From cleanings to sleep apnea treatments, we handle a variety of general dentistry concerns.
Cleanings and Fillings
When you visit Earp Dentistry, you can depend on cutting-edge hygiene care that is gentle, effective, and customized to your dental needs. Our dental hygienists are trained in the latest procedures and dental technologies to clean your teeth gently and thoroughly.
It is recommended you visit the dentist every 3-6 months for a dental checkup and cleaning.
Fillings are used to treat a cavity, a cracked or broken tooth, or teeth that have been worn down from misuse (nail-biting or grinding). During a filling, the dentist will remove the decayed portion of the tooth with a drill and then “fill” in the area that was removed. The dentist will shape the composite material to the desired result, trim any excess, and polish the final filling.
There is often a need for deep cleanings when a patient has not had regular professional cleaning appointments every six months. Follow-up visits may be necessary to confirm a patient’s gums and teeth are getting healthier after treatment.
Wisdom Teeth Removal in Greenville NC
We take 3D computer images to determine how the teeth are erupting, if at all. The ideal age for wisdom teeth extractions is between 19-30 years old. Wisdom teeth should be removed as soon as possible because healing can take much longer as an adult. If you feel pain from your wisdom teeth or believe you may need wisdom tooth removal in Greenville, NC, call our office to schedule a visit so we can determine the best plan of action.
Sports Mouth Guards
Properly fabricated, custom-fit mouthguards reduce the incidence of concussion, as well as dental and jaw injuries. Properly fitted mouthguards cover and protect all teeth – especially the posterior teeth – with a thicker end to diffuse impact to the jaw.
Laser Ulcer Treatment
Laser therapy works by delivering energy in the form of light, and the laser acts as a cutting instrument, or vaporizer, of tissue. In ulcer treatment, the laser has the ability to disinfect the sore, hasten healing, reduce inflammation, and reduce pain.
The majority of patients receiving laser treatments feel an immediate reduction in pain, followed by a speedier healing period. If you have an ulcer, canker sore, or cold sore and are thinking of laser ulcer treatment, call or visit us today to schedule a consultation.
Sleep Apnea Treatments
Although the constant snoring is often annoying to partners sharing a bed, sleep apnea can lead to potentially life-threatening health problems. The constant lack of oxygen throughout the night can lead to excessive fatigue, depression, high blood pressure, obesity, diabetes, heart disease, and a shortened lifespan.
Obstructive sleep apnea is caused by the slackening and improper positioning of the tongue and soft tissues in the throat. Because the airway is partially blocked, the body has difficulty taking in a sufficient amount of oxygen as the patient sleeps. With a customized oral appliance that you wear at night, our doctors can help you get the truly restful, rejuvenating sleep you want and need.