Oral and maxillofacial surgeons are dentists specializing in surgery of the mouth, face and jaws.
Porteous Family Dentistry is open as follows and we do accept appointment requests online-please click on schedule an appointment. Monday-Friday 8am-5pm
Periodontal or gum disease happens when bacteria gets below the gum line and the attachment between the gum and tooth is lost. Three out of four Americans have some form of periodontal disease and only 3 out of 100 will ever get treated before its too late.
When more than half of the tooths biting surface is damaged a dentist will often use an inlay or onlay. Inlays and onlays can be made of porcelain, gold, or composite resin.
Your initial appointment will consist of a consultation explaining your diagnosis and treatment options. Occasionally, treatment can be done the same day as the consultation. However, a complex medical history or treatment plan will require an evaluation and a second appointment to provide treatment on another day.