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Common Procedures

At Lacey Family Dental, we offer a comprehensive range of dental services to cater to your oral health needs and aspirations. Our experienced team, led by Dr. Jared Persinger and Dr. Sonya Whisler, is dedicated to providing exceptional care with a personalized touch. Explore our common dental procedures, designed to restore and enhance your smile while ensuring your overall dental health.

Regular Exams and Cleanings

Ensuring the health of your smile starts with regular dental exams. At Lacey Family Dental, we prioritize your oral well-being through thorough and comprehensive check-ups. During your regular dental exam, our expert team will diligently:

  1. Detect Hidden Problems: Our dental professionals will keenly identify any underlying issues that may not be visible or causing noticeable discomfort.
  2. Combat Tooth Decay: We’ll conduct a detailed examination to spot cavities and early signs of tooth decay, addressing them before they progress.
  3. Maintain Gum Health: Checking for gingivitis and signs of periodontal disease helps us maintain the health of your gums and prevent potential complications.
  4. Professional Teeth Cleaning: Our meticulous teeth cleaning process involves cleaning, polishing, and rinsing to eliminate tartar and plaque buildup effectively.

The Importance of Regular Dental Exams:

Regular dental exams are a vital component of your oral care routine. By visiting Lacey Family Dental every six months, you gain valuable opportunities to:

  • Discuss any oral health concerns or queries with our experienced dentist.
  • Address dental issues in their early stages, leading to less invasive and cost-effective treatments.
  • Keep your teeth and gums healthy, promoting overall well-being and a confident smile.

Lacey Family Dental is here to safeguard your oral health. Don’t hesitate to reach out and experience the benefits of regular dental exams for a lifetime of beautiful smiles.


At Lacey Family Dental, we offer dental bridges as a reliable solution for replacing missing teeth and restoring your smile’s beauty and functionality. Our custom-made bridges are carefully crafted to look great and seamlessly fill the gaps where one or more teeth may be missing. Whether you opt for bridges made from gold, alloys, porcelain, or a combination of materials, we ensure a perfect fit that blends harmoniously with your natural teeth.

Dental bridges not only enhance your smile but also play a crucial role in preserving your facial structure and promoting a balanced bite. By bridging the gaps left by missing teeth, these restorations help maintain the natural shape of your face and distribute biting forces evenly, reducing stress on surrounding teeth. Our skilled dentists prioritize the health and strength of your existing teeth, gums, and jaw bone to ensure the long-lasting success of your dental bridge. With regular check-ups and excellent oral hygiene, your bridge can provide you with years of confident smiles.

Book a consultation at Lacey Family Dental today and take the first step towards achieving a complete and radiant smile. Our dedicated team is ready to discuss your options, address your concerns, and provide you with the highest level of personalized care, making your dental experience a positive one. Don’t let missing teeth hold you back—discover the transformative power of dental bridges and embrace a brighter, more confident future.


Dental crowns are a versatile restorative procedure aimed at improving tooth shape and strengthening damaged teeth. If you have broken, worn, or decayed teeth, dental crowns are a reliable solution to restore their functionality and appearance.

A dental crown, also known as a “cap,” is cemented onto an existing tooth, covering the portion above the gum line. Acting as a new outer surface, the crown restores your tooth’s strength and functionality. Lacey Family Dental offers crowns crafted from high-quality materials like porcelain or metal, with porcelain crowns being a preferred choice due to their natural translucency and remarkable strength.

In cases where tooth strength is compromised and insufficient for a filling, crowns or onlays (partial crowns) are essential. Unlike fillings placed directly in your mouth, crowns are custom-made in a dental laboratory using an impression of your unique tooth structure. This personalized approach allows the dental laboratory technician to examine your bite and jaw movements, ensuring that the sculpted crown fits seamlessly, enabling normal functionality once it is placed.

Transform your smile with dental crowns at Lacey Family Dental. Book a consultation today to discuss your dental needs and experience the artistry and expertise of our team. Trust us to provide you with superior dental care and tailored solutions for a smile that stands the test of time.


Discover the beauty of dentures, the lifelike replacement for missing teeth. At Lacey Family Dental, we offer two types of dentures: full and partial, providing you with flexible solutions for your unique dental needs.

Full Dentures: Full dentures are the ideal choice when all-natural teeth are removed. Crafted to replicate the appearance and function of natural teeth, these removable dentures restore your smile and confidence.

Partial Dentures: For patients with some missing teeth, partial dentures are attached to a metal frame that connects to your natural teeth, effectively filling the gaps left by missing teeth.

Proper denture care is crucial to maintain their quality and longevity. Just like natural teeth, dentures require regular care and attention. Use a gentle cleanser to brush your dentures and keep them moist when not in use. Additionally, maintaining clean gums and tongue is essential for overall oral hygiene.

Trust Lacey Family Dental to provide you with comfortable, natural-looking dentures. Our team of experts will guide you through the process, ensuring you receive the best solution for your smile. Book a consultation today and embrace the freedom of a beautiful, functional smile.


At Lacey Family Dental, we understand that there are situations when tooth removal becomes necessary. Whether it’s a misshapen baby tooth, severe decay, infection, orthodontic correction, or issues with wisdom teeth, our skilled dentists ensure a smooth and efficient tooth extraction process. We prioritize your comfort and well-being during the procedure, offering sedation options if needed.

After tooth removal, neighbouring teeth may shift, potentially affecting your chewing and jaw joint function. To avoid such complications, our experienced team may recommend suitable replacement options, such as bridges or implants, to restore both the appearance and functionality of your smile. Trust Lacey Family Dental for expert dental care, personalized solutions, and a commitment to your long-term oral health. Schedule a visit today and experience the benefits of compassionate and comprehensive dental services at our practice.

Implant Restoration

Don’t let missing teeth disrupt your life—replacing them is essential for preserving your oral health and overall well-being. When teeth are missing, it can affect your bite, cause discomfort while chewing, and even impact your facial appearance, making you look older. At Lacey Family Dental, we offer dental implants as an exceptional solution to replace missing teeth and restore your smile.

Dental implants consist of a titanium implant body, which acts as a substitute for the missing root, and a tooth-colored porcelain crown, seamlessly resembling your natural tooth. The result is a new tooth that functions and looks just like the real thing. With proper maintenance, dental implants can last a lifetime, providing you with a durable and beautiful smile.

In addition to individual tooth replacement, dental implants can also anchor dentures, especially lower dentures that tend to shift during talking or chewing. For those with removable partial dentures, implants offer a more natural-looking and stable alternative, enhancing your smile’s aesthetics and functionality.

Smile confidently again with dental implants from Lacey Family Dental. Our experienced team is dedicated to providing personalized care and top-notch implant treatments. Schedule a consultation today to explore how dental implants can transform your smile and improve your quality of life.


Playing sports, whether with or without braces, demands safeguarding your smile from potential injuries. Mouthguards offer crucial protection for your teeth and gums during physical activities. If you engage in full-contact sports, the American Dental Association strongly recommends wearing a mouthguard. Choosing the right mouthguard is vital, and you have three options to consider: pre-made mouthguards, “boil-and-bite” fitted mouthguards, and custom-made mouthguards provided by your dentist.

Ensure your mouthguard ticks all the boxes—it should be tear-resistant, comfortable, well-fitted for your mouth, easy to clean, and should not obstruct your breathing. Your dentist is the best guide in selecting the appropriate mouthguard to safeguard your unique smile. They will demonstrate the correct way to wear it for maximum protection during sports activities.

At Lacey Family Dental, we prioritize your dental well-being and offer expert advice on mouthguard selection and usage. Schedule a consultation today, and let our team help you choose the right mouthguard to keep your smile safe while you focus on enjoying your favorite sports.

Root Canals

In the past, a tooth with a diseased nerve often led to tooth loss. However, thanks to modern dentistry’s advancement, “root canal treatment” offers a chance to save the affected tooth. When a tooth has a cracked structure or deep cavity, harmful bacteria can penetrate the pulp tissue, causing an internal infection. If left untreated, it may lead to abscess formation, resulting in pain and swelling, while also posing risks to your jawbones and overall health.

Root canal treatment, conducted over one to three visits, proves highly effective in saving the tooth. Your general dentist or an endodontist (a specialist in nerve-related tooth problems) performs the procedure, removing the affected tissue, cleaning the interior of the tooth, and sealing it. A dental composite is then used to fill the tooth. If extensive decay is present, your dentist may suggest placing a crown for added strength and protection against breakage. With regular brushing, flossing, and checkups, your restored tooth can last a lifetime.

At Lacey Family Dental, we emphasize preserving your natural teeth whenever possible. Our skilled team ensures comfortable root canal treatment, helping you maintain a healthy smile. Schedule a visit today, and let us provide you with the personalized care and expert solutions you deserve.


Effective oral care goes beyond brushing, especially when it comes to hard-to-reach spots in your mouth. Toothbrushes often struggle to clean the small cracks and grooves on your teeth, making them susceptible to tooth decay. Dental sealants offer an extra layer of protection against decay and help prevent cavities from developing.

Dental sealants consist of a plastic resin that bonds and hardens in the deep grooves on your tooth’s surface. By sealing these tiny grooves, plaque is less likely to accumulate, making brushing more effective against tooth decay.

Primarily applied to children’s teeth as a preventive measure after the eruption of permanent teeth, dental sealants offer lasting protection. However, adults with healthy teeth can also benefit from sealants. While permanent teeth are more commonly sealed, your dentist will assess your unique needs and recommend sealants on a case-by-case basis.

With proper care, dental sealants can last from three to five years, and it’s not uncommon for adults to retain sealants from their childhood. For optimal protection, it’s crucial to keep the sealants intact. If they come off, inform your dentist, and schedule an appointment for re-sealing.

At Lacey Family Dental, we prioritize your dental health and provide expert sealant application for a safeguarded smile. Schedule a consultation today, and let our dedicated team cater to your oral care needs with personalized solutions.

Wisdom Teeth

Wisdom teeth are types of molars found in the very back of your mouth. These teeth usually appear in late teens or early twenties, but they may become impacted (fail to erupt) due to lack of room in the jaw or angle of entry. When a wisdom tooth is impacted, it may need to be removed. If it is not removed, you may develop gum tenderness, swelling, or even severe pain. Impacted wisdom teeth that are partially or fully erupted tend to be quite difficult to clean and are susceptible to tooth decay, recurring infections, and even gum disease.

Wisdom teeth are typically removed in the late teens or early twenties because there is a greater chance that the teeth’s roots have not fully formed and the bone surrounding the teeth is less dense. These two factors can make extraction easier as well as shorten the recovery time.

In order to remove a wisdom tooth, your dentist first needs to numb the area around the tooth with a local anesthetic. Since the impacted tooth may still be under the gums and imbedded in your jaw bone, your dentist will need to remove a portion of the covering bone to extract the tooth. In order to minimize the amount of bone that is removed with the tooth, your dentist will often “section” your wisdom tooth so that each piece can be removed through a small opening in the bone. Once your wisdom teeth have been extracted, the healing process begins. Depending on the degree of difficulty related to the extraction, healing time varies. Your dentist will share with you what to expect and provide instructions for a comfortable, efficient healing process.