Dental Exams, X-rays & Cleanings
At Montana Dental Works – Cosmetic, Implant & Laser Dentistry, we believe in the power of preventive care to maintain good oral hygiene and prevent dental complications. Dr. Dan McAllister encourages patients to visit our Kalispell, MT, practice for routine exams, dental X-rays, and dental cleaning to prevent dental complications like tooth decay. These checkups allow our general dentists and hygienists to evaluate the health of your gums and supporting bone structure while also performing a thorough cleaning.
To schedule your appointment, call our Kalispell office at (406) 752-1166.
Periodontal disease, also known as gum disease, results from bacterial overgrowth and can lead to various issues, including:
- Bleeding gums
- Bad breath
- Eventual bone loss around your teeth
Our comprehensive treatments for all stages of gum disease, including scaling and root planing (deep cleaning), effectively remove the bacterial buildup from your teeth and gums, emphasizing the importance of preventive care in maintaining good oral hygiene.
If cavities are detected on your X-rays or during your dental exam, we’ll treat them by removing the infected portion of the tooth and replacing it with a tooth-colored filling. This routine procedure, a crucial aspect of preventive care, ensures both a seamless appearance and long-term durability. Our Kalispell dental practice uses custom composite fillings to ensure a stunning appearance and long-term durability.
In cases where a tooth is beyond repair due to a large cavity, fracture, or infection, extractions may be necessary. Dr. McAllister performs routine and surgical extractions in our Kalispell, MT, office, using local anesthesia to ensure a pain-free experience. For added convenience, we offer bone grafts to strengthen your jaw and dental implants to replace missing teeth, highlighting our commitment to preserving oral health through preventive and restorative measures.
Frequently Asked Questions
General dentistry is paramount for maintaining a healthy smile and overall wellness. Untreated dental and gum damage can lead to illness or permanent disability, underscoring the significance of preventive care.
It’s generally recommended to visit your dentist for a routine checkup every six months. However, the frequency may vary based on individual oral health needs. Your general dentist will provide personalized recommendations during your visits.
Maintain a healthy dental care routine by using fluoridated toothpaste at least twice daily, cleaning your teeth daily, and incorporating either dental floss or a specially crafted brush. This routine, combined with regular checkups, forms a comprehensive approach to preventive care.
Learn More About Our General Dentistry Services
To learn more about how Montana Dental Works – Cosmetic, Implant & Laser Dentistry can help you maintain good oral health, call or send us a text at (406) 752-1166 to speak to our friendly team or fill out our easy online contact form.