Helping Ellington Smile with Preventive Dentistry
Maintaining optimal oral health is important at any age, whether you’re 8 or 88. At Zahner Dental, we care for multiple generations of patients, sometimes in the same day. Patients that started as children in Dr. Warren Zahner’s practice are now bringing their children to see us. It is the ultimate compliment of trust in our practice when patients bring their child or elderly parent for treatment. With the latest dental technologies and a welcoming atmosphere, our dedicated team offers several general dentistry services that are sure to keep your teeth and those of your loved ones happy and healthy for years to come.
We think our patients appreciate the convenience of receiving most of their care under one roof, so we invest hundreds of hours each year educating ourselves in a broad array of services often referred to specialists. We have the technology, materials, and training to provide comprehensive care right here in our Ellington office. In addition to fillings, CEREC crowns, and routine hygiene services, we provide pediatric children’s dentistry, endodontics, oral surgery, implant surgery, non-surgical periodontal therapy, Invisalign invisible braces, and implant-retained dentures.
The American Dental Association recommends that you attend regular dental check-ups and cleanings twice a year. The sooner we can detect potential problems, the easier and quicker the following care will be, saving you precious time and money. During your biannual appointment, one of our experienced hygienists will eliminate debris and plaque with an in-depth cleaning; then, we’ll closely and carefully inspect each of your teeth for signs of decay or damage. We also make sure to check for any possible indicators of periodontal (gum) disease, oral cancer, and high blood pressure. We don’t just use our eyes, either – with revolutionary technologies like 3D CT scans, digital X-rays, and dental lasers, we’ll track down problems located in tricky areas or that sometimes aren’t even visible yet! You don’t take any chances with your family’s health; neither will Drs. Warren, Shawn, and Jonathan Zahner with the help of these thorough general dentistry services.
We love welcoming patients of all ages here in Ellington, including the youngest members of your family. From the very first appointment, our doctors and staff members will be as kind and welcoming to your son or daughter as possible, providing effective care that helps them get started on the path towards a healthy smile.
Gum Disease Treatment
Gum disease (also known as periodontal disease) is a very common and very serious oral infection that can leave your smile in disarray. At Zahner Dental, routine screenings will help prevent gum disease from taking root, and effective therapies are available if needed.
Facial pain, constant headaches, sore jaw– these are all common signs of bruxism (teeth grinding/clenching) and TMJ disorder, which can wreak havoc on not only your oral health, but your overall quality of life. Thankfully, focused TMJ therapy from our doctors can help relieve chronic discomfort.
Dental emergencies can take place in the blink of an eye, leaving patients frightened and unsure what to do next. If you or a family member has injured a tooth or is struggling with severe dental pain, please don’t hesitate to contact our Ellington, CT office right away for skilled assistance and support. In most cases, our doctors are able to welcome emergency patients in for treatment on the same day as their initial call – sometimes even in just a few hours. If you’re unable to reach our office right away, we can also provide first aid assistance over the phone and refer you to an emergency room in your area if the situation described to us seems dire enough.
If you’re unsure what constitutes an actual dental emergency, please consult the list below:
- Broken/Fractured Tooth
- Dislodged Tooth
- Severe Toothache
- Lost/Damaged Crown or Filling
- Gum Tissue Injury
- Jaw Injury
- Oral Bleeding