General and Preventive Care
Maintaining Your Dental Health
From exams and cleanings to periodontal care and even dental emergencies, you and your family’s dental health is in the very best hands.
Regular oral exams give our dentists in Memphis the chance to check up on your oral health and identify problems as early as possible. Here at Germantown Dental Group, we use the latest technologies, including digital x-rays and intraoral cameras, to give you convenient, effective, and comfortable oral exams. We recommend at least two oral exams each year to check the health of your teeth and gums and isolate small problems before they become big ones.
A professional dental cleaning uses advanced techniques to clean areas that might be easily missed with at-home oral hygiene routines. Teeth cleanings can go a long way toward preventing decay and gum disease, reducing the risks of serious problems developing down the road. As with oral exams, our dentists recommend at least two dental cleanings per year to help you maintain good oral health.
Dental sealants are typically placed on the back teeth to give them an extra layer of strength and protection against cavities. Bacteria can be guarded against by placing the durable sealant material on the surface of the teeth, where it can bar harmful elements from working their way into small crevices. Sealants are a frequently performed treatment for children, providing them with a way to fight cavities for years to come.
Family Dental Care
Germantown Dental Group is committed to helping people of all ages attain good oral health and a beautiful smile. Our team is highly experienced working with children, and we make every effort to provide them with the most pleasant and comfortable visit possible. We offer a full range of treatments that can help your child maintain the health of their teeth and gums, prevent problems in the future, and fix common dental issues. We also believe in providing exceptional dental education to help children develop the best possible oral hygiene routines.
Oral Cancer Screening
Oral cancer is a life-threatening condition, making it very important to have regular screenings to identify abnormalities as early as possible. Our dentists can perform oral cancer screenings as part of your regular oral exam. Research has shown that the early diagnosis and treatment of oral cancer dramatically increases one’s chance of survival.
Infection control is one of the top priorities at our practice, and we take many steps to provide you with the safest and cleanest environment possible. All reusable equipment is carefully sterilized between each patient’s treatment, and disposable materials are utilized. Our team is committed to practicing the highest safety standards and giving our patients the absolute best in care.
Gum disease affects millions of people, and it will likely progress to very serious stages if left untreated. Our practice offers advanced, non-surgical gum disease treatment such as deep scaling and root planing to reduce bacteria and prevent gum disease from getting worse. We also use state-of-the-art laser dentistry techniques to provide patients with effective gum treatment in a precise, virtually painless way. Gum disease can lead to painful, bleeding, and receding gums, in addition to tooth loss and even overall health problems. We can help you reduce risks associated with periodontal disease and achieve the best gum health possible.
Root Canal Therapy
If you have a tooth that is suffering from extreme decay, infection, or has been severely damaged in some way, a root canal may be the best option for saving the tooth and reducing the risk of serious health concerns. Damaged or infected teeth can become incredibly painful, cause an abscess along your gum, and even result in the loss of your tooth and/or a dangerous spread of infection throughout your body. Root canal therapy is designed to thoroughly clean and disinfect the nerve chamber of the tooth, eliminating the bacteria and sealing the tooth for the best possible protection. A customized dental crown is the final step in root canal therapy, ultimately strengthening the tooth and enhancing its appearance.
If you would like more information, or if you would like to schedule an appointment with one of our dentists, please contact Germantown Dental Group today.