Dentist - Crawfordville
215 Ochlockonee St.
Crawfordville, FL 32327
850-926-7151

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Services Offered

Courthouse Square Dental offers a full array of dental services to help you maintain healthy teeth. You can read more on this page about specific services.
 

 

“Once In A Lifetime” Guarantee
 

Q: How long will your crown last?

A:  Insurance companies typically tell us that crowns cannot be replaced with less than a 5 year waiting period.  However, so many factors influence the longevity of dental restorations that our best extimates are simply that: estimates.  HOWEVER, it is our pleasure to offer you what we believe to be a unique value…THIS WILL BE THE ONLY TIME YOU PAY FOR A CROWN on that tooth!  Optimal health is ONLY maintainable when provider (us) and patient alike commit to a joint partnership effort.  OUR PART: (effective May 1, 2005 ) If OUR crowns ever need replacement and the tooth is still savable, as long as Dr. Mooney maintains his private practice in dentistry and you do your part (below), we will at no charge to you replace any crown with a new crown of the same type.  YOUR PART: (effective May 1, 2005 )

  1. Visit our office for a MINIMUM of 2 times per calendar year for cleanings. (4 if we have recommended that due to Soft Tissue Management issues/periodontal maintenance program)
     
  2. Complete, in our office, all recommended treatment in the quadrant of the mouth where the crowned tooth is located, within a one year period of the placement of the crown. Gum infection and bacterial decay spread from tooth to tooth.  Your path to optimal health requires a comprehensive approach to care.
     
  3. Advise us of the need to change or cancel appointments at least 48 hours in advance.  Shorter notice cancellations or changes severely limit our ability to offer another patient their most preferred time. 

You will be given a printed copy of this “Once In A Lifetime” guarantee on your first visit.

 

ORAQIX


Oraqix is the name for a brand new medication available at our office and earmarked for those who have particularly sensitive teeth and gums.  It is a two part anesthetic gel that, when applied around the tissue and periodontal pockets, thickens and stays in place to work within 30 seconds to reduce pain of tissue and teeth for the length of your treatment.  Our hygienists are trained in the application of Oraqix for your comfort during deep cleanings and soft tissue management. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Toothprints Identification System



Toothprints ® bite impressions are a simple non-frightening way to record the dental characteristics of children for use in identification. Toothprints ® was developed in the 1980's by a pediatric dentist who began using dental bite impressions as a way of safeguarding hisown child and other young patients. When the thermoplastic Toothprints ® wafer is softened by the dentist, the child bites into the wafer to record the size and shape of the teeth, tooth position within the arch and the relationship of the upper and lower jaw. (Not even identical twins have the same bite characteristics.) The saliva adhering to the wafer additionally provides a DNA sample as well as saliva scent for scent dog tracking. We recommend taking these impressions when your child is 3, 7-8 and 12 years old. We also carry Toothprints in Adult sizes and are working with local Senior Citizen’s groups to urge seniors to include this valuable tool in identification kits for Senior Wanderers and/or Altzheimer’s patients, to offer their caregivers peace of mind if the patient gets lost or disoriented.

 

Non Surgical Periodontal Treatment

Years ago, if you suffered from periodontal disease, the only definitive treatment was surgery. This procedure was often painful and costly. With advances in periodontal treatment it is now possible to treat even severe periodontal disease with non-surgical methods. If you have a mild or moderate infection under your gum tissues, we may advise a more definitive course of treatment known as root planing and deep scaling. A routine hygiene visit or prophylaxis appointment will not treat this problem. The recommended treatment will help to prevent loss of bone and gum tissues and the supporting structures of the teeth. A periodontal evaluation including electronic charting will define the places where this infection exists.  Your treatment may include:

  • Local anesthesia
  • Analysis of your home care routine and development of a specific personal    program for your needs.
  • Thorough, deep scaling of the infected areas with smoothing and polishing of  the root surfaces (also called root planing).
  • Application of fluorides and desensitizing solutions.
  • Antibiotic subgingival medication.
  • Purchase of professional, powered toothbrush and/or irrigating appliance.

The complete control of this problem requires your cooperative efforts at home on a daily basis.Your periodontal health will be re-evaluated during the course of treatment and if significant infected sites still remain, additional treatment will be discussed. At the end of the program we will determine whether further treatment is necessary. Once the program is completed, it is absolutely necessary to maintain regular continuing care and health screening appointments to avoid repeated flare-ups.

Interest Free Financing



We offer same-as-cash financing of your care through Care Credit, which allows you to spread your payments over 12 months for amounts over $1000.  There are a variety of plans offered through this third party to suit every budget!  



Initial Oral Examination
Your initial oral examination includes a comprehensive examination, charting, periodontal probing, diagnosis and treatment recommendations. We will also take a complete set of x-rays, which may include the 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.

Dental Implants
We will work with an implant specialist to create an implant for a missing single tooth, missing multiple teeth, or replace a removable appliance.

Teeth Bleaching
We offer Zoom2 advanced in our office, which takes about 60 minutes in office and results in changes up to 7 shades lighter on average. We also offer Cogate's state-of-the-art take home bleaching system with custom trays for those who prefer that option. Ask our Chairside Assistants to talk to you about which system you may be a candidate for and to help you compare the differences.

Crowns
You can have a new smile with all-porcelain crowns (empressed material) on the anterior teeth. For the posterior, we use porcelain fused to metal or zirconia materials.

Fillings: Resin
Tooth-colored filings that are light cured to match your teeth. Amalgam: Silver-colored filings, more durable material. Our doctor recommends only the use of resin or composite fillings for your mouth and no longer offers amalgam or silver fillings. The modern composite materials actually bond with your tooth to insure durability and include no mercury.


Periodontal Treatment
You should have a standard cleaning at least twice a year. A periodontal treatment includes an Adult Prophy (basic cleaning). If it has been over a year since your last cleaning, possible treatment will include either Periodontal Scaling (deeper) or Root Planning and Scaling (requires anesthetic).

Removable Dental Prosthesis
For missing teeth, we can make dentures or removable partials for you.

 


 

FACLITIES AND EQUIPMENT

  • Intraoral Photography – State of the Art Imaging        
  • Digital Radiography          
  • Computerized Patient Education          

DIGITAL XRAYSUp to 90% less xray exposure!The latest advances allow us to replace old fashioned xray technology with a digital camera that sends the xray picture instantly directly to our computer.  Once digitally captured, the image can be viewed, zoomed, faxed, printed, emailed, and stored forever electronically.  Digital views provide a sharper, larger picture that your doctor can use to more easily diagnose a host of problems. It is even environmentally friendly - no more use of harsh chemicals to process film.  All this with 1/10th the exposure to xrays

INTRAORAL PHOTOGRAPHY
Yes, but I can’t read xrays like Dr. Mooney can! I cannot even understand the problem – why can’t you show me?”To better help you understand our diagnosis, we use an intraoral camera to share with you what your dentist sees when he looks in your mouth with his telescopic glasses.  These images are captured on our computer so they can be archived, printed, faxed to insurance companies, or shown directly to you so that you can more easily discuss your condition with your doctor.