What is General Dentistry?

General dental procedures are specific to correcting the functioning of your teeth while helping improve cosmetic problems. General dentistry is ideal for both adult and pediatric patients. It is geared specifically to each individual patient, so your treatment will be different from another person coming in for care. We offer a wide range of different general dental procedures that can benefit your oral health.

Why is General Dentistry necessary?

General dentistry has many different purposes. For one, it helps to restore oral functioning so that it’s easier for you to eat and chew. Many procedures help to eliminate pain and problems associated with one or more teeth. Another reason for why general dentistry is so important is because it corrects cosmetic issues that you might be experiencing concerning your smile.

Who's a candidate for General Dentistry?

Everyone is a candidate for general dentistry procedures. Our goal is to provide you with the care that you and your family need in a relaxed and modern environment. We take the time to get to know each of our patients and specify care according to what they require. General dentistry can even help in providing preventative care approaches to protect your teeth.

What to expect with General Dentistry

We begin our time with patients with a cleaning and examination. This allows us to get to know the patient and create a treatment plan that is specific to them. Care is administered on an individual basis, and we always take your budgeting needs into consideration when planning out treatment for you. With the help of a complete consultation, we can get a feel for what your smile needs in order for it to look its absolute best. Some of the most common procedures you can expect with general dentistry include:

  • Fillings
  • Crowns and Bridge Work
  • Dentures and Partials
  • Root Canals
  • Preventative Care
  • Extractions
  • Minor Oral Surgery

If you are ready to come into our office for a dental appointment, call us today and we will be happy to answer any of your questions.

General Dentistry Services

Children's Dentistry

It's important to bring your child to see the dentist once every six months. Their six month checkup appointment allows us to examine their teeth and provide them with a dental cleaning.

Dental Cleanings

Keeping your teeth healthy and clean requires more than diligent brushing and flossing at home. In many cases, plaque will build upon different areas of the teeth, hardening into a chalky white substance known as tartar.

Dental Emergencies

A dental emergency can occur at virtually any time, regardless of how well you take care of your smile. Unfortunately, it's not uncommon for many of these emergencies to leave a patient in severe pain and discomfort.

Dental Fillings

A dental filling is a restoration that is specifically used to fill in an area of one or more teeth that have become decayed. Dental decay, known as a cavity, can infiltrate a tooth and cause it to become weak.

Dental Sealants

Sealants are thin, clear protective coverings that can be applied to the back teeth. They are meant to prevent cavities and deep staining that would otherwise occur if they weren't in place.

Dental X-rays

A dental x-ray is an image that enables us to see underneath the surface of teeth and gums. These images can help us to see decay, infections, impacted teeth, bone loss and many other oral-related problems.

Fluoride Treatment

Fluoride is most commonly found in dental products, like toothpastes and mouthwashes. It is designed to protect and strengthen a person's teeth, making them less prone to developing cavities.

General Dentistry

General dental procedures are specific to correcting the functioning of your teeth while helping improve cosmetic problems. General dentistry is ideal for both adult and pediatric patients.

Implant Dentistry

Implant dentistry is a highly specialized field that involves replacing missing teeth with artificial teeth, or implants. At Lakeland Creek Family Dental in Merrillville, IN, we focus on helping patients restore their smiles and improve their oral health with top-quality dental implants.

Periodontal Therapy

Periodontal therapy is a specialized dental treatment focused on combating gum diseases like gingivitis and periodontitis. At Lakeland Creek Family Dental, we're committed to providing leading-edge periodontal services to our patients in Merrillville, IN, helping to restore your oral health and protect your beautiful smile.

Sedation Dentistry

Sedation has long been used in the dental field to help keep patients calm and comfortable. We understand that visiting the dentist isn't always a fun experience and that some people have anxiety related to their treatment.

Tooth Extractions

Are you experiencing dental discomfort that requires a tooth extraction? At Lakeland Creek Family Dental in Merrillville, we understand that the thought of having a tooth extracted can be daunting. That's why we offer Painless Tooth Extractions performed by our skilled dentist, Dr. Dankowski. In this comprehensive guide, we'll address your concerns and provide valuable information about tooth extractions.

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