General Dentistry In Shreveport
Over 70% of adults in the United States have some form of gum disease, but they don’t even know it. At South Shreveport Dental, with the help of our general dentistry menu of services, help our patients eliminate the bacterial infections around their teeth, we don’t just help them save their smiles.
We’re also fighting against problems like heart disease, stroke, and infertility, just to name a few! Otherwise, that dangerous bacteria can spread straight into your bloodstream, making it harder to manage conditions like pregnancy, diabetes, pneumonia, and the list goes on.
Experiencing jaw pain, headaches or facial soreness? Talk to Dr. Simpson about a specific TMJ exam to determine if you need to protect your smile against excessive wear caused by jaw clenching and grinding.
Extracting a tooth is always a last resort, but sometimes it is necessary. Badly infected teeth can jeopardize the health of your entire mouth. Fortunately, we can help with gentle, comfortable tooth extractions.
The best time to have wisdom teeth removed is during a patient's late teenage years or early 20s. These immature wisdom teeth are smaller, so surgery is less complicated and potentially less painful.
If your wisdom teeth have not started to erupt, we will use 3D CT imaging to locate them and determine if it’s time to have them removed.
Seal off deep grooves in the molars that are vulnerable to tooth decay with this inexpensive and effective preventive treatment. Dental sealants guard against cavities by forming a “shield” over the enamel of your teeth, keeping out bacteria and acids. Ask about pediatric dental sealants!
Dr. Simpson uses fluoride applications to help remineralize weak areas of tooth enamel, keeping them stronger over time and more resilient against bacteria.
Desensitizing Treatments for Sensitive Teeth
We use Voco Remin Pro as a treatment for patients who experience tooth sensitivity. This specially-designed paste is water-based and combines three components: hydroxyapatite, fluoride and xylitol.
Application of Remin Pro is often effective at reducing the sensitivity of the tooth a short time. The treatment includes fluoride, which makes it ideal for preventing future cavities as well as decreasing tooth sensitivity.
Professional Teeth Cleanings
Regular, professional teeth cleanings at our Shreveport dental office are an important preventive measure to help stop the progression of gingivitis and periodontal disease. We recommend our orally healthy patients receive this type of procedure twice a year.
Oral Cancer Screening
Tobacco users aren’t the only ones who should be concerned about oral cancer. Oral cancer is on the rise.
That’s why at South Shreveport Dental, we provide oral cancer screenings as part of your regular-checkup to all of our patients over the age of 18.
The WandⓇ Painless Injection
At South Shreveport Dental, we offer The WandⓇ, a state-of-the-art digital platform for local anesthesia to our patients. This pain-free injection is more comfortable than a traditional syringe, reducing your pain and dental anxiety!
Call our office today to schedule an appointment for you and your family!
At South Shreveport Dental, our emergency dentist specializes in providing the best solutions to our dental patients and are committed to providing same-day emergency dental appointment times to help you manage pain and ensure your oral health!