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General Dentistry Charleston


Root Canal Therapy

Root canal therapy is a general dentistry treatment offered at our Charleston office to treat advanced tooth decay. This treatment removes the infected inner pulp of the tooth, while preserving its healthy outer structure, which is usually restored with a dental crown. Recent innovations in technology and techniques have made root canal therapy a virtually painless treatment with long-term benefits.

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Periodontal Care

The early onset of gum disease is gingivitis, often marked by red, swollen, and bleeding gums. This stage of gum disease is reversible, but if it is left untreated, gingivitis can progress to periodontitis. At this stage, gums begin to separate from the teeth and form pockets that can become infected. We use dental lasers and other advanced methods to treat gum disease, and provide special ongoing treatment plans to help patients maintain healthy gums.

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TMJ Disorder Treatment

Temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorder can occur for a number of reasons, including an imbalanced bite. When the teeth do not meet properly, the TMJs must overcompensate to achieve a comfortable bite. Over time, this constant strain can result in worn teeth, facial pain, headaches, and other symptoms. We can help pinpoint the cause of your TMJ pain and determine a treatment that will provide the relief you need.

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Snoring Treatment

Does your spouse or partner complain about your snoring? We provide customized oral appliances that can reduce your snoring and ease your breathing by properly positioning your jaw while you sleep. These appliances can also help you sleep more deeply and comfortably. Using custom mouthpieces during sleep relieves not only snoring, but other symptoms related to irregular breathing during sleep.

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Preventive Dentistry

The regular cleanings and dental exams we provide are anything but routine. We spend a great deal of time examining and educating patients, and performing customized cleanings. Our patients receive cleanings that will have your mouth feeling fresh, and dental exams that offer peace of mind and good long-term oral health. With our personal touch, you can enjoy all the benefits of healthy teeth and gums.

Comprehensive Preventive Program

We believe that preventative care is the key to a strong, healthy smile. Dr. Rink encourages patients to visit his office regularly for cleanings, and to maintain their smile at home with regular flossing and brushing. The cosmetic procedures offered by Dr. Rink, including teeth whitening and porcelain veneers, are all aimed at creating beautiful smiles. But at our Charleston practice, maintaining strong and disease-free gums and teeth is always our top priority.

If you would like to learn more about our comprehensive preventative program or cosmetic dentistry with porcelain veneers and teeth whitening, contact our Charleston office today.

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Dental Phobia

As a patient-oriented practice, we take special care with anxious patients. We will talk with you to understand your underlying fears, and take the steps necessary to help you feel comfortable. We know that each person with dental phobia has a unique set of concerns. We will work with you to help you feel relaxed.  We also have special VR TV glasses you can wear during treatment, providing an enjoyable distraction.

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Sedation Dentistry

Sometimes patients need extra help relaxing when visiting us. For these patients, we have sedation dentistry options, including oral conscious sedation and nitorous oxide. Avoiding the dentist can lead to worsening oral health problems that affect your overall health. Anxiety should never stand between you and the treatment you need. Get in touch with us today to learn how we can make your next visit absolutely calm and relaxing.

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Family Dentistry 

As a family dentist, Dr. Rink offers a comprehensive range of dental services to patients of all ages. Many patients find it is convenient to schedule family members’ appointments back-to-back, and to deal with only one office for insurance and billing. Family dentistry can also benefit health in important ways. Families tend to be more consistent about their routine dental care when the whole family goes to the same office. Also, Dr. Rink can track and monitor dental issues that tend to run in families, such as gum disease. 

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Tooth Extraction

If you are plagued by a consistent or severe toothache, you may need to have a tooth pulled. Dr. Rink extracts teeth that have been heavily damaged by trauma or decay to repair. While the thought of extraction makes many patient anxious, it is a necessary procedure: it both relieves patients of pain and prevents further complications from arising. While he does not pull wisdom teeth himself, Dr. Rink can refer you to a specialist if necessary. 

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Oral Cancer Screening

With more than 200,000 cases diagnosed in the United States each year, oral cancer remains a major health problem. To help ensure that any cases are caught as early as possible, Dr. Rink performs an oral cancer screening during every check-up. If during this examination he finds any potentially cancerous lesions, he will recommend you to a specialist who can perform a biopsy and recommend treatment, if necessary.

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