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Oct
9

Family Dentistry

Family dentistry is very similar to family medicine, as both fields strive to provide overall health care to their patients from an early age throughout their lives. While family medicine focuses on the patient’s overall health, family dentistry focuses on the patient’s oral health.  In both cases the family medicine doctor and the family dentistry doctor both practice preventive care, as well as perform specialized procedures.

The doctors associated with family dentistry practice preventative, general, restorative cosmetic dentistry and oral surgery.  These specialized services include such things as dental exams, dental x-rays, teeth cleaning, education in preventative care, filling of cavities, fabrication and installation of crowns, root canals, periodontal treatment, fabrication of custom nightguards, teeth whitening, oral cancer screening, bite occlusion treatment, dental implants, bridges, wisdom teeth and impacted teeth removal and emergency dental treatment.  In the event that the dentist feels that their patient needs to see a specialist, they have a number of excellent specialists to refer their patients to if necessary.

The family dentistry practice is staffed with dental professionals that are committed to making a visit to the dentist as enjoyable experience as possible and they are committed to their patient’s care and well being.  They offer such services as Saturday appointments, family block times where the entire family can be seen in a single visit for routine preventative care.  Also they offer a variety of services including sedation for patients with a fear of going to the dentist and are afraid of what they will feel, while they are receiving treatment.  Some practices have partnered with financial companies, who can provide financing for the work that needs to be done and is not covered by insurance.

The family dentist is here to manage their patient’s overall oral health form cradle to grave!

Posted on behalf of Nukoa Family Dentistry

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