We Are Open – Safety is Our Top Priority!
We’ve reopened in accordance with CDC, O.S.H.A., and State Dental Board guidelines to responsibly resume seeing our patients for regular dental appointments and treatment. We want to assure you of the measures we take to maintain a clean and safe environment so you can continue to receive needed dental care without fear or concern.
Your smile is an essential part of every first impression, and treating it with care should be a priority throughout life. You can accomplish this important goal by practicing exceptional dental hygiene and seeing your general or family dentist for regular checkups.
What Makes a General Dentist Special?
A general dentist serves as your primary dental care resource. General family dentistry focuses on lifelong dental health for people of all ages, and many general dentists treat entire families. Your friendly family dentist keeps your teeth and gums healthy throughout many stages of your life, providing everything you need to maintain your bright and beautiful smile.
What Does a Typical General Dentist Do?
Your dentist’s job is to detect, monitor, treat and prevent diseases and injuries that affect your mouth. He or she will examine and clean your teeth, order x-rays and other tests as needed, treat any developing cavities or gum problems, help you optimize your dental hygiene and perform advanced procedures such as root canals to restore damaged and diseased teeth.
Our General Dentistry Services
Our dentists are devoted to providing excellent care to patients of all ages. The following general dentistry services are available to our patients and their families.
- Cleanings, Exams & X-Rays
- Composite Bonding
- Oral Cancer Screenings
- Renaissance Dentures & Partials
- Softline Dentures
- Tooth-Colored Fillings
How Often Should One Visit a General Dental Office?
Healthy patients should schedule at least two dental checkups per year. Those who are pregnant or suffer from chronic dental or medical conditions may need to see the dentist more often. Consult your dentist to determine how often you should visit.
How Much Will I Have to Pay for My Checkup?
You can obtain an estimate for office fees by contacting our office before your appointment date. If your dentist finds a serious dental problem that requires advanced treatment, you will be informed of the additional costs beforehand.
How Can I Schedule an Appointment with a General Dentist Near Me?
We’ll be happy to help you setup your appointment with one of our skilled general dentists in your area. Call our office to get started.
How Much Time Should I Set Aside for the Appointment?
If your dentist general practice appointment only involves a quick exam or follow-up, it may take as little as 30 minutes to an hour. However, advanced procedures and treatments may take longer. If you expect to receive treatment for a dental problem during your appointment, you may want to clear your schedule for the day to avoid scheduling conflicts.
Visit Preparation: Essential Tips
You can make your appointment go smoothly by observing the following recommendations.
- Before your appointment date, confirm your appointment time, and have any old dental records transferred.
- Arrive on time or slightly early for your appointment.
- Bring your insurance card, your identification and a list of all drugs and supplements that you’re currently taking.
- If you suffer from panic attacks or anxiety related to dental care, please inform us so that we can try to make your experience less stressful.
What Happens When You Don’t Visit Your Dentist?
If you never go to the dentist, common problems like tooth decay and gum disease may develop unnoticed. By the time symptoms develop, these conditions may be in later stages that are more difficult and more expensive to treat. If your condition advances rapidly, you may even lose your natural teeth. The cost of dental restorations is much higher than the cost of regular checkups. Avoid pain, embarrassment and financial strain by seeing your family dentist for routine checkups as recommended. Call us today at (239) 206-4282 to schedule your next visit.