Preventive & General Dentistry in Loganville, GA
Protect your smile and maintain first-class oral health.
Proactive Steps to Save You Time and Money
Preventive dentistry is a proactive approach to prevent and protect against oral health issues that could arise over time. Our Creekside dentists use a range of techniques to reduce the risks of a serious dental health problem evolving, which could save you both time and money in the long run. However, it does take some work on your part, as regular dental visits and a solid oral hygiene routine are the biggest defense against dental problems.
With more than 10 years of practicing preventive and general dentistry in Loganville GA, our trio of experts is able to diagnose symptoms early on and can act to prevent them turning into issues that could have a detrimental impact on your health. This includes highlighting problems you may not even be aware of! During your regular visits, our dental professionals explain everything they do and educate you on the options that are available. We want you to be informed and make the best choice for you and your smile.
Your Smile Services
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Maintain a beautiful smile.
A complete dental exam and cleaning are suggested every six months for children and adults of all ages. During your initial dental examination at Creekside Dentistry, our staff will take digital x-rays to check on the healthiness of your gums, teeth, and jaw. We will also perform an oral cancer screening and review your medical history.
During the check-up, patients get a thorough examination of their teeth, gums, tongue, jaw, and neck. Your experienced dentist will use a small pick and mirror to check for cavities, any signs of gum disease, or any other underlying problem. He will also check for issues relating to TMJ disorder and inform you if anything else is required.
After the examination is complete, one of our experienced hygienists will perform a complete cleaning.
Oral Cancer Screening
Early detection is the key.
In the U.S. 37,000 people are diagnosed with oral cancer each year. Only 57% of those will be alive in five years. Unfortunately, the low survival rate is due to late diagnosis, which is why at Creekside Dentistry we are advocates for early detection.
During your six-month check-up, we will screen for oral cancer and examine your mouth and neck for any early signs. However, if you suffer from any abnormal symptoms, such as bleeding or pain in your mouth, then please schedule an appointment with us. We check for cancers through a number of exams:
- Check face for assymetry, swelling, discoloration, ulceration
- Palpate lymphatic chains
- Evaluate lips (inside and out)
- Evaluate cheeks (inside and out)
- Evaluate tongue (both sides, and underneath)
- Evaluate floor of mouth
- Evaluate soft palate
- Check tonsils
Protecting families against decay!
In some cases, the grooves in teeth can be very difficult to clean, especially for our younger patients. To help with this, your general dentist in Loganville offers sealants, a very thin transparent plastic coating applied to the surface of teeth to protect them. Sealants block food and debris from collecting in these grooves and potentially causing tooth decay.
The process of placing a sealant is simple. Your dentist will prepare the tooth by cleaning the surface and applying a special bonding gel. The sealant is then painted onto the tooth with a special light used to help the sealant harden and bond. This whole procedure is non-invasive, pain-free, and produces great results.
Less radiation, great imagery.
Using the latest technology, our dentists are able to capture high-resolution x-rays in under one minute and with significantly less radiation exposure. This is great news for both our doctors and patients! The advanced digital imaging system shows a complete visualization of your nerves, sinuses, teeth, and bones, which helps us diagnose disorders such as TMD, plan for the placement of implants, and prepare for oral surgery.
At Creekside Dentistry, we use panoramic images and x-rays to help identify a number of dental issues:
This innovative unit captures a variety of images that assist with keeping you healthy, including images of:
- Lower face and jawline
- Maxillary sinuses
- Your jaw joints and nose
- Any erupted or unerupted teeth
Without x-rays, it would be difficult for your dentist to diagnosis such issues as:
- Bone loss
- Tumors (cancerous and non-cancerous)
- Poor tooth or root positions
- Cysts or abscesses
- Decay between teeth
Keeping your teeth healthy.
Over the years, it’s been proven that fluoride (a mineral found in food and water) helps prevent tooth decay and can protect your teeth enamel. We provide fluoride treatments to assist you in fighting tooth decay and strengthen your tooth enamel. Our skilled dental team in Loganville understands the right amount to use to benefit your teeth and not harm them.
Get a Good Night's Sleep.
Over 80 million people in North America snore while they sleep. Although many people just view it as an irritant for the sufferer, their spouse, and family, it could be a sign of something more serious. At Creekside Dentistry, we are proud to offer an innovative and comfortable snore guard to help prevent the negative effects of snoring – Silent Nite Snoring Prevention Device.
Silent Nite™ Snore Guard
Thanks to years of research and trials, this flexible, compact, and comfortable snoring device is changing the lives of many who use it. It is the first course of treatment for simple snoring and only requires your dentist take impressions of your upper and lower arch. The Silent Nite Snore Guard is custom-made and has been clinically proven to prevent unhealthy snoring.
‘‘I always look forward to my 6 monthly visits at Creekside! It is truly a dental home, in every aspect... the environment is clean, cozy and everyone is always happy, positive, courteous and welcoming’’
Sangita S. (Actual Creekside Patient)