Personalized care for patients is a top priority at Yellowstone Family Dental. We treat each patient like a family member, which means we put your comfort and health first. And good oral health involves visits to your Billings, MT dentist for general dentistry services.Dr. Matthew Larsen on General Dentistry Read Transcript
One of the things I find that the patients appreciate is they appreciate when they come in, having their procedures happen as efficiently as possible. And so, we try to set it up so that we have communication all the time between the front and the back, that we know when a patient arrives. So that even if they come a little early for their appointment, a lot of times, we can bring 'em back, we can go through any medical history or anything that we need to do before we get to the procedure, get that out of the way, and then try to get in and do the procedure as quickly as we can.
And then when we have somebody in and we're doing a filling or we're doing a crown, we have an assistant that's with them the whole time, so that once we've got 'em numb, we can just keep working on that and get it done so they're not having to spend a lot of time in the office. One of the things that we really try to offer to help patients out is if they've got something simple that needs to be done and we find it at a regular maintenance appointment—a hygiene appointment—we try to get 'em in and offer 'em same-day treatment. And if we've got an extra chair or an extra assistant, a lot of times, we can take care of something small like that and not make 'em come all the way back to the office and have to spend all that time off of work and the travel time and get that done, we can get that done that same day.
And we set up all of our hygiene rooms, all have doctor kits in 'em just so that we can do that and so, a lot of times, a patient will come in, they'll get their teeth cleaned, and they'll have a little problem, and we'll take care of it that day before they leave and then they don't have to make a separate appointment for that problem. So, we want to be as efficient as we can with our patients’ time, but we also want to give them the highest quality of care from the moment they walk into the office, all the way through their procedure until they leave our office.
We can always get your smile back to top shape if you have a dental emergency, but preventive dentistry is good for more than just your appearance and oral health. It may help with the following:
- Improve your blood sugar control if you have diabetes.
- Reduce your chances for coronary artery disease and stroke.
- Lower your risk for respiratory diseases like pneumonia.
- Prevent tooth loss due to bone deterioration from osteoporosis.
Call us today at 406-245-7026 to schedule your next appointment at our Billings, MT office.
Treat and Preview Your Dental Problems
Be sure to visit Yellowstone Family Dental at least every six months for a dental exam and cleaning. Our dental experts will remove plaque with special tools and prevent bacteria from wreaking havoc on your smile. In addition to cleanings, we offer a few preventive options that can guard your grin from damage:
- Protect your molars from acid and plaque with dental sealants, a protective coating we can paint onto your teeth.
- Boost your mouth’s natural defenses with fluoride treatments and varnishes.
- Take advantage of our nutritional counseling to learn how your diet impacts your oral health.
- Give yourself or your child a custom-made athletic mouthguard to protect teeth, gums, and lips from injury.
Prevent Tooth Loss With Nonsurgical Gum Disease Treatment
If you notice gum disease symptoms, it’s important to treat it as soon as possible. At the first sign of red or swollen gums, give us a call so that we can get you started on a custom plan. And if you find that your gum disease has advanced – your gums are pulling away from your teeth or you notice infected tissue – we offer nonsurgical gum disease treatment in the form of scaling and root planing. This will give your gums a deep clean and smooth out your tooth roots so that bacteria can’t cling to them.
Regular visits to our Billings, MT office will allow us to prevent gum disease and tooth decay from advancing. It can also help protect your health from head to toe. Call Yellowstone Family Dental today at 406-245-7026.