedule an appointment with our team, contact our office today!Contact Us
Professional Cleanings & Exams
We always recommend that our patients come and see us at least twice per year for a routine cleaning and exam. Professional cleanings clear away hard to reach plaque before it causes issues like tooth decay and gum disease. Dental exams allow our team to inspect the teeth, gums, and jaw to diagnose and treat any issues that may arise.
Dental Sealants & Fluoride Treatments
Fluoride treatments and dental sealants are quick, inexpensive preventive treatments that can help prevent tooth decay. Dental sealants are clear coatings that are brushed over the top of the molars to help prevent bacteria from collecting. Fluoride treatments help strengthen tooth enamel, and can even reverse early signs of tooth decay.
Our team creates custom mouthguards for patients for a variety of purposes. If you are involved in aggressive contact sports, we can create a custom mouthguard for you that will protect your teeth during games and practices. We also offer nightguards for bruxism (teeth grinding) to protect the teeth from wearing each other down at night.
Sleep Apnea Appliances
Oral appliances for sleep apnea are a minimally invasive, cost-effective solution that can help you drastically improve the quality of sleep you get every night. These mouthguards hold your mouth in a comfortable position that keeps your airway open throughout the night and helps to reduce loud snoring and other sleep apnea symptoms.
Headache Prevention (NTI)
Patients who frequently wake up with terrible headaches and jaw pain usually have some form of TMD, or temporomandibular joint disorder, which involves clenching the teeth and putting pressure on the jaw throughout the night. Our team can create a custom mouthguard for you that will allow you to sleep comfortably while your teeth are unable to clench and grind.
Laser Gum Treatment
Laser gum therapy allows dental professionals to target areas of the gums that have been affected by gum disease both precisely and accurately. It’s also less invasive for the patient, and the recovery times are shorter than traditional periodontal treatment. Once the built-up tartar has been cleared away, we apply Arestin® antibiotic in the gum pockets, which helps fight bacteria for months afterward.
Oral Cancer Screenings
Dr. Rigby always checks for signs of oral cancer during regular dental exams, but if you are at a higher risk for developing oral cancer, you can always request a thorough oral cancer screening during your appointments. Oral cancer is relatively common, but highly curable when it is discovered and treated early.
Should a dental emergency arise in your household, our team accepts walk-in appointments; we just ask that you call our office and let us know that you are on your way. Emergency dental services include repairing broken or cracked teeth, reattaching dislodged teeth, and treating dental abscesses, swollen gums, and unbearable tooth pain. Learn more about our emergency dentistry services.
Have a question about the services we offer? Feel free to contact our office for more information.