Protect Your Smile with Dr. Foust
At Smile! Dental Center, Dr. Foust and our friendly staff are here to ensure everyone in your family maintains a healthy smile. We offer a one-stop shop for all your dental needs, allowing you to schedule all your appointments under the same roof for maximum convenience.
Keep reading to learn about our general dentistry services.
Oral Hygiene Appointments & Preventive Dentistry
Too often overlooked, regular hygiene appointments are a crucial aspect of good oral health. During these visits, we’ll thoroughly clean and polish your teeth, using specialized tools to remove bacteria from the parts of your mouth that are hard to reach.
We’ll take x-rays of your entire mouth to identify any potential issues so we can treat them before they develop further. We also provide oral cancer screenings during our hygiene appointments to protect your health.
Finally, we make sure to educate all of our patients about proper oral care habits so they can successfully maintain their smile at home. We especially emphasize this with our younger patients, demonstrating effective brushing and flossing techniques while trying to establish the importance of oral health.
Tooth Extractions & Root Canal Therapy
While we always do our best to save your tooth, sometimes it just isn’t possible. If you have a tooth that’s damaged or decayed beyond the point of repair, Dr. Foust can perform gentle extractions.
We also offer root canal therapy to treat teeth with infected pulp tissue. This procedure involves creating an opening in your tooth to remove the infected tissue and sealing it with a durable material that helps to prevent further infection. Finally, we’ll cap your tooth with a dental crown to restore strength and appearance.
Visit Smile! Dental Center for Comprehensive Treatment
Dr. Foust and our team are here to help your whole family achieve flawless smiles. By sticking to a thorough oral care routine at home and visiting our practice twice a year, you can enjoy a healthy and beautiful smile for life.
Contact our Gibsonia practice today and schedule your initial consultation with Dr. Foust.
Frequently Asked Questions
What should I eat after a tooth extraction?
- Blended soups served at a warm temperature, not hot
- Protein shakes
- Greek yogurt
- Ice cream
- Mashed potatoes
- Scrambled eggs
- Cottage cheese
- Instant oatmeal
You’ll want to avoid hot and spicy foods because they can dislodge the clot, putting your recovery at risk. You’ll also want to avoid drinking through a straw, alcohol, and smoking for the first 72 hours.
Is root canal therapy painful?
How long is a root canal therapy procedure?
During the consultation, we’ll examine your oral health and provide you with a customized treatment plan that includes detailed information on the procedure, including the amount of time it will take to restore your tooth.
Why is oral hygiene important?
- Alzheimer’s disease
- Heart disease
A good oral hygiene routine consists of brushing your teeth twice a day, flossing daily, and rinsing between meals. In addition to your oral health routine, you’ll want to visit our Gibsonia office for professional cleanings and checkups. During these appointments, we’ll ensure your mouth is in the best of health and let you know about any issues before they become problematic.