General Dentistry

Dental Cleanings | Root Canal Jacksonville FL

Your teeth are strong, durable structures that must withstand massive amounts of pressure each day. It is important to protect your teeth and keep them strong through daily brushing and regular professional care from a licensed and experienced general dentist.

General dentistry involves the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of a wide range of dental conditions for patients of all ages, as well as the maintenance of overall oral health. This comprehensive care from a general dentist is often the only source of care patients require for their dental needs.

You can prevent problematic dental conditions by seeing your dentist on a regular basis. Regular visits to the dentist are recommended at least once every six months in order to maintain proper oral hygiene and screen for any potential problems.

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Consultations

We provide patients with a full consultation regarding their current dental and oral health situation and the various options that may exist for them to achieve their desired results. Each consultation is personal and conducted by one of our team of experienced dental professionals. Our patients are provided all the information they need to make educated and informed decisions regarding their dental health.

Complete, Gentle Ultrasonic Tooth Cleaning

Comprehensive dental exams and cleanings are recommended once every six months for all patients. These visits help identify any tooth decay or early signs of gum disease or oral cancer through diagnostic x-rays and physical examination. Early detection of these conditions can help ensure effective treatment and prevent permanent damage.

Regular cleanings help keep teeth clean and healthy through thorough exams provided by a certified dental hygienist. A cleaning includes removal of tartar and plaque, which can build up and cause inflammation and disease if left untreated. The teeth are also polished during a cleaning to remove stains and further buildups of plaque that may not be removed during regular tooth brushing.

Fluoride Treatments & Sealants

Fluoride Treatments: Fluoride is a natural substance that helps strengthen teeth and prevent decay in patients of all ages. Fluoride treatments are administered at your dentist’s office using either acidulated phosphate fluoride (APF) or neutral sodium fluoride. It is applied to the teeth in gel, foam or varnish form either in a tray or painted directly on the teeth. For most patients, the fluoride is left on for four minutes.

Sealants: Good oral hygiene – brushing and flossing daily – and a healthy diet are the best way to prevent plaque build-up in the mouth. But even the most thorough brushing does not always reach the deepest indentations in the back teeth (molars). Dental sealants fill in these depressions, preventing bacterial formation that causes tooth decay and other damage. In a procedure that takes only a few minutes per tooth, the dentist cleans the tooth, applies an acid solution to roughen the surface, and bonds a plastic sealant to the tooth.

Fillings (Tooth-Colored or Silver Fillings)

Dental fillings are one of the most common types of restorative treatments, used to improve the appearance and functionality of teeth affected by damage or decay. The filling materials, which can be made from several different substances, help to even out tooth surfaces for more efficient biting and chewing. These restorations can last for many years and help keeping the tooth looking and functioning at its best. At Argyle Dental Center, we provide our patients with a number of options for fillings, including both tooth-colored and silver fillings.

Root Canal Therapy

Root canal is a surgical procedure used to both diagnose and treat conditions within the dental pulp, the soft core of the tooth. The dental pulp contains nerves, blood vessels and tissue and stretches from the crown of the tooth to the root of the jaw bone. Cracked or infected teeth can cause severe damage to the dental pulp and may cause it to die. A root canal removes the damaged pulp and helps save decayed or infected teeth.

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