Dentistry like you want!
Trust. Compassion. Care.
At Fox Dentistry, our goal is to help patients have a rewarding dental experience. Our team exemplifies empathy, compassion and trust. We harness the latest advances in technology, materials, and diagnostic tools to deliver sophisticated care to meet your dental needs, be they simple or complex.
Problems with eating, speaking or breathing properly are not normal, and may occur as a pathologic adaptation to an underlying cause. We can investigate your symptoms and help you to find a solution.
We know this says, Common Dental Issues, but if you are experiencing any of these problems it shouldn’t be viewed as common.
We want to help insure these are UNCOMMON experiences for you! Can you imagine no dental issues, just maintenance and good oral health?
Our comprehensive assessment identifies any failing restorations or oral issues that are the cause of current pain and distress or that may be the cause of a bigger problem sooner or later. You can explore more answers on our Frequently Asked Questions page.
Whether it’s a front or back tooth, a broken tooth is a scary thing. We understand how stressful this situation can be for a patient. Sometimes it is an easy fix, a filling may do the trick. Our goal is to assess your problem and give the options to fix it. A broken tooth may also be a sign of a bigger issue.
Crown Came Off
Many patients have restorative crowns that are years old. Cement or bonding materials can weaken over time and once that crown comes off it is important to get it fixed right away. Teeth can still decay even with a crown on, so just think how exposed it will be if the crown remains off for a long period of time.
Pain in or around your jaw may be related to the Tempromandibular Joint (TMJ), also known as TMD tempromandibular joint dysfunction. Popping and clicking with your joints does not always mean pain will follow, but it’s a good idea to bring this to your dentist’s attention. Pain or TMD can be associated with malocclusion, trauma, or muscle stress. It is important to speak with your dentist about any discomfort.
Periodontal health is one of the most important aspects of a healthy mouth. A healthy tooth can not truly be healthy if the supporting tissue is unhealthy. Bleeding is a sign of unhealthy tissue that can lead to tooth loss. Beginning stages of gum disease, such as gingivitis are reversible if treated early.
People are missing teeth for a variety of reasons, the good news is there are many options to replace a missing tooth. Dental implants have been the first choice for restoring your dentition for multiple reasons, longevity, esthetics, and function. Of course, nothing is ever as good as a natural tooth, but dental implants come in a close second.
Filling Came Out
Dental fillings are a wonderful solution when a tooth is damaged from decay. Old techniques used amalgam that required a wedge like preparation to hold the filling in place. If a new cavity forms around the old filling, the tooth may fracture. Modern fillings are less likely to come out, and less likely to fracture due to the chemical bond it has with the tooth. It is important to have regular check ups so the hygienist/dentist can examine your fillings for signs of weakness.
Many patients experience mouth sores or irritations in the mouth. Trauma is the number one cause of mouth irritations. Patients in active treatment for cancer can experience mouth sores. A simple exam and options of treatment will usually help this discomfort in a short period of time. At Fox Dentistry we have the privilege of sharing our space with an oral pathologist, Dr. Alan Gould. Once a month Dr. Gould schedules patients in our office.
There are many reasons patients feel that a second opinion is necessary. Dentists are put in positions to deliver treatment plans that can be overwhelming, therefore it is only natural for patients to look for reassurance regarding their dental needs. A different way of explanation is usually all it takes to put a patient’s mind at ease about dental treatment.
For the first time I had a dental evaluation that gave me a precise understanding of my oral health. Thank you Dr. Fox for giving me options. You are so much more than a dentist!