Services at
Eno River Dental

As general dentists, we truly do a little bit of everything! However, we know our limits and work closely with the incredible dental specialists in our area when needed to help achieve the best possible result for you. Below are some of the treatments offered at our office.

Diagnostics & Prevention

Exams
Don’t let problems go undiagnosed (and become bigger, more expensive and painful problems down the road)! Let us take a close look and find any issues while they’re still easy to fix!

Low radiation x-rays
If we could have any superpower it would be x-ray vision, but since we aren’t quite superhuman (yet…) we still need the help of technology to take a closer look. Our x-rays are all low-dose and we take all precautions necessary to reduce radiation to you and our staff.

Cleanings
Even if we brush and floss every day at home, there are inevitably some spots we miss. Let us help get those chompers squeaky clean! Regular professional dental cleanings also help keep periodontal disease at bay.
Fluoride
A naturally occurring mineral found in both ground and surface water, fluoride is Mother Nature’s way to fight cavities. An extra dose of this tooth vitamin has been proven to help keep your teeth mineralized and strong. It can also help with sensitivity. Ask us if fluoride might be right for you at your next dental visit!

Oral Cancer Screenings
We look at things besides just teeth. Oral cancer screenings are a key element in our exams. Finding potentially cancerous lesions early allows the opportunity for early diagnosis and tremendously improves the chance of survival.

Second Opinions & Consults
Confused about your treatment plan? Want to explore other options? We are happy to provide second opinion consult appointments. Call us today!
Exams
Don’t let problems go undiagnosed (and become bigger, more expensive and painful problems down the road)! Let us take a close look and find any issues while they’re still easy to fix!

Low radiation x-rays
If we could have any superpower it would be x-ray vision, but since we aren’t quite superhuman (yet…) we still need the help of technology to take a closer look. Our x-rays are all low-dose and we take all precautions necessary to reduce radiation to you and our staff.

Cleanings
Even if we brush and floss every day at home, there are inevitably some spots we miss. Let us help get those chompers squeaky clean! Regular professional dental cleanings also help keep periodontal disease at bay.
Fluoride
A naturally occurring mineral found in both ground and surface water, fluoride is Mother Nature’s way to fight cavities. An extra dose of this tooth vitamin has been proven to help keep your teeth mineralized and strong. It can also help with sensitivity. Ask us if fluoride might be right for you at your next dental visit!

Oral Cancer Screenings
We look at things besides just teeth. Oral cancer screenings are a key element in our exams. Finding potentially cancerous lesions early allows the opportunity for early diagnosis and tremendously improves the chance of survival.

Second Opinions & Consults
Confused about your treatment plan? Want to explore other options? We are happy to provide second opinion consult appointments. Call us today!

Treatment

Deep cleanings (scaling and root planing)
Due to multiple factors like lack of not seeing your dental hygienist often, poor home care, and unfortunately genetics, you may have developed periodontal disease and need a deep cleaning to help treat it. Known also as scaling and root planing, a deep clean goes beyond the scope of a “normal” cleaning and is the first step to treating periodontal disease.

Sealants
We may recommend sealing the little pits and grooves of a child’s teeth to help protect them from decay. Sealants are easy and quick to apply and could help prevent cavities for your child.

Fillings
A cavity is tooth decay. What once was hard and strong is now soft and mushy. Gone untreated, a cavity can get so big that it affects the structural integrity of a tooth (leading to breaking or chipping) or it can infect the nerve (leading to tooth pain). By treating a cavity with a filling early, you can prevent more extensive work from being necessary.

Crowns & Veneers
Crowns are basically helmets for teeth. Crowns are usually needed when a tooth’s structural integrity is compromised. This could mean the tooth had a root canal and is now brittle or the tooth may have had such a large cavity that there isn’t much tooth structure left. Veneers are reserved for esthetic improvement cases and are essentially like press-on nails for your teeth…but like a lot nicer and should last a lot longer.

Bridges
Missing a single tooth? You may be able to fill that missing space with a bridge. A bridge uses the two teeth next to the missing space as anchors to support a fake tooth to fill in the missing space. A bridge is cemented in and does not need to be removed daily but does require extra attention and skill to keep clean.

Partials & Dentures
Partials and dentures are popular options to restore multiple missing teeth. They are removable appliances and require regular cleaning and occasional adjustments to maintain quality, strength, and fit. There are many designs and materials for both partials and dentures. Schedule a consultation today so we can discuss all your options!
Root Canals
A tooth may need a root canal if a cavity has gotten so large that it has infected the nerve, if a tooth has experienced trauma, or if a tooth has broken or fractured and the nerve is exposed. People often have a misconception that root canals are painful. The reality is that most people do not need a root canal until a tooth hurts so as a result, root canals have developed a bad rep.

Extractions
Sometimes teeth are so broken down from decay or loose from gum disease that the only option is to remove them. Like any procedure, there are consequences to removing a tooth. Adjacent or opposing teeth may shift or drift, exposing those teeth to higher risk for bone loss or cavities. Additionally, every tooth plays a role. By removing a tooth, we shift the responsibility of that tooth to others and that added stress and force can cause the remaining teeth to fracture prematurely. Let us chat with you about options to replace that missing space!

Clear Aligners (Invisalign)
and Retainers

Gone are the days of awkward headgear and only having the option for shiny metal braces. Clear aligner technology has progressed significantly in recent years and we are able to treat many tooth misalignments with clear aligner therapy. Call us today to schedule a consult!

Nightguards
Some of us do it only at night, some of us do it all the time, but we all do it. If you clench or grind your teeth you’re subjecting your teeth to forces that far exceed what they’re capable of withstanding. Teeth are like tires – they have a lifespan. If you drive aggressively putting excess wear and tear on them, they’re going to break down a lot faster. Help protect those teeth from each other with a nightguard!

Mouthguards
Play close contact sports? You’re going to want something to protect those teeth from getting bruised, chipped, or even knocked out! Ask us about our custom mouthguard options!

Whitening
One of the most common requests we receive is to whiten a patient’s teeth. We’ve tried multiple products on the market today from in-house whitening to over-the-counter whitening and are proud to offer a whitening product that we can stand behind. Our whitening system truly whitens with little to no sensitivity and can all be done in the comfort of your own home without those long in-office dental appointments. Call us today to chat about the options!
Deep cleanings (scaling and root planing)
Due to multiple factors like lack of not seeing your dental hygienist often, poor home care, and unfortunately genetics, you may have developed periodontal disease and need a deep cleaning to help treat it. Known also as scaling and root planing, a deep clean goes beyond the scope of a “normal” cleaning and is the first step to treating periodontal disease.

Sealants
We may recommend sealing the little pits and grooves of a child’s teeth to help protect them from decay. Sealants are easy and quick to apply and could help prevent cavities for your child.

Fillings
A cavity is tooth decay. What once was hard and strong is now soft and mushy. Gone untreated, a cavity can get so big that it affects the structural integrity of a tooth (leading to breaking or chipping) or it can infect the nerve (leading to tooth pain). By treating a cavity with a filling early, you can prevent more extensive work from being necessary.

Crowns & Veneers
Crowns are basically helmets for teeth. Crowns are usually needed when a tooth’s structural integrity is compromised. This could mean the tooth had a root canal and is now brittle or the tooth may have had such a large cavity that there isn’t much tooth structure left. Veneers are reserved for esthetic improvement cases and are essentially like press-on nails for your teeth…but like a lot nicer and should last a lot longer.

Bridges
Missing a single tooth? You may be able to fill that missing space with a bridge. A bridge uses the two teeth next to the missing space as anchors to support a fake tooth to fill in the missing space. A bridge is cemented in and does not need to be removed daily but does require extra attention and skill to keep clean.

Partials & Dentures
Partials and dentures are popular options to restore multiple missing teeth. They are removable appliances and require regular cleaning and occasional adjustments to maintain quality, strength, and fit. There are many designs and materials for both partials and dentures. Schedule a consultation today so we can discuss all your options!
Root Canals
A tooth may need a root canal if a cavity has gotten so large that it has infected the nerve, if a tooth has experienced trauma, or if a tooth has broken or fractured and the nerve is exposed. People often have a misconception that root canals are painful. The reality is that most people do not need a root canal until a tooth hurts so as a result, root canals have developed a bad rep.

Extractions
Sometimes teeth are so broken down from decay or loose from gum disease that the only option is to remove them. Like any procedure, there are consequences to removing a tooth. Adjacent or opposing teeth may shift or drift, exposing those teeth to higher risk for bone loss or cavities. Additionally, every tooth plays a role. By removing a tooth, we shift the responsibility of that tooth to others and that added stress and force can cause the remaining teeth to fracture prematurely. Let us chat with you about options to replace that missing space!

Clear Aligners (Invisalign)
and Retainers

Gone are the days of awkward headgear and only having the option for shiny metal braces. Clear aligner technology has progressed significantly in recent years and we are able to treat many tooth misalignments with clear aligner therapy. Call us today to schedule a consult!

Nightguards
Some of us do it only at night, some of us do it all the time, but we all do it. If you clench or grind your teeth you’re subjecting your teeth to forces that far exceed what they’re capable of withstanding. Teeth are like tires – they have a lifespan. If you drive aggressively putting excess wear and tear on them, they’re going to break down a lot faster. Help protect those teeth from each other with a nightguard!

Mouthguards
Play close contact sports? You’re going to want something to protect those teeth from getting bruised, chipped, or even knocked out! Ask us about our custom mouthguard options!


Whitening
One of the most common requests we receive is to whiten a patient’s teeth. We’ve tried multiple products on the market today from in-house whitening to over-the-counter whitening and are proud to offer a whitening product that we can stand behind. Our whitening system truly whitens with little to no sensitivity and can all be done in the comfort of your own home without those long in-office dental appointments. Call us today to chat about the options!