Skiffey Family Dentistry
Located on 94, north of I-76 by the North End water tower and fire station.
Cleaning and Exam
Approximately 1 Hour
Our friendly hygienist cleans your teeth using either traditional or ultrasonic techniques and takes digital diagnostic X-rays to evaluate your teeth. An evaluation of your gum health is performed with periodontal probing to determine the health of your gums. Our dentist then comes in and talks to you about your overall and oral health and explains what (if any) treatment is needed. After the examination the hygienist will place a professional fluoride treatment to prevent decay.
Periodontal Cleaning and Exam
Approximately 1 Hour
Our friendly hygienist cleans your teeth and root surfaces using either traditional or ultrasonic techniques and takes digital diagnostic X-rays to evaluate your teeth. An evaluation of your gum health is performed through probing to monitor and determine the status of your periodontal disease. Our dentist then comes in and talks to you about your overall and oral health and explains what (if any) treatment is needed. After the examination the hygienist will place a professional fluoride treatment to prevent decay.
Periodontal Scale/Root Planing
1 hr 30 min
Scaling and root planing is a deep cleaning below the gumline used to treat gum disease. The procedure is generally completed in 2 separate appointments. It involves thoroughly scaling all plaque, bacterial toxins and tartar deposits from your teeth and root surfaces, allowing your gums to heal and reattach themselves more firmly.
Dental sealants are a preventative coating painted on the chewing surfaces of teeth, usually premolars and molars, to prevent tooth decay. The sealant bonds into the grooves of the teeth, forming a protective shield over the enamel of each tooth.
NEW PATIENT Cleaning & Exam
1hr 30 min
Our friendly hygienist will take a full mouth series of x-rays and clean your teeth using either traditional or ultrasonic techniques. An evaluation of your gum health is performed through probing to make sure your gums are healthy. Our dentist then comes in and talks to you about your overall oral health and explains what if anything is needed to be done! After the examination the hygienist will place a professional fluoride treatment to prevent decay.
Cleaning and Exam (Under 12yo)
Our friendly hygienist cleans your child's teeth and takes digital diagnostic X-rays to evaluate your child's teeth. Camera pictures are taken of any decayed or chip/broken teeth. Our dentist then evaluates your child's overall oral health and explains what if anything is needs to be done! Any recommended sealants are placed (if time allows). After the examination the hygienist will place a professional fluoride treatment to prevent decay.
We start by numbing the tooth that needs a filling as gently as we can. We remove all of the decayed tooth and bacteria and replace it with a tooth colored filling that bonds to the tooth.
Crowns / Veneers
We start by getting the tooth and area numb so that you do not feel any pain. We remove the broken down or decayed parts of the tooth and then make enough room for a "cap" to go over the remaining structure. With our state of the art CEREC machine we take pictures of your tooth and how they fit together to make a custom fit. We then cement the crown and you go home with a custom new tooth!
Dentures & Partials
If you have no teeth or are looking to replace missing teeth we take an impression of your mouth and sent it to the laboratory to make the partial or denture. In a matter of weeks we give you your completed denture or partial.
Root Canal Therapy
A root canal involves removing the nerve of the tooth that has either died or is infected and cannot be healed. We start by numbing the area so you are comfortable and then make a small opening in the top of the tooth. We utilize a rubber damn to isolate the tooth and prevent cross contamination. We then use special instruments to remove all infected parts of the nerve and clean the inside of the tooth. It is then filled with sterile filling material and for best results the remaining tooth is Crowned. (May require 2 visits to complete the root canal.)
We start by sending you to receive a free CT scan to evaluate the area you wish to get an implant. When we decide you are able to get an implant we numb the area and make a small hole into the bone. We then place a titanium implant (ancor) into the bone and then cover it up with your normal gum tissue with sutures. After some healing we expose the top of the implant we secure an abutment so that we can make a crown. We then cement the crown to the entire implant abutment apparatus and you can then treat it like a natural tooth.
Extractions / Tori removal
We perform many extractions as well as wisdom tooth extractions even if they are impacted. If we do not feel comfortable we will direct you to an oral surgeon who is more than capable. Tori are bony growths that some people have on their jaw or on the top of their mouth. Some growths are restrictive and in the way. We carefully shape the bone so that it is comfortable to you and make sure you do not feel a thing.
We offer take home teeth whitening (Zoom Nite White) as well as one day Zoom (in -office) tooth whitening.
Smile Series (Clear Braces)
A series of clear aligners used to straighten the teeth. Schedule a consultation now to see if you would be a good candidate for clear braces!
An emergency exam is performed when you are experiencing pain, swelling or possible infection. It is recommended you call our office to schedule an emergency examination to expedite the care you need. In the event of an EMERGENCY please call 911.
Scheduling an appointment does not mean you will be seen for that procedure and you may be recommended a different procedure at the discretion of the Doctor. First time patients will require a cleaning and exam or just an exam upon arrival and may need x-rays at either appointment.