Wisdom Teeth Extraction

Wisdom teeth, or third molars, are the last teeth to erupt within the mouth, usually in a person’s late teens or twenties. When they align properly and gum tissue is healthy, wisdom teeth do not have to be removed. Unfortunately, this does not generally happen. The extraction of wisdom teeth is necessary when they are prevented from properly erupting within the mouth. They may grow sideways, partially emerge from the gum and even remain trapped beneath the gum and bone. Impacted teeth can take many positions in the bone as they attempt to find a pathway that will allow them to successfully erupt. Your dentist can determine if you need your wisdom teeth removed from the x-rays taken during your usual hygiene cleanings.

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Dental Implants

Dental implants are changing the way people live and are often the best option for people who have experienced tooth loss. They are the closest thing to natural teeth that modern dental technology has to offer. They are a desirable alternative to dentures as these are “permanent teeth” that look, feel and function similar to natural teeth. Dental implants are tiny titanium posts that are surgically placed into the jawbone where teeth are missing. The posts act as tooth root substitutes and, within three to six months, the bone bonds with the titanium to create a strong foundation for artificial teeth. If you are considering dental implants, give us a call and we will thoroughly examine your mouth and dental records to determine if they are a good option.

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Oral Surgery

Oral surgeons care for patients with more serious problems, such as wisdom teeth, facial pain and misaligned jaws. They specialize in procedures involving TMJ disorders, orthognathic surgery and wisdom teeth removal.

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Senior Dentistry

As we age, our dental care needs change. Seniors may need more restorative care to ensure a healthy smile. At Carus Dental, we offer complete senior dental care, including dentures, dental implants, gum disease prevention and a discount program for our older patients.

 

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Periodontal/Gum Disease

Periodontal disease, also called gum disease, is a bacterial infection of the gums and bones that hold the teeth in place. Gum disease can affect patients of all ages, and even the healthiest of smiles can be at risk. Gingivitis is the initial stage of this disease, and, if treated at this stage, gum disease can often be prevented and reversed. However, if left untreated, gum disease can cause tooth loss and unsightly changes to the soft tissues around the teeth. The good news is that gum disease is relatively easy to prevent by maintaining proper dental hygiene (brushing and flossing) and making regular dental visits.

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Endodontic/Root Canal Therapy

Root canals are typically needed when an untreated cavity progresses rapidly and spreads to the pulp of the tooth. The tooth pulp is made up of blood vessels, connective tissues and nerves. Once the bacteria of decay have reached the tooth pulp, it can be extremely painful. If your dentist determines that a root canal is the best solution for you, the procedure can typically be done with minimal discomfort and often keeps you from losing the tooth.

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TMJ Disorders

TMJ disorders are a family of problems related to your complex jaw joint. TMJ stands for temporomandibular joint, which is the name for each joint (right and left) that connects your jaw to your skull. If you have had symptoms like pain or a “clicking” sound, you’ll be glad to know these problems are more easily diagnosed and treated than they were in the past. Since some types of TMJ problems can lead to more serious conditions, early detection and treatment are important.

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Sedation Dentistry

Powerful pain-killing medications known as anesthetics not only help a patient avoid discomfort during a procedure, but post-operatively as well. Your dentist will talk to you about the most appropriate sedation option to address your particular needs.

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After Hours Emergency

Dental emergencies can happen at all hours of the day and night. In order to keep every tooth we care for safe, we offer some guidelines on what to do in every situation. And if that isn’t enough, we always have a dentist on call seven days a week to handle any after-hour emergencies for our current patients.

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Specialties And Services

  • Wisdom Teeth Extraction
  • Dental Implants
  • Oral Surgery
  • Senior Dentistry
  • TMJ Disorders
  • Sedation Dentistry
  • After Hours Emergency
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Specialties And Services

  • Wisdom Teeth Extraction
  • Dental Implants
  • Oral Surgery
  • Senior Dentistry
  • TMJ Disorders
  • Sedation Dentistry
  • After Hours Emergency
Request an Appointment

Specialties And Services

  • Dental Implants
  • Senior Dentistry
  • Periodontal/Gum Disease
  • After Hours Emergency
Request an Appointment

Specialties And Services

  • Endodontic/Root Canal Therapy
  • After Hours Emergency
Request an Appointment

Specialties And Services

  • Wisdom Teeth Extraction
  • Dental Implants
  • Oral Surgery
  • Senior Dentistry
  • TMJ Disorders
  • Sedation Dentistry
  • After Hours Emergency

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ADPS Application
Aetna PPO
Aetna PPO via Dental Health Alliance Network
Aflac
Ameritas
Ameritas PPO
Anthem
Anthem (Unicare 100/200/300)
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield (Federal)
Anthem PPO/Empire
Anthem PPO/Wellpoint
Assurant DHA
Assurant PPO
Assurant/DHA PPO
B
Basix
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Cross Blue Shield AL
Blue Cross Blue Shield MA
Blue Cross Blue Shield TX Medical
C
Careington
Careington Care (PPO & POS)
Careington PPO
Cigna PPO
Connection/GEHA
D
DBP-UHC
DCA Senior and Individual
DeCare
Delta Dental
Delta Dental (PPO/Prem)
Delta Dental KY
Delta Dental NC
Delta Dental OH
Delta Dental PPO
Delta Dental PPO/Premier
Delta Dental Premier
Delta Legion
Delta PPO
Delta Premier
Dental Benefit Provider
Dental Network of America
Dental Select
Dentegra
Dentemax
DHA/Assurant
DNoA
F
Federal Employee Program-BC/BS
FEP Blue
First Continential
G
GEHA
GEHA Connection Dental
GEHA/Connection
Guardian
Guardian PPO
H
Humana
Humana PPO
L
Lincoln Financial
M
Maverest
MetLife
MetLife PPO
Mutual of Omaha
O
OneCall Care
P
Principal
S
Security Life
Sunlife Financial
U
UCCI
UCCI - United Concordia
UHC
UHC/DBP
UHC/DBP/Lincoln Financial
UMR
UniCare
UniCare 100/200/300
Unicare 300
Unicare PPO/Wellpoint
Unicare PPO/WellPoint/Decare
United Concordia
United Concordia PPO
United Health Care (UHC )
United Healthcare
United Healthcare PPO
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Wellpoint/Unicare