Chehalis WA Dental Services
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Cosmetic Dentistry | Crowns and Bridges | Dentures/Partials | Extractions
Fillings | Implant Restoring | Orthodontics | Pediatric Dentistry | Periodontics
Root Canals | TMJ | Whitening | Nitrous Oxide Sedation
 
Cosmetic Dentistry
We believe that all dentistry is cosmetic dentistry. Each procedure is done with your best appearance in mind.
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Crowns (Caps) & Bridges
Crowns are needed for a variety of reasons. Usually due to lack of supporting tooth structure due to a large cavity, a root canal, or a crack or fracture. We offer a variety of crowns including all porcelain (no metal), porcelain fused to metal, all gold, all silver, or a metal-porcelain combination. In this same manner, bridges are designed to replace missing teeth. Crowns and bridges are fixed and cannot be removed by the patient.
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Dentures/Partials (Removeable)
Dentures and partials are made to replace missing teeth and can be removed. Dr. Goldsby will likely refer you to a specialist to fabricate your denture and/or partial.
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Extractions (Oral Surgery)
Third molar (wisdom teeth) as well as non restorable teeth due to extensive decay, fractured roots, and other instances, will likely be referred to an oral surgeon for optimal care.
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Fillings (White & Silver)

Composite (white) fillings are used to repair teeth after fractures, decay removal, or even to replace old or leaky fillings. These restorative materials bond directly to the tooth. We have over a dozen shades of white filling material so as to match your tooth exactly.

Silver fillings are used to repair teeth after fractures, decay removal, or even to replace old or leaky fillings, just as white fillings do. Sometimes it is necessary to use the silver fillings for stability especially on your molars. On your "back teeth" or molars, a human has the ability to bite 975 lbs (sharks have 325 lb capability).

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Implants
Implants may be used to replace one or more teeth or even to support a denture. An implant is placed by an Oral Surgeon or Periodontist and replaces the tooth root.. Dr. Goldsby will then place an implant supported crown onto this implant that will look like a natural tooth. This will be fixed in place and cannot be removed by the patient. If you are already missing a tooth and considering an implant, we will coordinate all of your treatment from consultation to implant placement to the final restoration.
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Orthodontics
Dr. Goldsby will likely refer you or your child to an orthodontist for evaluation for braces. At each recare visit (cleaning), we will constantly monitor your child and then recommend orthodontics if needed. For your convenience there are orthodontists here in Chehalis and Centralia.
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Pediatric Dentistry
We love children and will see children of any age. Most children are ready to begin to see the dentist around 2 1/2 to 3 years old. We encourage parents to bring their children with them and another adult, to observe and become used to the dentist and dental office. Dr. Goldsby has two young children herself and encourages non-traumatizing fun visits. Our staff is also very welcome to children. We have TV's on the ceilings in the treatment rooms, and play tables and legos in the waiting room.
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Periodontics
This is the treatment of gum and oral bone diseases. At our office we are able to treat gum disease non-surgically, which includes deep scaling and root planing. In more complex cases, we may refer you to a Periodontist (a specialist in gum and bone disease). Gingivitis and Periodontitis are responsible for the majority of tooth loss in the United States. Pain is not a symptom and therefore these diseases are often neglected. Each time you visit us for a cleaning, you will be evaluated for gingivitis and periodontitis.
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Root Canals
Root canals (Endodontics) is the treatment of teeth with injured nerve tissue. Dr. Goldsby will evaluate your tooth and may refer you to an Endodontist (root canal specialist) if she feels necessary.
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TMJ
Tempomandibular Joint evaluation is done by Dr. Goldsby. Each patient that presents with TMJ symptoms will be evaluated. We also fabricate splits and bite guards designed to aid in treating TMJ symptoms, migraines, and grinding (bruxism).
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Whitening

Whitening is a cosmetic procedure in which a gel is applied to your teeth to lighten their shade.  Whitening "bleach" does not lighten crowns or filling material, so each patient will be evaluated and screened prior to any lightening material recommended.  We offer take home trays in which custom trays are fabricated and you are provided with whitening gel and instructions to whiten at home. If you already own custom trays, you can obtain refill gel from us as well.

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Nitrous Oxide Sedation (Laughing Gas)
Nitrous Oxide is a safe effective form of making your dental experience more relaxing. It is administered through a mask and brings you to a relaxed state but not "asleep." Once the mask is removed you will return to "normal state" within minutes.  We have Nitrous Oxide available in every room and this can be used for virtually any dental procedure.
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  Sterilization
 

We observe all
Centers for Disease
Control (CDC) guidelines for sterilization in the dental office. Whenever possible, disposable single use items are used. All surfaces in the treatment rooms are cleaned and disinfected after each patient using a bacteriacidal-tuberculocidal disinfectant.

   
  did you know?
 

The average toothbrush contains about 2,500 bristles grouped into about 40 tufts per toothbrush. The tufts are folded over a metal staple and forced onto pre-cored holes in the head and fused into the head with heat. The handle is made of at least two materials, usually plastic and rubber. The grips used for the handle is: precision, power, spoon, oblique and distal oblique.
- AGD Impact 2/2003

   
 

• The average woman smiles about 62 times a day!
• A man? Only 8!

• Kids laugh around 400 times a day.
• Grown-ups just 15

• Smilers in school yearbooks are more likely to have successful careers and marriages than poker faced peers.

   
  • Students ages 5-17 years missed 1,611,000 school days in 1996 due to acute dental problems (an average of 3.1 days per 100 students).
- Surgeon General David Satcher
   
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