PROCEDURES

Dr. James Sparaga is skilled at performing many dental procedures. Dr. Sparaga and his team has been proudly serving the Machias, Maine community for years with quality dental care. Below is a list of these procedures with links to more detailed information on the topic.

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COSMETIC DENTISTRY

Bonding is a wonderful and safe technique for fixing cosmetic flaws in teeth

CEREC is a dental technology developed by Sirona Dental Systems designed to restore damaged teeth by creating all ceramic crowns, onlays and veneers in one single visit

Cosmetic Fillings are a tooth-colored alternative to traditional amalgam fillings

Crowns and Bridges are restorations of the visible structure of a severely damaged tooth

Specialty Dentures are removable replacement teeth

Gum Recontouring procedures change the shape and appearance of gums

Dental Implants are a better solution to the problem of missing teeth

Dental Veneers are thin shells of plastic or porcelain that cover just the visible portion of your teeth

Teeth Whitening is a safe and effective way to quickly deliver a dramatic change to your smile

SEDATION DENTISTRY

Nitrous Oxide is an effective way to help you stay comfortable during a dental procedure

Oral Sedation is an option for patients to be comfortably sedated through a dental visit

PREVENTATIVE DENTISTRY

Cleaning is part of a proper oral hygiene program

Dental Examinations are a crucial part of preventative dentistry

Polishing is often the last step of a dental cleaning, scaling, and some restorative procedures

Scaling is a deep-cleaning procedure

X-Rays take pictures called radiographs that show the interior of dental structures

Digital radiography is a form of x-ray photography without film that produces 80% less radiation than the usual x-ray

DENTAL PROBLEMS

Abscessed Tooth is a painful condition caused by infection

Bad Breath (Halitosis) is common and often has a dental cause

Cavities and Tooth Decay is the process of a tooth’s mineral content being dissolved

Dry Mouth is caused by an inadequate supply of saliva

Fluorosis is a defect in tooth enamel caused by excessive fluoride in young children

Gum Disease (Gingivitis) is an inflammation of the gums

Impacted/Wisdom Teeth are teeth that fail to properly emerge through the gums

Jaw Disorders come from the temporomandibular joint (TMJ)

Oral Cancer can be detected early and Dr. James Sparaga can be your first line of defense

Periodontal Disease (Periodontitis) is advanced gum disease

Plaque is a sticky film of bacteria that coats teeth

Sensitive Teeth is a very common problem that can be treated effectively

Sleep Apnea is when you briefly stop breathing while sleeping. You then briefly wake up to resume breathing.

Toothaches are commonly caused by the presence of a cavity or an abscess

Teeth Grinding (Bruxism) is either the clenching or grinding of teeth

TREATMENT

Braces/Invisalign can correct a “bad bite” by exerting a gentle pressure to straighten teeth

Extractions/Wisdom Tooth Removal is a safe and routine procedure for the removal of a tooth

Jaw/TMJ problems refer to a variety of conditions that affect the temporomandibular joints

Root Canal is a dental procedure designed to remove infection from the soft center of a tooth and save the rest of the tooth

Sealants protect teeth from tooth decay by adding a protective layer to keep out plaque

GENERAL DENTISTRY

Adult Dental Care and Prevention is focused on the fight against plaque

Advanced Dental Technology is used by Dr. James Sparaga as well as state-of-the-art equipment

Children Care and Preventation is important to make sure there are no early problems

Laser Dentistry is one of the most exciting new advances in dentistry

Same Day Emergency Dental Care is offered by Dr. James Sparaga