At Bumgardner Family Dentistry, we understand that even people who follow their dentist's recommendations faithfully may need emergency or cosmetic services at some point. Whether your child has had a couple of teeth knocked out playing sports, or you have one or more teeth that can't be saved, we'll help you keep on smiling with:
- Dental implants
- Root canals
- Porcelain fillings
- ...and much more
Call today in Hastings, NE, for an appointment.
Cleanings And Exams
With regular cleaning and exams, most patients can avoid extensive and invasive oral treatments. We work with various insurance providers and local business on annual and bi-annual teeth and gum hygiene services. Our highly-trained and certified dental hygienists provide routine x-rays, photos, examinations, and cleanings of your teeth and gums. With our services, we can keep your teeth clean, detect and prevent any future problems, and maintain the longevity of your smile.
A common request we receive is how to make a smile whiter and brighter. This is a relatively simple and quick treatment option that can be performed periodically. Certain foods and beverages, such as wine and coffee, stain the teeth and contribute to discoloration. The teeth whitening process provides a solution that lightens the shade of the teeth. Additionally, the process actually rids the teeth of plaque and tartar that tend to lead to dental problems.
Composite fillings act as a dentistry solution for problems such as tooth decay or cracks. A composite filling is a tooth-colored plastic and glass mixture used to restore decayed teeth. This procedure is also utilized for cosmetic improvements of the smile by fixing any discoloration or reshaping any disfigured teeth.
Root canals are needed when decay and bacteria spread for too long without treatment. At a certain point, this decay makes it to the pulp inside the tooth. This pulp includes nerves, therefore infection generally causes a lot of pain. Since this is happening on the inside of the tooth, you won’t necessarily see the damage. Instead, you could feel it through pain and notice other signs that include bleeding, swelling and bad breath.
An extraction is performed to remove a tooth, whether because of disease, crowding, or damage. When extractions are required, the area around the tooth will be numbed and your dentist will remove the tooth. A small amount of bleeding is normal, as your mouth will replace the removed tooth root by forming a blood clot in the area.