Keep Your Smile Healthy With General Dentistry
Dr. Danny O’Keefe recommends that patients come in for professional cleanings at least twice per year to maintain oral health. He will examine your teeth for signs of decay, gum disease, or other issues. He may also take x-rays or use our intraoral camera to assess the condition of your smile.
Extensive decay, traumatic injury, or other damage can allow bacteria to infect the pulp of a tooth. If the infection is allowed to persist, an extraction may be required to preserve your oral health. To save the tooth and maintain oral health, Dr. O’Keefe can perform a root canal procedure.
We offer a variety of sedation dentistry techniques to help keep you relaxed and comfortable while undergoing dental procedures. Dr. O’Keefe and our team of anesthesiologists are licensed to administer nitrous oxide, oral conscious sedation, intravenous (IV) sedation, and general anesthesia.
Conditions such as bruxism and malocclusion can strain the jaw joints, causing clicking and popping sounds when you open your mouth. Dr. O’Keefe can diagnose this condition and treat it with a variety of oral appliances to improve the alignment of your bite or prevent your teeth from grinding.
Sleep apnea is often obstructive, meaning that it is caused by a physical block to airflow through your mouth or nose. To treat this condition, Dr. O’Keefe can fit you with an oral appliance such as a night guard that can keep your airway open while you sleep.
To help make your treatment as comfortable as possible, we provide sedation dentistry using special medications that will relax you before any necessary procedures. Dr. O’Keefe will also communicate with you about your treatment and help you implement strategies that can make you feel more at ease.
Regular dental cleanings and exams are important for your dental hygiene and overall oral health. During your regular check ups, Dr. O'Keefe will inspect your soft tissues for oral cancer, periodontal disease, and other problems. He will also look at each of your teeth to asses their condition.
Gums that are unhealthy or damaged can result in a weakened support structure for your teeth. During a comprehensive dental exam, Dr. O'Keefe will carefully examine your gums and teeth for signs of infection or injury. If any gum disease is present, he will recommend a treatment plan.