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Finding a Dentist Near Utah State University

Family Sitting On Sofa At Home TogetherWhat is one of the biggest reasons patients do not visit the dentist? LOCATION! While fear is right at the top of this list, we often find patients avoid going to the dentist because they are not located near their office. If you live in Cache Valley, you are in luck as Hyde Park Dental is conveniently located near Utah State University on 3125 N Main Street. Finding a good dentist you can trust with your oral health needs doesn’t have to be a hard task anymore! Here are five tips we always recommend when you are looking for a dentist, it just so happens, we meet all five requirements!

  1. Know your dental health benefits. this is a big deal! We know how expensive dental procedures can become, and we want to help you. Call our Logan dental office to discuss your current dental health plan. We can let you know what your copayment is, and what the average cost is for some of the larger procedures (like dental implants and crowns). If you do not have dental insurance, that’s okay! We do provide patient payment plans to make receiving the care you need affordable.
  2. Ask others for recommendations. What is the best way to find a dentist in Logan? Ask around! At Hyde Park Dental, we are proud of our reputation and we work extremely hard to maintain it. Ask around and you will find that we have one of the best dental teams in the area.
  3. Location. Do you prefer a dentist location near your workplace or your home? We are located right on main street in Logan, making it easy for you to come in on your lunch break, between college classes, or even on your way to Bear Lake!
  4. Scheduling. Give us a call to set up an appointment. We are here for your needs and can provide emergency dental treatments for our patients. We even set up a schedule to keep you on track with your oral health by creating future cleaning dates that meet your busy schedule.
  5. Evaluate the dentist after an appointment. We LOVE to hear from our patients. We encourage you to leave us a review and to tell our staff what you think we could improve upon. We always work hard to provide patients with a clean, organized office, and we have the best dental assistants in the area. Come visit our friendly team in Logan for your dental needs.

We love what we do and we love our patients. When you become a patient of Hyde Park Dental, you will be treated as family. Call our Logan dental office today for more information or to schedule your next appointment!

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How Sedation Dentistry Provides Effective Ways to Relax In the Dental Chair

UT sedation dentalDo you hate going to the dental office? You are not alone as 30 to 40 million people have dental anxiety. Dental anxiety can lead to a number of problems as it causes a person to miss appointments, which increases the risk of dental caries. A lot of people avoid treatment at the dental office due to fear, fortunately we provide sedation dentistry. Sedation dentistry helps to take away some of your fear to make it easier for you to receive dental treatment.

What Is Sedation Dentistry?

Sedation dentistry uses medication to help patients relax. Some people call it “laughing gas” or “sleep dentistry.” There are multiple levels of sedation used to assist patients needing a method to relax during cleanings and dental procedures:

  • Minimal sedation – awake but relaxed
  • Moderate sedation – conscious sedation, patients are awake but tired and may slur their words.
  • Deep sedation – a patient is on the edge of consciousness, but can be awakened.
  • General anesthesia – patients are completely unconscious.

How Does Sedation Help?

Sedation is used for people that experience a real fear or anxiety toward dental services. If you have a low pain threshold, need to stand up after sitting in the dentist’s office for hours, have sensitive teeth, a bad gag reflex, or you need a large amount of dental work completed, sedation is one of the best methods.

Nitrous oxide has been proven to be a safe option for people that need to go to the dentist. Our dental office has the necessary skills required to safely administer nitrous oxide.  Based on your needs, we will recommend the appropriate sedation method. Some patients need oral sedation for large oral procedures while others only need a small dosage.

Is Sedation Dentistry Safe?

There are always risks with any procedure and treatment. We always offer information about the different sedation methods before we administer them. Some people do have health problems that increase the risk of side effects with sedation dentistry. Patients with obstructive sleep apnea and those who are obese can have problems with sedation.

Contact us for more information about sedation dentistry and how it may be the perfect solution for your needs.

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The Benefits of Invisalign

As part of our complete cosmetic dentistry services, we offer invisalign teeth straightening systems. This is an excellent alternative to braces for individuals who are not in need of extensive teeth straightening systems. Many adults discover the need for braces or other teeth alignment procedures. Although this may be necessary, there are several alternatives to traditional braces that do not require unsightly or embarrassing appliances. Hyde Park Dental offers Invisalign teeth straightening systems as an excellent alternative to other teeth alignment systems. You will discover the ease and simplicity of the Invisalign system through the help of our dentist at Hyde Park Dental.

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How Does Invisalign Work?

Your complete consultation includes your current x-rays and a projection of your predicted outcome. You will not receive your invisalign system on the same day of your consultation. When we send in your measurements and specifications for your customized teeth straightening plan, Invisalign will create custom teeth straightening trays which you will change every two weeks. This gradual change will result in a beautiful smile that will last for years to come. Complete treatment with Invisalign typically takes a year for adults and involves visits to your dentist about every 6 weeks in order to track your progress and ensure your new smile is on track! The straightening procedure is minimally invasive and generally involves the least amount of discomfort throughout the process. Although this method of teeth straightening may not be ideal for every situation, we can help most of our adult dental and cosmetic dentistry patients achieve their desired outcome with the innovative and state of the art teeth straightening system.

Cost of Invisalign

The cost of Invisalign is comparable to the cost of traditional braces. We accept most types of dental insurance plans, and we try to reduce the stress you have to go through when you’re receiving dental care. Additionally, if you presently don’t have insurance, we’ll work with you to help you obtain affordable dental care.

Call Hyde Park Dental today to schedule your free Invisalign consultation and to find the answers to any of your in-depth Invisalign questions. We are happy to discuss treatment options and possibilities with you.

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Dental Implants Vs. A Crown Or Bridge – Which Option Is Best?

If you need to replace a broke or missing tooth, a dental implant is a common recommendation. A dental crown is another option to improve your smile if you have a tooth extracted. Which option will work best for your situation? Here is some information related to the advantages and disadvantages of each option.

Why Dental Implants?

A dental implant is the closest thing to a traditional tooth. When a tooth is extracted, it will leave a large hole in your smile. If you do not replace the tooth, it can shift your bite and alter your smile. It can also cause problems with your bite as you are unable to chew on the area where the tooth is missing.

Dental implants help to protect the other teeth. Your natural teeth need a replacement tooth to prevent additional strain on the other teeth. A dental implant can be used to replace multiple teeth in the mouth.

How Do Dental Implants Work?

The replacement process will entail x-rays to determine if the jaw bone is strong enough to support a dental implant. A titanium screw is surgically inserted into the jaw bone. When the bone and the titanium screw fuse together, a replacement tooth is made and is attached to the titanium screw. A dental implant is a permanent replacement. You will need to care for the tooth as you would for your natural teeth as it needs regular brushing and flossing to protect the gums.

Why Dental Bridges?

A dental bridge works differently as it is used to replace multiple teeth. If you have a tooth extracted, and the teeth next to the missing tooth are healthy, they can be used to support a bridge. A bridge will essentially become a crown for the other two teeth and has a porcelain crown attached in between to provide support for the missing tooth.

Dental bridges and crowns need maintenance unlike the dental implant, which can last a lifetime. Most dental bridges and crowns will need replacement after 10-15 years. Daily brushing and flossing under the bridge is vital to prevent gum disease.

How Do Dental Bridges Work?

When you opt for a dental bridge, you will not need to undergo oral surgery as you do with a dental implant. The dentist will numb the area and will prepare the teeth to support the dental bridge. It normally requires 2-3 visits before your bridge is complete and cemented. It is easier and quicker for patients to receive a dental bridge as a dental implant can take several months if you need bone grafts.

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TMJ

Hyde Park Dental offers comprehensive solutions to treat your TMJ (temporomandibular joint disorder). TMJ has becoming increasingly common and the developments in technology and treatment options have become even more affordable and effective than ever before. Our dentists are experienced with a wide variety of TMJ treatment, appliances, and procedures and are happy to discuss your TMJ treatment options in full detail with you. We will discuss the benefits and advantages of each TMJ treatment option in order to help you choose the best course of action to correct your TMJ problems.

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TMJ is a condition that affects many of our patients every year. Patients suffering from TMJ often experience extreme discomfort in their jaw and it can cause problems with their teeth including excessive wear and even breakage. Our goal is to correct the damage and discomfort that has been caused by TMJ and give our patients the best tools, treatment, and appliances to prevent any further pain or damage as the result of TMJ. Although some treatments work better for some patients than others, all of the TMJ treatments offered by Hyde Park Dental have been proven to be effective in the treatment of TMJ.

If you currently suffer from TMJ, teeth grinding, or tightening of the jaw muscles, Hyde Park Dental can help! We offer options to help all of our patients suffering from TMJ. Many of our patients find a simple night guard to be very effective. We also recommend stress relieving exercises in order to prevent TMJ caused by stress. Regardless of the symptoms and cause of your TMJ we are happy to help you find the right solution.

Call Hyde Park Dental today to schedule your TMJ treatment consultation.

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Teeth Whitening

Hyde Park Dental offers complete teeth whitening services to beautify and enhance your smile. Teeth whitening is a very popular cosmetic dentistry service that many of our patients choose after the removal of braces or as a way to combat teeth staining and discoloration over the years. There are many options for teeth whitening including various degrees of teeth whitening so you can achieve the amount of teeth whitening that is perfect for your smile! When you decide to include teeth whitening as part of your complete cosmetic dentistry services, our dentist will help you determine the level of teeth whitening you should pursue.

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Depending on how many shades of whitening you desire, you may need multiple visits to our office in order to achieve your desired outcome. If you are seeking an at-home teeth whitening treatment, a more intense shade of whitening could require multiple at-home applications. Depending on the strength of your teeth and your desired outcome, certain methods of teeth whitening may be recommended over others. If you are undergoing a current dental treatment plan, we may recommend that you wait until the completion of your dental treatment plan before you begin the teeth whitening process.

If you have tried using teeth whitening systems at home without the direction of a dentist, you may notice some undesirable results. We can help you combat these results and give you the smile you’ve been hoping to achieve. Some at-home whitening systems may even cause unnecessary tooth sensitivity. Our dentist at Hyde Park Dental can help you restore the integrity of your smile and combat the sensitivity caused by other whitening systems and in the process help you achieve the desired level of whitening you have previously attempted to achieve.

Please call Hyde Park Dental today to schedule a complete teeth whitening consultation and help you determine the best course of treatment for your desired teeth whitening.

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Endodontics

Hyde Park Dental offers complete endodontic services for our dental patients. Endodontic care is more commonly known as a root canal. This happens when an infection or extreme irritation occurs in one or more roots of the tooth. Our dental team provides services that cover everything from the complete root canal to treatment on an existing root canal We also perform apicolectomies — a surgical way to treat a root canal. Our dentists have had the experience needed to take care of all your dental health needs from the root canal to the finished porcelain crown.

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Many root canals can be completed easily in the comfort of our Hyde Park Dental office. We offer sedation dentistry as part of our complete endodontic care in order to give you the most comfortable endodontic experience. Depending on the tooth, most root canals can be done in one visit unless there is extreme infection in the tooth. If this is the case, an antibiotic may be needed before finishing the root canal. Once a root canal is completed, the dentist will determine whether a filling or crown is needed for maximum protection and stability of the tooth.

For more information about the endodontic care offered by Hyde Park Dental, please contact us today for your questions and to schedule an appointment.

 

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Dental Sealants

Hyde Park Dental recommends dental sealants for all of its dental patients. This is an excellent way to prevent unnecessary decay from the lack of enamel or enamel erosion over time. This is recommended for anyone who wants to delay the onset of tooth decay and prevent cavities and enamel erosion. Dental sealants is often performed on the teeth of child patients and patients who are experiencing premature erosion of tooth enamel. Some of our patients also experience under-development of tooth enamel or very thin enamel. In these cases, we highly recommend dental sealants in order to avoid extensive dental problems in the future.

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Hyde Park Dental offers high quality dental sealants as a precautionary measure for our dental patients. Although this may not be the ideal choice for everyone, we encourage our patients to explore this option as a part of their complete preventive care. At Hyde Park Dental, we focus on preventive care as a way to create healthier smiles, better oral health, and lessen the anxiety associated with dental visits. If our dental patients don’t need extensive tooth repair procedures, they are less likely to experience fear or anxiety associated with dental visits.

Our dentist and dental staff at Hyde Park Dental are happy to answer any of your questions about dental sealants and help you determine if this is a good fit for your complete dental care plan. No matter what your dental goals may be, we help you find the right fit for your needs. We will not recommend dental sealants if it is not a good fit for you or your plan.

Call Hyde Park Dental today to discuss your dental sealants options and to schedule an appointment with our friendly dental staff!

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Dentures

Finding the right dentures for your mouth and needs is essential to being happy with your dental appliance. It is important that your dentist goes through all of your denture options thoroughly and explains the benefits of each option. Dentures are an incredibly common dental appliance for many adults. This option is typically explored when the dental patient has a certain number of teeth badly in need of repair that may not be possible through regular dental procedures. Extreme tooth decay, loss of necessary structural integrity of the teeth, unhealthy gums, or loss of underlying bone structure support are all very common reasons for adults to pursue dental appliance such as dentures.

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Dentures are available for the whole mouth as well as just the upper or lower sets of teeth. There may also be partial sets of dentures available although a bridge is generally the appliance of choice when only part of the set of teeth in question needs to be replaced. Before dentures can be acquired, a mold of the existing teeth is taken and the necessary measures to remove the teeth are taken. All teeth that the dentures are replacing must be removed in order for the denture appliance to fit correctly.

After you have been fitted for dentures and the necessary treatments have occurred, you will visit your dentist to install the denture and make any necessary adjustments. In addition to making adjustments to the denture in order to make the fit comfortable for the patient, we also go over proper care and installation of the denture. It is very important to properly care for an install the denture for maximum comfort as well as the oral health of the patient. We are always happy to answer our patients questions about continued care for their dentures.

For more detailed information about dentures or to ask questions about your existing dentures, please call Hyde Park Dental. We are happy to discuss your denture needs and make an appointment for your denture consultation.

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