Here are all the ways we can help you.
Our general dentistry practice provides all standard services delivered in a professional manner. Regular dental checkups are an important part of maintaining your oral health. During your regular checkup, we will:
- Check for any problems or issues that are not easy to see or feel
- Look for signs of tooth decay or cavities
- inspections of your teeth and gums and signs of bone loss/disease
- Provide a thorough teeth cleaning, rinse, and polish
- Repair cracked/broken or worn down teeth
- Provide tooth fillings or other dental care
We use the most dependable tools and techniques to ensure a thorough and satisfied experience.With dental decay we use SNOOP, a caries detection dye to help us stain infected tooth structure and help preserve vital enamel/dentin.
Dental for Children
Our dental office is kid-friendly and emphasizes providing the highest quality dental experience to children. When young children have positive dental experiences, they tend to not have the same fears around dental visits and it sets them on the path to continue to seek preventative dental care as adults. In order to achieve this, we at The Tooth Doctor provide a kids area, TVs at each chair for distraction and children-specific appliances such as T4K appliances, which is ideal for children with crooked teeth, developmental issues or who tend to breathe primarily through their mouths.
We recommend that a dental visit should occur within six months after the presence of the first tooth or by a child’s first birthday. This is because early oral examination aids in the detection of the early stages of tooth decay. Early detection is essential to maintain oral health, modify aberrant habits, and treat as needed and as simply as possible.
Emergency situations can occur at any given time. Even with our extended open hours in the evenings and weekends, we are still available for when you need us most. Dr. Yoo and the staff make sure to provide our patients with prompt treatment when they need it and are well trained to handle all emergency dental situations. We understand that when a dental emergency strikes, like a flaring tooth infection, you want to know that your dentist is there for you. To that end, our website allows you to contact our office dispatch after hours so that The Tooth Doctor is there for you.
Examples of emergencies
- Swelling in the face or neck
- Jaw pain or lockjaw
- Extreme sensitivity of teeth due to infections
- chipped or fractured teeth
- broken dentures or loss of crown
- facial/dental trauma
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Want to have straight teeth and beautiful smile?
Invisalign takes a modern approach to straightening teeth, using a custom-made series of aligners created for you and only you. These aligner trays are made of smooth, comfortable and virtually invisible plastic that you wear over your teeth. Wearing the aligners will gradually and gently shift your teeth into place, based on the exact movements Dr. Yoo plans out for you. Dr. Yoo likes invisalign because it gradually rotates teeth that results in less root damage.
There are no metal brackets to attach and no wires to tighten. You just pop in a new set of aligners approximately every two weeks, until your treatment is complete. You’ll achieve a great smile with little interference in your daily life. The best part about the whole process is that most people won’t even know you’re straightening your teeth.
Crown or Cap treatment is a long-term method of replacing missing teeth. A crown (or cap) is placed over an individual tooth where there is no longer enough tooth structure left to place a filling. There are three types of crowns that we provide our patients: gold, porcelain with metal and porcelain-only. Some of the reasons one considers crowns are:
- to restore the ability to chew or speak properly
- to maintain the shape of your face
- to distribute the forces in your bite properly by replacing missing teeth
- to prevent remaining teeth from drifting out of position
Dental implants are simply an artificial root (usually made of titanium) that is surgically placed into upper or lower jaw bones. The implants replace your missing teeth and provide a solution to the challenges that a denture wearer may experience. The practice of implant dentistry requires expertise in planning, surgery and tooth restoration; it is as much about art and experience as it is about science.
The Tooth Doctor provides dental implants to our patients who want to fix missing teeth, replace uncomfortable dentures prefer this process instead of having good tooth structure removed to make a bridge. The implants will look natural and greatly restore your smile. They are very strong, stable and last many years with the occasional re-tightening or replacement due to normal wear.
Dental anxiety and fear keeps millions of patients from visiting their dental office every year. For some patients, local anesthesia is simply not enough to overcome the psychological factors so a sedative is often used to put them at ease during treatment. Conscious sedation is a great way to treat dental anxiety and allow your dentist to work on your teeth. It allows the patient to enter a state of relaxation while staying awake during the procedure, allowing for you to respond to your dentist’s questions and requests.
Our office uses Oral Sedation methods which produces a light to moderate effect, depending on the strength of the prescription. Oral sedation usually comes in the form of a pill taken up to an hour before the procedure. You may experience some drowsiness but you will still be able to respond to your dentist’s requests. Recovery time is a little longer and you should consider an escort to drive you home. Reasons to consider oral sedation are:
- you have a low pain threshold
- high teeth sensitivity
- a severe gag reflex
- require large amounts of dental work completed
- plain old nerves
Root canal treatment, or Enodontics, is typically a pain free procedure and is meant to remove either diseased or necrotic (dead) pulp from the tooth’s root. This allows a tooth to be saved when it might otherwise have to be extracted and can prevent the development of an infection which may develop into an abscessed tooth. Once completed, your tooth should be examined periodically (usually every 6-12 months) to ensure that the tooth is healing properly.
Wisdom Teeth Removal
Our dentists are highly trained and experienced in wisdom teeth removal. Why take them out? Wisdom teeth are a third set of molars in the back of your mouth. They usually come in between the ages of 17 and 25, and they’re spotted on X-rays. Most people have them removed for one of these reasons:
- They are growing in crooked because of its location so far back in your mouth
- They are difficult to reach and clean so you risk damaging other healthy teeth
- Your jaw has no room for an extra set of molars which results in an impacted tooth
- You have cavities or gum disease
Teeth can darken over time and for a number of reasons such as coffee or tobacco stains and aging. We provide teeth whitening services to our patients either in-office or as a take home solution. We will apply a bleaching agent containing hydrogen peroxide to your teeth via custom fit plastic trays to fit our patients teeth. The visit can last anywhere from an hour to an hour and a half.
Another option is at-home bleaching which requires purchasing a peroxide-based bleaching solution from your dentist or pharmacist. Usually coming in a carbamide peroxide gel form along with a mouthguard, you place the gel into the mouthguard and use as directed. Our dentists will help you determine the correct duration and intensity of your treatment to best suit your needs.
Are you an active person who plays a lot of sports and worry about about the possibility of damaging your teeth? Do you grind your teeth at night and wake up with a severe headache in the morning? We have the solution for you at The Tooth Doctor.
Mouth guards should be used by anyone — children and adults — who play contact sports such as football, boxing, soccer, ice hockey, basketball, and field hockey. However, even those participating in non-contact sports or any recreational activity (for example, skateboarding, mountain biking and gymnastics) that might pose a risk of injury to the mouth, they may benefit from wearing a protective mouth guard.
It might be time for you to consider a night guard. Talk to us if one or more of the symptoms happen to you:
- swelling or tired feeling on the side of your face
- trouble chewing or a sudden uncomfortable bite as if the upper and lower teeth not aligning correctly
a tired feeling in your face
- Clicking, popping, or grating sounds in the jaw joint when you open or close your mouth
- Problems when you try to open your mouth wide
- Pain or tenderness in your face, jaw joint area, neck and shoulders, and in or around the ear when you chew