Northpark Dental

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs): General Dentistry

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Here at Northpark Dental, our entire staff is trained to answer your questions about your oral health. We encourage you to ask them, and we’ve even compiled a few of the most common ones here. Please call us if you can't find the answer you’re seeking.

General Dentistry

For most patients, optimum oral health can be maintained with two cleanings and checkups each year, every six months.

For those patients managing periodontal disease, we often recommend one or two additional cleanings throughout the year to maintain your oral health and control gum disease.

During your cleaning appointment, your hygienist is removing the plaque and bacteria buildup from your teeth that cause issues like tooth decay and gum disease. Your Johnston dentist will also screen for concerns like oral cancer during your examination, which is responsible for one death in America every hour. These dental issues are best treated early on, which gives you the opportunity to choose less invasive procedures that also aren't as costly.

If you’ve avoided the dentist over the years due to fear, we offer nitrous oxide as an option for relaxation during your dental procedures. It can be used even during a cleaning, and it’s safe for you to drive yourself home after your appointment since it leaves your system so quickly.

Staying on track with your routine cleanings and checkups is genuinely the best way to achieve and maintain optimum oral health. Contact Northpark Dental if it’s time for your next dental appointment.

At Northpark Dental, we have invested in much of the latest technology that is designed to make treatment procedures comfortable for our patients. You will also find that our dentists are not only gentle, but also compassionate, and your comfort is a top priority for them.

For example, rotary endodontic technology allows us to perform root canal therapy in a more effective and comfortable manner than ever before. Because rotary tools are made of nickel-titanium instead of stainless steel, they are more flexible and reach diseased tissue quicker and more comfortably. Because these tools are electric, they allow us to complete the procedure more efficiently than in the past.

Our dental laser helps us to treat concerns such as periodontal disease more effectively without affecting healthy tissue. The laser uses concentrated light and heat to not only remove diseased tissue, but also sterilize the area for accelerated healing.

These are only just two examples of the state-of-the-art technology you’ll find your Johnston dentist using. We invite you to come and visit our practice, meet our dentists and team, and discover for yourself what makes us different from other practices in the area. Give Northpark Dental a call today to arrange a convenient time for your next visit.

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