Your unique smile deserves a comprehensive oral care plan tailored to your needs.
At Tory Hill Dental we always put our patients first. Our skilled team knows the importance of oral health and its effect on our patients’ overall health, self-confidence, and general happiness. We also know that encouraging our patients to be proactive in caring for their smiles has a lot to do with how they’re treated in our office.
In order to best serve our patients, our dental office offers personalized dental care to meet all your oral health needs as well as a comfort care approach to helping patients feel comfortable, confident, and empowered.
Your First Visit to Tory Hill Dental
We know that first impressions are lasting impressions, and that’s why your first visit is especially important to us. Your first appointment focuses on us getting to know you, taking a look at your oral health, and creating a follow-up treatment plan.
Your Initial Examination
Most of your first appointment will be centered around Dr. Miedema’s initial examination. Firstly you’ll have digital X-rays taken for Dr. Miedema to review before he moves onto a visual examination. He’ll take a careful look at your teeth and gums, making note of any signs of trouble.
Discussing Your Smile Goals
After Dr. Miedema has finished his examination, you’ll have plenty of time to discuss your oral health. Dr. Miedema will likely begin the conversation discussing any red flags he might have noticed with your smile or by asking questions about your oral health history. We want to also encourage you to share your own thoughts about your oral health as well as what goals you have for your smile.
Scheduling a Follow-Up Appointment
Once you’ve finished your chat with Dr. Miedema he’ll recommend the next step. Most patients’ next appointment will be a deep clean with our hygienist to ensure your teeth are free of plaque. From there you might have a treatment appointment (i.e. getting a cavity filled), an elective treatment (cosmetic care), or simply book another check-up in six months.
Creating Your Custom Preventive Care Plan
Prevention is everything when it comes to protecting your oral health. Our strong focus on preventive care helps patients maintain all the hard work they’ve put into achieving an optimal level of oral health.
General Preventive Care
We recommend all of our patients see us every six months for a check-up with Dr. Miedema and a cleaning with our hygienist. Check-ups and cleanings may seem very routine, but they’re an important part of all our patients’ personalized dental care plans. They give us a chance to catch problems before damage occurs and also remove harmful plaque that can cause tooth decay or gum disease.
Specialized Preventive Care
Some patients’ smiles need a little extra help. If Dr. Miedema discovers that you’re at high-risk for developing cavities or gum disease, we might schedule more frequent check-ups and cleanings so we can keep an eye on your oral health.
Restoring your oral health with gentle, effective treatment.
Even with a great oral care regimen, sometimes cavities, gum disease, and even accidental injuries still occur. When this happens we’re ready to assist our patients with general and restorative dentistry services.
When a tooth has suffered damage—whether it be from tooth decay or a crack—we’ll begin your treatment plan as quickly as possible. Depending on your needs we may use tooth-colored fillings, dental crowns, inlays/onlays, or a combination of services. We also offer root canal therapy for painful teeth that need treatment prior to a crown placement.
Gum disease is a very common oral health concern and one we take very seriously. If Dr. Miedema discovers that you have gum disease or periodontitis (advanced gum disease), we’ll begin treatment right away. We call this treatment process periodontal therapy. It includes frequent, specialized deep cleaning sessions in our office, a careful at-home oral care regimen, and plenty of support from our team.
Making the decision to extract a tooth is never taken lightly by Dr. Miedema. When we do our very best to save your tooth but too much damage has occurred, the next best option is extraction and replacement. We often recommend dental implants as a restorative solution after a tooth has been extracted.
Advancing your smile goals with cosmetic dentistry.
One of the most exciting aspects of personalized dental care at Tory Hill Dental is being able to get the smile you’ve always dreamed of having. Dr. Miedema offers a number of cosmetic dentistry solutions, including porcelain veneers, professional whitening, dental bonding, and gum contouring. Share your ideas with Dr. Miedema and you can work together to find the right cosmetic solutions for you.
Experience the difference of patient-focused, personalized dental care by scheduling an appointment at Tory Hill Dental.
The only way to truly appreciate patient-focused dental care is to experience it yourself by visiting Tory Hill Dental. Our Buxton, Maine dental team is always welcoming new patients to join our family.
To schedule your appointment with Dr. Miedema, all you need to do is give our office a call or fill out this easy online form.