Keeping Your Smile In Its Best Shape!
Dr. James Hawks provides a full range of dentistry services in West Des Moines with an emphasis on regular preventive care. He knows how busy you are with work and family, but he encourages you to keep your six-month checkup and cleaning appointments, as regular preventive care can help you avoid spending even more time in the dental chair later for restorative dentistry. In addition to checkups and professional dental cleanings, he can also help you avoid tooth damage and chronic pain with preventive treatments for bruxism and TMJ disorder.
Maintaining and Restoring Beautiful Teeth
Regular checkups and cleanings with Dr. Hawks can help minimize your risk of developing oral health problems, but in some cases, cavities, gum disease, and other issues may occur regardless. If you’ve neglected to seek out preventive care, or if you are simply at a higher risk because of your overall health condition or current medications, restorative or prosthetic dentistry may be necessary.
For tooth decay, damage, or infection, Dr. Hawks offers gentle and effective fillings,crowns, and root canal treatments. If a tooth cannot be saved with these measures, he can extract it to help you avoid further discomfort or infection. If you do lose a tooth, you need not fear permanent loss of tooth function, as Dr. Hawks will expertly fit your replacement teeth. For even more stability and better oral function, he can place dental implant restorations. Dr. Hawks even offers Smart Moves clear bracesto help patients correct misaligned teeth and bites for better oral health.
Dazzling Smiles with Cosmetic Dentistry
While Dr. Hawks’ main objective is to ensure that his patients’ teeth, gums, and other oral tissues are healthy, he is also concerned about the whole patient. If you lack confidence because your teeth are stained, oddly-shaped, too small, chipped, or misaligned, Dr. Hawks can help. Your West Des Moines cosmetic dentist can transform a full range of teeth imperfections with tooth contouring, dental bonding, and porcelain veneers. If your cosmetic issues consist of simple tooth staining or discoloration, we offer both in-office and at-home teeth whitening that can make your teeth whiter than you ever thought possible.
Easing Anxiety with Dental Sedation
Some procedures require a local anesthetic to numb the area of the mouth that is undergoing treatment. In most cases, local anesthesia is enough to make patients feel comfortable during treatment, but Dr. Hawks offers another option for those who are a bit more anxious. Nitrous oxide is a safe sedation method that not only relaxes the patient but also alleviates discomfort. With nitrous oxide administered by Dr. Hawks’ trained staff, you will comfortably tolerate your procedure while being continuously monitored.
Expert Dental Service Tailored to Your Needs
With our wide array of dental services, we can ensure that you and your family receive the high-quality care that you deserve. To learn more about what we offer, call our dental office in West Des Moines, IA, at (515) 225-6665. Since 1985, Dr. Hawks has proudly served the residents of West Des Moines, as well as Urbandale, Johnston, Waukee, Grimes, and all surrounding communities since 1985.