General Dentists in Philadelphia

If you wish to achieve your best smile, visiting a general dentist in Philadelphia for routine exams and cleanings is essential. With regular visits to a dentist, your teeth and gums can remain healthy and pain-free for a lifetime.

Why Going to the Dentist is Important

You may be asking yourself, “Why do I need to visit a general dentist near me?” There are several reasons why preventative dental care is important. General dentists provide cleanings that can help protect your teeth and gums against long-term damage caused by decay or gum disease. They also check your teeth and gums for signs of more serious issues, like oral cancer. Early detection from your general dentist can prevent you from needing costly dental procedures in the future.

What’s a General Dentist?

General dentists provide a broad range of dental services instead of focusing on one field. These medical professionals act as your primary dental care provider, treating dental issues and administering routine checkups. Your general dental office is also where you’ll receive oral hygiene procedures like tooth cleanings and root scaling. If you’re ready to achieve a healthier smile, call us today to see one of our experienced dentists.

General Dentistry Services Available for You

At our general family dentistry practice, our skilled dentists provide an array of services to adults and children. Here are the general dentistry services we currently provide.

  • Bad Breath Treatment
  • Crowns
  • Dental Bridges
  • Dental Hygiene
  • Dental Implants
  • Dental Reconstruction
  • Dental Sealants
  • Dentures
  • Fillings and Restorations
  • Gingivitis/Gum Disease Treatment
  • Laser Dentistry
  • Oral Cancer Screenings
  • Root Canal Therapy
  • Snore Guards
  • TMJ Therapy
  • Tooth Extractions

Should I Visit the Dentist Every Year?

Your unique dental situation will determine how often you should visit the dentist. While healthy patients may only need to see a dentist every six months, those with ongoing dental issues may require several follow-up appointments.

What Will My Dental Appointment Cost?

Cost is an important situation when receiving any type of dental care. Typically, your insurance coverage and the number of treatments required will determine your total cost. Give us a call if you have any questions about the price of your first dental visit.

How Can a Dentist Keep Teeth Clean?

Even those who are committed to brushing and flossing may still have stubborn decay on their teeth and gums. During a dental cleaning, your dentist or hygienist will use a variety of tools to remove decay from areas that your toothbrush or floss cannot reach. A cleaning at a dentist general practice will leave your mouth refreshed and free of damaging tooth decay.

How Much Time Will I Need for a Dental Visit?

Most standard oral exams and cleanings take about 30 minutes to an hour to complete. However, more complicated dental work may take several hours. Please get in touch with our office if you are concerned about the length of time required for your upcoming appointment.

Preparing for a Dental Visit with Our Skilled Dentists

Being prepared for your general dentist visit in advance can help ease any dental anxiety you experience. To be ready for your appointment, compile a list of your current prescriptions and medical conditions. It’s also helpful to research the details of your insurance plan if you’re unsure what procedures are covered. Our staff members are available to answer any questions you have about your upcoming appointment.

Bad Breath Treatment

Causes of bad breath include the breakdown of food particles in your mouth, bacteria buildup, mouth dryness and tooth decay. In Philadelphia, your dentist will work with you to help identify the underlying causes of chronic bad breath and prevent […]

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Crowns

If you would like to cover one or more poorly shaped or discolored teeth or a fractured tooth, ask us about how a crown can restore your tooth.

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Dental Bridges

If you are missing one or more of your teeth, our doctors in Philadelphia may be able to restore your smile using a dental bridge. Bridges are composed of a replacement tooth or teeth supported on either side by a […]

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Dental Implants

If you have lost teeth due to decay, accidents or other causes, the gaps left behind can potentially cause you embarrassment and may make you reluctant to smile in front of friends, family members and colleagues. As specialists in dental […]

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Dental Reconstruction

As part of a carefully planned combination of general, cosmetic and orthodontic dentistry, dental reconstruction is a comprehensive treatment approach for patients with mild to chronic pain from severe dental problems, such as tooth loss, facial muscle distortion, gum disease […]

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Dental Sealants

Dental sealants act as a barrier to prevent cavities. The treatment entails applying a thin, safe plastic coating to the molars, which are the most commonly used teeth for chewing, protecting them from plaque and acids. The process of applying […]

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Dentures

Dentures replace the functions that are normally carried out by your missing teeth. When your teeth are diseased or missing, your facial structure, your speech, and your digestion can suffer. Your self-confidence will also suffer because your smile won’t be […]

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Fillings and Restorations

Our dentists in Philadelphia offer dental fillings to treat cavities. Dental fillings can also be also used to repair cracked or broken teeth. Ask about tooth-colored fillings that make your mouth look more natural and attractive.

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Gingivitis/Gum Disease Treatment

Gum disease treatment in Philadelphia is diagnosed to prevent and treat a variety of diseases affecting the gums. Also known as gum disease, periodontal disease involves bacterial growth (a colorless film called “plaque”) that gradually destroys the tissue surrounding the […]

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Laser Dentistry

Does going to the dentist make you anxious? Are you scared of needles and the sounds of power drills? Laser dentistry may be the solution you are looking for. With laser dentistry in Philadelphia, a needle-free and quiet patient experience […]

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Oral Cancer Screenings

The National Cancer Institute estimates more than 40,000 new cases of oral cancer within the year. The sooner cancer is found, the better the odds of overcoming the disease become. Your Philadelphia dentist will perform the screening during your routine […]

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Oral Hygiene

To keep your smile healthy for life, you need to practice good oral hygiene habits on a regular basis. This should include daily dental care and cleaning, along with twice yearly visits to a dentist for professional dental treatment. At […]

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Root Canal Therapy

Root canal therapy or a root canal procedure can relieve the pain caused by diseased or injured pulp tissue in the center of the tooth. Many times, this tissue cannot repair itself and root canal therapy is required to save […]

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Snore Guards

Clinically proven to reduce snoring, the Snore Guard® is a small oral appliance worn while sleeping. The custom-fit device our Philadelphia dentist create, helps to prevent your tongue and jaw from slipping when your muscles relax, therefore blocking your air […]

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TMJ Therapy

If you’ve experienced pain in your facial muscles or neck or jaw pain, you may have TMJ (temporomandibular joint) disorder. The TMJ connects the jaw to the skull just below the ears. For people who have this condition, the jaw […]

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Tooth Extractions

Unfortunately, teeth can become diseased, damaged or injured over time, and in some cases, may need to be removed (extracted). If this should happen to you, one of our highly experienced dentists in Philadelphia will make the tooth extraction experience […]

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