The Rock River Community Clinic in Fort Atkinson provides basic dental health services to uninsured and Medicaid patients in Jefferson and southern Dodge Counties.
Our dentists and dental hygienists will perform the following preventive services during your visit.
Our dental hygienists collect information regarding your overall health and medical history and then perform a check on your teeth and gums. Following this they clean and polish your teeth, and also share education and steps to maintain good oral health. A dental screening/cleaning is recommended every six months.
Dental x-rays (radiographs) are images of your teeth that your dentist uses to evaluate your oral health. This can help your dentist to identify problems, like cavities, tooth decay, and impacted teeth.
An oral cancer screening is done to help identify small changes in the lining tissues of the mouth, lips and tongue that may signify the early stages of this type of cancer. The screening is primarily a visual and tactile (touch) examination.
Our dentists will perform an examination to determine if you will need any of the following services.
Dental sealants are thin coatings that are painted on the chewing surfaces of the back teeth (molars/premolars). These can help prevent cavities (tooth decay) for many years. Sealants protect the chewing surfaces from cavities by covering them with a protective shield that blocks out germs and food.
Dental fillings remove all decayed and unhealthy areas of the tooth to prevent further tooth decay.
A root canal procedure becomes necessary when infection or inflammation develops in the pulp tissue of the tooth. Without treatment it can lead to a dental abscess, and may even contribute to systemic problems in other parts of the body.
The main goal of dentistry is to preserve your natural teeth and keep them healthy for as long as possible. There are times, however, when it is in your best interest (or your child’s) to have a tooth extracted (removed). Many tooth extractions can be performed in our dental office. There are times, however, when we may need to refer you to an Oral Surgeon.
Periodontal therapy can take various forms, but the goal is always to restore diseased tissues to health. Gum (periodontal) disease can spread from the gums to the bone that supports the teeth, and may even cause tooth loss in the most severe cases. Effective ways that our office helps to combat this are; scalings (deep cleanings) that remove plaque and calculus (tartar) from beneath the gum line.
These services are currently available at the Fort Atkinson clinic.
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