Dental Health Services
Available at our Leon, Mount Ayr and Osceola locations, our dentists and oral health teams work to provide affordable, full-service treatment available for patients. Learn more about the services we provide for our patients in the communities that we serve.
Dental cleaning is part of oral hygiene where plaque is removed from your teeth to help prevent cavities, gingivitis, and periodontal disease. The purpose is to remove calculus as that is the main focus of professional cleanings. It is recommended to have routine dental cleanings performed by a dental hygienist and an examination by a dentist every six months.
Radiographs, commonly know as X-rays, are an important tool to help your dentist properly diagnose your oral health needs. They help your dentist determine if you have cavities, periodontal disease, abscesses or abnormal growths like tumors or cysts, and even show the locations and conditions of impacted or unruptured teeth.
A tooth extraction is a procedure to remove a tooth from the gum socket. Some teeth are extracted because they are severely decayed; others may have advanced periodontal disease, or have broken in a way that cannot be repaired. Other teeth may need removal because they are poorly positioned in the mouth or in preparation for orthodontic treatment.
Restorations are the various ways your dentist can replace or restore your missing teeth or missing parts of your tooth structure, or structures that need to be removed to prevent decay that may cause you pain in the future. Examples of restorations include fillings, crowns, implants, bridges and dentures.