Dental Care
in Broken Arrow, OK

Dr. Holleman takes a comprehensive approach to dental care, which means she not only diagnoses and treats conditions affecting the teeth, gums, and jaw, but also emphasizes quality preventive care to reduce the risk of those conditions recurring. She aims to catch problems while they are still small so she can utilize the most conservative treatment plans possible.

We work hard every day to help all of our patients — regardless of age — feel comfortable and confident in our care. Each patient who walks through our door will receive age-appropriate treatment that is tailored to their needs. From routine cleanings to teeth whitening to full-mouth reconstruction, there’s something for everyone at Lynn Lane Family Dentistry!

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Preventive Services

The Academy of General Dentistry suggests checkups for people of all ages, twice per year. Maintaining regular cleanings and exams helps ensure you have healthy gums, clean teeth, and a confident smile. We also offer several other preventive options that will help to keep your teeth and gums looking and feeling great!

Dental Cleanings

Plaque is a film that forms on your teeth that is filled with cavity-causing bacteria. When you don’t remove plaque regularly, it builds up and creates tartar, which is a hardened deposit that forms above and below your gum line. A dental hygienist removes these buildups from those hard-to-reach places that normal brushing and flossing can’t reach using specialized equipment. Then, the teeth are brushed and cleaned thoroughly. This cleaning removes hard-to-tackle staining too. Once your teeth are clean, the hygienist uses a super polish for a cleaner, brighter smile.

In addition to routine cleanings, Dr. Holleman will perform general dental exams to check the health of your teeth and gums, concentrating on areas where the hygienist noted potential problems. This exam may also include digital X-rays and intraoral photos to examine your teeth, gums, and bone for signs of decay, tumors, cysts, and bone loss. Your gums will be checked for signs of disease, and existing crowns and fillings will also be evaluated.

Fluoride treatments and dental sealants are two excellent preventive services that can be added to any treatment plan to help the teeth remain strong and healthy. Fluoride treatments can be scheduled routinely or on occasion and involve applying a fluoride varnish to the teeth that helps strengthen the tooth enamel. Dental sealants are clear coatings that are placed on top of the molars to prevent harmful bacteria from collecting in hard-to-brush areas and causing tooth decay. These treatments are often recommended for children, but patients of all ages are welcome to utilize them!

A custom orthotic is designed to stop teeth grinding, which means symptoms associated with TMJ are decreased or go away altogether. Night guards simply prevent the teeth from coming in direct contact with each other and causing dental trauma. This means, as grinding continues, the plastic night guard helps protect the teeth from breaking under tremendous pressures from our jaw muscles, but the muscles are still grinding all night and continue to be strained, allowing many TMJ issues to continue or worsen. The orthotic, on the other hand, places the teeth in a position where the jaw muscles and the TMJ are comfortable and relaxed. While some think the only symptoms of the condition are popping in the jaw and jaw pain, it may manifest in various ways, including keeping you from getting a good night’s sleep. Chronic headaches or migraines are also commonly misdiagnosed symptoms.

Restorative Treatments

Many patients find that they need to schedule at least one restorative service at some point in time, whether it be a filling, root canal, or oral surgery. Fortunately, our office provides a variety of restorative services that will have you and your family smiling big again in no time!

A composite filling is used to repair minor dental flaws, including cracks, decay, and fractures. The decayed or affected portion of the tooth will be removed and then filled with a composite filling. These fillings are closely matched to the natural color of your teeth so that you can enjoy a healthy, beautiful smile once again.

Periodontal disease, also known as gum disease, is an infection that affects the gums and bone around the teeth. There are two stages of gum disease: gingivitis and periodontitis. Gingivitis is the early stage of gum disease. The gums become red and swollen, bleeding easily. If left untreated, gingivitis will advance into periodontitis, which is when the gums and bone that support the teeth become irreparably damaged. A special periodontal cleaning called scaling and root planing will be recommended. In this procedure, tartar, plaque, and toxins are removed from above and below the gum line (scaling) and rough spots on root surfaces are made smooth (planing). If the periodontal disease has far advanced into the severe stages, you may be recommended to see a periodontist, or gum specialist.

A crown (or cap) is a covering that encases the entire tooth surface and is used to restore imperfect, damaged, or root canal-treated teeth. Bridges consist of a false tooth or teeth being held in place by dental crowns that have been cemented onto each of the adjacent teeth on either side of the gap. Both crowns and bridges can be created out of a tooth-colored, porcelain material to restore the esthetic and function of your smile. They are highly durable and will last many years, but like most dental restorations, they may eventually need to be replaced. When in place, your crown or bridge will be a natural addition to your smile.

The inside of each tooth contains soft tissue and nerves running from the root to the crown. A crack, deep cavity, or other injuries to a tooth can cause the nerve to become damaged and infected. Without treatment, patients can experience pain, swelling, abscesses, tooth loss, and damage to the surrounding bone. With endodontic treatment, also called root canal therapy, we carefully remove damaged tissue and nerves from the tooth, then gently clean and seal the root canal to protect it from bacteria. Depending on the severity of the damage, you may be referred to another dentist, also known as an endodontist, who specializes in the nerves and tissues within and surrounding the teeth.

Missing teeth can take the joy out of the everyday things you love, from eating your favorite foods to laughing and smiling with confidence. Dental implants are the preferred method for permanently replacing missing teeth, and they’re also one of the most effective ways to stabilize loose or ill-fitting dentures. Dental implants are made up of titanium and other materials that are compatible with the human body. They are posts that are surgically placed in the upper or lower jaw, where they function as a sturdy anchor for replacement teeth. Dr. Holleman has completed extensive training in both the surgical placement and the cosmetic restoration of dental implants, so you can receive almost all your implant treatment needs here at Lynn Lane Family Dentistry.

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Dentures are removable appliances that can replace missing teeth and help restore your smile. Complete or full dentures are removable appliances that are worn by patients who are missing all of their teeth on one arch (upper and/or lower). Removable partial dentures also act as a replacement for missing teeth and are similar to complete dentures, but they fit around your remaining natural teeth. Dentures can also be supported by dental implants to provide additional stability and strength. We work hard to make sure our dentures look natural and feel comfortable.

If we can help you save your natural tooth for a healthy and attractive result, we will — each and every time. We practice conservative care, always with your best interests in mind. Sometimes conditions in your mouth, ranging from infection and pain to very advanced tooth decay, make tooth removal the best option. If this is the case, we will do everything we can to make your visit as comfortable and pleasant as possible.

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Cosmetic Care

Brushing and flossing are everyday ways to keep your teeth bright, white, and healthy. Still, you might feel like your smile is lacking some sparkle or is more yellow than it used to be. Lynn Lane Family Dentistry offers several teeth whitening options to help you achieve the bright smile you are looking for. We also offer orthodontic services through Invisalign, which can straighten teeth quickly and discreetly using advanced clear aligner technology.

Available only through select dental offices, Crest® 3D White Whitestrips Professional Supreme with AdvancedSEAL delivers professional-level whitening in just one hour a day for 14 days! Patients may start seeing results in as little as 1-3 days. The Advanced Seal No Slip Technology provides a form fit, no-slip grip allowing you to talk and even drink water while whitening your teeth. It molds and adheres to teeth for a better whitening experience.

Our office offers KöR Whitening, which has been widely recognized as the world’s most effective and reliable teeth whitening system. We will consult with you about your clinical needs and hopes for your smile to help you obtain the “WOW” results you’re looking for! The KöR Whitening System works by restoring your smile’s youthful ability to absorb oxygen. The oxygen from the whitening gel is absorbed deep into the tooth, dissolving and removing stain molecules. Unlike other whitening methods, with easy periodic home maintenance, KöR Whitening is entirely permanent.

With Invisalign treatment, you can achieve the straight teeth you’ve always wanted without the wires and brackets that come with traditional braces. Invisalign uses a series of clear, custom-made aligners to gradually reposition your teeth to their ideal position. Aligners are comfortable on your gums and cheeks, and they can be easily removed to eat, brush, and floss. Correcting “bad bites,” or malocclusion, can create a straighter smile, but more importantly, orthodontic treatment results in a healthier mouth. Not correcting an abnormal bite could result in further oral health problems, including tooth decay, gum disease, tooth loss, affected speech and/or chewing, abnormal wear to tooth enamel, and jaw problems.

Dental Sedation

Does just the thought of scheduling a dental visit scare you? Dental anxiety is incredibly common among children and adults alike. To combat this, our office provides safe and relaxing dental sedation services that can make your appointments far more comfortable and easy to get through.

Nitrous oxide is a safe and effective sedative agent that is mixed with oxygen and inhaled through a small mask that fits over your nose to help you relax and make you more comfortable during dental procedures. It is not intended to put you to sleep; you will be able to hear and respond to any requests or directions your provider may have. You may feel light-headed or a tingling sensation in your arms and legs. Some people say their arms and legs feel heavy. Ultimately, your anxiety should be relieved and you should feel relaxed and at ease. The effects are completely reversible by breathing normal air, so you can get back to your daily activities immediately after your visit.

Oral conscious sedation involves taking a carefully prescribed sedative prior to your visit. With just one to two pills and in combination with nitrous oxide, you’ll feel significantly more calm and relaxed. When talking with you about sedation dentistry, we will review your health history, including medications you are taking and habits such as alcohol consumption and smoking. We take all factors into careful consideration when planning treatment, and we’ll go through the proper preparation steps with you prior to your dental sedation visit. Your comfort and safety are our top priority!

Children’s Dentistry

Positive dental experiences during childhood can encourage a lifetime of healthy smiles. We understand that many kids feel nervous about their dental visits, and our gentle-mannered team will help your children feel more comfortable while visiting us.

Kids are invited to come in for a “Happy Visit,” designed to take the fear out of a trip to the dentist. During this short appointment, kids get to sit in a dentist’s chair while our dental team introduces them to the sights and sounds of the dental equipment.

As a mom of two little ones, Dr. Holleman understands that children have unique needs when it comes to treatment and communication. She thoroughly explains every procedure in kid-friendly terms and moves at a pace that keeps your child feeling comfortable. Call to schedule your child’s appointment!

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