Dr. Yathi Lingam, DDS

2604 Yelm Hwy SE, Ste A  Olympia, Washington

Tuesday - Friday: 8 am - 5 pm

Providing  FILLINGS • CLEANINGS • IMPLANTS • ROOT CANALS • EXTRACTIONS • SAME DAY CROWNS• ORTHODONTICS • GUM REJUVENATION •TONGUE TIE CORRECTION• VENEERS. General family and cosmetic dental care to Olympia, Lacey, Tumwater, Tenino, Rochester, Centralia, Chehalis, Lakewood, Dupont, Ft. Lewis, McCord, JBLM, Hawks Prairie, East Olympia, Bucoda, Oakville, Adna, Napavine, Shelton, Aberdeen, Elma, McCleary, Montesano, Yelm, and Spanaway.

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SERVICES

  • Preventative Dental Clean Visits for the Entire Family

  • At Home Custom Whitening

 TOOTH COLORED FILLINGS

Tooth colored fillings, also called white fillings, are dental fillings that restore and mimic the natural appearance of tooth structure. In addition to restoring teeth that have fractured or decayed, tooth colored fillings may also be used cosmetically to change the size, color and shape of teeth.More than a cosmetic enhancement, these restorations actually strengthen teeth.


 

         IMPLANTS

Dental implants are permanent anchors that integrate with the jawbone to provide a stable base for long-term tooth replacement. Customized crowns (the teeth) are then attached to the implants.

Because dental implants become part of the jaw, they look and feel like natural teeth. They don’t move or slip around while you eat or talk.

 

              CROWNS

A crown, sometimes known as dental cap, is a type of dental restoration which completely caps or encircles a tooth or dental implant. Crowns are often needed when a large cavity threatens the ongoing health of a tooth. They are typically bonded to the tooth using a dental cement. Crowns can be made from many materials, which are usually fabricated using indirect methods. Crowns are often used to improve the strength or appearance of teeth. While inarguably beneficial to dental health, the procedure and materials can be relatively expensive.

 

         ORAL SURGERY

Dental surgery is any of a number of medical procedures that involve artificially modifying dentition; in other words, surgery of the teeth, gums and jaw bones.Types of dental surgery include root canals,pulpectomies,extractions,epiectomies,removal of impacted teeth and surgeries due to jaw related issues.

 

PINHOLE (gum rejuvenation)

The Chao Pinhole Surgical Technique (PST), invented and patented by John Chao, DDS, MADG, is a scalpel-free, suture-free procedure for correcting gum recession. Through a small hole made by a needle, Doctor uses specially designed instruments to gently loosen the gum tissue and glide it over the receded part of the tooth. Since there is no cutting or stitching, patients can expect minimal post-operative symptoms (pain, swelling and bleeding). Most patients also are pleasantly surprised by the instant cosmetic improvement.

 
 

LASER LIP AND TONGUE CORRECTIONS

PAIN -FREE BREAST FEEDING

 

If your child is having trouble nursing and is causing you pain, and discomfort, or if your child is losing weight, we are here to help.

Dr. Lingam use the latest laser technology to perform a frenectomy (lip and tongue tie correction) to help you and your child achieve comfort.

 

Common symptoms:

 

  • Painful breastfeeding/ mastitis due to failed emptying/ dented nipple

  • Poor latching/ poor oral seal and leakage/ noisy feeding

  • Frequent stops between feeding

  • Increased frequency of feeding

  • Regurgitation, possible colic, gassy due to sucking too much of air

 

             CUSTOM WHITENING TRAYS 

Tray-based systems (like those dispensed by dentists to their patients) work like this: Plastic bleaching trays are made that fit over the user's upper and lower teeth. To perform treatments, the user places whitening gel in the trays and then seats them over their teeth.

 
 

PARTIAL & COMPLETE DENTURES
Dentures are removable replacements for missing teeth. Both partial and complete dentures are finely crafted and custom-fitted to restore the areas of missing teeth.

 

PORCELAIN BRIDGES

Porcelain Bridges A bridge literally “bridges the gap” created by one or more missing teeth. An artificial tooth made out of porcelain replaces the missing tooth, and is connected to the adjacent supporting teeth. These supporting teeth are covered with porcelain crowns. Dental bridges are supported by natural teeth or implants.This non-removable restoration looks, feels, and functions like natural teeth


         ROOT CANAL

Endodontic therapy, also known as endodontic treatment or root canal therapy, is a treatment sequence for the infected pulp of a tooth which results in the elimination of infection and the protection of the decontaminated tooth from future microbial invasion.

 

SureSmile Aligners

SureSmile Aligners are designed using advanced software to ensure they fit perfectly and deliver the exact tooth movements needed to achieve great results in the shortest possible time.​

Pioneered by orthodontic specialists, SureSmile Aligner treatments are designed to make anatomically correct movements that ensure long lasting results.  read more

 

  CROWN LENGTHENING

Crown lengthening is a surgical procedure performed by a dentist to expose a greater amount of tooth structure for the purpose of subsequently restoring the tooth prosthetically.

 

   FULL MOUTH ADJUSTMENTS (TMJ &TMT issues)

Temporomandibular Disorders (TMD) is the accepted professional term for TMJ problems, more commonly known to the public as TMJ (Temporomandibular Joint). This constellation of problems is musculoskeletal in origin. It involves either the jaw joints located just in front of the ears and/or the muscles that move the jaw, which are located on the sides of the head. (See Anatomical Illustration on the right.) Although this is a reasonable means of conceptualizing the problem, the disorder is much more complex, involving nervous system and cognitive modifications. This "biopsychosocial complexity" is not unique to TMD. It exists in all medical disorders.

  • Pain and dysfunction are the hallmarks of this disease, akin to other musculoskeletal disorders.

  • The signs and symptoms can involve just one side (unilateral) or both sides (bilateral) of the head and neck and may include:

    • Headaches

    • Jaw and/or ear pain

    • Teeth pain

    • Ear ringing and/or clogged ears

    • Neck and/or shoulder pain

    • Jaw locking in the open and/or closed positions

    • Limited mouth opening (trismus)

    • Jaw noises, such as clicking, popping, grinding, or sandpaper sounds

    • Teeth clenching or grinding (bruxism)

    • Insomnia and dietary restrictions

    • Less common symptoms include dizziness, pain in the cheeks and around the eyes, and swallowing pain or difficulty

 
 

           SPORTS GUARD

A sports guard absorbs the shock and force caused by trauma to the face. They help prevent seismic contact between teeth. Sports guards have also been shown to help prevent neurological injuries, such as concussions, by redistributing the force of an impact to the head. Our sports guards are custom made for each patient. Our sports guards are made of clear acrylic that fits over your teeth and is comfortable to wear while playing sports.