Snohomish, WA – Practicing good oral hygiene at home and scheduling regular checkups at Pilchuck Family Dentistry keeps smiles bright and healthy for many years. The Snohomish dentist advises patients to brush their teeth at least twice daily with a soft-bristled toothbrush and fluoride toothpaste to remove food particles from tooth surfaces and prevent plaque buildup. They can use floss and mouthwash to kill bacteria and freshen their breath, removing decay-causing bacteria that linger between the teeth and under the gum line where a toothbrush can’t reach. Preventative dental care also involves eating a balanced diet and asking the dentist about accessories like dental sealants, protective plastic coatings, and mouthguards to protect a smile.
Pilchuck Family Dentistry is an experienced, family-owned dental practice going the extra mile to keep patients comfortable and happy. Once contacted, the dentist gets to know the patient personally to understand their concerns and recommend custom solutions. Patients who need root canal therapy due to cracked teeth from an injury, a deep cavity, or issues from a previous filling undergo an examination where a dentist checks if they have teeth sensitive to hot or cold sensations. Other symptoms include pimples on the gums, pain while biting/chewing, and tender/swollen/darkened gums. The dentist removes the pulp inside the tooth, cleans, disinfects, shapes the root canals, and places a filling to seal the space.
Whether an individual is an avid adventurer, a weekend warrior, recovering from chronic conditions, regularly participates in sporting activities, or has genetic predispositions, they are most likely to need restorative dentistry. Fortunately, with the advanced technology at Pilchuck Family Dentistry, patients with cavities, broken/chipped/cracked teeth, misshapen/worn-down teeth, or chronic jaw pain can receive personalized restorations. The team offers all-porcelain crowns, dental bridges, and fillings that match natural teeth using the CEREC Intraoral Scanner to create a digital 3D scan of the oral region or laser dentistry for comfortable and painless treatments.
Patients with misaligned/stained teeth suffering from self-esteem or confidence issues can visit the practice for cosmetic dentistry procedures. They can choose Invisalign to straighten their teeth without the discomfort of traditional brackets and wires in braces or whitening to brighten teeth with multiple shades. Teeth whitening products contain hydrogen peroxide or carbamide peroxide, which are tooth bleaches that break stains into smaller pieces, making color less concentrated and teeth brighter. Patients can opt for an in-office treatment for 1-2 hours or a custom take-home teeth whitening tray to self-administer.
A dentist can recommend an extraction for decayed or infected teeth to prevent damage to gums/bone, sepsis, or other health conditions. Pilchuck Family Dentistry removes the tooth using elevators/forceps under local or general anesthesia depending on the patient’s comfort level, after which they provide rules to minimize pain and prevent bleeding/infection. Visit their website to learn more, or call (360) 568-1198 to schedule an appointment. The dental practice is at 1830 Bickford Ave Ste 202, Snohomish, WA, 98290, USA.
Pilchuck Family Dentistry
Dr. Huy Ngo
1830 Bickford Ave Ste 202