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Dentist Hendersonville NC

Dr. Jessica Christy, our dentist in Hendersonville, and her dental team provide comprehensive and comfortable dental treatments to patients in the Hendersonville, NC area. We emphasize the importance of general dental care and routine visits for a healthy and stable smile at Orchard Hill Dental.

Keeping the teeth and gums healthy is the focus of general dentistry and preventive dental care. Our dentist in Hendersonville and the professional dental team take the time to get to know each patient individually in order to provide dental care that is personalized to their unique needs and goals.

General Dentistry in Hendersonville, North Carolina

Dental Care in Hendersonville, NC

Mouthguard

Do you play contact sports? Mouthguards can help protect you from sports-related injuries and can prevent teeth from chipping or cracking. Mouthguards can also prevent concussions, reduce stress on the neck, protect the jaw from trauma, and allow the user to speak and breathe properly.

Dentistry for Seniors

As we age, there are multiple oral health problems that can arise, including dry mouth, root decay, darkened tooth enamel, tooth loss, and gum disease. These problems not only impact the health of our teeth and gums but our physical health as well. Orchard Hill Dental offers dental services for seniors that are specific to each patient that visits our office, no matter their age.

Emergency Dentistry

Our professionals can help treat your dental emergency, whether you chipped or lost a tooth, need a replacement crown, or need relief from tooth pain. Call our office for emergency tooth extraction, restorative treatment, periodontal therapy, or root canal treatment. If you have any questions about your treatment options, our dental staff will be happy to help. Dr. Christy will work with you every step of the way to ensure that you are receiving effective and comfortable treatment.

Laser Dentistry

Using the latest in laser dentistry, our dentists provide gum disease treatment as well as gum contouring. We utilize a soft tissue laser, also known as a diode laser, to remove bacteria from gum pockets. We also treat patients who want to address their “gummy smiles”.

Sedation Dentistry

Is dental fear or anxiety keeping you away from the dentist? Sedation dentistry is a simple way to have a pain-free and stress-free visit to the dentist. Minor or complex dental concerns can be addressed with sedation and it can be used for all types of patients.

Tooth Extraction

Teeth may be extracted due to overcrowding, extensive tooth decay, impacted wisdom teeth, or periodontal disease. Tooth extraction can help remove oral health problems at the source in severe cases where teeth are no longer healthy. Restorative solutions like dental implants, dental bridges, and dentures and partials can be used to replace missing teeth after extraction.

Can a regular dentist pull a tooth?

Yes, a regular dentist can pull a tooth. A tooth extraction is one of the most common procedures that dentists perform. Depending on the complexity of the extraction, your dentist may refer you to an oral surgeon if they deem it necessary. But in most cases, a regular dentist can handle tooth extractions without referring to an oral surgeon. In most cases, the tooth extraction process involves numbing the area with a local anesthetic before using special instruments to loosen and remove your tooth. After any tooth extraction procedure, your dentist will provide aftercare instructions to promote healing and reduce discomfort.

Can a general dentist do root canals?

Yes, a general dentist can perform root canal procedures. Dentists perform root canal treatments to treat or save a tooth that has become infected or inflamed in the pulp. However, in some cases, your dentist may refer you to an endodontist (a specialist in root canals). An endodontist specializes in the diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of diseases and injuries of the tooth’s pulp and surrounding tissues. 

Is sedation dentistry safe for senior citizens? 

Sedation dentistry can be safe for senior citizens, but it is important to consult a dentist to determine if it is appropriate for the individual patient. The dentist will factor in the patient’s overall health, medical history, and the procedure the dentist or oral surgoen will perform. The specific form of sedation used will depend on the patient and their overall health and medical history. In some cases, a senior citizen may not be able to tolerate certain types of sedation or may require a lower dosage. Follow the dentist’s instructions and have someone accompany the patient to and from the appointment.

What does a dentist classify as a dental emergency?

A dental emergency is a situation that requires immediate attention from a dentist. This can include severe toothaches, painful infections, trauma (such as a fractured tooth), severe bleeding, a lost or loose filling, or other instances which may be potentially damaging to the patient’s oral health. It is important to seek prompt treatment for dental emergencies to prevent the condition from worsening or causing more severe problems.

Are lasers in dentistry safe?

Yes, lasers in dentistry are incredibly safe because of the advanced technology dentist use. Lasers are minimally invasive and allow for more precise treatment than traditional methods of dentistry, removing less tissue and resulting in fewer complications. The American Dental Association approve of the use of lasers for some dental procedures. Furthermore, laser therapy often results in faster recovery times as well as reduced need for anesthesia compared to other dental treatments.

How long does it take to recover from a tooth extraction procedure?

Recovery time after a tooth extraction procedure can vary depending on the individual and the complexity of the extraction. It takes about 3-7 days for the initial swelling to subside and 7-10 days for the extraction site to heal. It’s also common for patients to experience some pain and discomfort for a few days after the procedure. However, please follow the post-operative instructions that your dentist or oral surgeon provides, including taking medications and eating soft foods while avoiding brushing near the extraction site.

Contact Your Dentist in Hendersonville, NC

Do you need a sports mouthguard? Maybe you’ve noticed your gums bleed when you brush your teeth. Call your dentist in Hendersonville, NC today for professional dental solutions including mouthguards and gum disease treatment at (828) 247-7001. We will work with you every step of the way to make sure that treatment is comfortable and runs smoothly.