Welcome to East Alabama Dental Group, a leading dental care practice conveniently located in Opelika, Alabama. We understand the importance of excellent oral hygiene, and our entire staff is committed to providing you the best care in a pleasant, professional environment.
From common problems to gum disease, Dr. James Leonard and Dr. Keith Thompson provide an array of dental services to meet your needs, all in one convenient location. Using the latest technology, our experienced staff works together as a team to offer:
Composite Resin Fillings
If you have a decayed or fractured tooth that requires minor treatment, our dentists can place a composite resin filling to restore the tooth’s structure. The composite resin is white in color, so you won’t have an embarrassing silver amalgam filling!
Root Canal Treatment
If you have a decayed or fractured tooth that has invaded the nerve, our dentists can perform root canal treatment to remove the infected nerve from your tooth. In rare circumstances, you may be referred to an endodontist if the root structure of your tooth is curved or if extremely close to the sinus cavity for upper teeth.
If you have a tooth that cannot be restored, an extraction would be scheduled for you. Our dentists will review several replacement options ( implant, bridge, partial) with you prior to the extraction. We refer to OFS for extraction with implant placement if you are a candidate for the procedure. Crown placement for implants, bridgework and partials are performed by our dentists in conjunction with an outside lab for fabrication of your chosen replacement.
If you have a decayed or fractured tooth that requires more than a filling for restoration, our dentists can evaluate your situation for crown placement. You will schedule a crown preparation appointment and leave with a temporary crown that day. An outside lab will fabricate your crown according to our dentists specifications regarding shape and color. On your return appointment, approximately two weeks later, your crown will be placed and will match your existing teeth.
As you are aware, there is a growing concern in the United States about the transmission of infectious diseases. This office is in total compliance with the regulations mandated by OSHA, CDC (Centers for Disease Control) and The American Dental Association for Infection Prevention and patient safety.To reduce your concern about infectious disease transmission, let us explain our Sterilization Protocol which meets, or exceeds, compliance regulations:• Each dental unit’s water lines are tested quarterly for microbial counts. The results are recorded in an East Alabama Dental Group, LLC ledger. • Instruments are placed in cassettes for safe handling.• Heat sensitive items are disinfected in a cold sterilization soak for 45 minutes.• Patient instruments (in cassettes) are placed in an ultrasonic cleaner for 15 minutes, bagged and sterilized in a steam autoclave for 40 minutes. Sterilized indicators are present on every instrument bag.• Our dental handpieces are placed in heat sterilization between each patient.• The autoclave is monitored weekly by an in-office Biological Monitoring System. The results are recorded in an East Alabama Dental Group, LLC ledger. • All single-use patient items are disposed of after each treatment.This office uses preassembled sterile packs, which contain products for use only during your appointment. The protective barriers and disposables are used for your protection.If you have any question or concern, we are happy to assist you. As always, your health is our primary concern.
Thank you for your interest in our services and the trust you have placed in us. Please contact us if you have any questions!