Dentist - Bloomington

4217 E. 3rd Street , Bloomington, IN 47401

812-332-2000
Bloomington, IN Dentist
Lisa J. Baker, DDS
4217 E 3rd St.
Bloomington, IN 47401
(812) 332-2000
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By Lisa J. Baker, DDS
January 29, 2021
Category: Oral Health

Where can you find dental services for the entire family? Look to Lisa Baker DDS, a family dentist in Bloomington, IN. She is a gentle dentist offering a wide range of restorative, cosmetic and preventive treatments. Learn here how a relationship with this caring professional can help you and yours achieve your healthiest smiles ever.

Why choose a family dentist?

Dr. Baker and her team function just like a family themselves, devoted to helping each other deliver superior dental care to the Bloomington, IN, community. Not only is our care kind and high quality, but it is also comprehensive in scope.

What does that mean to you and your loved ones? It means Dr. Baker caters to children, teens and adults--in other words, everyone across the age spectrum, no matter their stage of development, individual need and cosmetic preference. She evaluates and treats each patient as an individual, delivering complete treatment plans for everyone's unique needs and preferences.

Dr. Baker focuses on long-term smile maintenance, including excellent oral function, health and smile appearance. Plus, whenever your family has an emergency, you'll receive a prompt and accurate response no matter when the need arises.

The services we offer

Your family dentist in Bloomington, IN, offers the following treatments:

  • Routine oral exams, professional cleanings and digital X-rays
  • Tooth-colored fillings, using the fast and comfortable SonicFill system
  • CEREC same-day porcelain crowns to support and remake compromised teeth
  • Teeth bleaching with the Sapphire whitening system
  • Composite resin bonding to repair small cosmetic flaws
  • Traditional porcelain veneers to camouflage larger defects
  • Bridgework and dentures, the conventional way to complete smiles
  • Dental implants, the lifelike way to replace missing teeth
  • Bone and soft tissue grating
  • Extractions, including wisdom teeth
  • Invisalign clear aligners, a discreet method of straightening smiles
  • Endodontic therapy (root canal treatments)
  • Gum disease therapy

Plus, being aware of busy personal schedules, Dr. Baker offers appointments Monday through Friday.

Keep that smile for life

The Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotions states that oral health is critical to overall well-being. Let Dr. Lisa Baker guide your family on the path to complete dental wellness. Call this family dentist in her Bloomington, IN, office for a personal consultation and treatment plan. Phone (812) 332-2000.

By Lisa J. Baker, DDS
September 04, 2020
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: Sensitive Teeth   Dentist  

We know that there are lots of people out there who may not want to see the dentist because they are scared that it will be uncomfortable. Our Bloomington, IN, dentist Dr. Lisa Baker understands that gentle dental care is crucial to ensuring that people continue to get the dental checkups and treatments they need for healthy teeth and gums. So if you have sensitive teeth, our gentle dental team can help.

What is tooth sensitivity?

Tooth sensitivity is a painful or uncomfortable sensation felt within one or more teeth that often occurs (and lingers) when teeth come in contact with,

  • Hot or cold foods and drinks
  • Cold weather
  • Acidic or sweet foods

When should you see a dentist about tooth sensitivity?

While a little sensitivity can be normal, if you are dealing with tooth sensitivity regularly or suddenly it may be a time to see our Bloomington, IN, dentist for a proper evaluation. After all, sensitivity can be caused by,

  • Teeth grinding
  • Cavities
  • A broken or cracked tooth
  • Worn fillings
  • Receding gums (sometimes caused by gum disease)
  • Acid reflux

If you notice sensitivity in just a single tooth this is a good indication that you should visit your dentist, as this could be a sign of a fractured, infected or decayed tooth.

How is tooth sensitivity treated?

Our Bloomington, IN, dentist will provide a variety of gentle strategies to tackle your tooth sensitivity, depending on the cause. One way to prevent tooth sensitivity in the first place is by practicing good oral hygiene (e.g. brushing and flossing). If you’re not sure whether your at-home routine is up to snuff, be sure to consult your dentist for advice.

Your dentist may also recommend special desensitizing toothpaste and fluoride treatment if sensitivity is caused by worn enamel. Other treatment options include a root canal, filling replacement, gum grafting (for treating receding gums) or dietary changes (e.g. avoiding sugar or acidic foods and drinks).

Don’t trust your sensitive teeth to just anyone. Our Bloomington, IN, dentist prides herself on providing the ultimate gentle dentistry to everyone from children to seniors. If you want to find out what’s causing your sensitive teeth please call us (812) 332-2000.