In Need of a Family Dentist?
We know that over the years, the needs of your dental health change. At Oakland Family Dental, our goal is to provide every smile, at any age, with lasting dental care.
With a gentle touch, our highly trained and compassionate team is committed to protecting your entire family’s oral health while ensuring your comfort through each appointment.
From general dental exams and cleanings to advanced restorative procedures, Dr. Amanda Sheehan is focused on delivering tailored, unique results tailored to the unique needs of you and your family.
Our Family Dentistry Services
Here at our Waterford dental office, Dr. Sheehan provides a variety of dental treatments to help you and your loved ones achieve a beautiful, healthy smile.
Preventive dentistry aims to preserve the integrity and health of your smile and overall oral health by catching problems before they can progress. If you’re looking to maintain healthy teeth and gums, our preventative services work in combination with your at-home routine to maintain optimal dental wellness.
Standard Cleanings & Exams
During your dental checkup, we’ll professionally clean your teeth and thoroughly examine your mouth. Dr. Sheehan will remove any plaque and tartar that has accumulated on your teeth to help prevent tooth decay and other health problems from occurring. Once your mouth is clean, she’ll look for signs of tooth decay, infections, or any other problems that may need to be addressed.
Preventive Resin Restorations
A preventive resin restoration (PRR) is a thin, resin coating that is applied to the chewing surface of your teeth to fill in grooves, pits, and fissures. This preventative measure seals the surface of your tooth, creating a protective coating that shields your tooth from bacteria and tooth decay.
When tooth decay sets in, it’s imperative that you visit Dr. Sheehan for immediate care. If left untreated, tooth decay can lead to cavities, periodontal disease, and serious tooth infections. Dr. Sheehan will clean your tooth and remove any signs of decay before filling the space with a durable tooth-colored filling.
A tooth that’s severely damaged by decay or physical trauma might require root canal therapy. That way, Dr. Sheehan can save the tooth and restore it to full function.
During the root canal procedure, Dr. Sheehan will use specialized tools to create a small hole in the affected tooth. She’ll remove the infected tissue from the tooth’s core before closing it off with a dental sealant. Finally, she’ll apply an attractive dental crown to cap the tooth and protect it from reinfection.
Frequently Asked Questions
Sealants: Dental sealants are made of plastic and cover the surface of permanent teeth and prevent future tooth decay. They are commonly used to protect the developing teeth of children, but adults can benefit from them as well.
PRR: Similar to sealants, PRR is a preventative measure to protect those who have deep grooves in their teeth from tooth decay. They are also suitable for patients who have early signs of tooth decay that have not yet extended into the dentin layer of the tooth.
Fillings: Dental fillings are used to address teeth that have already been subjected to decay. They repair the damage done and provide additional protection from future decay.
Dr. Sheehan recommends scheduling a dental appointment bi-annually or at least every six months to ensure optimal oral healthcare. She may suggest additional appointments if you’re more susceptible to bacterial infections.
Friendly, Reliable Care
Bringing your family to the dentist is easier than ever here at our state-of-the-art facility in Waterford Township. Our modern dental office features some of the most advanced technology available, including iCAT digital X-rays and OralID cancer screening tools. The dental health of your family is our top priority at Oakland Family Dental. Don’t wait to get the right care for you and your family’s oral health—schedule your visit with our expert team today.