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By: Bernadette B.
Steadman, Robert K, DDS
Dr.Steadman and his team were wonderful. My son had 2 wisdom teeth extracted. Before the procedure the Dr. Steadman explained everything he was doing and answered any questions I had. The procedure only took about a half hour, and after he was done he sat down with us again. He explained what he had done and again answered any questions I had. Not only was he phenomenal but his assistant was too. She was very nice and informative. This was a very professional and efficient office. I would highly recommend Dr.Steadman and his staff!
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By: Nani H.
Ellsworth H Takata, DDS
Just wonderful with children, I have been to all the hilo pediatric dentists with my daughter who has some considerable dental issues and this dentist and staff are very accommodating and understanding and caring. I'm glad we found them, they're the best in this town.
Tips & Advices
  • If a tooth decays and the nerves or pulp (soft internal tissue which helps teeth develop) become inflamed or infected
  • If a tooth is cracked or broken and nerves are exposed
This generally depends on any specific issues you wish to address with your teeth. There are toothpastes designed to whiten teeth, fight cavities, decrease sensitivity, prevent bad breath, resist gingivitis, and those specific to children (with lower fluoride content). There are also toothpastes that offer “complete” protection by combining aspects of many of the above toothpastes.
It’s recommended to get a professional cleaning at least two times per year.
  • Desensitizing toothpaste numbs the nerves in the teeth that can cause discomfort.
  • Mouth guard can protect against grinding teeth during sleep.
  • Fluoride treatment can be applied by dentists to sensitive areas to numb teeth and strengthen enamel.
  • Root canal can treat problems in a tooth’s core.
  • Surgical gum graft where a piece of gum tissue is removed from a section of the mouth to cover an exposed root.
Not everyone needs to have their wisdom teeth removed, but there are certain signs that can help you and your doctor determine if yours should be:
  • Wisdom teeth are pushing other teeth around, causing pain and misalignment
  • Cysts form around newly emerged wisdom teeth, causing jaw damage
  • Gums get inflamed and swollen, causing cavities and pain
  • Doctor determine from x-rays that wisdom teeth will cause problems in the near future

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