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By: mitchelll887
Saddle Creek Dental
I had 10 cavities, but apparently the four on the bottom are very small so we caught them early (yay). The ones up top not so much. I've get three dental dates, and I just had my first (upper right side, next will be upper left then finally all the bottom ones) done yesterday. Needless to say I was nervous, I've had cavities done before, my first without anything to numb, the second (well, second time was two cavities) I started off with nothing but I caved and did the novocaine since I was just about to cry (I dislike needles but doc managed to do the injection without me noticing so favorite dentist bar was set high). The hygenist walked in and very kindly asked if I wanted NOS today. I thought you couldn't drive if you had it but she explained that wasn't the case, explained how that worked and said it would help with my nervousness and that if I didn't like it we could stop using it at any time. The whole time they were doing fillings (four, on three teeth) they explained what they were doing and if they noticed I was tensed up or twitching they asked if I was okay or if I was in pain
By: Barbara T.
Saddle Creek Dental
I have never been so impressed by any dentist in my life. We took our 3 year old for his first cleaning a couple of weeks ago. The appointment started on time, if not a few minutes early. The entire staff was incredibly patient and kind to my son and he actually seemed to enjoy the visit. We were scheduled to return for 2 fillings which we did last week. Once again the appointment started on time if not early. We didn't have to wait at all, which if you have a 3 year old you know that can make it even more difficult. Just like the first visit the entire staff was very patient and kind to our son, as if they were treating their own son. The fillings went well and did not take long at all. I would recommend this office to anyone, especially if you have small children. My wife and I are very impressed and pleased with the staff at Saddle Creek Dental! Thanks y'all!
By: Tanya J.
Steven T. Cutbirth DDS
When I first visited Dr. Cutbirth, he and I sat down together and discussed my entire dental condition. He took scientific photographs of my teeth and we reviewed the photographs together. Dr. Cutbirth told me that he was like a "home remodeler;" certain procedures need to be completed before others. If we didn't look at the "entire house" together, "we might hang wallpaper and then have to tear it out if the wiring needed replacing in the wall." This made total sense to me. Dr. Cutbirth worked up several treatment options and we decided upon a 3 phase treatment plan. The office Chief of Staff helped me secure Care Credit financing. Part of the recommended treatment involved placing some porcelain crowns. These crowns are works of art! The dental lab in Chicago that Dr. Cutbirth uses is outstanding. I have completed my treatment and feel like a new person!
By: Adam B.
Steven T. Cutbirth DDS
Before I became a patient in Dr. Cutbirth's dental office, I used to skip going to the dentist regularly because I just plain hated going. Then I became a heart patient. As we continue to learn, dental health is important not only for our teeth, but for our heart health. Keeping teeth clean keeps bacteria out of the bloodstream. So my avoiding the dentist was a really bad idea as a heart patient. That is why I am so glad I found the office of Dr. Steven Cutbirth, because I actually enjoy going here! Dr. Cutbirth and his staff make the whole dental experience a pleasure. Dr. Cutbirth takes the time to explain the entire procedure before the day even gets there when you need to have something more than a cleaning done. I believe that there simply is not a better dental office out there.
By: Bobbie M.
Steven T. Cutbirth DDS
It is the personal touch that makes having Dr. Cutbirth as my dentist so special. On my first visit, he took the time to get to know me and find out about my lifestyle before examining my teeth. After taking scientific photographs and radiographs, we then discussed a plan for my treatment. At each visit since, he has been professional, yet friendly and warm. Dr. Cutbirth is certified in I.V Sedation for all dental procedures. This was a big benefit to me, since I am prone to panic attacks. Dr. Cutbirth is really patient and always makes sure I am ready, comfortable and relaxed before beginning each stage of the treatment. He also makes sure that I fully understand what is involved. I recommend Dr. Cutbirth and his office to anyone seeking the highest quality dentistry.
By: graul289
Saddle Creek Dental
I had gotten my teeth cleaned by the good doctor, it had been two years and I was already there for fillings so it seemed like I should probably do it anyways. He was incredibly attentive, when he noticed how much I flinched when he was using the spinning, grinding tool he asked if it hurt (no, its the noise, the noise hurts) and asked if I'd like him to use a different tool. Seeing as I'm an adult who didn't want to seem like a pansy I told him I'd be fine and that I just wanted to get this done with. He did a little bit more but then switched to manual tools after a minute without saying anything else and talking about how he has to get his teeth cleaned with manual tools too and he normally gets it done with NOS. He really made me feel like less of a loser.
By: Stephanie B.
Steven T. Cutbirth DDS
For me, the best thing about visiting Dr. Cutbirth's office is his holistic approach to treating his patients. Myself, my husband and our three children are all patients of Dr. Cutbirth. He doesn't just wait until somebody has a cavity and then treat it. Instead, he talks about factors that affect dental health, such as diet and dental hygiene. He has highlighted several foods to me that I was completely unaware are bad for the teeth and I now avoid these.He discusses preventative measures so that we can look after our teeth and will need less treatment. Mainly, we just see Dr. Cutbirth for check - ups because our dental health is good this is predominantly due to Dr. Cutbirth's excellent advice.
By: hectorhallett148
Steven T. Cutbirth DDS
I had recently developed a sharp pain on a particular tooth, the result of a crack, an incident while chewing and probably age related (now 63). A previous dentist recommended an implant and referred me to another dentist because he personally did not do implants. I did not feel comfortable with the referral. A friend of mine told me about Dr. Cutbirth's practice. I first interviewed, shared history and received a comprehensive examination. He laid it all out on the table, pictures of my mouth, perceived problem areas, probable causes and recommendations for treatment. The costs were outlined, options discussed and at no time did I feel coerced into the direction of my treatment.
By: David R.
Steven T. Cutbirth DDS
on my first visit to Dr. Cutbirth's office, he did a full assessment of my dental needs. The manner of Dr. Cutbirth and all his staff was both professional and helpful. They soon put me at ease. One of Dr. Cutbirth's recommendations was that I should visit the hygienist who is based in his office. Having never visited a hygienist before, I was a little apprehensive. However, my concerns were completely unfounded. The hygienist was gentle during the treatment and constantly reassured me throughout my appointment. In my opinion, these dental offices are the best I have ever visited. Dr. Cutbirth, the hygienist and the rest of the staff in these offices are amazing.
By: Liz L.
Steven T. Cutbirth DDS
I had been in need of some dental work for a while. I was missing a front tooth (looked horrible!) and had several cavities. I had plenty of options to choose from as far as dentists were concerned, but I wanted to find a good one. I was told about Dr. Cutbirth by a co-worker. He told me that Dr. Cutbirth was not only very good, but that he actually cared about his patients. So I went to see him . So glad I did. Fast and friendly service, professional care, great consultation and I could ask all the questions I wanted and receive an honest and informative answer every time. Didn't hurt at all either! Would definitely recommend.
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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