Northern RI's Leading Family Dentist
Did you know that many of today's ailments can trace their roots back to poor oral hygiene?
Dr. David Ward and his trained staff use General & Restorative Dentistry to maintain your overall oral health and repair problems that can come up in everyday life. From oral exams and cleanings, root canals and crowns, Dr. Dave can provide comprehensive dental care to make you look and feel your very best!
The secret to long lasting, healthy teeth and gums
At our practice, maintaining the health of your teeth and gums is our fundamental concern. Our exams and cleanings are gentle, yet thorough, giving you the treatment you need with a warm, caring touch. No matter what condition your teeth and gums are in, we can help you to restore your oral health.
Soft Tissue Management
Non-surgical programs to keep your gums healthy
Problems and disease in the gum tissue can be a potentially serious condition that affects the health and appearance of the entire mouth and its supporting bone structure. For patients with gums that require treatment, we offer non-surgical soft tissue management programs to halt the progression of gum disease and damage, as well as restore gum health.
It is our pleasure to be able to care for your entire family
It is vital that children come in for regular exams and cleanings to ensure that their dental health remains excellent. Our goal is to provide the best preventive care to your children to minimize future dental problems. Effective preventative care for children includes the placement of dental sealants and administration of fluoride treatments to protect teeth from decay, as well as regular gum exams to prevent gum disease. We teach kids the importance of regular brushing and flossing to keep their teeth and gums healthy between cleanings. Contact us today to schedule an appointment.
Oral Sedation Dentistry
We make sure that your visit with us is as pleasant as possible
We offer oral-sedation to patients who are anxious about receiving the dental treatments they need to keep their smile healthy and beautiful. With oral-sedation you take just one small pill to relax you before your procedure, keeping you comfortable and anxiety free throughout your treatment.
Crowns & Bridges
A comfortable, attractive solution to missing teeth
If you have missing teeth, you know the emotional pain they cause... embarrassment, lowered self-esteem and a loss of confidence. They can also lead to gum disease, bite problems, bone loss and speech difficulties. You don't have to live this way. A bridge is a comfortable, attractive solution. Custom-fit, a bridge is a false tooth (or teeth) that is permanently placed between two healthy teeth and is held in place by porcelain crowns.
Root Canal Therapy
No longer a scary experience with modern dental techniques
Dr. Ward is experienced in performing root canal therapy. Extensive decay, an accident, tooth fracture or gum disease can kill teeth and cause a root canal symptom such as root canal pain or a dental abscess. However, regardless of the root canal cause, your teeth can be saved using modern therapy to do root canal treatment.
Alleviate the pain related to TMJ
"TMJ" stands for temporomandibular joint, or the jaw joint. The TMJs are the small joints in front of each ear that attach the lower jaw to the skull. They allow you to perform such functions as opening and closing your mouth, chewing, speaking and swallowing. TMJ conditions are manifested by pain in the muscles along with limitations in the ability to execute normal movements.
Tooth Colored Fillings
A safer, more attractive and more enduring alternative to metal
If your teeth are filled with dark, gray metal fillings, you've got more to worry about than your appearance. Metal amalgams can damage teeth. Temperature sensitive, amalgams expand with heat and contract with cold. This movement weakens the tooth wall, leading to fractures, and also allows bacteria to enter and cause decay. They contain mercury which may have negative long-term health effects. Tooth-colored composite fillings conservatively restore your teeth to strength and your smile to beauty.
Dr. Dave is Northern Rhode Island's leading family dentist!
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