Services Offered by Your Dentist in Elk Grove CA

Profile Dental is a family and cosmetic dental clinic in Elk Grove, California. We offer comprehensive services for the entire family, from your child’s first dental appointment to an older adult needing teeth replacement. No need to see different specialists because we do everything under one roof. We look forward to meeting you!

The services we provide at Profile Dental could very possibly improve your health and make you feel better as well.  We do very comprehensive examinations and evaluations of your dental health and take our time explaining our findings to you as well as your treatment options.

We have a wonderful dental hygienist in our office that provides our patients with routine cleanings and oral hygiene instruction, along with demonstration of good at-home oral hygiene care useful in preventing future dental health problems.

Simple fillings repair damage done by tooth decay.  When bacterial plaque is allowed to organize and remain on the surfaces of the teeth cavities develop that may be between the teeth or on the outside surfaces.  The more inaccessible and irregular surfaces are more at risk.

On occasion teeth need to be removed for a variety of reasons – too much decay, too little bone left to support the roots, crowding, and fractures.  We do basic oral surgery that includes the removal of such teeth without referral to a specialist.  We also remove wisdom teeth with insufficient space to erupt normally or that have grown in at odd angles.  Most we can remove in-office with use of laughing gas and local anesthetic – possibly with some oral sedation medication.

When a cavity is allowed to grow very deeply into a tooth, the nerve of the tooth can be penetrated.  Sometimes the nerve becomes inflamed and painful and sometimes it actually dies and putrifies inside the tooth.  This causes an abcess or an infection in the bone at the end of the roots.  In such cases the organic material (the nerve and the blood vessels) must be cleaned out, disinfected, and the resulting space in the roots sealed off.  This is often called a root canal.

Not all missing teeth need to be replaced if they are not critical to good chewing function, or are not creating unaesthetic smiles because of gaps that are readily seen.  There are a number of ways that missing teeth can be restored:

 

  • Implants

  • Fixed Bridge

  • Partial Dentures

  • Full Dentures

The temperomandibular joint, or TMJ for short, is a very complex and sensitive component of the head and neck area.  This is the joint where your lower jaw meets the rest of your skull and the various muscle and tendon attachments that bind them together and provide function.  Due to the sensitivity of this area, any misalignment or irregularity in the TMJ’s function is likely to cause notable pain and discomfort.  Dr. Winter has been treating these conditions for over fifteen years, and does a good job of “solving the pain puzzle” and helping patients with these symptoms.

Are you unhappy about your teeth?  Do you wish you had somebody else’s smile?  Many people have healthy mouths but want to improve their smile’s appearance.  You may have crooked, uneven, gapped, or discolored teeth.  Maybe you have old, worn restorations. Whatever the problem, your Elk Grove, CA dentist can transform your smile and restore your confidence with cosmetic dentistry.

Straight, even teeth give your mouth a stylish and attractive look, but might seem like they could be achieved only through the use of painful metal braces, with all the problems that they entail.  Furthermore, while kids are expected to have braces, an adult smiling with a mouthful of steel wires is another matter entirely – presenting an esthetically unpleasant picture that would fit in poorly with a social situation, a business meeting, or a romantic moment.

Many adults spend their entire lives covering their mouths when they laugh, smile or talk.  They feel stuck because they do not want to wear adult metal braces for years or they are concerned that other corrective teeth straightening procedures could be too invasive or too expensive.  Now, there is an effective, safe and affordable cosmetic braces solution that fits your lefestyle.

Sleep disordered breathing and snoring hardly ever go away on their own.  The good news is that they can both be treated.   Many different types of dental devices are available, and depending on the severity of your condition and the cause of your condition, Dr. Winter can recommend the device best suited to your individual needs.

Dental fear and anxiety can keep you from getting necessary dental care.  At Profile Dental we ensure that your visit is always pleasant and comfortable.  We offer free nitrous oxide (laughing gas) and oral sedation to help you relax during your appointment.

It’s great to have someone to turn to when dental emergencies strike.  Your Elk Grove, CA dentist provides emergency care for patients who need urgent attention.  It can be a severe toothache, a lost tooth or filling, bleeding in the mouth or a broken jaw.  Call us right away so we can relieve pain and prepare you for any additional procedures.

Normal Office Hours

Tuesday: 8am-5pm

Thursday: 8am-5pm

Friday: 8am-5pm

Saturday: 8am-5pm

*other hours available
by appointment
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7805 Laguna Blvd. Suite 310

Elk Grove, CA 95758

Tel: (916) 691-5330

Fax: (916) 691-8234

drrichardwinter@gmail.com

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