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Skylyn Dental Associates provides you and your family with the best dental care possible. To better serve you, we stay up-to-date with advanced dental technologies and appliances like Invisalign, intra-oral cameras, and digital x-rays.


Pulling a Tooth (Tooth Extraction)

Although permanent teeth were meant to last a lifetime, there are a number of reasons why tooth extraction may be needed.

Some reasons for Tooth Extractions:

  • Severe Tooth Damage: Some teeth have such extensive decay and damage (broken or cracked) that repair is not possible.
  • Malpositioned/Nonfunctioning Teeth
  • Extra Teeth
  • Orthodontic Treatment
  • Radiation
  • Chemotherapy

A Tooth Extraction should be done as soon as possible to avoid the spread of infection and more serious problems.


Periodontal disease is caused by a build up of bacteria on the tooth at the gum line. The mildest and most common form is Gingivitis, which causes redness, swelling and bleeding and can be treated with proper brushing and flossing. If not treated, Gingivitis can progress to advance stage called Periodontitis, which can cause infection in the gum tissue and can damage the bone that supports the teeth and gums.

Symptoms of Gum Disease

  • Gums that bleed during and after tooth brushing
  • Red, swollen, or tender gums
  • Persistent bad breath or bad taste in the mouth
  • Receding gums
  • Formation of deep pockets between teeth and gums
  • Loose or shifting teeth
  • Changes in the way teeth fit together upon biting down, or in the fit of partial dentures


Root Canals

A root canal is a treatment used to repair and save a tooth that is badly decayed or becomes infected.

A root canal procedure is performed when the nerve of the tooth becomes infected or the pulp becomes damaged. During a root canal procedure, the nerve and pulp are removed, and the inside of the tooth is cleaned and sealed.

Signs you may need root canal treatment include:

  • Severe toothache pain upon chewing or application of pressure
  • Prolonged sensitivity (pain) to hot or cold temperatures (after the heat or cold has been removed)
  • Discoloration (darkening) of the tooth
  • Swelling and tenderness in nearby gums
  • A persistent or recurring pimple on the gums


Dental Fillings are commonly to treat a cavity. The dentist will remove the decayed portion of the tooth and then "fill" the area on the tooth where the decayed material was removed.

Fillings are also used to repair cracked or broken teeth and teeth that have been worn down from misuse (such as from nail-biting or tooth grinding).

Dental filling materials, which include composite, porcelain and silver amalgam, may be used to even out tooth surfaces for better biting or chewing.




Mouth Guards

Mouth guards are coverings worn over teeth, and often used to protect teeth from injury from teeth grinding and during sports.

Using mouth guards during sports or athletic activity can help prevent dental damage. They can also be worn at night to prevent teeth grinding.


Custom Night Guards can protect you from nighttime teeth grinding by cushioning teeth and keeping them apart.

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