Choosing a family dentist is the best decision you can make. Family dentistry is the type of practice that serves all members of your family, giving you the convenience of visiting a single practice to cover all your dental needs. It also takes into account your family’s medical history, allowing you to receive more comprehensive dental care.
Finding a family dentist that you and your children can trust makes a big difference with your overall dental care experience. It allows children to build a good relationship with their dentist and feel comfortable asking questions and voicing their concerns, thus avoiding phobias. Our highly trained staff at Persimmon Dental Care are looking forward to welcoming you and assisting with any questions. If you are ready to take the road to a healthy oral life, give us a call to schedule an appointment today.
Our family dental practice is the perfect mix of expertise and convenience that offers you and your loved ones the quality oral care you deserve without affecting your busy schedule. We are firm believers that every patient is unique and has individual needs. Our staff serves every patient from the heart, making sure to stay true to our promise of delivering exceptional quality dental care.
We customize our dental services according to a patient’s individual needs as well as their age, which allows us to serve adults, kids, and seniors. Please find below a list of the services we offer.
Yes. We serve every member of your family, including children. You can start scheduling visits for your little ones once they turn one. We provide a full range of services, including early intervention, dental exams, cleanings, and prevention, to make sure your child’s teeth grow healthy and aligned. In addition to these services, we also provide sealants, white fillings as well as pulpotomies (root canals for children).
To ensure your child is relaxed and never afraid to visit a dentist, we offer nitrous oxide or laughing gas sedation.
Why Is It Important to Get a Comprehensive Dental Exam?
Dr. Giang believes that comprehensive dental exams are essential for your overall well-being. By checking your oral health, we can tell a lot about what is going on in your whole body. Our staff will perform a thorough examination of your teeth and gums, with any necessary imaging and x-rays to help us identify any problems. We also perform a cancer screening, giving you the ability to deal with it as soon as possible.
The comprehensive dental exam gives the doctor the required information to create your treatment plan. We discuss your treatment plan so you can make and informed decision for the best path that works for you.
What is Preventive Dentistry?
Preventive dentistry is a mutual responsibility between you and your dentist, aiming at keeping oral diseases at bay. At Persimmon Dental Care, we perform regular oral exams, x-rays, sealants, fluoride treatments, and dental cleanings to help you avoid cavities, gum disease, and enamel wear.
Serving various members of the same family gives us great insight into your family’s medical history and genetics. Even with your good hygiene habits, many oral health conditions have a hereditary basis. If we find you are at a higher risk for a certain dental condition, we make sure to take steps in your treatment plan to reduce your risk.
What is My Role in Preventive Dentistry?
To complement the preventive services we offer you, we recommend the following:
- Brush your teeth at least twice a day using fluoride toothpaste.
- Floss daily to get rid of any food stuck between your teeth. Otherwise, it could turn into plaque.
- Use a mouthwash to rinse after flossing.
- Avoid sugary and acidic drinks and foods, such as soda. When you eat such foods, brush right after you eat.
Are Dental Cleanings Necessary?
Yes. Dental cleaning is a major part of preventive dentistry, that is done to remove plaque. Plaque is a thick film of bacteria that forms on your teeth after eating sugary or starchy foods; these bacteria attack your enamel, promoting various dental problems. To keep harmful bacteria under control, you need to schedule cleanings at least twice a year.
Emergency Dental Care
In addition to supporting you throughout your treatment plan, we are also here for you whenever you have an emergency. If you experienced pain, don’t hesitate to reach out to our practice immediately. We provide urgent, same-day services when needed. To help you identify when you need emergency care, we have listed some of the symptoms to watch out for.
Signs You Need Emergency Dental Care
- Severe toothache: There are various causes behind a toothache. Treatment will depend on the cause. We will try to relieve your pain immediately while making a proper diagnosis to provide treatment for permanent pain relief.
- Dental abscess: Most of the time, it is an infection at the root of your teeth, causing intolerable pain. Symptoms can also include fever, foul taste in your mouth, or swollen cheeks. The doctor needs to treat an abscess first and relieve your pain before performing any procedure to address the root cause of the problem.
- Mouth or gum swelling: Swelling is a sign of infection. If you experience any breathing or swallowing difficulty along with swelling, it could be a bacterial infection to your salivary gland, and you should get immediate help.
- Broken or lost restoration: If you break or lose a filling or crown, reach out to us as soon as you can, and we can give you an immediate temporary filling to protect your teeth from infection until we can provide you a permanent solution for this dental issue.
- Broken or fractured tooth: If you accidentally break or chip a tooth, you need to seek immediate treatment. Without care, your tooth could be damaged or infected, causing you to lose the tooth eventually.
Root Canal Treatment (RCT)
RCT, is a procedure used to restore a tooth that is badly decayed or infected. An untreated infection in a tooth’s root can enter the bloodstream and spread, resulting in other unwanted complications for your overall health. During an RCT, the inside of the tooth is cleaned, sealed, and 'capped' with a crown to protect it from further infection or tooth extraction.
When Do I Need A Root Canal?
One of the signs you need an RCT is having severe tooth pain when chewing foods. Another common symptom is having prolonged sensitivity to hot or cold drinks. It is important to note that sometimes there are no symptoms associated with a root canal infection until the situation gets severe. That is why regular visits to our practice can help us with the early detection of anything that might affect your well-being.
What if I Still Feel Pain after a Root Canal Treatment?
At this point, we perform an Apicoectomy, which is a minor surgical procedure necessary if an infection develops or continues after a root canal treatment was performed.
What if I am Scared of Dental Visits?
Our team at Persimmon Dental Care fully understands how you feel. It is not uncommon for patients to be afraid of going to the dentist. We assure you that we will take every measure to make your visit to our practice exceptionally fun and pleasant. Not only is our staff supportive, but they will also make sure to create the most welcoming environment possible.
If you have anxiety or fear of the dentist, please discuss your concerns with us so we can offer you a sedation option to help maximize your comfort while under our care. Based on what is a good fit for you, and how long or complex your procedure is, we use oral sedation, nitrous oxide or laughing gas, as well as IV sedation by our oral surgeon when needed.
3 Benefits of Sedation or Sleep Dentistry
- Diminishes Anxiety - At our practice, we offer a variety of sedation methods to help you feel relaxed. We our experienced in choosing the right sedation method for you to treat your fears while we under our care.
- Provides Comfort - Using sedation dentistry ensures you get the most soothing experience, no matter how complex the procedure is. You can be partially or fully sedated based on your preference, comfort level, and type of procedure.
- Saves Time - Since you can stay comfortable for a longer time when sedated, our dentist can perform more than one procedure during a single visit without the need to schedule more visits.
Do You Treat Gum Disease?
Our practice takes gum disease seriously and makes it a priority in your treatment plan. Research has shown a connection between gum disease and systemic illnesses such as heart disease, diabetes, and even respiratory diseases. That’s why Dr. Giang strives to treat gum health before proceeding with any treatment.
Gum disease is the leading cause of tooth loss in adults. A gum infection causes harm to both the gums and bones supporting the teeth, so any treatment for your teeth won’t be sustainable if your gums are not healthy.
How Do You Treat Gum Disease?
We perform root planing and scaling (deep cleanings) to clean below the gumline and promote healing for for the soft tissue to help you avoid the further spread of the disease. In some cases, we use Arestin antibiotic to target bacteria and help reduce pocket depth. We also offer laser dentistry under certain conditions.
What are Dental Restorations?
Dental restorations cover a wide range of procedures used to renew the health, functionality, and appearance of your teeth. We offer fillings, crowns, bridges, dentures, and dental implants to return function and beauty to your smile. Our team uses amalgam-free, tooth-colored materials to perform all types of dental restorations while providing a safe and sustainable treatment that looks natural.
What are Dental Implants, and Who Needs Them?
Dental Implants are metal posts positioned into your jawbone where teeth are missing, to secure replacement teeth, resulting in a seamless smile that looks natural.
A good candidate for dental implants is someone who was born without a tooth or has had teeth removed due to injury, infection, or decay. For your convenience, you no longer need to travel between dental offices for oral surgeries or dental implants. Our excellent oral surgeon is here to perform all your complex care needs.
Let Us Help You and Your Family Achieve Perfect Oral Health
Persimmon Dental Care is excited to hear from you! Whether all you need is a simple touch up or a complex procedure, we cover all your needs in one place. We’re here to guide you throughout every step to attain your perfect smile, so get in touch with us today!