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Farmington, CT, 06032
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General Dental Care Farmington CT

General Dental CareFARMINGTON, CT

While proper dental care begins are home, it is not complete without dentist diagnosis, treatment and maintenance of healthy teeth, gums and jaw, as well as those affected by the various dental disorders and diseases. Cavity prevention and gum care are not only fundamental to overall health, but they can also significantly reduce pain, discomfort, and dental care expenses later in life.

As a dedicated provider of comprehensive dental care in Farminton, CT and surrounding areas, we are committed to developing comprehensive treatment plans to help patients achieve and maintain their optimal oral health. Routine checkups, cleanings, and preventive care are at the core of our practice, enabling us to offer the most complete, personalized care that you deserve.

Routine Checkups, Cleanings, & Preventive Care

Four-Point Dental Cleaning

Dental cleanings are central to keeping your teeth and gums looking, feeling, and functioning well. At the bare minimum we recommend getting your dental cleanings twice a year. If you have periodontal (gum) disease, we will recommend that you visit us more often than twice a year for more extensive periodontal care to help protect your oral and overall health.

First we perform a periodontal exam which will identify if you have any form of gum disease. If we determine that X-rays are necessary then we will take those and use them to help us not just see cavities but to know how to treat your gums and bone properly. During this initial exam we will also be doing an oral cancer check.

For the second step of our four-point cleaning, we use ultrasonic technology to remove the stubborn plaque and calculus (tartar) that tends to build up between cleanings. If tartar has built up under your gum line, causing gum disease, periodontal treatment will be needed to remove the debris below the gum line.

The third step of our cleaning process is meticulous and careful tooth by tooth fine cleaning followed by flossing. We are never shy about going over proper flossing techniques and habits so if you have questions be sure to ask!

To finish your cleaning visit, we polish your teeth and finish with a fluoride treatment if you choose to do so.

Digital X-rays

Digital X-rays are a fast and comfortable tool used in preventive dentistry that allows us to quickly and accurately assess your oral health needs. If the last dental X-rays you received involved biting down on sharp pieces of film, you’ll be pleasantly surprised with the comfort and ease of our new digital X-rays! They require no chemical processing and emit significantly less radiation than traditional X-rays, making digital dental technology the smart and comfortable choice for your smile.

Because many dental problems cannot be seen by the naked eye, X-rays are needed to reveal items such as:

  • Small areas of decay between teeth or below existing fillings
  • Deep cavities
  • Infections in the jaw bone
  • Bone loss from gum disease
  • Abscesses or cysts
  • Developmental abnormalities
  • Some types of tumors
  • Missing or extra developing adult teeth

We are excited to announce that we recently added AI-Assisted X-Ray Interpretation which will help us add more data to our diagnostic toolbox.

Laser-Assisted Decay Detection

Since identifying and filling cavities is a big part of what we do for patients, we use DIAGNOdent laser technology to help us discern staining from active tooth decay. This technology precisely detects tooth decay in its early stages – oftentimes before it can be recognized by other means. DIAGNOdent’s ability to catch decay sooner means that the fillings required are often smaller and simpler, which allows us to use minimally invasive filling procedures and preserve more natural tooth structure. In addition, the low-intensity DIAGNOdent laser allows us to monitor areas of concern without repeated X-rays.

Dental Sealants

As part of our comprehensive dentistry services, we apply dental sealants to the chewing surfaces of teeth with deep grooves in them – i.e., premolars, baby molars, and permanent/adult molars – to help prevent them from getting cavities. Sealants can last many years, often getting our younger patients through the “bad brushing years,” and it’s common for sealants to last into adulthood before needing to be replaced.

Fluoride Treatments

Plaque wears away at your tooth enamel in a process known as demineralization. Fluoride is a naturally occurring mineral that promotes remineralization of enamel, thereby strengthening your teeth and protecting them against decay. Fluoride can also help reverse early stages of decay. Children with newly-erupted permanent teeth can benefit a great deal from fluoride exposure, but adults should make sure their teeth come in contact with it as well. Of course we always recommend fluoride toothpaste. Additionally, we recommend fluoride treatments at your cleanings regardless of age. Our hygienists are happy to discuss the reasons why you specifically could benefit from a fluoride treatment.

If you are not a fan of Fluoride and do not want to use it we respect your decision and are happy to discuss alternatives to Fluoride with you.

Get the most complete dental care in Farmington, CT. Please do not hesitate to contact us at Farmington Village Dental. You can begin your journey towards a lifetime of great dental health with just one call to (860) 676-2288.

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