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Our Services

A healthy smile is key for promoting your overall health. At Orn Family Dentistry, we understand how important it is for patients of all ages to maintain their dental and oral health. Located in Jamestown, ND, we work with families across the area, providing a wide range of services utilizing the latest in dental technology. Your comfort is our priority—our friendly team does everything we can to make patients excited about their dental care!

Preventative Care

The best way to maintain a healthy smile is to take care of it! We encourage our patients to brush twice a day and floss daily to keep those pearly whites as healthy as possible. However, we also recommend our patients come in at least twice a year for routine cleanings and checkups. We provide cleanings for both children and adults, removing any plaque and tartar that have developed. We also examine the smile for any signs of developing cavities and for symptoms of oral cancer and periodontal disease.

Other preventative services we provide for children and adults include:

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Snore Guards & Night Guards

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Treatment of TMJ

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Fluoride Treatments

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Sealants

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Athletic Mouth Guards

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Dental Education

Restorative Care

Whether your smile has been affected by decay or trauma, we offer services to help restore beauty and health to your grin!

Crowns & Bridges

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A crown is a “cap” that we place over a tooth that needs some support after breakage or cavity removal. We use CEREC® technology to provide patients with same-day crowns.

A bridge is used to replace multiple missing teeth. Crowns are bonded onto the teeth on either side of the gap and are used to secure a prosthetic tooth into place.

Veneers

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Veneers help to completely transform the smile by covering up damaged teeth. They are porcelain shells, custom-created to match your desired look, that are bonded onto the front of your existing teeth. Veneers can be used to restore the strength and appearance of a smile affected by discoloration, chips, cracks, gaps, and other imperfections.

Dental Implants

For those with missing teeth, we offer a wide range of dental implant options. A dental implant is a titanium post that is surgically placed in the gums, in the gap where a tooth used to be. The post is given a few months to meld to the jaw bone, creating a secure base for the restoration. The restoration may be a crown, bridge, partial or denture, depending on the number of teeth missing and their location in the smile. Dr. Orn will work with you to determine which option will work best for you, to give you a smile you feel confident in!

Other Services

Root Canals

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A root canal can alleviate the pain in a tooth with an infection that has reached the nerve. During the procedure, Dr. Orn removes the infected pulp and disinfects the tooth to eliminate any remaining bacteria. Then, the tooth is sealed and topped with a crown to ensure it is protected from further damage.

Oral Surgery

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Dr. Orn performs several oral surgical procedures, including extractions. Whether you need a wisdom tooth extracted or a tooth removed because of severe decay or breakage, Dr. Orn will make the procedure as comfortable as possible for you.

Frequently Asked Questions

When do we recommend your child’s first dental visit?
Along with the ADA guidelines, we recommend seeing your child before their first birthday to prevent any future dental problems. At this appointment, we focus on education, development of any teeth that are present, tongue position, palate development, etc. It also helps children get used to coming to the dentist and gets them comfortable for their later years with their oral health.
Why should we fill “baby” teeth?
It is important to take care of “baby” teeth and fill them when needed. They are important for speech, function, and act as a place holder for future permanent teeth. Cavities in “baby” teeth tend to get larger faster and can also be abscessed or infected just like permanent teeth. Lastly, molar “baby” teeth stay in children’s mouths until about age 12 and they help keep the space for permanent teeth developing underneath. In some cases, a “baby” tooth does need to come out and our team does a fantastic job with children, keeping them comfortable for this procedure in our office.
What are the negative impacts of dry mouth?

Dry mouth (xerostomia) can be due to medications, aging, stress, or even radiation therapy. Saliva is important to aide in digestion, prevent cavities and gingivitis, and helps control bacteria in the mouth. In some cases, decay from dry mouth on root surfaces (or recession areas) can occur as fast as 2-3 months, as compared to traditional enamel decay which can take up to 12-18 months to penetrate the enamel. If you experience dry mouth, cavities and gingivitis may occur more frequently especially with inadequate oral hygiene and diet. There are specific products that can be used to help combat dry mouth such as certain mouth rinses, sprays, and gels. Our team works very hard at trying to find the right techniques, tools, and products that can help our patients with this frustrating condition

Why are implants a great option to replace missing teeth?
Implants are a great option for missing teeth (single teeth up to full arches) as they are a fixed, ‘permanent’ replacement option. Implants themselves are not removable but they can be made for single crowns to full dentures (removable or stationary). They are very esthetic, durable, and can be a long term solution with proper oral hygiene.
Do I grind my teeth at night? What is a night guard?
Over a period of time, continual clenching or grinding of your teeth can cause permanent damage to the enamel or outer coating of your teeth. Nerves inside the teeth can also become necrotic due to being over-strained from clenching/grinding and can bring on root canal treatment, or cracked teeth. Not only can this increase sensitivity and decay on your teeth, it can also cause headaches, increase any tenderness and pain of your jaw, and even affect your sleep
I don’t drink pop! We drink Gatorade and energy drinks because those are ‘healthier.’ Is that true?
NO! Gatorade and energy drinks are not only high in sugar but are also very acidic. The acidic nature of the different drinks can erode the outer layer of the tooth making the teeth more susceptible to decay and sensitivity. Our team has started to see a trend in the last 10 years with more decay in between the teeth where this ‘acid’ hides and erodes the enamel, causing cavities.
Can you get cavities under fillings and crowns?
Yes! There is always an interface between the filling/crown and the tooth where new decay can form, therefore, requiring replacement. Adequate flossing and brushing around existing fillings/crowns will help prevent the new decay from forming.
What is a root canal? When are they recommended?
When a tooth is abscessed or infected from decay or fracture, the option to save the tooth is by having a root canal performed. A root canal cleans out the diseased tissue inside the roots of the tooth. The area is then disinfected and filled with a strong, biocompatible material and typically covered with a filling or crown. In some cases, it is very beneficial to save the natural tooth by having the root canal treatment. These options are discussed with our patients so the best choice of treatment for each patient is reached.
Why do we recommend fluoride application as well as use of fluoride products at home?
Fluoride is a mineral that can help prevent early tooth decay, protects the teeth from acid attacks from sugars that are consumed, and helps strengthen developing teeth in children. It is not only important in children but is also becoming more readily needed in our aging population with the alarming rates of dry mouth, recession, and the high carbohydrate and sugar diets of our patients.
Why do we recommend updated x-rays every 12-18 months, and can they negatively impact my health?
X-rays are recommended to properly diagnose cavities, periodontal disease, infections, and any developmental abnormalities that can’t be seen by a typical clinical exam. X-rays are recommended based on how high of a risk you are for cavities or periodontal disease. Today, radiation exposure levels are very low with digital radiology and we take extra precautionary measures (lead apron and thyroid collar) so that x-rays are considered safe for children and adults.

For more information about our services, or to schedule an appointment,

contact us today at 701-252-6752. We look forward to working with you!

Hours:

Monday – Thursday

7:30 AM – 5:30 PM

Friday

8:00 AM – 1:00 PM

 

Orn Family Dentistry

916 5th Ave NE Jamestown, ND 58401