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Quality Care at Every Stage of Life

Patients of all ages deserve quality dental care paired with service that leaves them with a positive overall experience. Norwalk Dental Center provides professional dental services in Norwalk, OH, and beyond to babies, kids, teens, and adults. Everyone is welcome at the Norwalk Dental Center as Dr. Kim and his staff, combine their knowledge, experience, and skills with a personable approach to provide patients with the best quality care in a comfortable atmosphere.

Dental Services in Norwalk, OH

Routine Dental Cleaning

The keys to a healthy, beautiful smile are regular brushing and flossing and routine dental cleanings. It is typically suggested that patients pay their dentist a visit for a dental cleaning and routine exam at least twice a year, or as recommended by your dentist. During a cleaning, plaque and tartar that has built up on the teeth will be removed, leaving behind a bright and polished smile. In some cases, X-rays may need to be taken to help detect possible cavities in between teeth that cannot be seen by the naked eye.

Pediatric Dentistry

It is so important to build healthy oral care habits at an early age — that’s why we welcome children of all ages at our practice! Our team is committed to delivering positive experiences to every patient, but kids especially benefit from positive experiences from the start because it helps them create these healthy habits. If a pediatric dental patient has a cavity-free checkup, they can proudly become a part of our Kids Club! A child’s first dental visit should be between the ages of 6 to 12 months old. As soon as that first tooth erupts would be a good time to bring them in. Parents and guardians also receive valuable advice in helping care for their children’s teeth.

Fillings

Mistakes happen; If you have a cavity you will need a dental filling so the problem doesn’t worsen. There are several restorative options for fillings, and our dentist will discuss these with you to determine what is best for your individual situation.

Sealants

Think of sealants as a form of protection. Placing a thin, tooth-colored coating on the chewing surface of adult molars and bicuspids in children around the ages of 7 through 14 is an easy and effective process. By taking this proactive measure, we “seal” those difficult to clean areas in the back teeth, making them more resistant to decay.

Crowns

You may need a crown when a tooth is severely damaged or has suffered from advanced decay and cannot be fixed with a bonded filling material. Essentially, a crown covers the remaining tooth and restores it to its original function, strength, and esthetics. If you need a crown, there are several material options available that our dentist will discuss with you on an individual basis depending on the area of the mouth that needs to be restored.

Bridges

Similar to crowns, bridges can be utilized when tooth loss occurs due to gum disease, decay, or injury. If not corrected, more problems may occur, such as the teeth next to the missing tooth (or teeth) can begin to move and result in pain or discomfort. Not to mention that it can also look unsightly. The bridge will close any gaps in your teeth and looks and acts just like your natural teeth. Bridges are permanently cemented and help maintain the position of the rest of your teeth.

Periodontal Disease

Many people have this disease and don’t even realize it! Symptoms include red, swollen, and sometimes bleeding gums. It is the number one reason for tooth loss, and research has shown links between periodontal disease and medical problems such as strokes, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and pregnancy risks.

Treatment varies according to the severity of the disease, with early stages (gingivitis) generally being corrected with regular routine dental cleanings. More advanced stages usually require numbing and involve scaling and root-planing, during which bacteria beneath the gumline is cleaned out. This helps the gums to adhere properly to the tooth roots, preventing further damage.

Endodontic Therapy (Root Canals)

Root canal therapy is needed when a cavity has reached the pulp of a tooth, causing an infection of the nerve or when severe trauma has affected the tooth. It can be prevented with regular checkups and healthy oral care, but if the pulp does become infected, it must be treated to avoid further complications since it cannot heal by itself. For some patients, there may be signs that pulp is infected, but for others, no symptoms are obvious, and they are unaware that a problem even exists until they stop in for a dental exam. Some signs or symptoms may include sensitivity to hot or cold foods or liquids, pain, swelling, or even a bad taste in the mouth.

When endodontic therapy is performed, your dentist will clean out the infected pulp and disinfect the canals of the tooth to remove any remaining bacteria. The tooth is then filled with a special, biocompatible material to prevent further infections and help heal the tooth. Occasionally, a core build-up, bonded post, and crown are necessary for restoring a tooth to function.

Dentures

Dentures are used to replace a person’s teeth when they are missing. Removable dentures are designed to restore not only the health and functionality of your mouth and teeth but also the confidence you can have knowing you have a beautiful smile. Custom crafted for each patient, they fit your mouth comfortably and snugly. When in place, dentures can:

  • Help restore your ability to eat and speak
  • Prevent facial sagging
  • Replace your missing teeth
  • Improve the appearance of your smile

If you would like something more permanent and stable than an existing denture, consider connecting your denture to dental implants.

Dental Implants (Restorations)

If you’re missing one or more teeth, dental implants may be the perfect solution for you! Natural looking and permanently anchored into the patient’s jaw bone, dental implants give you the confidence of a beautiful and healthy smile again.

Replacing missing teeth is important because your teeth can shift and cause a variety of other dental problems if left with spaces. Dr. Kim has extensive experience in treatment planning and designing implant solutions that are custom tailored for each patient. After it is placed, the implant will bond and attach to your jaw. Once covered with a crown, it will look and function like a natural tooth.

Teeth Whitening

If you are striving for that radiant, pearly-white smile, then you have come to the right place. Soon after starting our teeth whitening treatment, you will start to see a whiter and brighter smile. With our whitening services, the effects of coffee, smoking, tea, and other causes for tooth discoloration, will slowly disappear, leaving a beautiful white smile that you are bound to want to show off. Give us a call to schedule an appointment for a consultation with our dentist to see if you’re a candidate for teeth whitening.

Dental Emergencies

Hopefully you never have a dental emergency, but if you do, we have you covered. Prompt treatment is often required to alleviate pain and ensure the patient’s oral and overall health. If you are dealing with an emergency, call us immediately at 419-663-4466, and we will schedule you for an appointment as soon as possible.

If you have any questions or concerns about any of the services we offer, don’t hesitate to call our office at 419-663-4466. We would be happy to assist you in any way possible!

Address

10 Stower Ln # C
Norwalk, OH 44857

Hours

Monday - Tuesday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Wednesday + Sunday
Closed

Thursday-Friday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Saturday
By Appointment