General dental care is more than routine dental cleanings and exams. While regular dental care is important, general dentistry also covers preventative care. Preventative care offers treatments that maintain the smile and prevent the development of future oral health problems. Wearing a mouthguard during contact sports, visiting the dentist in the event of a dental emergency, and even removing an impacted tooth can minimize the risk of complex dental problems down the road. We encourage patients to explore more of our general dental services in Nashville, TN.
What are Dental Fillings?
Do you have a cavity or a severely damaged tooth? We may recommend a dental filling to preserve the tooth’s structure. Fillings are metal or composite materials that can restore missing tooth structure. We typically provide dental fillings for patients after root canal treatments. A root canal removes infected dental pulp from within the tooth.
Additionally, we will provide a filling without a root canal if patients have severely worn teeth. Traditional metal fillings are best for teeth in the back of the mouth because they offer strength to the bite. We can also color-match fillings using composite materials.
General Dentistry in Nashville, TN
Our general dental treatments keep patients healthy and prevent common oral health issues. General dental care can include:
Do you play a contact sport like basketball, hockey, or lacrosse? Get a custom-made sports mouthguard in our office. Wearing a mouthguard can prevent the need for cosmetic or restorative dental care.
In the event of a dental emergency, please call 615 Smile Design. We can treat patients with toothaches, lost permanent teeth, broken dental restorations, and more. Treating a dental emergency sooner than later can prevent tooth damage and loss.
Family Dental Care
Our dental office works with patients to schedule dental appointments for the whole family. Family dentistry services provide general cleanings, examinations, and restorative and cosmetic care for patients as they age. Bringing children to the dentist at an early age helps them get used to appointments, the office, and our team.
Our dental care team can perform a root canal in our Nashville dental office to restore your oral health. Root canals can save your natural tooth and bite structure in the event of trauma, advanced decay, and infection.
We work with an oral surgeon to provide dental extractions for impacted, infected, and damaged teeth. Extractions can sometimes be one of the best options for a patient with a severely damaged or infected tooth. Our office also works with oral surgeons to provide dental implants and implant-secured dental restorations as needed.
Oral conscious sedation is a method of dental sedation that helps patients feel calm and relaxed during dental care. Patients take this type of sedation as a pill before treatment. While the patients remain conscious, they will not feel any pain during their procedure.
General Dental FAQs
Do you have questions about general dental care? Read answers to these commonly asked questions:
Do I only need sedation if I have dental anxiety?
Patients who require more extensive dental care benefit from sedation. Dental sedation is not solely for anxious patients and benefits all patients.
How do I know if I have a dental emergency?
You need to call a dentist for emergency care if you have a sudden or severe dental problem, like a lost tooth or highly painful toothache. Please receive medical care first if you have a physical and dental injury. We can provide you with treatment for any dental injuries after you are healthy.
When should I bring my child for their first dental appointment?
Bring your young child for their first dental visit when they are 12 months or older. It is a great idea to bring your child to the dentist after their first baby tooth emerges. Our dental team can provide you with tips on how to care for your child’s smile and keep track of their teeth as they appear.
Schedule a Dental Consultation Today
Contact our dental office for high-quality care today at (615) 637-2878 or request a dental appointment with us online. We see patients from Dickson, Nashville, and the surrounding communities.