General dental care is an integral part of caring for your oral and overall health. Visiting our office at least twice a year, helps our team keep track of any developing dental problems. Our dental hygienists remove plaque from the teeth and gums using specialized dental tools and provide preventative fluoride and antibiotic treatments to fight cavities and gum disease. At Waterford Family and Cosmetic Dentistry, our general services are tied to routine care. When performed in conjunction with dental cleanings and exams, general dental treatments can combat tooth damage and infection.
General Dentistry in Leland, NC
Our dental team is proud to offer high-quality preventative treatments to all patients, regardless of age. We want to create a warm and friendly environment where everyone can feel comfortable going to the dentist. Some of the general dental solutions we offer our patients include:
Custom Sports Mouthguards
Sports mouthguards are worn during contact sports to protect the teeth from damage. To create custom mouthguards, we take dental impressions for a proper fit. Properly fitting mouthguards allow you to speak clearly during games. Sometimes over-the-counter mouthguards can fall out and patients may find themselves clenching their jaw to keep them in place.
Emergency Dental Treatments
If you have a knocked-out tooth, severe tooth pain, or a broken dental restoration, contact our office for emergency dental treatment. We also encourage patients to care for their teeth and gums at home and schedule routine dental visits so we can catch dental problems before they worsen. Sometimes emergencies can be prevented with regular dental care.
We serve patients of all ages in our Waterford, North Carolina office. As a family dental office, we want our patients to know that we can treat multiple members of your family under one roof. We also emphasize the importance of bringing your children to our office for early preventative care.
Sedation dentistry helps patients with dental fear or anxiety receive dental care. We can use nitrous oxide, or laughing gas to calm patients during their dental procedures. Our office encourages patients to contact us before their next dental appointment so we can make accommodations for their needs.
Tooth Extraction Treatment
Tooth extractions are necessary to remove impacted wisdom teeth, severely decayed teeth, or overcrowded teeth. Many patients may think that the tooth extraction procedure causes severe pain. However, tooth extractions are used to alleviate the pain caused by infection, impaction, or overcrowding. We also use nitrous oxide for a pain-free and relaxing treatment.
General Dental FAQs
Learn the answers to common questions many patients have about general dental care below:
What is a general dentist?
A general dentist helps diagnose and treat oral health problems. General dentists examine and evaluate the structures of the mouth to better understand the needs of their patients. Our dentists can also provide routine oral health care to keep patients’ teeth and gums healthy.
Can sports mouthguards treat problems like TMJ?
No, nightguards and sports mouthguards are made of plastics with different thicknesses. Sports mouthguards cannot effectively treat problems like teeth grinding or headaches caused by temporomandibular joint disorders. Patients who need to treat headaches, jaw pain, and bruxism require oral appliance therapy, not sports mouthguards.
Do I need to replace my teeth after tooth extraction treatment?
Yes, we recommend dental implants or another dental restoration for patients if their teeth have been extracted due to tooth decay. However, we must make sure that the area is clean and free of infection before implant treatment. We work with a local oral surgeon to insert the dental implants, while we provide the final restorations.
Call Our Dental Office Today
Receive one or more of our general dental treatments to improve the health of your teeth and gums. Schedule a consultation with our dental team on our website or call 910-519-1624. Let us know if you have any further questions and we will be happy to help you.