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General & Family Dentistry - Ravenswood, WV

Dental Filling Procedures at Hairston Family Dentistry

Dental fillings are a procedure used to repair a damaged or decayed tooth back to its original state. When you visit Hairston Family Dentistry for a dental filling, Dr. Leah Hairston will use filling materials to fill out the cavity or crack in the tooth. After the procedure, your tooth will be able to function like it did before the cavity or crack. Filling a tooth is important because it prevents further damage and decay from occurring.

Materials Commonly Used for Fillings:

– Gold
– Composite Resin
– Porcelain

Before and after dental fillings

Tooth Extractions for Dental Patients in Ravenswood, WV

When tooth extraction is performed at Hairston Family Dentistry, it involves the removal of a tooth from its place on the bone. Tooth extraction can also be important for removing a tooth that has experienced trauma. Other reasons could be to prevent the risk of infection, or a loose tooth caused by gum disease. When you visit our office, Dr. Leah Hairston will first consider other corrective measures such as fillings, crowns and other procedures. If the tooth still cannot be saved with those methods, then the next step would be to completely remove the tooth.

tooth extraction

Easy and Pain-free Professional Dental Cleaning Services

Going to the dentist can make some people anxious, but it is important to keep your mouth healthy. Hairston Family Dentistry recommends visiting the dentist every six months for a professional cleaning, and check up. With two dental visits a year, teeth cleaning can be an easy and pain-free process.

What to Expect During a Dental Cleaning at Hairston Family Dentistry

When you visit our office, a dental hygienist will examine your teeth for any oral health issues. Then your hygienist will work to remove plaque and tartar from your teeth. Next your hygienist will use a high-powered electric brush and toothpaste of your choice to give your teeth a deep clean. At the end of your dental cleaning, your hygienist will floss in between your teeth to get rid of any hidden plaque. The last step of your dental cleaning will be a fluoride treatment, which helps protect your teeth against cavities.

Early Dental Care for the Youngest Residents in the Area

Dental care is important for everyone including children and even babies. Early dental visits for children can help with finding any problems before they become more serious oral health issues. At Hairston Family Dentistry, we recommend that your child’s first dentist visit should happen when they turn one year old. When you visit the dentist with your child, we will give you tips on how to care for their small teeth.