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Welcome to Erik Skatvold Family Dentistry

How do your feel about going to the dentist? As our patient, you'll enjoy a whole new outlook on visiting the dentist. you'll look forward to an enjoyable time with friends (our team) who genuinely care about you and your health. We pay attention to the details that will make you feel comfortable, confident, and well cared for in our Moorhead dental office.

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Our vision is to provide comprehensive dentistry by using state of the art technology for our valued patients. Because we treat our patients as friends, we strive to educate them on oral health issues in a clean, relaxed environment.

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Comprehensive Family Dentistry in Moorhead MN

All of your family's oral health needs: checkups, cleanings, restorative dentistry, and cosmetic dentistry are covered in our Moorhead, MN office. Dr. Skatvold and our team love to listen. The more we understand your goals and experiences, the better we can serve you. At your initial visit, the dentist will spend time talking with you before your comprehensive exam. If you don't have periodontal disease, you'll also meet with our hygienist for a thorough dental cleaning. Once we've compiled data and reviewed your records, Dr. Skatvold will explain his findings and options for treatment. We'll partner with you to create and maintain a strong, healthy, sensational smile that will serve you well long into the future.

Dental Checkups

We believe in proactive dental care. Dr. Skatvold and Dr. Johnson encourages all patients to schedule six-month checkups and cleanings. These preventive visits allow our team to find and treat small oral health problems before they grow.

At your checkup, we will take digital X-rays to update your file. Digital radiography emits about 80% less radiation than the traditional method and immediately provides detailed images, viewable on a computer screen. In addition, we often capture digital photos with our intraoral camera. We can Zoom in on the photos to assess the fine details of your teeth and gums for accurate diagnosis. Because oral cancer claims over 7500 American lives annually, Dr. Skatvold and Dr. Johnson looks for suspicious lesions. Early treatment of oral cancer literally saves lives.

An inspection of your gum tissue will tell us if you’re one of the 80% of people who suffer from periodontal disease. This condition often goes unnoticed, but it can increase a person’s risk for heart attack, stroke, Alzheimer’s disease, diabetes complications, and low-weight births. If you have gingivitis or a more advanced stage of periodontal disease, our hygienist will recommend prompt and effective treatment. Periodontal disease can be controlled with professional deep cleaning and regular periodontal maintenance visits.

In addition to healthy teeth and gums, your bite (how upper and lower teeth fit together) has an effect on overall oral health. Proper occlusion makes oral function comfortable. Many people suffer from teeth grinding and headaches that relate to misalignment of the temporomandibular joints (TMJ). Dr. Skatvold and Dr. Johnson can prescribe an oral appliance to restore proper jaw function and eliminate destructive bruxism (teeth grinding). A nightguard or TMJ appliance may also relieve headaches, earaches, and facial pain.

1401 8th Street South, Moorhead, MN 56560 USA
Erik Skatvold, DDS Moorhead MN dentist (218) 236-5466 (218) 236-4948