Family Dentistry in Erie, PA

   

Families are the heart of our lives. They teach us right from wrong, love from hate, and create a sense of belonging that makes everything better. As we grow up, they're always there to support us no matter what life throws at us. And when it comes to dental care for family members? We have you covered! 

Our family dentistry services are designed to accommodate all family members. From toddlers to adults, you have options here at our family dentistry office!

Dr. Kevin Mahoney and his staff are dedicated to providing you and your family with the best family dentistry experience care possible. Our goal is for you to feel comfortable, cared for, and satisfied each and every time you visit our office. You’re more than just a patient- you’re our neighbors, friends, and family.

From teeth cleanings, x-rays, and other routine care - we can take care of everything right here in one convenient location. We even offer emergency family dentistry services for children who "aren't looking forward" to visiting the dentist!

When it comes to family dentistry procedures, you'll be pleased with our compassionate staff and state-of-the-art technology (for both your comfort and safety). We want all family members to enjoy their family dentistry experiences here at Sleep Dentistry.

Family Dental Services

  1. Teeth Cleaning
  2. Dental X-Rays
  3. Tooth Removal
  4. Root Canals

The teeth you take care of today will be the only ones you’ll have tomorrow! We encourage preventative care and want our patients to know that it is always better to take care of your mouth now than to wait for a problem later.

We at Sleep Dentistry Erie PA proudly serve residents in Erie, PA and the surrounding areas!

 

Frequently Asked Questions

Do cavity fillings hurt?

Since your gums are numbed with the commonly used anesthetic, Lidocaine before starting the procedure, you shouldn't feel any pain while getting your tooth filled. After the procedure is completed, the anesthetic will wear off over time, and you might feel a slight tingling in your mouth. Another common side effect is tooth sensitivity; this should fade after a few days. If necessary, your dentist might suggest minor painkillers to ease the pain.

How often should I get my teeth cleaned?

The American Dental Association recommends everyone visits the dentist for teeth cleaning at least twice a year when teeth and gums are healthy. Depending on the condition of your teeth or gums, you might have to visit the dentist more frequently. If you are seeing an orthodontist, you should have regular visits every 4 to 6 weeks to ensure everything is progressing correctly.

Does wisdom teeth removal hurt?

After having your wisdom teeth removed, it could take up to two weeks to fully recover. The worst side effect will most likely be a swollen mouth and cheek, but this will most likely subside within a couple of days. To help the pain and swelling, gently press a cold cloth against your face. If necessary, your dentist might offer you painkillers, such as paracetamol or ibuprofen. After the procedure, be sure to avoid rinsing, spitting, hot drinks, or anything that would dislocate the blood clots in the empty tooth socket.

What is a root canal

A root canal procedure is a treatment to replace the infected pulp in a root canal with endodontic treatment. Endodontic treatment is any procedure that happens within the tooth. The inside of your tooth holds pulp that contains blood vessels, nerves, and connected tissue. If the pulp is infected, that is when a root canal is needed.

How often should I get my teeth X-rayed?

The frequency of getting your teeth X-rayed depends on the condition of your teeth and your medical and dental history. Getting your teeth X-rayed allows the dentist to find and treat dental problems in their early development. Dental X-rays allow the dentist to see areas of tooth decay, decay beneath fillings, bone loss, changes in the bone, and reveal an infection at the root of the tooth.

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