Family and General Dentistry

The field of dentistry continues to see incredible advancements. At Heck Family Dentistry, we respond by continuing to expand our range of custom dental care services to suit all your dentistry needs. Using the most up-to-date methods and technology, we are at the forefront of the latest research in dentistry. Our highly trained dentists and specialized technology help our patients achieve their desired smiles.

At Heck Family Dentistry, we frequently perform a wide variety of general dental procedures. Therefore, you can rest assured that your dental procedures will be performed by a skilled and experienced dental professional. With our state-of-the-art equipment and technology, as well as an expert multidisciplinary staff dedicated to your dental health, we are equipped to offer best-in-class dental care.

Dental hygienist, Sierra, performing a routine tooth cleaning procedure for a patient
Dental hygienist, Sierra, performing a routine tooth cleaning procedure for a patient

Cleaning and Consultation

Not only does good oral hygiene keep your teeth clean and healthy; it is also essential to your overall health. Poor oral hygiene can lead to a variety of dental problems. In addition, it can exacerbate more serious medical problems, including gum disease, diabetes, heart disease, stroke and kidney disease. As a result, dentists and hygienists recommend teeth be cleaned professionally twice a year. A professional dental cleaning removes dental plaque and tartar, and helps to prevent cavities, gingivitis and gum disease. The average dental cleaning is a routine procedure that takes about an hour.
Marsha, Sierra and Keeli: the wonderful dental hygienist staff at Heck Family Dentistry
Marsha, Sierra and Keeli: the wonderful dental hygienist staff at Heck Family Dentistry

Scaling and Root Planing

Scaling and root planing, also known as a deep cleaning, is a procedure that goes beyond the cleaning you receive with your scheduled checkups. Patients with gum disease may require this more extensive cleaning treatment. When gum disease occurs, it can cause excessive buildup of plaque and tartar, which may worsen the disease. Thus, scaling and root planing is a way to deep clean your teeth by removing plaque and tartar lurking below the gumline. This removes bacteria and other microorganisms that damage your teeth, gums and mouth. Scaling and root planing can feel a bit uncomfortable and can often involve local anesthetic to numb the area. Soreness and sensitivity is common a few days following the procedure. To properly treat gum disease, additional visits may be required.

Other Routine Services

Fillings

When teeth become damaged by decay, fillings can restore them back to their proper look and function. Learn more about dental fillings at Heck Family Dentistry by clicking here.

Tooth Extractions

In cases of extreme tooth damage, it may be necessary to extract the tooth. In these cases, extracting damaged teeth insures your optimum oral and overall health.

For instance, broken, cracked or extensively decayed teeth; teeth associated with advanced stages of periodontal disease; and teeth that are poorly positioned or non-functional may need to be removed. In most cases, we also recommend replacing the extracted tooth.

While extractions may sound scary, Heck Family Dentistry will ensure your visit is as comfortable as possible. Our skilled dentists and technicians will take care of you from start to finish and ensure that your oral health is completely restored! Learn more about tooth extraction procedures by clicking here.

X-Rays

We recommend you get X-Rays of your teeth on a yearly basis. This will ensure that any problems or cavities are caught early. By detecting problems early, we can quickly recommend treatment and prevent additional damage to your oral and overall health. Click here to learn about our X-Ray technology and how it contributes to your dental health and hygiene.

Dental hygienist, Marsha, performing routine dental cleaning care for patient
Dental hygienist, Marsha, performing routine dental cleaning care for patient

Routine Dentistry at Heck Family Dentistry

Our commitment is to provide you with the highest quality of dental care. For more information or to schedule an appointment, please contact us today.