Preventative & Restorative Dentistry Services in Lexington, NC
The dental office of Dr. Jerry A. Laws and Dr Caitlin Miller Pugh provides a full range of services, from restorative dentistry to periodic examinations. We also have many special services for our new patients, as well as current patients. If you’re searching for a family dentist near Lexington, NC, we’ve got you covered.
Preventative dentistry is essential to prevent the onset, progress, and recurrence of dental diseases. Even with good brushing and flossing habits, plaque may form on your teeth. It is important to have your teeth cleaned professionally and checked every six months to maintain a healthy smile. At our office, preventative care includes regular dental exams, cleanings, digital x-rays, at-home care instructions, and oral cancer screenings. For our young adults and children, we also recommend regular fluoride treatments and sealants.
Teeth are susceptible to decay, breakage, and infection, and sometimes require restoration. Thanks to restorative dentistry procedures, decayed teeth can be restored by crowns, white tooth-colored fillings, and bridges. We can restore your teeth with fillings, root canals, crowns, and bridges using the latest restorative dentistry technology.
In our office, we use digital radiography, which allows us to take x-rays using up to 90 percent less radiation. Digital radiography provides a highly detailed image, resulting in a better diagnosis.
ORAL CANCER SCREENINGS
We offer oral cancer screenings that can be performed during your regular dental visits. This screening is essential in avoiding oral cancer that is typically diagnosed in its advanced stages. Oral cancer has a 90 percent fatality rate, killing roughly one person per hour, 24 hours a day.
Our hygienists perform the screening during your dental visits.
As we begin to go through the natural aging process, our teeth become discolored. Opalescence Teeth Whitening Systems can achieve tooth whiteness up to nine shades beyond your natural teeth. Opalescence™ Boost™ teeth whitening is an advanced in-office treatment designed to deliver impressive results in about three 20-minute visits. We also have at-home bleaching for a less expensive alternative.
An unhealthy tooth that can’t be restored can cause pain. We perform both simple and surgical extractions. We strive to give you options for your dental care.
Dentures and partial dentures are removable appliances designed to replace missing teeth. We will design your denture/partial denture to closely resemble your natural teeth or enhance your smile with a new design!
No matter what measures one may take to ensure dental health, at some time in your life, you will probably experience some type of dental emergency. We do not want our patients to be uncomfortable, and we take every measure to prevent that. We are always one phone call away!
When you start to experience sensitivity to hot and cold in a particular area of the mouth, many times a tooth has become infected. Normally, the tooth will need endodontic treatment to remove decay and the nervous system to remain a viable tooth. Dr. Laws and Dr Miller Pugh offers this procedure on-site for the convenience of his patients.
Orthodontics has developed profusely over the last 10 years. Simple movements of the teeth can now be achieved by other methods. Braces may no longer be the choice of treatment for your orthodontic needs. In many cases, clear retainers with a pleasing appearance can achieve the desired results.
It is our desire that our patients are comfortable during their visits. We are proud to offer oral conscious sedation dentistry for patients who are apprehensive about dental treatment. Sedation dentistry also offers the benefit of completing several procedures in one visit. Dental visits can be comfortable and painless while regaining your oral health. Nitrous oxide is also available.
To keep our patients comfortable and less anxious, nitrous oxide is available to adult patients.
Do you ever wonder how you can improve your smile? Dr. Laws and our staff can analyze your current smile and recommend a course of treatment. We are happy to make these recommendations at no charge.
Instant orthodontics procedures are geared toward adults who want straighter, whiter teeth without the wait. We achieve this goal through beautiful, natural-looking porcelain veneers, crowns, and bonding. By doing this, we are able to correct unsightly gaps, crooked and misaligned teeth, plus give you a whiter, brighter smile.
OPALESCENCE™ BOOST™ TEETH WHITENING
As we begin to go through the natural aging process, our teeth become discolored. Opalescence Teeth Whitening Systems can achieve tooth whiteness up to nine shades beyond your natural teeth. Opalescence™ Boost™ teeth whitening is an advanced in-office treatment designed to deliver impressive results in about three 20-minute visits.
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Whatever treatment or service you might need, the team is here to help. From preventative to restorative dentistry, we can handle it all with ease. Schedule an appointment today.