General and Preventive Dentistry
Many people think that general dentistry means a couple of checkups a year, a cleaning or two, and if necessary, having a cavity filled.
That’s only a small portion of what today’s general and preventive dentistry offers!
Comprehensive Dental Exams Memphis & Germantown
All of our patients have a comprehensive exam that includes:
- Oral cancer screening
- Digital x-rays
- Intra-oral camera exam
- Cavity detection
- Periodontal (gum) exam
- Cosmetic consultation
- TMJ exam
Dental Hygiene Treatment Germantown & Memphis
We recommend that all of our patients visit twice a year for a thorough exam and cleaning. During your regular exam, we will take x-rays and examine your teeth with an intra-oral camera to detect any cavities, decay, failing restorations or other problems. Then we will clean your teeth and provide oral hygiene instruction. When necessary, we will do a deep cleaning with the Cavitron, a tool that uses high frequency ultrasonic waves to gently clean teeth – removing tartar above and below the gum line. You’ll leave our office feeling and looking great!
Tooth Sensitivity Treatment Germantown & Memphis
Do you avoid ice cream or cold drinks because of tooth sensitivity? Just mention it to us at your regular visit. We offer treatment that relieves tooth sensitivity and frees you to eat and drink without pain!
Gum Disease Treatment Germantown & Memphis
Your gums will be examined at every visit for any signs of periodontal disease. We have long known that gum disease can lead to tooth loss. However, recent studies have linked the bacteria associated with gum disease to an increased risk of cancers, stroke, heart attacks, pregnancy complications and more.
If we find evidence of gum disease, we offer a variety of gentle, effective therapies to treat and even reverse the disease. We will provide gentle deep gum cleaning with the Cavitron, removing tartar above and below the gum line. If appropriate, we will treat the gums with Arestin, a topical antibiotic that kills periodontal bacteria and promotes the reattachment of gum tissue to tooth roots.
Scaling & Root Planning Procedure
Oral Surgery Germantown & Memphis
If you have a tooth that is damaged or decayed beyond repair and must be removed, or if you need your wisdom teeth removed, we can provide oral surgery in our office. For more complex cases, we refer out to a qualified oral surgeon.
For those patients who experience fear or anxiety when visiting the dentist, we offer a variety of options for sedation dentistry.
Sleep Apnea Treatment Germantown & Memphis
If you snore at night, we may be able to help you and your significant other sleep better. At Avery & Meadows, we offer oral appliance therapy for snoring. Snoring can be caused by a narrowing of the airway. These appliances open the airway to facilitate better breathing, helping you get a good nights’ rest. We will work with your physician to ensure that your treatment is coordinated. Ask about our snoring treatment today!
Root Canal Treatment Memphis & Germantown
Root canal therapy is recommended when a tooth is severely damaged or decayed and there is no other treatment alternative. With today’s modern dental technology, root canal therapies are painless. A root canal is a dental procedure targeted specifically at the pulp of the tooth. When a tooth is severely damaged or decayed, bacteria can get down into the pulp and roots of the tooth, causing infection. Root canal therapy cleans out the tooth canals, removing the pulp, nerves and other tissues, as well as any infection. The hollowed-out area is then thoroughly cleaned, filled with a biocompatible material and sealed. Finally, a crown is placed over the entire tooth to protect the fragile tooth from further damage.
Root Canal Treatment Procedure
Why a Crown After Root Canal Therapy?
Children’s Dental Care Memphis & Germantown
We welcome children from the age of 3 and up! From regular checkups, cleanings and fluoride treatments to protective sealants for molars and sports mouthguards that protect against injury, we offer comprehensive care for the smallest of smiles.
Emergency Dental Clinic Germantown & Memphis
If you experience a dental emergency during office hours, call the office and we will get you in as soon as possible. If you experience an emergency after hours or on the weekend, the doctors can be reached via cell phone. Simply call the office and you will be given the number to call.
My wife and I have been patients of Dr. Avery since 1981. Dr. Avery and I have known each other a long time: we were high school associates in the same organization at our respective high schools. However, we chose Dr. Avery when I returned from active duty in the Army and Sue and Jim Baker – my in-laws and patients of Dr. Avery – recommended him. I needed several crowns because my fillings were deteriorating and I was experiencing some pain. In addition, my broken front two teeth had always been a cosmetic problem until Dr. Avery repaired them. I had great confidence in the outcome since I knew that Dr. Avery had instructed on crowns in medical school. Fixing those teeth was like getting a new lease on life!
Everyone in this office is caring and friendly and they always treat us like their own family. They have always gone out of their way to help us when we had special, unscheduled needs. Lisa is an exceptional hygienist as well. Our experience with Dr. Avery and Meadows’ office has always been first class – including the professionalism of their schedulers, receptionists, and bookkeepers. I would recommend his office to everyone! Just last week, I recommended that my boss go straight to Dr. Avery’s office and get his crown difficulties resolved.