Family Dentist in Salmon Creek and Greater VANCOUVER, WA.
CLEANING AND EXAMS
- Comprehensive dental exam
During your first visit with Dr. Dane Andersen, you can expect a friendly personal relationship being built during your visit. Dr. Andersen wants to get to know you. After he has a moment to connect with you he will ask for permission to begin a thorough exam by leaning you back and examining your teeth. He will provide an over all preventive approach to your health. Once he has completed your oral comprehensive exam, he will sit you up and review your digital xrays, and any other documentation gathered to complete his exam. He will sit with you eye to eye and communicate to you in terms you can understand as to any treatment that may be needed to maintain a healthy mouth.
- Dental digital X-ray
During your first visit with Dr. Andersen and his team, he will need to take the necessary digital xrays to use during his comprehensive exam to support seeing all surface of your teeth, gums, and bone surrounding your teeth. This is part of the standard of care Dr. Andersen believes in for his patients.
- Dental Cleanings
During your first visit at Andersen Dental Center, Dr. Andersen will evaluate you for what type of cleaning you may need. In dentistry there are different types of cleanings based on each persons level of oral health. If you are someone who has had your teeth professionally cleaned by a dental hygienist or dentist at least every 6 months with minimal to no bleeding, you will most likely be a general prophy cleaning type. If it has been a few years since you have had a professional dental cleaning and tend to notice your gums bleeding, puffy, or a bad odor, you may need a higher level of cleaning to meet your over all oral health.
- Dental Periodontal Cleanings
During your first visit, Dr. Andersen can provide completing your professional periodontal therapy/maintenance when you provide his scheduling coordinator with history of your routine periodontal maintenance when changing to a new dental home.
What you can expect after completing your comprehensive exam during your first visit? Dr. Dane Andersen will provide you options of dental treatment you may need. Here is a list of the following dental procedures Dr. Dane Andersen can provide for you and your entire family.
- Dental Fillings
Dr. Andersen has extensive knowledge and hands on experience with fixing his patients teeth with white composite resin fillings for your front or back teeth. It doesn’t matter if you just need reshaping, managing appearance of the color of your teeth, or removing old broken down silver fillings that may have decay. Dr. Andersen will communicate what your best treatment needs will be and partner with you as his patient in managing your dental care. He prides himself in providing you the most comfortable experience during any appointment with offering a warm blanket, pillow, tv show, and most importantly having a special touch to making sure you have a great experience when he is getting you numb prior to your dental fillings.
- Crowns, bridges, and onlays
Dr. Andersen may need to provide a higher level of dental care depending on your over all structure of your current health of your teeth. You can have confidence in Dr. Andersen to have the resources and skill set to complete more complex procedures that may be needed.
- Onlay or Crown
A crown or onlay may be needed if you have minimal tooth structure, cracks, or extensive decay in a tooth. Dr. Andersen will provide options for if a crown if needed over a filling. He will provide you with WHY and the risk. A dental crown is a full coverage restoration that will protect your tooth from any further damage or breaking.
- Root canals
If your tooth is hurting or has deep decay that has reached the nerve of your tooth. Dr. Andersen has the skills, technology, and experience to manage saving your tooth by completing a procedures known as a Root Canal that removes all the nerve, decay, and unhealthy structure from the inside of your tooth. This procedure will allow you to save your tooth from being extracted and removed from your mouth.
- Dental Extractions
Dr. Dane Andersen is also skilled, equipped, and experienced in removing wisdom teeth, broken, and or decayed teeth that can not be restored with a root canal, crown, or filling. A tooth extraction is removal of the entire tooth. Dr. Andersen will provide you options for replacing your extracted tooth to maintain over all healthy structure to your bite and jaw.
Additional dental services
Dr. Dane Andersen provides additional dental services for his patients treatment needs. Here is a list of other dental services he offers
- Teeth Whitening
- Dentures & partial dentures
- Implant crowns, Implant bridges, implant dentures
- Dental Cosmetic Veneers
- 3D-Conebeam digital image
- Periodontal Disease Therapy
- Dental fluoride treatments
- TMJ for jaw pain and grinding
- Orthodontics with Invisalign
- Sleep apnea
New Patient Bundle
Exam, X-Rays, & Cleaning $199
- Comprehensive Exam
- Full X-Ray Series
- Adult Cleaning *
- Oral Cancer Screening
- Fluoride Treatment
- Periodontal Charting
*Additional fees may apply for periodontal treatment. Bundle excludes billing insurance.
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