Saving Hopeless Teeth
Teeth with roots that have been damaged or infected used to require extraction, which can cause a lot of problems and should be avoided whenever possible. The good news is that we are well experienced in advanced root canal therapy. A root canal is a procedure to fix a tooth by removing the pulp chamber of a tooth and filling it with a filling material. This is often necessary when dental decay reaches the nerve of the tooth (or the tooth has become infected), and a simple filling will not be suitable.

In the not too distant past, the situation mentioned above would have required the tooth to be extracted. When dentists started performing root canals, they were quite painful, and the root canal has received a reputation as something to be avoided. However, with modern anesthetics and technology, the root canals we can perform in our practice are tolerable and sometimes even painless.

Preventing Child Tooth Decay – the Easy Way!
We know that children often don’t do a very good job of brushing their teeth. This even applies to adults too! Even meticulous brushing often may not reach the deep grooves in the back teeth. This results in bacteria, acids, and plaque formation, which will lead to decay. And once the tooth has decay, it is damaged permanently and will need a filling or crown.

What if there was a way to help prevent all this from happening? Fortunately, there is! The application of dental sealants will do the trick.

Here’s how it works:
• The tooth (or teeth) is cleaned and sterilized.
• A thin plastic coating is applied. This is usually white or clear in color.
• A curing light is applied to the sealant to bond it into place.
• The whole procedure takes just a few minutes. There are no shots or drills or removal of any tooth structure.
• It’s totally painless.
• Most insurances cover this valuable service!

Applying dental sealants is one of the best preventative things both children and adolescents can do to preserve their natural teeth!

Are You Diabetic or Pre-Diabetic?
Did you know there is a link between your dental health and your ability to successfully control blood sugar levels? And did you know that all dentists are not equally prepared to assist diabetics with their dental health? Untreated gum disease makes your diabetes worse and diabetes makes your gum disease worse. It’s a vicious cycle. You’ll be glad to know that we have received special training in dental care for diabetics. Call us today for a complimentary consultation about dentistry for diabetics. No one here will ever criticize you for having put off dental care. You can be assured of compassionate and completely non-judgmental care.

Are You Sometimes Headachy? Do You Regularly Suffer From Tension or Even Migraine Headaches? Have We Got a Miracle For You!
You may have heard Diane Sawyer discuss this on Good Morning America, or maybe you’ve seen this in People magazine. The FDA approved a drug-free treatment for the prevention of migraine and tension headaches. This little miracle is called the NTI™ device, and it’s now available in our practice. It works by relaxing the muscles under the scalp and preventing the majority of headaches. Clinical trials showed that 82% of migraine sufferers achieved a 77% reduction in migraine events. It’s painless, fast, and NOT expensive. If you experience migraines or know someone who does then be sure to ask us about this exciting new treatment.
General Dentistry
1117 North Saginaw Street • Holly, MI 48442
Randy Hunter, DDS • Marie Hunter, DDS
Dentistry  Holly MI 48442