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General & Family Dentistry
Our experienced dentists and team offer a full range of services for patients of all ages. When you visit Green Bay Smiles, we will work with you to develop an individualized, comprehensive treatment plan to help you achieve and maintain a healthy smile. We invite you to call us today at 920-339-9013 to learn more about general and family dentistry in Green Bay, Wisconsin, and to schedule your consultation with Dr. Aaron Bushong.
General and family dentistry encompasses a number of dental treatments that are aimed at helping you achieve and maintain optimal oral health for a lifetime. Whether you are bringing your child for a simple dental checkup or you are in need of a more complex restorative procedure like root canal treatment, we are here to care for your family’s smiles. Our experienced dentist is pleased to provide comprehensive general and family dentistry to meet all of your dental needs and goals for a healthy, beautiful smile.
We encourage all of our patients to visit us at least once every six months. During these routine appointments, we will provide a thorough dental cleaning and exam to make sure that your smile is in good health. Depending on your individual dental needs, you may need to come to our office more often. If you notice any type of dental pain or damage, or if you experience a dental emergency, we urge you to contact us as soon as possible to receive the high-quality dental care you need. To learn more about our dental services and to schedule your family’s next visit to our friendly office, we welcome you to contact us today. We are eager to care for you!
The best way for you to avoid developing problems such as cavities and gum disease is to properly care for your teeth at home. When you visit Green Bay Smiles, our dentists and hygienists will review your at-home hygiene routine and make recommendations about how you can improve it. To schedule your appointment with Dr. Aaron Bushong to learn more about dental hygiene in Green Bay, Wisconsin, please call our office at 920-339-9013.
During your time at our office, our team works hard to improve your oral health. It is essential, however, that you continue taking care of your smile at home through consistent oral hygiene. Good dental hygiene includes a number of daily habits and practices that help to keep your smile healthy and bright. Our dentist recommends that you follow these basic steps to help your smile stay in optimal health:
- Brush your teeth after each meal or at least twice a day. We encourage you to use a soft-bristled toothbrush and a toothpaste that includes fluoride.
- Floss at least once every day. The most important time to floss is just before you go to sleep at night.
- Eat a balanced diet. Limiting your intake of very sugary and acidic foods can help to prevent tooth decay.
- Maintain your regular visits to the dentist every six months. During these visits, we will provide a professional teeth cleaning and a thorough dental exam to make certain we provide any needed preventive or restorative treatments.
When you visit our dentist and team, we will review your dental hygiene habits with you and offer needed information on any additional steps you can take to further improve your oral health. To learn more about dental hygiene and to schedule your next appointment at our office, we welcome you to call or visit us today.
Gum Disease Treatment
If your gums bleed while brushing or flossing, you may have periodontal disease! Dr. Aaron Bushong offers gum disease treatment to help you manage the harmful bacteria in your mouth and begin regaining a healthy smile. Call Green Bay Smiles today at 920-339-9013 to schedule your consultation with our skilled dentists and learn more about gum disease treatment in Green Bay, Wisconsin.
Gum disease, also called periodontal disease, is a degenerative condition primarily caused by bacteria found in plaque. The bacteria inflame and infect the gum tissues, and when left untreated, can eventually cause the gums to pull away from the teeth. Untreated periodontal disease can result in bone loss, tooth loss, and gum tissue recession.
If your gums are swollen, red, or tender, or if your gums bleed easily, you may have periodontal disease. Other common symptoms of gum disease include loose teeth, painful chewing, persistent bad breath, and receding gums that make your teeth appear longer than normal. Following an exam at our office, our dentist and team will be able to determine whether you suffer from periodontal disease.
The treatment for gum disease is based upon your specific dental needs. Depending on the severity of the condition, our dentist may recommend additional professional dental cleanings, improved at-home oral hygiene, antibiotic treatment, scaling and root planing (deep cleanings), or gum surgery. We strive to help you restore your oral health and halt the progress of the disease. For more information on periodontal treatment, we welcome you to call or visit our office soon. We look forward to caring for your smile!
If you are afflicted with bruxism (teeth grinding), our dentists can provide you with a custom night guard to protect your teeth while you sleep. Night guards are specially designed to be comfortable and allow for proper breathing. To schedule your appointment with Dr. Aaron Bushong and to learn more about night guards in Green Bay, Wisconsin, please call Green Bay Smiles today at 920-339-9013.
A night guard is a special type of mouth guard that is used to treat bruxism, or teeth grinding and clenching. If our dentist suspects that you suffer from bruxism, we may recommend a night guard to protect your teeth from damage and prevent teeth grinding while you sleep. Many people who suffer from bruxism are unaware of the condition because it occurs while they sleep. Common signs of nighttime teeth clenching and grinding include:
- Chronic jaw pain, facial pain, and ear pain
- Awakening with a tired or tight feeling in the jaw
- Frequent tension headaches and migraines
- Excessive tooth wear, leading to chipped, flattened, cracked, or very worn teeth
- Extremely worn tooth enamel, exposing the inner layers of the tooth
- Indentations on the side of the tongue
- Increased tooth sensitivity
If you notice the signs of bruxism, you may benefit from a custom night guard. This night guard will be custom made to fit your smile comfortably and effectively, allowing you to sleep peacefully while protecting your smile. We invite you to contact us today to learn more about night guards and how we can prevent teeth grinding. We are dedicated to providing the best possible care for your smile.
Dr. Aaron Bushong offers oral surgery to treat a variety of conditions, from simple tooth extractions to sleep apnea treatment. When you visit Green Bay Smiles, we will carefully evaluate your mouth to determine which type of oral surgery is best for you, and we will discuss your treatment options with you. Please contact our office at 920-339-9013 to learn more about oral surgery in Green Bay, Wisconsin, and to schedule your consultation with our experienced dentists.
Oral surgery includes a number of surgical dental treatments. The goal of oral surgery is to improve the function, health, and appearance of your smile and the surrounding structures, such as your jaw. In many cases, we strive to provide the most conservative treatment possible. Oral surgery may be necessary, however, to correct certain conditions and improve your oral and overall health. Oral surgery may include:
- Tooth extraction (for teeth that are decayed, damaged, or infected to the point that an effective restoration is impossible)
- Wisdom teeth removal (for wisdom teeth that are impacted or have grown in at an incorrect angle)
- Jaw surgery (to treat a TMJ disorder, to correct uneven jaw growth, or to improve the fit of dentures)
- Bone grafts (to increase bone density and/or to improve the chances for a successful dental implant)
While we provide some oral surgery treatments at our office, we also work closely with local oral surgeons and specialists to ensure that you receive the high-quality results you deserve. Our dentist will carefully evaluate your smile and your dental needs to determine whether oral surgery is the best available treatment choice for you.
We will ensure that your oral surgery is as comfortable as possible. Please feel free to contact us today to learn more about oral surgery and to schedule your individual consultation!
Sleep Apnea Treatment
Green Bay Smiles offers sleep apnea treatment to help you rest better at night, and enjoy better oral and overall health. Many patients have come to us to find out what causes their snoring, sleep deprivation, and sleep apnea. We offer many treatment options available to help manage this condition, and our dentists will work with you to determine which type of treatment will be most beneficial. To schedule your consultation with Dr. Aaron Bushong and to learn more about sleep apnea treatment in Green Bay, Wisconsin, please call us today at 920-339-9013.
Sleep apnea is a sleep disorder characterized by interruptions and pauses in breathing while asleep. These pauses may occur dozens of times each night. Obstructive sleep apnea is caused when the soft tissues of your throat or your tongue collapse or roll back to block the airway. When untreated, sleep apnea can contribute to several serious medical conditions, such as heart disease, high blood pressure, and liver problems.
Common sleep apnea symptoms include:
- Extreme daytime drowsiness
- Irritability and personality changes
- A dry or sore throat upon waking up
- Frequent headaches in the morning
Our office offers several treatments for the severity of your condition. From mild to moderate sleep apnea, our dentists may recommend a CPAP machine, or an oral appliance to fit over your teeth and keep your airways open. In more severe cases, we may recommend oral surgery, such as Uvulopalatopharyngoplasty (UPPP), in which the excess tissues from your upper mouth and throat are surgical removed.
For more information about sleep apnea treatment, and to make your appointment with our skilled dentists, please contact our office today.
TMJ (temporomandibular joint) disorders (TMD) can cause significant discomfort with your jaw as you go about your day. Common concerns from patients with this disorder are normally described as jaw popping, clenching, soreness, dislocation, or lockjaw. If you have a TMJ or TMD problem, our dentists can provide treatments to relieve your pain and discomfort, and help you regain a healthy jaw function. Please call Green Bay Smiles at 920-339-9013 to make your appointment with Dr. Aaron Bushong and Dr. Beau Schneiss, and to learn more about TMJ and TMD treatments.
The TMJ is the temporomandibular joint, or the joint that connects the lower jaw to the rest of the head. The term “TMJ” is often used to refer to TMJ disorder, also called TMD, which occurs when the jaw joint becomes stressed, injured, or misaligned. TMJ disorder may result due to several different factors, such as stress, bruxism (teeth grinding and clenching), arthritis in the temporomandibular joint, or trauma and injury to the head, neck, or jaw.
You may suffer from TMD if you experience frequent jaw pain or facial pain. TMJ disorders may also cause:
- Grinding, clicking, or popping sounds in the jaw when you open and close your mouth
- Inability to open your mouth wide to speak, yawn, or chew
- A locked or stuck jaw
- Pain when chewing and biting
- Pain in the neck, shoulders, or ears
- Frequent headaches
Our dentist can help you determine the cause of your disorder and recommend the appropriate treatment. Treatment will depend on the cause and severity of your condition. Treatments range from jaw and facial relaxation exercises, lifestyle changes, restorative dental treatments, a mouth guard or night guard, or jaw surgery. To learn more about TMJ/TMD treatment and to schedule your consultation with our dentist, we encourage you to contact us today!
If your tooth is severely decayed, broken, or otherwise damaged, our dentists may recommend a tooth extraction. Tooth extractions often become necessary when a tooth is damaged beyond the point of restoration. An extraction may also be recommended for a wisdom tooth removal. To learn more about tooth extractions in Green Bay, Wisconsin, and to set up your appointment with Dr. Aaron Bushong, please call Green Bay Smiles today at 920-339-9013.
Tooth extraction is the removal of a tooth. While we strive to avoid the need to remove a tooth whenever possible, certain conditions may make tooth extraction the most effective option for returning your smile to good health and function. We are happy to provide you with one of our excellent tooth replacement treatments to restore your smile to optimal health, beauty, and function.
Several conditions may necessitate tooth extraction. Among these are:
- Severe infection that has destroyed a significant portion of the tooth and supporting bone structure
- Serious decay that has damaged a tooth beyond repair, making a successful restoration impossible
- Crowding caused by too many teeth to properly fit in the mouth
Our dentist uses great care and skill when performing a tooth extraction to ensure that your dental experience is as comfortable and painless as possible. We will also provide you with detailed post-treatment care instructions so you can properly take care of your smile as it heals. For more information and to schedule your personalized consultation at our friendly dental office, we invite you to call or visit us today. We are committed to improving your smile!