Restorative Dentistry in Beavercreek, OH
Keeping Your Smile Bright & Healthy
At the practice of Ronald L. Roddy, DDS and Joseph B. Palm, DDS, we offer our patients exceptionally personal care. Over the years, we have worked hard to create an atmosphere which is warm and friendly for patients of all ages. Our combination of state-of-the-art treatments, modern facilities and a traditional, caring approach has proven very inviting to patients.
We are proud to offer general and cosmetic dentistry services to everyone from young children to senior citizens. We are committed to providing you with the dental care you need and deserve. Our practice is based in Beavercreek, OH and we welcome patients from area communities including: Fairborn, Xenia, Dayton, Bellbrook, and beyond.
Oral Exam & Cleanings
Seeing your dentist every six months for a regular exam and cleaning is recommended. This helps us monitor any changes in your dental health, including developing cavities and gum disease. These regular exams play a big role in your long-term oral health and may prevent dental problems later in your life.
Scaling & Planing
Scaling and root planing are an effective, non-surgical way to treat gum disease. Scaling is the process of removing tartar from the surface of the tooth, while root planing is the process of smoothing out root surfaces and removing infected tooth structures. Our soft tissue management services are designed help reduce the need for surgery.
Dental sealants are applied to hard-to-reach places and tiny areas in your mouth to prevent decay from forming. Sealants are made from plastic resin which bonds and hardens to the grooves on your tooth’s surface. The sealant seals the tooth and smooths the tiny grooves, which reduces the likelihood of plaque build-up. This treatment is appropriate for both children and adults.
Oral Cancer Screenings
Oral cancer is one of the most curable cancers, but it can be difficult to diagnose. This is because many of its symptoms are associated with other medical conditions. These symptoms include: difficulty moving your jaw and swallowing, bleeding gums or cheeks, oral sores, and continuous pain in your mouth. Scheduling regular dental visits and maintaining good at-home oral hygiene habits are essential to preventing this disease. We recommend quitting smoking (or avoiding it altogether) and eating a balanced diet to further aid in prevention.
By using digital x-rays in our practice, we significantly reduce the amount of radiation you are exposed to during a visit. There is also the advantage of not having to develop film, which eliminates our staff’s exposure to harmful chemicals. Digital radiographs are immediately available on a computer and create more defined images that are clearer to see.
When a tooth is beyond repair or is severely decayed, extraction may be necessary to restore your dental health. Overcrowded or poorly positioned teeth may also be cause for an extraction. If you have a tooth the needs to be extracted, we will work with you to discuss the available treatments and the best replacement option for the tooth. We want to make sure you are comfortable throughout the procedure and ensure you maintain your oral health.
Wisdom teeth — also called third molars — typically appear in young adults between the ages of 17 to 21. In the majority of cases, they need to be removed because most mouths are too small for 4 more teeth. Having your wisdom teeth removed can help prevent a range of problems down the line including: jaw and gum disease, cyst development, infections, decay, or root resorption of the adjacent tooth.