beautiful smiles for life
Discover why we are a top-rated dental practice in Clackamas.
Meet Dr. Noelle
Dr. Noelle has been in the dental field since 2006, which is when she began her training to become a dental hygienist. It didn’t take her long to realize that she wanted more from her career, so she began pursuing dental school. She graduated from the Oregon Health & Science University School of Dentistry as a National Dental Honor Society member. After that, she chose to complete a general practice residency at the VA Medical Center in Portland, Oregon.
How we can help?
How can we help?
Emergency Dental Services
We provide a comprehensive range of emergency dental care services. Our staff understands that some issues just can’t wait a few days before receiving treatment.
We offer same-day appointments for both children and adults that require emergency dental care. Our team can help take the stress out of your dental emergency by providing the attention and care you deserve.
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Frequently Asked Questions
Yes, we are currently accepting new patients.
Distinctive Dentistry in Clackamas does accept insurance. We provide insurance billing for primary and secondary companies as a service to you.
At Distinctive Dentistry, Dr. Noelle sees patients of all ages from newborns to seniors.
If you are experiencing a dental emergency, we will see what we can do to offer you a same-day appointment.
The following are examples of true dental emergencies where you would need immediate dental care to protect your long-term oral health:
- Bleeding that won’t stop
- A loose or knocked-out permanent tooth
- An injured jaw
- Painful swelling
- Painful toothache (dental abscess)
At Distinctive Dentistry, we offer individualized care for beautiful smiles, comprehensive dental services for all ages, state-of-the-art dental equipment, and same-day services for emergent dental care.
To learn more about us, check out our page on Why Choose Distinctive Dentistry for your dental care needs.
To keep your teeth healthy, follow these tips:
- Brush your teeth daily with fluoride toothpaste
- Replace your toothbrush three to four times a year
- Brush your tongue to remove bacteria from your mouth and help freshen your breath
- Floss daily
- Limit your sugar intake
- Visit your dentist
Check out this video from Mouth Healthy brought to you by the ADA on “How to Brush Your Teeth.”
Anyone with a missing tooth who is healthy enough to undergo a routine dental extraction can be considered for a dental implant. The only requirements are healthy gums and enough bone volume to hold the implant in place. However, individuals suffering from chronic diseases such as diabetes and cardiac problems need to be evaluated individually to decide whether they should get a dental implant or not.
If you have a missing tooth and are interested in being evaluated for a dental implant, contact us today to request an appointment.
If your upper teeth fit slightly over your lower teeth and the points of your molars fit the grooves of the opposite molars, then you have a healthy bite.
Dr. Noelle conducts an occlusal analysis to ensure all the parts of a patient’s bite works together. Occlusion refers to the alignment of teeth and the way the teeth meet when the lower jaw (mandible) and upper jaw (maxilla) come together.
A bite adjustment or occlusal adjustment is done to correct minor interferences that prevent your teeth from coming together properly. When your teeth work together properly, there’s less wear and tear on your mouth, a decreased risk of chipping or cracking your teeth, and a decreased risk of developing stress-related problems like jaw strain and temporomandibular joint (TMJ) pain.
Occlusal equilibration (or occlusal adjustment) is a dental procedure that involves selective grinding of tooth surfaces to allow your lower teeth to contact your upper teeth evenly all the way around your mouth. This treatment is done to create a solid bite that prevents any further stress on individual teeth and reduces stress on the jaw muscles and jaw joints.
Yes, Dr. Noelle offers dental sedation as an option for patients who fear dental procedures and/or worry about their vulnerability and potential discomfort associated with dental procedures.
The drugs used for dental sedation help patients relax during dental procedures. Patients are awake but sedated. If patients opt for general anesthesia for a dental procedure, however, they will be completely unconscious. This requires an outside referral. Learn More
Yes, Dr. Noelle provides root canal treatment at Distinctive Dentistry. Unless yours is a very special case, you will not have to be referred to another dental provider for this service. Learn More