Helping our patients maintain a healthy mouth and smile is the main goal of general dentistry. We prefer to provide more minor, preventive care than to see patients suffer with more intensive treatments from a problem that was not managed in time. We want to ensure that your oral health is in its optimal state and positively contributing to the health of your entire body. We are here to brighten your smile and pave the way for a brighter life.
Cleanings And Exams
Having a dental practice perform a checkup and regular cleaning gives a preventive approach to dental care. These general dentistry treatments help prevent problems with your teeth, gums and jaw bones, or they catch and manage problems before they worsen. During your visit, our doctors will take a picture of the current standing of your dental health and what would be needed to keep your oral hygiene in its best state.request an appointment
Root canals are needed when decay and bacteria spread for too long without treatment. At a certain point, this decay makes it to the pulp inside the tooth. This pulp includes nerves, therefore infection generally causes a lot of pain. Since this is happening on the inside of the tooth, you won’t necessarily see the damage. Instead, you could feel it through pain and notice other signs that include bleeding, swelling and bad breath.request an appointment
An extraction is performed to remove a tooth, whether because of disease, crowding, or damage. When extractions are required, the area around the tooth will be numbed and your dentist will remove the tooth. A small amount of bleeding is normal, as your mouth will replace the removed tooth root by forming a blood clot in the area.request an appointment
Oral Cancer Screenings
Nobody wants to hear that they may have oral cancer. Although it can be fatal, it is easier to treat the earlier it is caught. For this reason, we are proud to assist our patients with an oral cancer screening. We want to help our patients survive this often fatal disease.
Oral cancer will typically show up as white or red patches or lesions inside of your mouth. You may even notice the lesions on your tongue or on the floor of your mouth. Many people experience a hard time swallowing, bleeding in the mouth, or even swelling in your face or neck.
It can be beneficial to use a guard, or covering, to protect your teeth from grinding while sleeping. Similar to how a mouthguard protects teeth during sports, this layer prevents damage to the teeth that can occur naturally.
There are a wide variety of different types of mouthguards, ranging from pre-formed pieces to ones that are custom fitted to your teeth and jaws. Some of these can even be formed at home through a boil-and-bite process.
Dr. Joe Kim does bone grafting in Mill Creek, Washington, for patients who need more serious care, such as patients who are getting dental implants or implant-supported dentures. This treatment helps strengthen and promote growth in the bone structure of your jaw and face, which helps provide you with a healthy smile. Learn more today by calling Evergreen Family Dental at (425) 338-4999 and scheduling a consultation with our dentist.
Having good dental hygiene is one of the most important aspects of dental care. Our dentist recommends making regular brushing and flossing a normal part of your daily routine to promote good oral health and maintain your smile, and making regular visits to your dentist for cleanings. Read below to learn more about dental hygiene in Mill Creek, Washington, and schedule an appointment with Dr. Joe Kim by calling Evergreen Family Dental at (425) 338-4999.
If your smile needs more intensive care, Dr. Joe Kim offers oral surgery at our practice in Mill Creek, Washington. Used for treatments like dental implants or implant-supported dentures, oral surgery is sometimes a necessary part of keeping your smile healthy. Contact Evergreen Family Dental at (425) 338-4999 to learn more and schedule a consultation with our dentist.
Dr. Joe Kim offers periodontal maintenance for patients who have periodontal disease, also known as gum disease. This deep cleaning treatment helps remove damaging bacteria from beneath the gums and helps halt the progression of the disease. Schedule an appointment with our dentist and learn more about periodontal maintenance in Mill Creek, Washington, by calling Evergreen Family Dental at (425) 338-4999.