General Dentistry

At North Idaho Dental Group we believe nothing you wear is more important than your smile. You take it with you wherever you go. That’s why visiting the dentist on a regular basis is important. Not only is it good for your smile, but it’s also a direct indication that your body is healthy too.

Our general dentistry services are designed specifically to you, while always focusing on preventing problems before they occur, saving you time, stress, and money.


Routine Exams 


Dental exams help us evaluate your current dental health and check up on any existing issues. During your visit, your doctor will examine your mouth, gums, and teeth, while also performing a proper oral cancer screening at least once a year. Your dental hygienist will also go over proper brushing and flossing techniques to establish good hygiene habits at home.


Teeth Cleanings


We recommend a professional dental cleaning at least twice a year to improve your oral health. Routine teeth cleanings are important for dental hygiene and involves the removal of dental plaque from teeth with the intention of preventing cavities, gingivitis, and periodontal disease.




Composite restorations are used when we do fillings. They are necessary when the patient has decay, recession, and can even be used to moderate tooth sensitivity. Fillings are tooth-colored and translucent to match the surrounding tooth structure.


Root Canals


Inflammation or infection within the roots of a tooth is typically when a patient will need a root canal. During a root canal, your dentist will remove the pulp inside the tooth. We then clean, disinfect and shape the root canal. Lastly, we place a filling to seal the space.




Extractions are necessary when the tooth is unsalvageable. When extractions are performed, the tissue is separated the tooth is elevated using downward pressure and then extracted.




A dental crown is typically needed to protect a weak tooth, restore an already broken tooth, support a tooth with a large filling, and hold a dental bridge in place. Crowns can also cover severely discolored teeth, hide a dental implant, and make any cosmetic modifications that you and your dentist feel necessary.

During this procedure, a tooth-shaped "cap" is cemented over the tooth to restore its shape, size, strength, and appearance.


Soft Tissue Grafting


Soft-tissue grafting is a procedure that recreates a damaged gum line and prevents further deterioration of the gums, enhancing the appearance of your smile.

Connective-tissue, free gingival, and pedicle grafts are the three different types of gum tissue grafts that are typically performed in this procedure. You and your dentist will discuss which one is best for you.