General Dentistry

Dr. Mitchell Gardiner and Dr. Christopher Di Turi see patients, both young and old, and are glad to help them with improving and maintaining their oral health. With the support of our wonderful and highly knowledgeable dental staff we continue to see and treat patients across many generations.

We treat many families with three and even four generations of happy patients seeking our care, our wisdom and our experience!

We pride ourselves on being supportive members of the community, which all our staff live and work within this local community.

Emergency Treatment

such as

  • Dental trauma due to accidents
  • lost fillings and toothaches
  • Severe discomfort and sensitivity

Dr. Mitchell Gardiner and Dr. Christopher Di Turi are well aware that dental emergencies arise typically at the worst times. Our dentists are well trained and available to provide emergency care and response to our patients who are suffering from an unexpected dental issue.

Our office has considerable experience with treating all types of emergency dental visits including treating cavities, sensitive teeth, or severe discomfort and pain.

Dr. Gardiner and Dr. Di Turi also have extensive knowledge and experience with treating patients who recently experienced dental trauma due to falls or accidents.

Our skills and state-of-the-art equipment allow our dental staff to readily diagnose your dental emergency and provide you with the treatment needed to resolve your issue quickly and effectively.

TMJ

is actually called:

  • temporomandibular dysfunction
  • craniomandibular dysfunction
  • and is caused by inflammation of the joint itself

Anatomically, the temporomandibular joints (TMJ Joints) are the hinges located on either side of the face that connect the lower jaw to the skull. Each temporomandibular joint has various sections that permit the hinge and gliding actions needed to open, close and move the mouth.

TMJ is not a disease entity but rather the anatomical description of a joint.

Rather, the disease associated with this joint is best called temporomandibular dysfunction (TMD) or craniomandibular dysfunction (CMD).

These diseases can trigger TMJ dysfunctions such as muscles and joints not working together correctly, causing muscle spasm, resulting in pain, muscle tenderness, and tissue damage. With these disturbances, arthritic changes can accelerate, muscles can tighten and the bite can feel off.

The doctors can evaluate and treat your symptoms of TMD and CMD to alleviate discomfort of TMJ dysfunctions.

Laser Dentistry

is used for:

  • soft tissue management
  • infection control

Dr. Gardiner and Dr. Di Turi are trained in the use of laser technology. This state-of-the-art equipment is used for soft tissue management and infection control.

Our ability with the laser allows us to treat aesthetic concerns and can be used in addition to treating a patient looking for the ultimate aesthetic and health-directed outcome.

Implants

support and replace:

  • Missing Teeth
  • Crowns
  • Bridges
  • Dentures

Dental implants are used to replace missing teeth. The procedure is relatively simple and highly predictable. Recovery/downtime is minimized through planning and doctor skill level.

If you are missing a tooth or even a series of teeth and a removable denture isn’t deemed an option, you might be a candidate for dental implants. They are a popular and effective way to replace missing teeth in either arch of your mouth.

Implants provide a strong long-term predictable foundation to replace missing teeth. Dental implants are small anchors made of a biocompatible metal called titanium, which are placed in the jawbone.

Titanium is used so frequently because it is considered the most biocompatible metal due to its resistance to corrosion and high strength. After the implants are place, abutment posts are inserted into the implants to allow for the permanent attachment of the replacement teeth.

Our doctors may suggest an implant as they are an excellent long-term option for restoring your smile.

Extractions

Our dentists are well trained and have ample experience dealing with tooth extractions. There are a number of reasons that a tooth needs to be extracted. For our younger patients it is usually due to the need to remove deciduous (baby) teeth to make room for permanent (adult) teeth.

For all our patients that require extractions we can honestly say that we will make it conservative, the least traumatic and the most comfortable experience you can have. We will routinely check on you and have you come back to make sure that everything is healing perfectly.

Whitening

Can correct

  • white spots caused by fluorosis
  • Normal wear on tooth surface
  • Stained teeth due to medications
  • Yellow stained teeth due to dark drinks

Our office offers a teeth whitening (or bleaching) service for those who wish to brighten the color of natural tooth enamel and is an ideal way to enhance the beauty of your smile.

If you are interested to whiten your teeth there are a number of ways to whiten teeth.  The most effective method is using our in-office tooth whitening system that will whiten teeth considerably.

As any tooth whitening system will only work with natural tooth enamel, it is important to evaluate replacement of any old fillings, crowns, or any other restorations. Replacement of any restorations will be done after bleaching so they will match the newly bleached teeth.

This process is not permanent as the some liquids you drink, like coffee, tea, and wine, will stain your teeth possibly reversing the whitening process.

A patient can use touch up applicators to help maintain the brightness of your smile or come back into our dental office every several years.

Clear Aligners

are used to:

  • Restore bite function
  • Realign misaligned teeth
  • Resolve gaps or spaces
  • Correct crowded teeth

Dental clear aligners are used to realign crooked or crowded teeth without the need of traditional metal braces that typically are unsightly and uncomfortable. Ask Dr. Mitchell Gardiner or Dr. Christopher Di Turi about these clear orthodontic aligners to learn more about the process.