for new patients

First Visit - Initial Oral Examination

Your initial oral examination includes a visual examination, charting, periodontal probing, diagnosis and treatment recommendations. We will also take x-rays, which includes a full-mouth x-ray or panoramic x-ray for proper diagnosis of the anterior (front) and posterior (back) teeth as well as the bite-wing x-ray series for proper diagnosis of proximal decay of posterior teeth. We will work together to provide you with a customized plan for prevention as well as addressing treatment needs.

Green, Environmentally Friendly Practice

We are committed to providing services and treatment that not only serves our patients needs, but are environmentally sound as well.

Some of the measures we take at Tranquility Dental are:

  • Paperless charting reduces paper usuage by 90%.  The paper we do generate gets shredded for your protection and donated it to the Golden Valley Humane Society for animal bedding
  • Digital X-rays eliminates harmful chemical waste and lead foil generated from traditional x-rays
  • Mercury & BPA free fillings
  • Amalgam separator collects amalgam waste generated during the removal of old fillings and allows for safe disposal
  • High Speed Evacuation System
  • DentaPure Water Purification system
  • Electronic insurance claims submission eliminates paper and gas generated by standard postal delivery

Dental Emergencies

Our goal is to help you to minimize the risk of emergency treatment. This is why we commit a generous amount of time designing a comprehensive treatment plan that will help you to offset the possibility of unforseen pain or tooth breakage. However, we realize that things happen. That’s why at Tranquility Dental we reserve time in our schedule to see patients with dental emergencies same day.

There are a number of simple precautions you can take to avoid accident and injury to your teeth. One way to reduce the chances of damage to your teeth, lips, cheek and tongue is to wear a mouthguard when participating in sports or recreational activities that may pose a risk. Avoid chewing ice, popcorn kernels and hard candy, all of which can crack a tooth. Cut tape using scissors rather than your teeth.

Not sure if your problem is a dental emergency? Here's what constitutes a dental emergency, plus some simple steps you can take to minimize pain before your appointment:

Bitten Lip or Tongue – Clean the area and apply an ice pack to reduce swelling. If the bleeding doesn't stop, see your dentist right away or go to a hospital emergency room.

Broken Tooth – Save any pieces of the broken tooth and rinse your mouth out with warm water. Apply a cold compress to the area to decrease swelling and pain until you can be seen by an emergency dentist.

Broken Jaw -- Apply a cold compress to limit swelling and see your dentist right away.

Knocked Out Tooth -- Gently rinse off the knocked out tooth without removing any attached tissue. If possible, hold the tooth in place in the socket. Otherwise, put the tooth in a glass of milk and get to an emergency dentist right away.

Object Stuck in Teeth -- Carefully try to remove the object with dental floss. (Don't try using a sharp instrument instead!) If you're unable to dislodge the object with dental floss, contact our office.

Toothache – Rinse your mouth out with warm water. Then use dental floss to make sure there isn't any food or other debris causing the pain. Never put aspirin or any other painkiller against the gums near the aching tooth because it may burn the gum tissue. If the pain persists, contact our office. Pain is your body's signal that something is wrong. It also means it's time to seek treatment for something you might have been putting off for awhile.

Lost Dental Filling or Dental Crown – For dental fillings, seal the area with a piece of sugarless gum or over-the-counter dental cement. Contact our office for an appointment

Loose Dental Crown – If a dental crown has come loose, try to put it back in place with over-the-counter dental cement. Contact our office for an appointment and bring your crown with you.

Dental Abscess –  If you notice a painful, pimple-like swelling on your gums, rinse with salt water and contact us. Dental abscesses can lead to more serious infections if not treated promptly.