Acorn Dental offers a wide range of dental services, enabling most of our patients to have all their treatment performed in our office, without the need for outside referrals. Our patients enjoy the convenience and time savings of only having to visit one office. Our staff of dedicated doctors are trained in:
They regularly attend continuing education courses in order to stay current with the latest dental materials and techniques.
Root Canal Therapy (endodontics) treats disorders of the nerve (also called the pulp) of the tooth. It used to be that a tooth with a diseased or infected nerve had to be removed. In 95 percent of the cases today, however, this is no longer true. Acorn Dental believes in saving teeth (instead of removing them). We make every effort to help you keep your natural teeth for a lifetime!
Periodontal disease, or simply gum disease, is the single most common cause of tooth loss in adults. It is a chronic bacterial infection. This inflammatory disease attacks the gums, bone and other supporting structures of the teeth.
Gum disease is caused by plaque, a colorless film of bacteria that forms on the teeth. Plaque irritates the gums, causing them to become red, tender and swollen. It also causes the gums to bleed easily. If not removed daily, plaque hardens to form calculus (tartar) around the necks of the teeth.
The tissue that attaches the gums to the teeth can be destroyed by the irritants in plaque. The gums pull away from the teeth and small pockets become filled with more plaque. As the pockets deepen, it becomes impossible for you to clean the plaque out. Eventually, the bone structure supporting the teeth can be destroyed.
Most people agree that beautifully aligned, straight teeth look great and create a smile that gives you the confidence to look and feel your best. If your teeth are crooked, orthodontic treatment may be just what you need to give you a smile you can wear with confidence! The benefits of having straight teeth go way beyond appearance. Besides boosting your self-confidence and helping you feel better about yourself, a proper bite also contributes to improved dental health that can affect your overall physical health and well-being.