FAMILY DENTISTS IN WINSTON-SALEM
GENERAL FAMILY DENTISTRY SERVICES
“Family dentistry” falls under the category of “general dentistry.” Because of this, family dentists provide an array of services that are considered “general dentistry” services (although, they may be able to provide additional services as well). Below are the services that most family dentists
will be able to provide for both their adult and child patients:
Checkups are fundamental for the oral health of patients of any age. During a checkup, a dentist will look at the patient’s teeth, gums, tongue, jawbone and cheeks to ensure their health. This may include taking x-rays, as well as an oral exam.
Checkups allow dentists to catch any oral health concerns early on, and treat them before they get worse. This is why it’s so important for every member of the family to see a dentist for a checkup and cleaning every six months. These regular checkups can mean the difference between a very minor fix, and a major oral healthcare procedure.
Even if you brush, floss and rinse properly, you may miss some of the plaque, tartar and debris that only professional equipment can properly remove. This is why it’s important to visit your dentist every six months for a professional cleaning. During this cleaning, the dentist uses
special tools to clear away tartar, plaque and debris and remove any bacteria that may lead to infection and/or decay.
While cavities can be avoided, they are a very common oral healthcare issue. Family dentists are able to treat cavities for both their child and adult patients—which includes the removal of the decay, and the placement of the filling.
ROOT CANAL THERAPY
While root canal therapy can often be avoided with proper at-home oral healthcare, root pulp infections still may occur. Most general dentists are trained to treat root pulp infections, and perform root canal therapy to save and restore the affected tooth.
While family dentists may only provide basic general dentistry services, some family dentists may offer additional services, like orthodontics and cosmetic dentistry. If you have any questions about specific procedures and whether or not your dentist is able to provide those services, speak with your family dentist. If they are unable to provide the services that you are looking for, they may be able to recommend an excellent dentist that can provide those services for you.
CONTACT LEAL, SPANGLER & JOHNSON
Drs. Leal, Spangler, and Johnson in Winston-Salem, NC provide the highest quality dental care with a personal touch, thoughtfully considering each patient and their needs. We offer comprehensive family and esthetic dentistry and love helping people achieve a healthy smile.
We are accepting new patients.
FINDING A FAMILY DENTIST
Finding a general dentist for your spouse and yourself can be a pretty simple process. You likely know what you are looking for, and you can decide on whether or not you like a particular dentist. Searching for a family dentist, on the other hand, can be a little more difficult. You’ll need to make sure to find a dentist that not only the adults in your family like, but also the children.
SET AN APPOINTMENT
Once you’ve found a family dentist that you would like to try out, set an appointment. You may want to consider having your spouse or yourself go to the dentist before your children to see if you like them. Once you are comfortable with the dentist, set an appointment for your children.
Make sure to have your next checkup and cleaning scheduled for every member of your family!
I have been a patient of this practice for several years and cannot say enough great things! Though I typically see Dr. Spangler, all three doctors are extremely knowledgable, thorough and attentive to detail. The staff as a whole combines professionalism with genuine concern for the patient to provide individualized care. Scheduling or being seen in a timely manner has never been an issue as the administrative staff members are kind, caring and extremely helpful! I recommend this office to all of my friends-- my family members are already patients 🙂
My daughters and I went for a new client appointment today and were thrilled with their staff and level of service provided. Would highly recommend their office to anyone looking for top quality dental service.
Absolutely fantastic dental practice - I have been a patient of Dr. Leal's for years and have received top notch dental care. The business side of the practice is great too. I could not be more pleased with my total care - dentists, hygienists and office staff. They genuinely care about me, are very respectful and have always run on time for my appointments.