Dental Care You Can Trust

Dr. Jesse A. Grimm, DDS and his staff provide patients with a wide range of personalized cosmetic and general dental services to help patients achieve the beautiful smile they deserve. Dr. Grimm has the expertise and knowledge needed to provide every patient with the care they deserve. With a warm and welcoming environment, our patients feel comfortable and can ask any questions they may have about their dental treatment.

Dental services we provide include, but are not limited to:


Teeth Cleaning

Patients should be seen for a hygiene care appointment and periodic exam every 6 months or as recommended by Dr. Grimm. At the dental cleaning, both plaque and calculus will be removed from the patient's teeth leaving behind a clean, polished smile. Our team may also need to take x-rays to help detect any developing cavities in between teeth that cannot be seen by the eyes alone.

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Periodontal Disease

Patients suffering from periodontal disease may not even know they have it. Signs of periodontal disease include red, swollen, and bleeding gums. Studies have found that there is a link between periodontal disease and major medical issues, including diabetes, cardiovascular disease, stroke, and pregnancy risks. Other research has found that periodontal disease can actually shorten a person's life expectancy by 7 to 10 years. Treatment for periodontal disease varies depending on how severe the disease has grown. Advanced stages of periodontal disease require an anesthetic and deep scaling and root-planing, followed up with more frequent dental cleaning appointments.

This is also why routine dental cleanings are so important, so early stages of the disease (gingivitis) can be easily corrected and cleaned away. In instances where the disease has really become advanced, a Periodontist (gum and bone specialist) may be referred to the patient.

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Fillings

Dental fillings are necessary when a tooth has a cavity or has a minor chip or fracture. There are several restorative options available and our dentist will discuss these with you to determine what is best for your individual situation.

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Sealants

Placing a thin, tooth colored coating on the chewing surfaces of adult molars and bicuspids in children around the ages of seven through fourteen is an easy and effective process. This proactive treatment "seals" these difficult to clean areas in back teeth making them more resistant to decay.

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Nitrous Oxide

Also known as "laughing gas", nitrous oxide combined with oxygen breathed during dental procedures can provide a very relaxing, comfortable experience for anxious patients. It is always available at our office for anyone who has mild to moderate anxiety.

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Crowns & Bridges

When a patient has a tooth that has been severely damaged or has suffered from advanced decay and the tooth can no longer be saved with bonded filling material, then a crown is necessary. Crowns are designed to cover the patient's remaining tooth and restore it back to a normal, esthetically pleasing smile. There are a variety of options for crown material, including non-metal crowns. Dr. Grimm will discuss your options one-on-one with you should you need to receive a crown.

When tooth loss happens due to gum disease, decay, or injury; bridges become necessary. If you have lost a tooth or several teeth, it is important that you get it corrected to avoid the remaining teeth from shifting in your mouth. If the remaining teeth begin to move it can cause pain and discomfort. Bridges completed by Dr. Jesse Grimm look and act like natural teeth and are permanently cemented into the patient's mouth. The bridge restoration will also help keep the other teeth from moving around.

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Dentures

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If you are missing all of your teeth, complete dentures work perfectly to replace them. Removable dentures are created to restore the function and beauty of a patient's smile. They are designed to fit the individual's specific mouth comfortably. When used, dentures can help a patient in the following ways:

  • Replace missing teeth
  • Stop facial sagging
  • Improve the look of your smile
  • Restore your ability to eat & speak

With dentures, you will regain dental support and a beautiful smile. If you believe complete dentures, or even partial dentures, would be best for you and your needs – call our office today!

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Veneers

Veneers are thin porcelain/ceramic or composite restoration that are applied and bonded to the front of your existing tooth structure. Porcelain veneers are an excellent choice for correcting gaps between teeth or discoloration from failing fillings or stained enamel.

When applied to the tooth, a veneer is virtually undetectable. Due to its thin nature, the veneer will allow us to be quite conservative in removing tooth structure. With proper design, veneers are beautiful, long lasting, and resistant to stain from tea, coffee and red wine.

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Endodontic Therapy (Root Canals)

Root canal therapy is needed when a cavity has reached the pulp of a tooth causing an infection of the nerve, or when severe trauma has affected the tooth. A regular checkup with your dentist helps to avoid and prevent the need for endodontic therapy. But once the pulp has become infected, it must be treated to avoid further issues since it cannot heal by itself. Some signs that a pulp is infected include sensitivity to hot or cold foods or liquids, pain, swelling, or even a bad taste in the mouth. For some patients no symptoms are obvious and they are unaware a problem even exists until they are seen by their dentist for an exam.

When endodontic therapy is performed, your dentist will clean out the infected pulp, and disinfect the canals of the tooth. Once the area has been disinfected, the canals of the tooth are filled with a special material to prevent from further infections, and help in the healing of the tooth. Sometimes a core build-up, bonded post, and crown are necessary for restoring a tooth to function.

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Dental Implants

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Dental implants are a great alternative to traditional bridgework, and dentures. They are safe and look and feel just like natural teeth. Implants are permanently anchored into the patient's jawbone and no preparation of adjacent teeth is required.

It is important to replace missing teeth, because if left with spaces, your teeth can shift and cause a variety of other dental and medical problems. Our office has extensive experience in treatment planning and designing implant solutions that are custom tailored for each individual patient. Implants do require several visits and can take months to complete.

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Teeth Whitening

After receiving teeth whitening from Dr. Grimm, you will begin to notice your smile getting whiter and brighter. With our quality teeth whitening services, the staining from coffee, tea, and smoking will begin to fade, leaving behind a whiter smile. If you are considering teeth whitening for your smile, reach out to us so we can schedule a consultation with you and Dr. Grimm to see if you are a good candidate.

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Emergency Services

Dental emergencies can be very frightening and often painful. Prompt treatment is generally required to alleviate pain and ensure the patient's oral and overall health. If you're dealing with a dental emergency, call us immediately at 336-996-7770 and we will schedule you in as soon as possible. Should you call after regular hours, leave a message in our emergency mailbox and a team member will return your call.

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Sleep Apnea

Dental emergencies can be very frightening and often painful. Prompt treatment is generally required to alleviate pain and ensure the patient's oral and overall health. If you're dealing with a dental emergency, call us immediately at 336-996-7770 and we will schedule you in as soon as possible. Should you call after regular hours, leave a message in our emergency mailbox and a team member will return your call.

TECHNOLOGY:

Digital X-Rays

Digital radiography (digital x-ray) is the latest technology used to take dental x-rays. This technique uses an electronic sensor (instead of x-ray film) that captures and stores the digital image on a computer. This image can be instantly viewed and enlarged helping the dentist and dental hygienist detect problems easier. Digital x-rays reduce radiation 80-90% compared to the already low exposure of traditional dental x-rays.

Dental x-rays are essential, preventive, diagnostic tools that provide valuable information not visible during a regular dental exam. Dentists and dental hygienists use this information to safely and accurately detect hidden dental abnormalities and complete an accurate treatment plan. Without x-rays, problem areas may go undetected.

DEXIS CariVu™

TDEXIS CariVu™ is a compact, portable device designed to identify carious lesions and cracks. By hugging the tooth and bathing it in safe, near-infrared light, CariVu’s technology makes the tooth enamel appear transparent while porous lesions absorb the light. This allows the doctor to see through the tooth and accurately detect any carious lesions, which appear as dark areas.

Through the use of DEXIS CariVu™, our practice can confidently determine whether a lesion or crack requires continual monitoring or immediate treatment. This device can show conditions through stages and when used together, a radiograph, a transilluminated image and an intra-oral photo provide a comprehensive picture of the health of a patient’s tooth.

Intraoral Cameras

These are small diameter cameras that can be easily and comfortably inserted into the mouth to allow patients to get a similar view to what Dr. Grimm sees. Discolored, worn, fractured and broken areas can be viewed by the patient and allows them to make more informed decisions regarding their own dental care.

Telescopic Loupes

During many of the procedures Dr. Grimm performs, he may wear a pair of funny looking glasses known as “telescopic loupes.” These powerful glasses have magnifiers on them that allow Dr. Grimm to see fine details in a patient's mouth that may have otherwise gone unnoticed by the naked eye. These glasses are identical to the glasses used in microsurgical producers.

DentalVibe

DentalVibe is a small, handheld wand that uses vibration to stop pain caused by injections. The vibrations provide counter-stimulation to the sensation produced by anesthetic placement. Even for patients that are not afraid of needles and shots, DentalVibe allows the skin to absorb and spread local anesthetic more efficiently.

Benefits of the DentalVibe:

  • No pills or drugs to make you sleepy
  • It's completely safe
  • Less anesthetic used
  • Quick anesthetic delivery
  • Extremely gentle, so the patient doesn't feel pain
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Digital Endodontic Handpiece

During a root canal treatment, Dr. Grimm uses a special digital endodontic handpiece. This handpiece makes the process faster and allows Dr. Grimm to perform the procedure with greater ease. There are many advantages that come with using a digital handpiece for root canal therapy, including:

  • Much quieter than traditional root canal technology. Less noise means our patients won't be irritated by annoying grinding noises during the procedure.
  • Provides a low level of vibration allowing our patients to remain comfortable during the appointment.
  • Since the dentist will have better precision while using the handpiece, it will also improve their tooth preparation skills.
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Electronic Claims Processing

Our office uses an electronic claims system to processes insurance claims in a matter of minutes. This technology allows for immediate processing compared to a mailed form that would take weeks to process. By filing your claim electronically, important information is submitted to your insurance company more efficiently, with fewer errors.

Patients benefit from this technology since the turn around time on electronic claims is just plain faster. Our dental staff is always happy to submit your dental claims to your insurance company on your behalf. If you have any questions, feel free to talk to one of our staff members.

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Text & E-mail Appointment Reminders

The office of Dr. Jesse A. Grimm, DDS is happy to send patients a text or e-mail appointment reminder a few days before their next appointment. With electronic reminders, we are able to cut down on waste that traditional appointment postcards once created.

If you would like to receive text or e-mail appointment reminders, just ask a member of our front desk staff to sign you up.





At our office, we use clinical laboratory services from OralDNA Labs® to ensure we are giving our patients the best oral health information possible. OralDNA Labs® is a specialty diagnostics company designed to provide reliable, definitive and cost effective clinical tests that guide oral health professionals in detecting and prognosing disease at an earlier, more treatable stage.