Preventative Care in Eugene, OR

Village Plaza Dental provides the best dental care to our Eugene area neighbors, giving you bright smiles and healthy teeth. Our focus is on high-quality preventative dentistry using the latest in proven dental technologies. This is how Village Plaza Dental is able to provide a warm and caring environment with gentle, attentive dental care.
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Dental Cleaning

Dental cleanings are performed by a hygienist or the dentists and will last about 40 minutes. Teeth cleanings include the removal of tartar & plaque from the tooth surface (scaling) and polishing. A combination of electric scaling tools and hand tools are used. These modern techniques increase the effectiveness and efficiency of traditional dental scaling. To keep plaque build-up in check and keep your smile white! Village Plaza Dental recommends a dental cleaning every six months for your best oral health.

We can clean deep below the gum line and smooth the root surface, known as root planning.

Deep Cleaning Gum Treatment

The periodontium is the foundation of teeth, gums, ligaments, and bone. If this is found to be unhealthy, non-surgical gum treatment may be needed. An unhealthy periodontium has similar symptoms to gum disease (periodontitis). Some symptoms include:
  • Gums that are red and bleed easily
  • Gums that are receding or pulling away from the teeth
  • Consistently bad breath, loose or shifting teeth
The periodontium cannot heal if the conditions that caused it to be unhealthy continue. With proper treatment and education the conditions that enable it to heal can be reestablished. Gum treatment may include:
  • Root planing
  • Deep cleaning
  • Local anesthetic
  • Antibiotics
Untreated gum disease will lead to more extensive surgeries and/or tooth extraction.

Teeth Sealants

Most teeth have narrow grooves in them teeth that are very hard to clean or cannot be cleaned with a toothbrush. The best solution to these minor imperfections is to fill them in and smooth them out. This type of cavity prevention uses sealants. The dentist cleans the tooth surface and uses sealant to fill in, smooth and seal the tooth surface so it can be cleaned by brushing. Untreated teeth are more likely to develop tooth decay and lead to a cavity which will require a filling or more serious corrective procedure.

Teeth Fillings

To repair a tooth damaged by tooth decay, fillings are used. The dentist removes the decayed portion of the tooth, cleans the area, and adds the filling material. Modern fillings are made from a composite (tooth colored) material. Traditional amalgam (silver colored) or gold can also be used, but they are easily noticeable because they do not match the color of your teeth. Also composite fillings, unlike traditional fillings, bond directly to the tooth surface.

Eugene's Best Dentist

For a family-friendly environment and a gentle, effective dentist, call Village Plaza Dental at (541) 343-3822 and make your appointment!