General and Preventive Dentistry

Preventive and general dentistry provide the foundation for you and your family to keep your smiles healthy. 

At Salem Dental, we focus on preventive dentistry, believing that the best dentistry is the treatment you can avoid. Preventive dentistry aims to stop oral conditions before they start and we will customize a preventive treatment plan to help you maintain a healthy smile.

  • Dental exams
  • Cleanings
  • Dental x-rays
  • Hygiene instruction
  • Fluoride varnish applications
  • Fissure sealants
  • Athletic mouthguards
  • Nightguards for teeth grinding

For most healthy patients, twice-yearly dental exams and cleanings will help you keep your smile on track. By maintaining your routine dental appointments, Dr. Seth Huish can identify problems such as decay and gum disease before they become a painful dental emergency or require extraction.

Reliable General Dentistry

General dentistry refers to the basics of dental care and can also include advanced treatments such as dental implants, orthodontics, and surgical procedures, depending on the experience of the attending dentist. General dentistry also includes cosmetic procedures such as veneers, teeth whitening, and full smile makeovers.

A great majority of general dentistry involves treating damaged or decayed teeth to prolong their comfort and function. Most of us will require a filling or dental crown at some point in our lives. Many conditions require dental x-rays to diagnose properly, as they are not visible with the naked eye alone. 

At Salem Dental, you can count on natural-looking dentistry to protect your teeth while improving your smile. White fillings, porcelain crowns, and veneers all improve function as we as the appearance of your smile.

Teeth Replacement Options

When tooth loss occurs, replacing the missing tooth or teeth as quickly as possible is advised. When left too long, the remaining teeth will shift toward the gap in your smile and can cause a misaligned bite and expose sensitive roots.

Replacing your missing teeth with a dental implant, bridge, complete dentures, or partial dentures to complete your smile and make it easier to eat the foods you love most.

Emergency Dental Appointments

While we strive to prevent dental emergencies, sometimes they occur, and you will find us here when you need us most. We provide same-day dental emergency appointments in our Salem, OR dental office for the benefit of our patients who need relief from a toothache or other oral condition.

We welcome you to contact us at the first sign that something is wrong. Putting off your dental emergency treatment could result in more costly treatment or an extraction – something we strive to help our patients avoid.

Is it Time for Your Next Dental Appointment?

We warmly welcome new patients to our Salem Dental practice. Our experienced and gentle team will make receiving your necessary care a positive routine for each member of your family.