Dowd Family Dentistry
309 McArthur Road
Fayetteville, NC 28311

Office: (910) 822-5888

Fax: (910) 822-0055

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Our team of dental specialists and staff strive to improve the overall health of our patients by focusing on preventing, diagnosing and treating conditions associated with your teeth and gums. Please use our dental library to learn more about dental problems and treatments available. If you have questions or need to schedule an appointment, contact us.
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Demi Moore Doesn't Mind the Gap
...It may be needed due to accident or trauma, or as a follow-up to root canal therapy...

Dental Crowns
... Crowns are typically used to restore a tooth's function and appearance following a restorative procedure such as a root canal...

Alternatives to Root Canal Treatment Can Save an Injured Immature Tooth
...A root canal treatment (where the interior pulp of the tooth is removed and the pulp chamber and root canals are filled and sealed) is usually the best approach for tooth preservation...

Home vs. Professional Teeth Whitening - Weighing Your Options
...Tooth staining comes in two varieties: intrinsic, which occurs deep within the tooth and can be caused by aging, old root canal treatments, tetracycline antibiotic use or excessive fluoride intake during childhood development; or extrinsic, which occurs mainly on the tooth surface and is caused by substances like coffee, tea, wine or tobacco...

How do Single Visit Crowns Work?
... Dowd Family Dentistry At Dowd Family Dentistry, Tracy Dowd Johnson DDS and Claude Dowd DDS take care of the dental needs of entire families with services which include: one visit crowns cosmetic veneers pediatric dentistry fillings, onlays and inlays whitening dentures dental implants TMJ treatment root canal therapy cleanings and x-rays extractions the most professional and up to date techniques available gentle and caring treatment Phone our Fayetteville, North Carolina office today to request and appointment...

Cosmetic Dentistry Remakes Your Smile
...For more complex issues, your dentist can offer: tooth replacement with state of the art dental implants, fixed bridgework and partial or full dentures traditional or clear plastic orthodontics to address a variety of tooth alignment problems tooth extractions, root canal therapy (removing the diseased inner portion of a tooth) and tooth-colored fillings porcelain crowns to replace tooth enamel with extensive decay, multiple fillings or fractures deep tooth and root cleaning to control gum disease Simpler aesthetic issues may be addressed in a number of ways...

Dental Services
...​   Bonding Cosmetic Contouring Crowns and Bridges Specialty Dentures Cosmetic Fillings Implants Veneers Whitening Sealants Root Canal Therapy Extractions Scaling and Root Planing Dentures Cosmetic Dentistry   Initial Oral Examination Your initial oral examination includes a visual examination, charting, periodontal probing, diagnosis and treatment recommendations...

Abscessed Tooth
...If antibiotics are ineffective and an abscess is shown to be damaging the pulp or lower bony structures, a root canal procedure may be needed to remove the dead pulp and restore the tooth to a healthy state...

Cavities and Tooth Decay
... If cavities aren't treated early enough, they can lead to more serious problems requiring treatments such as root canal therapy...

Root Canal Therapy
Root canals are tiny passageways that branch off from beneath the top of the tooth, coursing their way vertically downward, until they reach the tip of the root...

Extractions
General Procedure When restoration procedures such as root canal therapy, crowns, or fillings are not enough to save a tooth, it may need to be pulled, or extracted...

Crowns and Bridges
... Crowns are typically used to restore a tooth's function and appearance following a restorative procedure such as a root canal...

General Dentistry
...General dentists are highly educated and trained in multiple facets of dentistry, providing a variety of different services for you and your family including: Crowns and bridges Dentures Dental implants Gum disease (Periodontal) treatment Orthodontics Root canal therapy Teeth cleanings Bonding Dental fillings General dentists who do not perform a certain treatment will provide you with a specialist referral...

Anesthesia
...Analgesics are usually used for mild cases of discomfort, and are typically prescribed following such procedures as a root canal or tooth extraction...

Glossary
... Root canal - A procedure in which a tooth's nerve is removed and an inner canal cleansed and later filled...