Dr. Adam Carraway is a general dentist that emphasizes the importance of routine dental care for his patients. Dr. Carraway completed a General Practice Residency that gave him exemplary knowledge in a variety of aspects of dentistry. Visiting the dentist biannually allows our dental care team to discover problems in the early stages. At routine dental visits, we examine the dental structure, take x-rays, and clean the teeth and gums.
General dental care, including routine care, helps prevent oral health problems and maintain the health of the smile. Sports mouthguards, emergency care, family dentistry, dental sedation, and tooth extractions are preventative treatments.
General Dentistry in Greer, SC
Prevention is the most important aspect of ensuring a lifetime of great oral health. Dr. Carraway helps each patient formulate an action plan to maintain and improve their oral health through prevention. Routine dental cleanings are very important for maintaining gum health. Neglecting dental cleanings can lead to a buildup of tartar beneath the gums which leads to inflammation and eventually bone loss. This process takes many years to develop, but once present it is very difficult and expensive to treat.
Therefore, an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure!
General dental services help prevent future oral health problems from occurring:
If you or your child play contact sports like basketball, football, or soccer, you need a mouthguard. Sports mouthguards protect the teeth from injury and loss. Because our mouthguards are customized to each patient, they are less likely to fall out and distract patients from their game.
In the event of a dental emergency, call Carraway Family and Cosmetic Dentistry at 864.383.9711. Emergency dentistry treats toothaches, broken dental restorations, knocked out permanent teeth, and more. If you receive prompt care for your dental emergency, you can prevent the spread of infection and stop the chance of further damage to your teeth.
Dr. Carraway is a family dentist who treats patients of all ages in his Greer dentist office. Whether you have children that need preventive care against cavities or are an adult noticing oral health problems as you age, we can help. We make it easy for families to receive care for every member of their family under one roof.
Sedation dentistry is a treatment method that helps calm and relaxes patients during their dental procedures. IV sedation, nitrous oxide, and oral conscious sedation relax patients and provide pain-free care. We typically use sedation for lengthy or complex procedures. However, we can also accommodate patients with dental fear or anxiety so they can receive sedation for routine care.
Tooth extractions are needed for impacted, overcrowded, and infected teeth. Many patients think that dental extractions are highly painful. On the contrary, tooth extraction treatment is comfortable for patients because we use a local anesthetic and dental sedation. Extractions also relieve pain often caused by an infection or impacted tooth.
Dental Care for Adults and Seniors
Maintaining your oral health helps you maintain your best quality of life. As people age, they may notice that they require treatment for problems like missing, damaged, and discolored teeth. We provide dental implants, dentures, dental bridges, porcelain veneers, tooth bonding, dental crowns, and teeth whitening treatment for adult patients. These treatments help address oral health problems as they happen.
What Are Dental Fillings?
Dental fillings are used to restore the tooth structure after a cavity. Modern fillings are often called white fillings because they are made up of a tooth-colored composite resin. They easily blend in with teeth and offer a more natural look than traditional metal fillings. After the decay is removed from a tooth and the tooth is cleaned, it is filled with a dental filling. Another added benefit to dental fillings is that they help seal out tooth decay and lower the chance of reinfection.
Why Am I Prone to Cavities?
Patients may be prone to cavities for a number of reasons. One reason being the shape and formation of the teeth. It is more difficult to clean between overcrowded teeth than straight teeth. Bacteria can hide in these hard-to-reach areas. Diet can also be a factor. Sugary foods and drinks that stay on the enamel eventually eat away at the tooth structure. Visit our office for routine care and we can examine your smile to recommend cavity prevention treatment.
Request a Dental Appointment Today
Do you need preventative general dental treatment? Contact Carraway Family and Cosmetic Dentistry for general dental care at 864.383.9711 or schedule a dental consultation on our website. We look forward to seeing you at your next dental visit.