Protecting and Preserving the Health of Your Smile
General Dentistry - American Fork & Orem
At Lexington Heights Dental, not only will you feel cared for, you will feel cared about. We can ensure you that all of our hygienic treatments and procedures will address your dental needs and be performed in a skilled, comprehensive, and gentle manner. We offer a wide range of general dentistry services at our dental practice near American Fork and Orem, all of which can preserve the integrity and improve the health of your smile for years to come.
Sealants are thin resin coverings that are applied to the grooves of your molars to protect them from tooth decay. Sealants will keep food particles and germs from settling within the crevices of your teeth. Most commonly used on children and adolescents, the treatment is applied similar to polish and then dried using a high intensity curing light. The protective shield is generally undetectable, lasts for five to ten years, and can be applied, to a tooth, within a matter of minutes.
Communication is an essential component of achieving a successful outcome. By discussing your oral condition, cosmetic desires, and health care objectives, and conducting a thorough oral examination, Dr. Lohner can better formulate an ideal treatment plan that addresses you dental needs. We believe that every patient should receive comprehensive education prior to determining which method of treatment or procedures he or she wants to undergo. We spend ample time providing you with insight as to what to expect before, during, and after treatment, as well as which procedures are in your best interest. We want you to feel informed so that you can be confident in your decision for treatment.
Oral Cancer Screening
Your oral health is important you us, which is why we take extra precautionary measures to preserve the health of your smile. However, your whole body health is important to us as well. During every general dentistry visit to our American Fork and Orem-area practice, Dr. Lohner and Dr. Standring perform an extensive oral cancer screening on his patients. If detected early enough, oral cancer can be controlled and eliminated prior to reaping havoc on the structural integrity of your teeth and mouth tissue.
Your Initial Exam
At Lexington Heights Dental, we look forward to meeting you and fulfilling your cosmetic and dental needs. During you initial exam our team will carefully evaluate the health of your teeth, gums, and jaw, checking for abnormalities and making note of the current condition of your smile. We will capture digital images of your smile, using digital X-rays, and carefully inspect the framework and structural integrity of your teeth and mouth tissue. We utilize digital images as they expose you to less radiation, take less time to process, and assist our team in making a more detailed diagnosis. Our goal is to help you take care of any dental problems that you may have now, so we can help you avoid most costly issues down the road.
The team at Lexington Heights Dental cares about making your dental treatment affordable, effective, and convenient. By offering emergency dental care 24 hours a day and 7 days a week, our team can better address your oral health needs when a problem occurs. We understand that most dental emergencies transpire after business hours, which is why we make ourselves readily available to all of our patients no matter the time of day or night. If you have suffered a dental emergency, please call us immediately.
Periodontal health (the health of the gums and supporting tissues) has a major impact on your overall health. Proper periodontal care is essential to keeping harmful bacteria under control; if left unchecked, periodontal disease can result in an increased risk of life-threatening conditions, such as heart disease. Maintaining optimal oral hygiene in addition to scheduling regular check-ups is crucial to the health and longevity of your smile. We want to control the condition by targeting the problem and correcting it. At Lexington Heights Dental, we adjunct our service and treatment with the latest in technology and laser periodontal therapy. By working together, our doctors and our patients can effectively treat periodontis before it has a chance to take over their well-being.
Cleaning & Prevention
With decades of experience providing general dentistry care in the American Fork and Orem area, Dr. John Lohner knows what is required to maintain the health of the teeth and gums. He recommends that his patients undergo thorough hygienic cleanings and oral examinations twice a year. During your cleaning our team will check for abnormalities and detect and diagnose any condition that may appear. A patient must practice and maintain optimal oral hygiene, daily, in order to achieve a healthy smile that lasts a lifetime. By brushing your teeth properly at least twice a day, flossing regularly, undergoing fluoride treatments, and straying from harmful habits, you can preserve the health and beauty of your smile.
Well over 80 million people living in America snore while sleeping, according to a study conducted by the National Sleep Foundation. What many of those individuals fail to realize is that snoring often indicates other major health complications that can be a concern, including sleep apnea. To treat sleep apnea, we utilize customized oral appliances called mandibular advancement devices, which force the jawbone forward and downward, thus removing obstructions in your airways.
Temporomandibular joint disorder (TMD) or TMJ syndrome is a term used to describe a condition in which acute or chronic pain develops as a result of complex problems which exist in the jaw joint. Some symptoms of TMD include jaw popping or clicking, headaches, facial stiffness, ear and facial pain, bite complications, and locked jaws. Together, you and Dr. Lohner can correct your disorder and overcome it. Our team will work with you to develop an ideal treatment plan that addresses your dental issues and improves your comfort.
To learn more about the phenomenal services that we provide to patients of all ages, contact Lexington Heights Dental today! We are eager to meet you, fulfill your dental needs, and welcome you into our family of extremely satisfied patients.