A family dentist is a dentist who treats patients of all ages, from young children to teenagers, adults, and seniors. Like general dentists, family dentists provide essential preventive services, such as cleanings, X-rays, and cavity fillings, and more complex services like root canals and tooth extractions. However, while general dentists focus on providing care only for teeth and gums, a family dentist provides dental care for a patient’s mouth, gums, tongue, and jaw joints, which comprise the mouth as a whole.
Family dentists understand that children and parents often experience anxiety about visiting the dentist, which is why they do everything possible to make the experience positive at Hybrid Dental. This includes staff that speaks to kids and parents on their level, using painless needles, and giving breaks during procedures as needed.
The Benefits of Family Dentistry
You and your family can visit the same dentist for preventive dentistry and restorative treatments, from cleanings and fillings to crowns and veneers. This saves you time and hassle from scheduling multiple appointments at different locations or with other dentists.
Having you and your family in a familiar environment with familiar faces reduces your anxiety about the appointment, especially if you're bringing young children along. Your kids will grow accustomed to seeing their dentist regularly and feel comfortable in the dental office. This will help them remain calm during exams and cleanings, which will benefit you and your children.
Many oral health problems often start in childhood. Visiting a dentist at a young age can help prevent tooth decay and other severe conditions like gum disease from occurring. Additionally, caring for your teeth from a young age promotes a lifetime of healthy teeth and gums, allowing you to maintain maximum health throughout your life.
What Should I Expect During My First Appointment?
Our team will review your oral health history during your first appointment and perform a comprehensive exam. We’ll also discuss any treatment you may need and give you an estimate for any services. If you’re experiencing a toothache, an endodontic consultation may be necessary. A specialist will look at your tooth to determine the cause and severity of the pain and then recommend a customized treatment plan.
If you’ve lost one or more teeth, we can recommend the best tooth replacement option based on your goals and budget. We may recommend dental implants if your gums are healthy enough to support them or a bridge or denture.
If you’re dissatisfied with how your teeth look, we offer a variety of cosmetic treatments to help you achieve your goals. We also provide teeth whitening and veneers to give you the beautiful smile you’ve always wanted.
While you can go to any dentist for dental care, there is an excellent reason to seek a family dental practice for the best care possible. Visit Hybrid Dental at 7730 W Cheyenne Ave Ste 108, Las Vegas 89129, or call (702) 658-8008 for more information.