We provide all the services of other offices... plus we're the only family practice in northeast Michigan providing nitrous oxide - relaxing gas, and both oral and IV conscious sedation options for your comfort.
Even if you don't have any pain, but have never been happy with your smile, we can show you the many options available to give you that beautiful smile you've always wanted.
As always this is done to functional standards to help preserve your new smile.
Orthodontics for Children and Adults:
Having a beautiful smile with straight teeth is available, whether you are 14 or 44.
Let Dr. Dawson's many years of training and expertise work for you.
Treatment for Children:
Teaching children early the proper way to care for their teeth, and instilling the desire to do so, is a lifetime gift.
In the event the early intervention is necessary, Dr Dawson has the years of experience to help your children keep their gift of teeth for their lifetime.
Oral Surgery & Extractions:
While surgeries and extractions can be technically challenging, Dr. Dawson is trained to offer many of these services "In- House", including 3rd molars - often called Wisdom Teeth.
He uses the most modern techniques and materials, while keeping your comfort in the forefront.
Root canal therapies and surgeries:
Dr. Dawson has participated in 100's of hours in postgraduate education to stay current on techniques and materials related to Root Canal Therapies.
While some dentists routinely refer out all Root Canals, all but a few of Dr. Dawson's patients are able to stay right here in town for their treatment.
Placement & Restoration of Implants:
Implants, often referred to as "Root Replacement Therapy" is offering some exciting new alternatives in dentistry.
These can take the place of bridges or partial dentures and even full dentures in some cases.
One of the great things about Implants is that they give the bone "something to do" helping to prevent further bone loss after a tooth is gone.
While the need for Night Splints is often a symptom of other underlying dental health issues, Dr. Dawson can provide this service to help elevate the damage caused by chronic "grinding" of the teeth at night.
TMJ/TMD diagnosis and treatment:
TMJ problems can be anything from a minor nuisance to a major quality of life issue.
Dr. Dawson's training in OBI has prepared him to offer treatment and pain relief to many patients.
Full Mouth Restoration:
Dr. Dawson's training in OBI lets him offer functional "life changing" restorations that are beautiful.
If you've always dealt with pain or been self-conscious about your overall oral appearance, come in and learn about your options.
Partial or Full Dentures:
Proper fitting and functioning dentures can be positive and life changing.
We can discuss many options, including Mini-Implants to hold dentures in place.
Tooth colored fillings, resins and bonding:
Onlays and Veneers:
We believe in the volumes of scientific evidence that show resin bonding to be far superior to "Silver Mercury" fillings.
To read Dr. Dawson's letter about the subject - please look here
We work with some of the best labs in the country to offer "real" tooth looks of color and translucency.
We are also aware that occlusion problems (or how the teeth come together) can be very hard on Veneers, we check this very closely.
Professional Quality Whitening:
In Office Whitening delivered by professionals gives you the opportunity to discuss and understand both the positive impact on your smile and any possible side effects of treatment.
Often the most overlooked and under appreciated part of a dental practices offering.
We feel that "Hygiene" is the cornerstone to a healthy well being.
We take the extra time to offer patients the education so that they may understand the difference between a healthy mouth and an unhealthy mouth.
We use voice activated, computer generated, understandable charts to identify a patients existing plaque levels, gum attachment depths, and current level of gum tissue health.
We thoroughly explain the importance of each of these measurements.
Through this charting and basic home care instruction, we feel confident that our patients will see what it takes for THEM to keep their own mouth healthy, and how a healthy mouth helps their OVERALL WELL BEING.
Our hygienist is licensed by the State of Michigan to administer LOCAL ANESTHESIA to patients who may need it.
We see PERIODONTAL patients on 3-4 month recalls when appropriate.
- We offer non-surgical periodontal root planing and scaling (RPS), with follow up visits, to ensure the patient is equipped with the knowledge and tools for keeping a healthy mouth.
Many patients are astounded to learn that research has shown a correlation between periodontal (gum) disease, heart disease and diabetes.
Our office offers FLUORIDE TREATMENTS to children and adults when nessasary.
Our office takes updated radiographic x-rays once a year to check for cavities in-between the teeth, to check the bone level surrounding each tooth, and to evaluate the root of the teeth for any hidden infections.
Additionally, we access the position of wisdom teeth, any unerupted teeth, and evaluate the TMJ (temporal mandibular joint).
Children are evaluated for the need of SEALANTS at routine visits.
We offer a warm and friendly environment, while providing thorough gentle care.
Our goal in the hygiene department is to help you understand that YOUR daily home care with a little guidance from your hygienist will create a healthy mouth that YOU can maintain yourself.