general dentistry Spokane Valley, WA

Helping our patients maintain a healthy mouth and smile is the main goal of general dentistry. We prefer to provide more minor, preventive care than to see patients suffer with more intensive treatments from a problem that was not managed in time. We want to ensure that your oral health is in its optimal state and positively contributing to the health of your entire body. We are here to brighten your smile and pave the way for a brighter life.

Preventative Dentistry Spokane Valley, WA

Preventative Dentistry

Proper dental hygiene is the best way to keep your teeth healthy, beautiful, and functional. You can avoid expensive dental care and discomfort by scheduling bi-annual exams. However, some patients prefer to schedule exams more frequently to keep their teeth and gums extra healthy.

Our caring team at Wilder Dentistry would be happy to help you learn about good dental practices. Every time you visit our office, we will provide you with the cleaning and care you need to enjoy a perfect smile. We will answer any questions you may have about in-office procedures or your at-home care routine.

Dental hygiene is the foundation of good whole body health. Unfortunately, most American adults show signs of gum disease, which leads to tooth loss.

We can help you avoid the consequences of bacteria buildup with advanced services and education. To learn more about what you can gain from a visit to Wilder Dentistry, please contact our caring team today!

Protecting your Teeth with Preventative Care
You should visit your dental professionals once every six months. We provide affordable and gentle care to all of our patients.

Regular check-ups help maintain the quality of your dental health and can even save your life. Not many people are aware of the warning signs for oral cancer. With every routine check-up, we will also screen you for oral cancer.

Some of the general preventative services we offer include:

  • Regular check-ups
  • Gentle cleanings
  • Fluoride treatments
  • Dental sealants
  • Preventative restorations
  • Dental X-rays
  • Oral cancer screenings

Of course, we will make all of your visits easier with electronic claims, paperless charting, and a selection of options to make you more comfortable.

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Cleanings And Exams Spokane Valley, WA

Cleanings And Exams

Having a dental practice perform a checkup and regular cleaning gives a preventive approach to dental care. These general dentistry treatments help prevent problems with your teeth, gums and jaw bones, or they catch and manage problems before they worsen. During your visit, our doctors will take a picture of the current standing of your dental health and what would be needed to keep your oral hygiene in its best state.

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Teeth Whitening Spokane Valley, WA

Teeth Whitening

Over-the-counter whitening kits and toothpastes just won’t give you the results you’re looking for. They can take weeks or months to whiten your teeth and they’ll never produce a change greater than a few shades, even with diligent whitening. On top of that, these products may result in sensitive teeth or bleeding gums.

If you want a gorgeous Hollywood smile, it’s time to see Dr. Wilder for a whitening consultation.

No matter what your sensitivity levels may be, Dr. Wilder uses incredible whitening products that produce stunning results with a minimal time commitment. Our products can whiten your teeth up to eight shades in just one hour.

Whether you would prefer to whiten your teeth in just one visit while relaxing in the dental chair or in the comfort of your own home, we have options for both. Either way, you can expect stunning results in no time.

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Fillings Spokane Valley, WA

Fillings

Composite fillings act as a dentistry solution for problems such as tooth decay or cracks. A composite filling is a tooth-colored resin used to restore decayed teeth. This procedure is also utilized for cosmetic improvements of the smile by fixing any discoloration or reshaping any disfigured teeth.

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Root Canals Spokane Valley, WA

Root Canals

If you are experiencing severe tooth pain, you may need root canal therapy. At Wilder Dental, we perform successful root canal procedures with our patient’s comfort always in mind.

Some of the indications of a damaged tooth include:

  • Discomfort when biting down or chewing
  • Increased sensitivity to hot or cold foods
  • Frequent pains or aches in the teeth
  • Pimple-like bump on the gums

If any of the above symptoms look familiar to you, it’s important to schedule an exam with Dr. Wilder right away.

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Extractions Spokane Valley, WA

Extractions

An extraction is performed to remove a tooth, whether because of disease, crowding, or damage. When extractions are required, the area around the tooth will be numbed and your dentist will remove the tooth. A small amount of bleeding is normal, as your mouth will replace the removed tooth root by forming a blood clot in the area.

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Emergency Care Spokane Valley, WA

Emergency Care

Our highly trained doctors and staff are ready to manage all of your concerns. We have methods to alleviate the pain and help you feel calm during your emergency dental visit.

If you are facing a dental emergency, please don’t hesitate to contact us immediately at (509) 891-7770!

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Oral Cancer Screenings Spokane Valley, WA

Oral Cancer Screenings

Nobody wants to hear that they may have oral cancer. Although it can be fatal, it is easier to treat the earlier it is caught. For this reason, we are proud to assist our patients with an oral cancer screening. We want to help our patients survive this often fatal disease.

Oral cancer will typically show up as white or red patches or lesions inside of your mouth. You may even notice the lesions on your tongue or on the floor of your mouth. Many people experience a hard time swallowing, bleeding in the mouth, or even swelling in your face or neck.

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Sealants Spokane Valley, WA

Sealants

Food can easily become trapped within the grooves and ridges of the molars. These areas are difficult to clean and prone to bacteria buildup. Over time, bacteria will harden and can lead to painful cavities or deep tooth decay.

At Wilder Dentistry, we prevent food and bacteria buildup by sealing the back teeth. Sealants create a more even surface on the molars, which prevents the collection of bacteria. Molars with sealants are easier to brush and clean, because there are fewer places for bacteria to hide.

The sealant procedure is quick and easy, we start by:

  • Cleaning your teeth.
  • Apply a gel to the surface of the teeth and let it dry.
  • Rinse and dry the tooth.
  • Brush on the dental sealant.
  • Cure the sealant with a special light.

The dental sealant procedure takes only a few minutes per tooth, and it is painless. Nervous children or adults can feel comfortable throughout the brief sealant process.

We create dental sealants with high quality materials that last up to ten years with proper care. To find out if you or your loved ones could benefit from dental sealants, please give us a call at Wilder Dentistry today!

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Night Guards Spokane Valley, WA

Night Guards

It can be beneficial to use a guard, or covering, to protect your teeth from grinding while sleeping. Similar to how a mouthguard protects teeth during sports, this layer prevents damage to the teeth that can occur naturally.

There are a wide variety of different types of mouthguards, ranging from pre-formed pieces to ones that are custom fitted to your teeth and jaws. Some of these can even be formed at home through a boil-and-bite process.

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Sports Mouth Guards Spokane Valley, WA

Sports Mouth Guards

As dentists, we are determined to make sure your mouth and teeth are well protected during sports activities, no matter what your passion is. To do this, we offer many different types of mouth guards, depending on the types of activities in which you are involved. There are some mouth guards for low-impact sports and others for high-impact sports.

Mouth guards not only protect your mouth and teeth, but also have other purposes. Mouth guards will help decrease the impact if you get hit in the jaw. They have also been shown to increase an athlete’s performance.

Many people clench their teeth while playing, which can give them temporomandibular joint syndrome (TMJ). Clenching your jaw the whole time can be quite exhausting. Mouth guards help to relax your jaw, allowing you to completely focus on the game!

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TMJ Treatment Spokane Valley, WA

TMJ Treatment

At Wilder Dentistry, we are proud to offer temporomandibular joint dysfunction, otherwise known as TMJ, treatments to provide relief for our patients. TMJ is caused by an inflammation in the temporomandibular joint, which acts as a sliding hinge that connects your jawbone to your skull.

What are the symptoms of TMJ?
TMJ causes pain and discomfort along the jawbone and can make it painful to even move your jaw. While jaw pain and discomfort don’t always equate to TMJ, if you are also experiencing headaches, trouble chewing, or pain in the face, jaw, and ear, you’re more than likely experiencing TMJ.

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Wisdom Teeth Extractions Spokane Valley, WA

Wisdom Teeth Extractions

Wisdom teeth are the last set of molars. Most people start to get their wisdom teeth when they are teenagers, though some teeth don’t come in until you are in your early twenties.

Wisdom teeth have a purpose. They are another set of molars, but more often than not they cause more problems than they are worth. Wisdom teeth can come in misaligned, facing any direction. They can even try to come in horizontally, growing into your other teeth. This can damage your nerves and even your jawbone.

There are also times when your wisdom teeth can become impacted and are not able to come through the gums. They can also come in partially, allowing food to catch in the area and cause plaque to build up. This can lead to bacteria and infection, which will only get worse.

Since wisdom teeth are often harmful, most dentists recommend their removal. The surgery goes much better if you get the teeth removed before any signs of problem. The recovery is easier also. Surgery and recovery are also easier when you are younger.

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Silver Diamine Fluoride Spokane Valley, WA

Silver Diamine Fluoride

Silver Diamine Fluoride is an FDA-approved antibiotic topical solution that is clinically applied to control active dental caries and prevent further progression of disease. While the traditional way to treat tooth decay is by removing the decay and placing a restoration, this alternative fluoride treatment allows us to stop decay in it’s tracks by noninvasive methods.

How does Silver Diamine Fluoride work?

Silver Diamine Fluoride is composed of two primary components: silver and fluoride. The Silver acts as an anti-microbial agent that kills the bacteria that break down tooth surfaces while also working to strengthen the underlying protective layer of your teeth called dentin. Fluoride is the active ingredient that halts the tooth decay, helps prevent additional decay from appearing, as well as keeps the bacteria from spreading to the other teeth.

Treatment with Silver Diamine Fluoride will not eliminate the need for restorative dentistry to repair function or aesthetics, but has been highly effective at prevention of further decay and damage. SDF is a safe, painless alternative to traditional cavity drilling procedures.

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