General, pediatric, and emergency dentistry in Battle Creek
At Houghtaling Dental, we offer an extensive list of general, pediatric, and emergency dentistry services. As your Battle Creek dentist, we use our expertise to provide you with the best dental care using the latest technologies, practices, and procedures. From regular teeth cleanings and general dentistry to cosmetic dentistry and dental implants, you can depend on the experienced team at Houghtaling Dental to take care of your smile.
Daily brushing and flossing are just the first steps toward good oral health followed by routine dental cleanings and examinations. The American Dental Association recommends both adults and children be seen every six months. Although, if you have gum disease, it may be more frequent. Our hygienists will make sure your cleaning is thorough, yet comfortable. During your examination, the doctor will check for cavities, bone loss, oral cancer, and other areas that may pose a problem in the future.
We offer a wide range of general dentistry services in Battle Creek to treat many different types of dental issues. Our team’s mission is to help you and your family enjoy good oral health with an emphasis on preventative services. We also offer general dentistry services for dental issues that include composite (white) fillings, crowns, bridges, extractions, bite splints, and more. We do not use any amalgam (silver) fillings in our office.
A large part of keeping your children healthy and happy is making sure they visit their dentist regularly. The ADA recommends that children start being seen by a dentist at 12 months. This visit may not be your typical cleaning. Seeing your child at this young age helps prevent early childhood caries by educating the parents of diet and home care that is best for their child’s age and needs. Our compassionate and skilled team has years of experience in pediatric dentistry, making your child’s office visit as fun, comfortable, painless, and encouraging as possible. Our pediatric dentistry services include cleanings and exams, fillings, extractions, and fluoride.
There is nothing worse than the pain that comes with an infected or broken tooth. If you’re in need of emergency dentistry services in Battle Creek, the experienced team at Houghtaling Dental will do our best to get you in as soon as possible. If you or a family member are experiencing a dental emergency, please call our office right away so we are able to best help you. We’re happy to talk you through what to do if you are unable to get into the office the same day. Call (269) 962-1536 to get the care you need.
One of the first things people notice about you is your smile. If you have imperfections or flaws that you would like to have corrected, we can help with our cosmetic dentistry services. From repairing cracked, chipped, or broken teeth and fixing teeth that are misshapen to improving yellow or stained teeth with our whitening system, our talented team will have you smiling with absolute confidence in the way you look.
While the dentists at Houghtaling Dental take every possible measure to prevent tooth loss, sometimes tooth extractions are necessary. If you have heavy decay or severe bone loss, infection, or tooth fractures, a tooth extraction may be the only way to ease your pain and prevent damage to remaining teeth. Following your extraction, we offer different tooth replacement options including dental implants that will leave your smile looking great.
The most effective way to replace missing teeth is with restorative dental implants. With a high rate of success, dental implants provide an extremely dependable, long-lasting result that will not only help to make your smile beautiful but will help to maintain and even improve your dental health. Once installed, dental implants need little additional maintenance outside of your everyday oral hygiene routine. If an implant is needed, we correspond with local specialists to place the implant. Our office specializes in the final restoration of a placed implant.
Dentures that fit properly are practically indistinguishable from your natural teeth. While dentures are known to restore your smile, they also work to provide support to your facial skeleton and soft tissues which will give your face a more youthful appearance that build self-confidence. Whether you’re in need of full or partial dentures, our dental office in Battle Creek can work with you to find the best possible solution.
Occlusal Guards (Bite Splints)
Grinding and clenching “bruxism” is a common habit among patients. Many people are unaware that they grind, usually because it happens while we are asleep. Bruxism cannot be stopped, but we can provide you with a night guard to prevent the complications that come from it. Grinding and clenching can cause many problems, including fractured teeth, gum recession, bone loss, tooth sensitivity, headaches, and jaw pain.
Our Battle Creek dental office is equipped with the latest digital radiographs. Having the ability to instantly see an area of concern that is unseen to the naked eye and with almost 90% less radiation than traditional film, we can quickly and safely treat any potential oral problems you may have. With digital x-rays, we evaluate gum disease, decay between your teeth, infection, and oral pathology. At your next appointment, please feel free to address any questions or concerns you have about digital x-rays or radiation.
Our dental office works with great specialty offices in the Battle Creek / Kalamazoo area. We will refer to you to a specialist in certain circumstances, including:
- Extraction of impacted teeth
- Some root canals
- Implant placement