Preventative dental care for Springfield, MO dentist patients seeking optimal health.

Dr. Randi Green DMD, LVIF and her smile team provide a variety of general and advanced dental treatment.

Dr. Green knows that at-home oral hygiene is a major part of your preventative dental care. Patients that see our Springfield dentist, Dr. Green and her hygienist establish care at different intervals. Many of Dr. Green’s dental patients see the smile team at 3, 4, or 6 month intervals to maintain their best oral health.

Dr. Randi Green is one of the most highly trained dentists in Springfield, MO and is ranked as one of the Best Cosmetic Dentists in Springfield, Missouri and was recently named as a 2019 40 Under 40 Honoree as one of America’s Best Young Dentists by Incisal Edge Magazine.


Comprehensive Dental Cleanings

Approximate appointment time: 1 hr

Your oral checkup with the smile team might be more important than you think. During your comprehensive exam, our dentist and hygienist look for signs and symptoms beyond gum disease a dental caries.

An oral cancer screening in addition to an evaluation of your health and dental health are performed at each visit. These comprehensive exams can keep your mouth and body healthy and helps our team address any concerns as they arise.

Six Health Screenings

  1. Medical History and Risk Assessment

  2. Oral Cancer Screening

  3. TMJ and Occlusal Screening

  4. Restorative Screening

  5. Periodontal Screening

  6. Airway Screening


Periodontal (Gum) Laser Therapy

Approximate appointment time: 1 hr

Periodontal laser treatment is a non-surgical method that includes cleaning the surfaces of the teeth and their roots and then use of a laser that helps preserve and heal the affected tissue around your teeth. This treatment typically lasts for one hour and involve multiple visits so as to better attack active infection. After the infection is cleared away a balance point is set between you and your hygienist which is an interval of cleaning which is usually more than every six months due to different bacteria loads in the mouth.

Laser therapy is an effective option to improve dental health with less overall pain, bleeding, swelling. The laser can be more conservative through less tissue removal and faster recovery times.

Springfield Smile Doctor uses Biolase Epic X and BioLase iLase diode lasers to help fight gum disease, prevent bone loss and employ faster healing times post treatment. The Epic X can also be utilized for low level light pain management therapy and laser teeth whitening.

Benefits of Laser Treatment

  1. More successful outcomes than just SRP (Scaling Root Planing) alone

  2. Sealed periodontal pockets

  3. Reduced gum trauma

  4. Reduced or eliminated tooth loss scenarios

  5. Minimizing swelling during treatment

  6. Faster healing time


Supportive Periodontal (Gum) Laser Therapy

Approximate appointment time: 1 hr

This laser assisted periodontal therapy is performed to halt the progression of gum disease and gingivitis. It is usually performed after a patient has completed their Periodontal Laser Therapy treatment regimen. Supportive Periodontal Therapy for most patients is a preventative measure performed every 2-4 months those those with periodontitis.


PerioProtect Gum Treatment

PerioProtect is a gum disease treatment protocol that is part of Dr. Green’s thorough approach to treating gum disease without surgery. Treatment includes a tray which delivers medication for patients at home in-between supportive periodontal therapy visits. Similar to a whitening tray, PerioProtect delivers results from wearing the trays for a few minutes each day to fight active infection and biofilm beneath the gums.

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How Does the PerioProtect method work?

Frequently asked questions about gum disease


Sealants

Approximate appointment time: 30 minutes

Dental sealants can be a good option for children and teenagers to help prevent tooth decay usually on the molars and premolars. The sealant bonds to the grooves of each treated tooth forming a protective barrier over the enamel. Dental sealants may wear over time but are an inexpensive option to help protect teeth from decay for years. Dr. Green can help your child determine if sealants are a good fit.


Digital X-rays

Dr. Green uses the latest time-saving digital x-ray technology. Our Springfield family dentist uses a Nomad digital image capture device allowing the ability to preview your images directly on a screen.

Dr. Green also utilizes 3D technology with a CBCT image. She can see your teeth, health of your bones, airway dimension, nasal passages, health of your jaw joints and more. All of these digital x-rays transfer directly to a secure computer. There is minimal if any waiting time for the image data to transfer making your visit a seamless experience.


Fluoride Treatment

Approximate appointment time: 30 minutes

Our dentist in Springfield provides professional fluoride treatments primarily for children in the form of a highly concentrated rinse, foam, gel, or varnish. This preventative dental treatment may be applied with a swab, brush, tray, or mouthwash.

These treatments have much more fluoride than what’s in your water or toothpaste. They only take a few minutes to apply. You may be asked to avoid eating or drinking for 30 minutes after the treatment so the fluoride can fully absorb.


Family Dentistry

The secret to a vibrant, healthy smile for Springfield dental patients is no secret at all. Brush with an electric toothbrush, floss regularly or use a water flosser, and get a professional dental exam and comprehensive cleaning at least once every six months for your best health. Professional dental exams are all about prevention. 

Dr. Green can help you and your family address any dental issues before they become more extensive dental problems. Regular dental exams make it possible to identify and treat a problem in its earliest stage. 

We utilize and offer these home dental care tools

  • Philips SoniCare DiamondClean Professional electric toothbrush

  • WaterPik Aquarius water flosser

  • Sinsational Whitening 20-minute chair-side whitening with take home kit

  • PerioProtect at home gum treatment gel and trays


Dental Technology

Our Springfield dentist utilizes top-notch digital dental technology. She also works with the best dental materials, dental laboratories, expert master ceramists, and utilizes the latest digital dental technology.

Digital Dental Technology

  • Sirona Galileos 3D X-ray imaging with (CT or CBCT) cone beam computed tomography

  • Nomad hand-held imaging, low-dose cordless x-ray

  • T-Scan digital occlusal analysis that reveals the level and timing of force on individual teeth and the stability of the patient's bite

  • M-Scan that measures craniofacial muscle activity in both rest and function

  • BioPack (TMJ Muscle/EMG tracking hardware and software) provides incredibly accurate measurements in mandibular kinesiology

  • iTero Element intraoral scanner that provides real-time detailed digital impressions without the goop

  • Piezo ultrasonic scaler used for precise teeth cleaning

  • BioLase Epic X diode soft tissue laser for hygiene procedures, TMJ pain therapy, and teeth whitening with as laser

  • BioLase iLase cordless diode soft tissue pen laser for non-surgical gum disease treatment


Tooth Colored Bonded Fillings

Studies show that as many as 60% of teeth with metal mercury fillings have decay or cracks under them that are undetectable with x-ray or clinical examination. Our office utilizes only metal-free composite (white resin) fillings for conservative treatment of decay or to replace old, worn-out metal mercury fillings. Informed patients now demand the best materials possible and want to avoid putting metal in their mouths. 

Our Springfield dentist office is locally owned and operated, so there are no corporate pockets to fill by cutting overhead at the expense of quality. Dr. Green does not use or place silver, metal mercury fillings. Read her blog about "Why Metal Mercury Dental Fillings Are A Thing of the Past."

These tooth-colored restorations blend beautifully with surrounding tooth structure while also restoring strength of the tooth.

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Dr. Green built her Springfield dental practice around you by providing the best possible whole-health dentistry through comfortable, accessible, and affordable care.


Dr. Randi Green's Smile Stories are life-changing. Learn more about cosmetic dentistry and read her patients' stories of restored confidence and see their smile transformation photos.


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To learn more about how Dr. Randi Green can help you, please call us (417) 887-5155, or send us a message to request your reservation with the smile team.