What makes Clearwater Dentistry different is our commitment to patient comfort. We provide all the general dental services and treatments you would expect at a dental office. However, the way in which we provide those treatments and services sets us apart from the average dental practice. While we take pride in creating a warm and inviting atmosphere for our patients, we know that our skills and dedication to excellence provide a superior experience.
Your best oral health is what we are committed to helping you achieve. For some, this will mean only an exam to ensure that their oral tissues are maintaining optimum health. For others, it will entail undergoing dental procedures to improve the condition of the teeth, gums or soft tissues. Whatever is required for you to reach your best oral health, we will help you attain it.
The general dentistry services and treatments offered at Clearwater Dentistry include:
Your healthiest, most beautiful smile may require a little help. We offer that help by providing you with the best care we can deliver. Oral health is not just about beautiful smiles. It is also about overall well-being. Over the years, research has shown that poor oral health may be linked to other health issues. While further studies are being done to determine to what extent oral health is involved, it only makes sense to keep your teeth and gums healthy.
Join Our Dental Familly
Contact our office today to make an appointment to come to Clearwater Dentistry for your dental needs. You will enjoy the care and attention we provide, and you will appreciate the high level of skill with which we operate. Join our dental family and get on the road to achieving your best smile and optimum oral health.
Cleanings & Checkups
Health conscious people understand the importance of regular dental checkups and cleanings. When you come in regularly for an oral health exam, your dentist and hygienist get to know your mouth. It becomes easier for them to spot trouble areas, which means you benefit from even better oral care. Early indications that a dental issue is forming can be addressed before a larger problem manifests. One small cavity can grow into a problem that seriously affects your overall health if it is neglected. In such an instance a minor issue becomes a prohibitive expense, all because of neglect.
Cracked Tooth Repair
Did you know that tooth enamel is stronger than bone? Each day your teeth withstand literally tons of pressure. Sometimes, however, a tooth will become cracked. There are a variety of factors that can cause this. Though your permanent teeth are meant to last your entire lifetime, this is not always the case. Chewing on hard objects, genetics, personal habits, foods you eat and medications are some of the causes of cracked teeth. Should one of your teeth crack, it is not necessarily lost.
The part of your tooth above the gum line is called the crown. This part of your tooth is covered with enamel which is the strongest substance in the human body. In some instances, a tooth becomes weakened and may become more susceptible to breakage or further damage or decay. This can occur when a tooth is cracked or broken. It can also happen when a tooth has a very large filling or when it has had the nerve removed through root canal therapy. In these scenarios, the tooth is no longer as strong as it was originally and your dentist may recommend a dental crown to restore its strength.
Many people rush to the hospital emergency room when a dental emergency arises, not realizing that the ER may not be the best place for them at that time. Few hospitals are equipped to handle dental emergencies efficiently. They do not usually have emergency staff on hand with dental experience. Therefore dental patients are often given pain medication and instructed to make an appointment with their dentist as soon as possible.
When you first come to Clearwater Dentistry, your comprehensive exam includes a check for gum disease. If you are found to have it, we will instruct you on what needs to be done to address the issue. Gum disease begins simply enough and may not seem like much of a problem. In fact, many people who are in the early stages of the disease seldom realize it until it is pointed out to them.
The problem is that gum disease when left unchecked can eventually cause tooth loss. In fact, it is one of the leading causes of tooth loss in older adults. In its early stages, it is easy to treat. Most often, all that is needed to begin the healing process is a thorough, professional cleaning to remove plaque and tartar along with a special mouth rinse and/or toothpaste. Follow up visits ensure that the gums are healing and that treatment is working.
Have you ever had a conversation with someone who suffers from bad breath? It is not very pleasant. You do not want to be one of the 50 million Americans afflicted with this problem. If you do suffer from bad breath, there is help available at Clearwater Dentistry.
Many people who have the misfortune of halitosis are not aware that they have it until someone points it out to them. There are other people who go through life unaware that their social life is being impacted because of their bad breath. Halitosis is a treatable problem once the origin of the odor is discovered.
There is nothing that compares to the discomfort of an infected tooth. In many cases the patient is in so much pain they only want the tooth removed so the pain will end. However, when possible, it is always best to keep the natural tooth intact. At Clearwater Dentistry, we offer root canal therapy (RCT) when appropriate. Not all infected teeth will benefit from RCT; but for those that can be saved, it is a preferred option.
Keeping your teeth clean and healthy should keep gum issues at bay. Regular checkups reveal oral problems including the onset of gum disease. If you are not getting regular checkups and it has been a long time since you have seen a dentist, you could have gum disease. Red, swollen and bleeding gums are an indication that you have a gum infection and possibly periodontal disease.
Same Day Dentistry
Not every dental office is able to provide patients with same day appointments. At Clearwater Dentistry, we always leave space open for patients who need to be seen the same day they call. There are various reasons why a person may need a same day appointment and we do our best to accommodate you.
Dr. Paul Kanach and his team of dental experts understand that waiting days to be seen for a dental appointment can work in most cases, but not when you are experiencing toothache pain or when you have a broken denture or bridge. There are instances when waiting even a day can seem impossible. For these circumstances, we offer same day appointments.
Millions of people around the United States, most of them women, experience jaw pain or pain in their head and neck on a regular basis. While many people treat their symptoms with over-the-counter pain medications, others suffer in silence. Most of these people are enduring the discomfort caused by a problem with the temporomandibular joint. This is the jaw hinge. Temporomandibular joint disorder, or TMJ/TMD, can cause anywhere from mild to severe pain. The pain can be localized in the jaw area or it can extend up into the head causing headaches and down into the neck and shoulder area.
Tooth Extractions, Wisdom Teeth
While we strive to help our patients keep all their natural teeth, there often comes a time when a tooth needs to be removed. Extractions are done with care and compassion at Clearwater Dentistry. We understand how upsetting it can be to have a tooth removed. It can affect your appearance and your ability to form words correctly. Extractions are a last resort when it comes to dental care at Clearwater Dentistry; but when removal is the only option, we handle the procedure with gentle care.