A family dentist is a dental professional that has experience in treating patients of all ages, including toddlers and seniors. At Gentilly Family Dental, LLC, the family dentistrytreatments we provide include dental cleanings, fluoride treatments, and sealants. Other standard procedures include fillings, crowns and bridges, tooth extractions, root canal therapy, dental implants, and more. Our family dentist ensures patients enjoy long-term oral health by providing these general services.
Many patients trust our family dentist for their oral care needs, including regular checkups and cleanings. Choosing our family dentistry practice can save you time and money by allowing you to conveniently schedule all family members at the same office.
The Benefits of Family Dentistry
Our dentist recommends patients visit our dental office every six months for preventive cleanings and checkups. These regular appointments will ensure your teeth and gums stay healthy and any problems are caught early before they worsen and require more in-depth care.
When you visit our family dentist, you will receive a thorough evaluation of your oral health. Your teeth will be cleaned and polished to remove plaque buildup and stains from their surface. The dental hygienist will also use special instruments to look for tooth decay or signs of damage. If any issues are found during your dental checkup, our dentist can immediately provide restorative treatment. Early intervention will help minimize damage to your teeth and make future treatments less invasive and costly.
Family Dentistry Services
When decay gets down into the tooth's innermost layer, it can damage the pulp tissue in the root canal and cause an infection. This can cause severe pain and a restorative treatment such as root canal therapy is required to remove the infected tissues and restore the patient’s smile to full health.
A fluoride treatment is designed to strengthen the teeth and make them more resistant to decay and cavities. The treatment can be performed for children as well as adults and is recommended to be done once every year. It only takes a few minutes to apply the fluoride solution and the treatment is completely painless. After the treatment is complete, you will be free to get on with your day.
Routine Dental Checkups
A routine checkup is one of the most important things you can do to maintain good oral health and oral hygiene. During your routine checkup, our dentist will inspect your mouth, teeth, and gums for signs of decay or damage you might not notice. We’ll also perform a professional cleaning to remove plaque buildup from your teeth. This helps prevent cavities and other dental issues caused by bacteria buildup.
Regular dental visits also help you learn more about cleaning your teeth and maintaining your oral health at home. For more information, visit Gentilly Family Dental, LLC, at 2610 Esplanade Ave, New Orleans, LA 70119, or call (504) 482-9919.