Laser Dentistry • TMJ • Sleep Apnea • Invisalign • Teeth Whitening • Root Canals • Cerec Crowns

Digital Xrays

Pinehurst Dentistry uses digital xrays because they reduce exposure to… Continue reading

Laser Gum Treatment

Dr. Fred Ridge and Pinehurst Dentistry uses the laser as… Continue reading

Night Lase

Night Lase is a non surgical, pain free treatment for… Continue reading

Smooth Lase

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Oral Health & Diet

Proper oral hygiene is not the only key to good dental health. Continue reading

Velscope Oral Cancer Screening

New technological advances in dentistry can not only help to prevent tooth decay – they can also save lives. Continue reading

Comprehensive Examination

When you come to our office for a comprehensive examination, we will discuss with you your medical history to ensure we cater to any medical issues you may have. Necessary radiographs (x-rays) will be taken, and a doctor will examine all of your teeth for areas of Continue reading

Dental Cleanings

When you have a cleaning appointment with our dental hygienist, your visit will be focused on achieving gingival health and removing areas of plaque and tartar build up. Depending on the condition of your surrounding bone and gum tissue, your cleaning may be as simple as one visit or may need to be completed in several visits. Continue reading

Tooth Decay / Cavities

Cavities are the most common and most preventable dental problem in the country today, occurring when residual sugars in the mouth are converted into acids which attack the enamel on the outside of teeth. As the acid eats its way through this protective layer, it exposes the delicate nerve center of the tooth. Exposed nerves can cause extreme pain and sensitivity to heat, cold, and pressure. Continue reading

Extractions

It is unfortunate when someone has to lose a tooth, but sometimes it is unavoidable due to very deep cavities or tooth infections. Our office is able to remove most teeth under local anesthesia. Some teeth, like wisdom teeth, are oftentimes much more difficult to remove and we may need to refer you to an Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon's office. Continue reading

Implants / Mini Implants

The loss of a tooth can be both painful and embarrassing, but it doesn't have to be a permanent problem. A replacement tooth known as a dental implant can be placed into the jaw to repair the smile and boost confidence. A dental implant is an artificial tooth inserted directly into the jaw through a simple and innovative procedure. Continue reading

Dentures & Partials

The loss of teeth due to disease, accidents, or age can negatively affect self esteem and the ability to eat and speak properly. Fortunately, cosmetic dentistry provides many options for those who have experienced the loss of multiple teeth. Dentures are removable replacements for missing teeth and the surrounding tissues, and are custom made to resemble your natural teeth. Continue reading

Bridges

A great smile can help instill confidence and self-esteem, and thanks to recent developments in dental science, even individuals with lost or missing teeth can look poised and self-assured. A dental bridge is an excellent option for replacing teeth lost to aging, accidents, or disease. Continue reading

Veneers

Are you self conscious about your smile? A beautiful smile is waiting for you!. Teeth that are permanently stained, uneven, worn down, or chipped can cause you to feel less confident and hide your smile.Specialized porcelain veneers are an inexpensive and quick solution to alter the appearance of your teeth and create a uniform, bright smile. Continue reading

Crowns / Cerec Tooth Restoration

A crown is a tooth-shaped “cap” that covers the entire tooth to restore its size, shape, and function. Crowns provide much more than cosmetics - dental crowns are used to repair cracked or broken teeth, to strengthen and protect weakened or decaying teeth, and to provide support for other dental structures, such as bridges or dentures. Continue reading

Laser Root Canal

Sometimes the nerve inside the tooth can cause teeth to become overly sensitive or painful due to very deep cavities, trauma, or infection. In these cases, it may be necessary to remove the damaged or diseased nerve tissue inside the tooth to stop the tooth from hurting or to get rid of the bacteria inside the tooth causing the infection Continue reading

Teeth Whitening

Teeth naturally darken with age and years of brushing and eating. Coffee, tea, wine, and cigarettes are also common culprits of a less-than-white smile. Fortunately, advances in dental technology make it faster and easier than ever to restore your teeth's natural luster. Teeth whitening is an affordable and painless procedure that can dramatically enhance your appearance by creating a youthful, bright white smile. Continue reading

Invisalign

Invisalign is the invisible way to straighten teeth without braces. Invisalign uses a series of clear, removable aligners to gradually straighten teeth, without metal or wires. Invisalign uses 3-D computer imaging technology to depict the complete treatment plan from the initial position to the final desired position. Continue reading

Sleep Apnea

If you've ever been kicked out of bed for snoring too much or too loudly, or if your snoring is disrupting your sleep patterns, you may have something called sleep apnea. Sleep apnea comes in two forms. The most common form is obstructive sleep apnea, which occurs when your windpipe is blocked while sleeping. Continue reading

TMJ – Temporomandibular Joint Disorder

TMJD, or tempomandibular joint disorder, is actually an umbrella term used to describe pain in the tempomandibular joint and jaw muscles and the condition cuases chronic discomfort for nearly 15% of adult Americans each day. The disorder is most often caused by an inflammation of the TMJ, the joint connecting the jawbone to the skull which provides the movement that makes eating, speaking and swallowing possible. Continue reading

Laser Dentistry

Laser Dentistry for a beautiful, healthy smile!

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