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Family Dentistry

Family Dentistry

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The staff at Netter Family Dental are a complete joy to deal with. I’ve had my teeth cleaned by two different hygienists, both extremely pleasant, friendly, and gentle with their cleaning. Dr. Netter is very thorough and seems to love his job, going as far as explaining in detail (if you want it) everything going on inside your mouth when there is an issue. ~ Craig Johnston

Full-Service Family Dentistry

There’s a misconception that dental health is separate from overall health. Yet 85% of Americans have some form of periodontal disease or gum disease which not only is the leading cause of adult tooth loss but has also been linked to heart disease, strokes, and diabetes. If you are under our care, we want you and your family to be as healthy as possible. At Netter Family Dental, we focus on preventive gum care and offer comprehensive periodontal screenings during your regular dental checkups.

With regular preventative dental exams and cleanings, gum disease can be detected early and treatment started, if needed. Gum disease can be present without you knowing. It is painless, and the symptoms seem small and nothing to worry about. That’s why regular checkups are so important to spot the early signs of gum disease. Our general dentistry treatments can help reduce gum disease before it becomes a dangerous problem.

Periodontal Scaling and Root Planing:

Designed to remove dental plaque and tartar (calculus) which cause inflammation to the gum tissue and surrounding bone. Here’s a great video that shows the procedure:

Dental Sealants:

Dental sealants prevent decay on some of those hard-to-reach teeth. Dental sealants are a clear plastic film that can be placed on the spots that are hard to brush, such as molars and premolars.

Custom Occlusal Guards for Bruxism (Teeth Grinding):

If you wake up every morning with soreness in your jaw or if you notice that your teeth are starting to hurt for no reason, you might need to consider getting an occlusal guard. Occlusal guards are removable devices that fit over the teeth and are used to help prevent the wearing down of teeth during sleep due to grinding and clenching.

Custom Sports Mouth Guards for Athletes (including children and teens):

Protect your ‘game face’ with a custom (comfortable) mouth guard.

Fluoride Treatments:

Fluoride helps prevent tooth decay by making the tooth more resistant to acid attacks from bacteria and sugars in the mouth. It also reverses early decay. In children under 6 years of age, fluoride becomes incorporated into the development of permanent teeth, making it difficult for acids to demineralize the teeth. Fluoride also helps speed remineralization as well as disrupts acid production in the teeth of both children and adults. We recommend treatment every 6 months (2x/yr).

Extractions:

Simple and surgical can be completed in the comfort of our dental office. Special complicated cases or impacted wisdom teeth may be referred to one of our trusted, local oral surgeons. Should we provide a referral, you can feel assured we will help you find the right doctor who can take great care of you and your smile.

Tooth-Colored Fillings:

Our dentists use metal-free material composed of tooth-colored composite to match seamlessly with the rest of your teeth. They have strong, durable bonding properties, making it a sensible solution for restoring decayed or fractured teeth.

Dentures:

Enjoy the convenience and versatility of removable dentures that replace missing teeth. Our dentures look and feel just like real teeth. Partial and full dentures are crafted over the course of several weeks and multiple appointments.

Root Canals:

Root canal treatments are handled comfortably with advanced technology and techniques. The canal will be cleaned, injected with a protective substance, and sealed to prevent future bacterial infections. The entire procedure can be done quickly in one appointment.

Sleep Apnea Appliances:

Myerson EMA device is a simple, patient-friendly oral appliance created for Sleep Apnea and Snoring. This comfortable device can be adjusted at home using different strengths of elastic straps that match the strength of the pull to the musculature of the patient and minimizes tooth movement.

Oral Cancer Screening:

During your dental checkup, we’ll ensure you receive an oral cancer check.

Conscious Oral Sedation or Moderate Sedation:

This procedure is used at the Dentist’s discretion, requires a consultation prior to scheduling, and cannot be used for preventative services. Under moderate sedation you will be awake, but not remember much of the appointment, if any. It is available at a special rate of $199.00.

Our dentists are experienced, skilled providers and have completed the training and certification necessary to handle general and cosmetic dentistry services for our patients. We also work with the best technology and techniques in the industry, including ultra-low-radiation CBCT 3D digital X-ray imaging to help with treatment planning, painless dentistry techniques and more. We help our patients feel comfortable with modern treatment rooms and comfortable chairs.

Make an appointment at our family-friendly New Albany, Indiana office by calling (812) 941-9533.

Netter Family Dental - New Albany, IN