A Guide To Common Dental Terms

Montevallo AL DentistHave you ever entered a dental office (or any medical facility for that matter) and felt like everyone there was speaking a different language? Perhaps you only understood about half of what was being said, and therefore you either zoned out, or were too embarrassed to ask for clarification.

At Montevallo Family Dentistry, we want you to feel comfortable to ask questions, and we also want to ensure that you fully understand what we’re talking about when we’re speaking about matters that concern your dental health.

Here is a guide to some common dental terms that you may hear around our office.

Orthodontics - Orthodontics refers to the treatment of irregularities of your teeth and jaw.

We offer an orthodontic treatment called eCligner.

Sedation - Sedation is an induction of a relaxed or calm state by using sedative drugs.

We offer Nitrous Oxide (“laughing gas”) as a form of sedation at Montevallo Family Dentistry.

Periodontal - This is a specialty of dentistry. It examines the teeth and their structures that support them. It also concentrates on diseases and conditions that might affect the health of your mouth.

Montevallo Family Dentistry offers periodontal therapy. During this process we will restore health to your gums.

3D Cone Beam CT Scan- CBCT is the highest level of imaging in the field of dentistry.

Dr. Shunnarah adopts the 3D Cone Beam CT scanning technology so he can provide you with the most accurate and predicable dental implants possible.

Call and book your dental appointment with Dr. Shunnarah, DMD today!

Posted on behalf of Montevallo Family Dentistry