Living in Grays Harbor County, you may be used to traveling to Olympia or even Tacoma for certain dental procedures. The time that takes may even mean that you sometimes skip care you need.
“Dr. Kathie” Seibert, who co-owns and operates Elma Family Dental and grew up in a small town herself, knows what it’s like to have to book time off work to fit in a trip to the dentist. Having a dental clinic closer to home – and open Tuesday evenings! – can remove the time factor from your “reasons not to go” list, she says.
Your one-stop shop for dental improvements
Not only is Elma Family Dental’s clinic conveniently located just up the Olympic Highway from Aberdeen, they offer a variety of services to limit those extra trips, Dr. Kathie says.
“Our claim to fame is that we do everything,” she says. She and fellow dentist Dr. Stephen Edwards were U.S. Army dentists together and, along with the office’s third dentist, Dr. Malcolm Davis, have a wealth of experience and knowledge.
Here’s some of the treatments you can receive in Elma:
- Keeping your teeth in tip-top shape: With regular preventive work like cleanings, fluoride treatments and checkups, your trips back to the office will be limited, no matter what your age.
- Trading silver for white: Not only are the old amalgam (silver) fillings darker and sometimes less durable, replacing them with composite fillings gives you a more natural look, with less of the original tooth structure removed.
- Updating your smile: Looking for an fresh new look? Options range from teeth whitening, bonding and veneers for improving your smile to bridges and crowns – check out how you can personalize your crown.
- Have a dental emergency? Toothaches, abscesses and other problems can leave you hurting, so the Elma Family Dental team does their best to see you as quickly as possible. “Our goal is trying to get people out of pain that same day,” Dr. Kathie says.
- Coming soon: Among the treatments and technologies the clinic will have available soon are the Vivilite early oral cancer-detection and screening device, digital impressions of teeth to allow for same-day crown service, and buffered anesthetic to allow for longer periods of freezing and less pain during major dental procedures.
Does going to the dentist worry you?
If the idea of dental care or even anesthetic leaves you anxious, you can be sedated before undergoing treatment. Sedation is also possible to reduce mouth fatigue if you’re scheduled for multiple procedures in one day.